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 Post subject: Lowering my ba
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:11 pm 
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i want to lower my ba dont no to much about how.
any tips on how to go about it. and how much it will cost.
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Re setting the springs or swapping will be around $300. Only a few inches is required or you'll be chewing tyres and bottoming out on everything. Not to mention bouncing on every bump. If you want lower get your camber looked at or you'll be up for $$
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:34 am 
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my cars pretty low, even tho all the shops tell me they have seen much lower, its true your camber does go out, chews the inside edge on all 4 tires, n leaves the outside looking brand new. if you wanna go low low, be prepared to spend 600-900 (depending where you go) to get camber kits installed for all 4 wheels

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:47 am 
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yeah i only want to lower it a inch or 2
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:28 am 
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mine dropped 1.5inches and i still chewed the insides out, the falcons squat hard from lowering. I got a front camber kit suppled and installed for $200, it was a peddars brand but i organised it through my mate at jax. has made the biggest difference. i just rotate the front to rears every 5-7000km to keep them even.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:43 pm 
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my 600-900 is a quote figure for all 4 and installed with a wheel alignment, cheapest quote i had from peddars was 460 JUST FOR THE REARS

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:05 pm 
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winman wrote:
my cars pretty low, even tho all the shops tell me they have seen much lower, its true your camber does go out, chews the inside edge on all 4 tires, n leaves the outside looking brand new. if you wanna go low low, be prepared to spend 600-900 (depending where you go) to get camber kits installed for all 4 wheels

LOL! My XR8 cost me $240 to put on Brand New SL/SSL springs. I also didn't need a camber kit. It all depends on the amount of adjustment left in the factory camber adjusting shim packs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:08 pm 
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winman wrote:
my 600-900 is a quote figure for all 4 and installed with a wheel alignment, cheapest quote i had from peddars was 460 JUST FOR THE REARS


WOW!! 460 is ridiculous! also not every falcon has factory camber adjustment on the rears, I think it was only the upper market ones (Xr8 and beyond)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my ba
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:09 pm 
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phil545 wrote:
winman wrote:
my 600-900 is a quote figure for all 4 and installed with a wheel alignment, cheapest quote i had from peddars was 460 JUST FOR THE REARS


WOW!! 460 is ridiculous! also not every falcon has factory camber adjustment on the rears, I think it was only the upper market ones (Xr8 and beyond)

XR6 upwards.

 

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