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 Post subject: Lowering EF Wagon
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I've got an EFII Fairmont Wagon... I've been given 2" Lowering blocks for it until I can afford to have the leaves properly reset.

Question is... Will 2" lowering blocks cause the car to bottom out alot... I do carry 5 people in the car semi-regularly and I tow a 2ton trailer with the car once a month.

Any help would be much appreciated, I'd be keen to hear what other people have done too.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering EF Wagon
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:07 pm 
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it will bottom out a lot, not worth putting them on I have over riders on my springs and with a decent load in the car it stills bottom out.
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering EF Wagon
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:13 pm 
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For use like that, you might want to use reset ute springs, should handle extra loads, and negate lowering blocks.
From what I've found, my EF XR6 wagon seems to have from factory 5 leaf XG ute lowered springs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering EF Wagon
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:19 pm 
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My EFII Wagon is at the same place right now. The rear of the car sits up high and looks a bit too much. I want to lower the rear and thought that 2" blocks might be what I need to make the change I am looking for? Will I also need to install shorter shocks as well? I also have a 5 leaf set from a ute I can fit to replace the original Wagon springs if there is any benefit in changing these.

Any suggestions would be greatfully appreciated.

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Bruce
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering EF Wagon
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:04 am 
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You won't need shorter shocks, as with using the lowering blocks, the springs stay in the same position an the diff moves up.

The shocks mount off the bracket on the spring not the diff.
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