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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:11 pm 
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i'm sure there's probably a topic on here somewhere relating to this but there's too many posts to go through and it's probably an easy question for majority to answer. I've had the same bombadore since i got my license that got handed to me by my brother and i've finally got money together to buy a real car, long story short, i want to buy a stock ef/el fairmont so i can mod it from scratch i have no idea about the prices involved with lowering. can someone just give a quick speel about lowering a car, in terms of the brands, heights, costs (for springs and fitting) and while your there, some input concerning buying an ef or an el would be sweet too. cheers
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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:13 pm 
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some pics of some lowered cars with an approximate cost would be cool also
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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:20 pm 
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springs and shocks can be had for $500 and i'm sure that some of the members here wouldnt mind assisting you installing them for a beer or 2 :P

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:32 pm 
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mine on comfort lows half way down, the blue saphiere
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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:44 pm 
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i baught pair of King Springs from coventrys for $101 (dealer price) and general purchase was $148 a pair.

so for each corner lowered your looking at $202 dealer price or $296 general.

I haven't changed my shocks, I don't know if you have to or not, but i haven't


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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:59 pm 
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If you're handy with a wrench and you know what you're doing, then you can save yourself a spank load in labour cost... You should be able to get away with springs (pending on brand) for the $400 - $600 mark and shocks about the same...
I went the lazy option and got a place to do it for me with lovell lowered race springs and pedders sports rider shocks all round - all up cost was $1400 and she now sits about 3" lower.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:00 pm 
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some pics of some lowered cars with an approximate cost would be cool also
heres mine with lovells -superlows in the front king springs -ultralow in the rear.. keeps the ride height level (slightly lower at the back by a few mm).. bettar than a** up.. :roll:

 

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:34 pm 
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dude stop posting pictures of your car, its too feckin nice, im so jealous!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:38 pm 
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dude stop posting pictures of your car, its too feckin nice, im so jealous!
sorry... im a danger to everyones wallets huh?!.. :lol: i post pics so more people get ideas and mod theyre cars.. so i can have more mods to see from other peoples cars thus "comming full circle" and inspiring me to do more mods... :lol: 8-) :D :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:39 am 
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heres mine with lovells -superlows in the front king springs -ultralow in the rear.. keeps the ride height level (slightly lower at the back by a few mm).. bettar than a** up..


Same in mine, absolutely perfect height. I replaced std shocks with monroe gt's and in my mind you definitely have to, way too boaty otherwise even if it is slammed. All up cost bout $1100.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:26 pm 
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I know it ain't an e-series but heres mine on lovell race springs and pedders sports rider shocks...

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i279/ ... tGrill.jpg

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:33 pm 
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Think im gonna do the same as u fordfreak, thats the ideal height Im after :D

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:37 pm 
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I paid about $650 for my setup. That was for king superlows, monroe GT's, and a c&c kit.

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