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 Post subject: 2005 BF XT Suggestions
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:31 pm 
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My BF XT falcon was completely stock when i bought it. The only modifications i did to it were an upgraded sound system with mono block amp and a 12" sub (bit of an audio head).
However, recently i got sick of the stock wheels and acquired a set of xr6T rims and with new tires, threw them on for a much more sporty, but still quite stock looking vehicle.
My question is that if i were to upgrade to super-low springs all around, would the 17" stock xr6T rims look funny? at the moment they sit alright but some days i look at it and think it is sitting too high. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and i do not want to throw too much money at this vehicle as i have many other things to throw money at!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:54 am 
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I have a ba xt lowered with xr rims, i like it lowered think it looks heaps better.
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 Post subject: Re: 2005 BF XT Suggestions
Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:38 am 
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If your going to lower, get monroe gt shocks and struts also. It will look nicer, plus handle better. The xr6 rims look mean as on a lowered vehicle, so go for it.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:31 pm 
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awesome guys, thanks for the advice. I keep looking out my window thinking it will look funny lowered with only 17" rims, but I haven't got much to lose, if it does I'll just put some second hand GT rims on it :D

What sort of dollars are we speaking for Monroe stuff KrazeD? Do you have much knowledge in this area?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:08 pm 
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here's how it stands at the moment!


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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:18 pm 
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yep would look better a bit lower.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:26 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
yep would look better a bit lower.


+1

Will look saweet lowered on the 17s!

 

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 Post subject: Re: 2005 BF XT Suggestions
Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
yep would look better a bit lower.


Low, super-low or ultra-low though?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:39 pm 
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Hey mate, I ordered Super-Low King Springs with Monroe GT Sport Shocks and Front Struts, cost me $750 + $30 postage. I haven't put them in the car as of yet, hopefully in 2 weeks when I have time to get the car into the shop.

The car will sit beautifully on 17's, and if you get the shocks and struts, it will handle a lot better than if you just went with lowered springs.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:25 am 
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TheKrazeD wrote:
Hey mate, I ordered Super-Low King Springs with Monroe GT Sport Shocks and Front Struts, cost me $750 + $30 postage. I haven't put them in the car as of yet, hopefully in 2 weeks when I have time to get the car into the shop.

The car will sit beautifully on 17's, and if you get the shocks and struts, it will handle a lot better than if you just went with lowered springs.



Thanks heaps for that info, do you know where i can pick up that set for that price? or was it a mates-rates/special deal?

and do you know how much i would be saving if i just went lowered springs for now?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Here's the exact listing from Ebay.

Looks like you're in luck, as the price has dropped by over $100.... lucky prick :P

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330621363351 ... 1439.l2649

And for just springs
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-FALCON- ... 4cfb500dc0

 

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 Post subject: Re: 2005 BF XT Suggestions
Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:55 pm 
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TheKrazeD wrote:
Here's the exact listing from Ebay.

Looks like you're in luck, as the price has dropped by over $100.... lucky prick :P

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/330621363351 ... 1439.l2649

And for just springs
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-FALCON- ... 4cfb500dc0


Wow, that's a great help! Thanks heaps :)

I was advised that I could not put in super lows with my current (stock) shock absorbers? What is the story there?

 

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 Post subject: Re: 2005 BF XT Suggestions
Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:40 pm 
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This is what a guy in the photoshop thread did for me :) hopefully i'll get it looking like this with KrazeD's advice! :)

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