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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:10 pm 
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Hi every1

i own a 1996 EFII falcon and i am looking at doing some cosmetic and peformance mods on the old girl.

im looking at extractors (which these which is hte best for low end gains like off the line cuz mine its auto its a slug off hte line) and exhaust (2.5" mandrel bent without rear res) and which k&n panel filter fits my car, i went into my local repco and it has them in there but theres no model references or anything. My friend said he can get it cheap (i have no idea how) but yeah i need the part number.

Also i was looking at lowering blocks just in the downtime between getting actual lowered springs. Are these bad, can i use these instead of getting custom springs.

I know theres probably heaps of threads on this already but yeah any input is greatly apprecieated.

Thanks alot people
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:53 pm 
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lowering blocks?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:56 pm 
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Your EF will have coil springs front and back.Therefore you cant use lowering blocks on them.Your better off getting short travel shocks and lowered springs.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:07 pm 
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ah ok


what about these type of things,

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Lowering-Block-K ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Lower-or-Raise-y ... dZViewItem

or is this what your saying i cant get?

it will only be temporary until i get the shocks

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:10 pm 
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The wagons, utes and vans had leaf springs so they could carry loads. Blocks work by sitting in between the top of the leaf and the bottom of the diff. Afraid the only wa yu r lowering ya ride is the right way!

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:11 pm 
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what actually do you own....sedan, ute, wagon?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:11 pm 
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They're for wagon and ute rear leaf springs. They lift the diff up higher than the springs thus lowering the vehicle.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:13 pm 
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i have the EF sedan gli ,artic blue,

i a nood with suspension but i just thought those things clamp on a part of hte spring and pull it closer 2gether , the kit says it has 8 , 2 for each spring

i spose i could cut them but i would think that is illegal
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:19 pm 
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you dont have leaf springs you have coil springs

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:28 pm 
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cutting leaves is illegal. It also f**k the handling of the car cause it changes the spring rate

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:39 am 
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Patty wrote:
ah ok


what about these type of things,

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Lowering-Block-K ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Lower-or-Raise-y ... dZViewItem

or is this what your saying i cant get?

it will only be temporary until i get the shocks

Thanks m8
Lowering blocks are for leaf springs, the coil spring clamps are use to lower the hieght of the car by compressing the spring. you need to buy shorter shocks to match the spring hieght. they can be dangerous if you lower it to much, as if you cut the springs down.

Buy the proper springs from kings, they're cheaper on EBAY.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:27 am 
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repco stores keep the K&N filter listing on the computer.

 

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