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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:30 pm 
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Hi guys, can you help??

I've got a pretty standard 2002 BA Futura. I wanna drop the suspension and get some new rims.

As far as the suspension is concerned, could i just replace my springs with srings off an XR6? Would this be low enough?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:59 pm 
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yeah, but genuine xr6 springs will probably be more expensive than aftermarket ones.
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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:10 pm 
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Really? I was toying with the idea of trying to get my hands on a set of good condition second hand one's. Is that a bad idea?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:31 pm 
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my ba xt has second hand xr6t springs in it. It lowered the car about this much [<---->] cant really tell by looking at it but it improved the handeling a bit

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF FUTURA SUSPENSION
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:22 pm 
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stringbean wrote:
Hi guys, can you help??

I've got a pretty standard 2002 BF Futura. I wanna drop the suspension and get some new rims.

As far as the suspension is concerned, could i just replace my springs with srings off an XR6? Would this be low enough?


Meh, buying second hand springs is a questionable idea, could be old as for all you know. Honestly, just get aftermarket stuff, that way you can get the ideal ride height you're after.
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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:23 pm 
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SHADOW_351 wrote:
my ba xt has second hand xr6t springs in it. It lowered the car about this much [<---->] cant really tell by looking at it but it improved the handeling a bit


Mate, fully sick FPV badges you poser :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: BF FUTURA SUSPENSION
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:02 pm 
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Soulfire wrote:

Meh, buying second hand springs is a questionable idea, could be old as for all you know. Honestly, just get aftermarket stuff, that way you can get the ideal ride height you're after.


Nice 1, I'll probably get some aftermarket ones then. I thought if i could get some good condition XR6 springs that it coulld save me a few bucks.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:16 pm 
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How much work is involved in fitting springs? I figure its gonna be a pain in the a***.
I have no experience with working on cars, but i think i could do it. Is this foolish, should i just pay someone who knows what theyr'e doing? :?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:30 pm 
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Poser? Damn straight. :) If I could afford a real FPV I would buy one but considering I'm pov this is as close as I will get.
Whats the harm in promoting a brand I support?
should i be waving a big flag that says, BASE MODEL XT to all the smug HSV owners? i think not
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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:59 pm 
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stringbean wrote:
How much work is involved in fitting springs? I figure its gonna be a pain in the a***.
I have no experience with working on cars, but i think i could do it. Is this foolish, should i just pay someone who knows what theyr'e doing? :?


unless you've got a very good quality spring compressor forget replacing the front springs yourself. BA Springs have a tendancy to go twang more so then most...
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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:27 pm 
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Bummer!!

Best start saving then! $$$$$ :cry:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:24 pm 
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stringbean wrote:
Hi guys, can you help??

I've got a pretty standard 2002 BF Futura. I wanna drop the suspension and get some new rims.

As far as the suspension is concerned, could i just replace my springs with srings off an XR6? Would this be low enough?

kinda off topic but if its a 2002 futura its a BA series 1.
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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:09 pm 
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Oh s**t. Didn't the BF replace the BA in 2002??

 

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1st things 1st - Super lows and sweet 19's - it'll happen, just might take a while.

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:30 pm 
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Sorry. Im a stupid POM.
I've only been here a few weeks. Im trying to get to grips with all the different cars and models you have over here.

You don't get hardly any of these Fords in the UK.

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:00 pm 
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That looks like a BA to me.

 

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