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 Post subject: how to lower a falcon??
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:51 pm 
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as the title says how can you do it? i plan on doing this at my house. also the car is an ef falcon :) thanks

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:16 pm 
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buy a spring compressor, and some lowered springs of some brand,, use the spring compressor to compress the springs remove the springs and then compress the new springs and install them...

something like that.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:19 pm 
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thanks for the reply, i have got low springs already, and have put shocks on the front, i heard with the back you dont need spring compressors???? is that true?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Yes, you won't need spring compressors for the back springs. Support the car on a chassis stand and use a jack to release the spring after the shocker is removed.

Good onyer for having a go. Best way to learn about cars.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Maybe go and buy a Repair Manual for the car - that'll tell you how to do it, and give you the torque settings that you'll need when you tighten it all back up.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:40 pm 
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make sure u use stands, if u don't have em get bricks.. cos we were using 2 jacks and the jacks failed ... lucky we had the tyres under ... rears we just droped the shock from the top after u drop the diff and ripped em out that way ... also once u are finished stand on tow ball or something and bounce the rear of the car just to make sure the is seated .... well that is what we did ... at 1000 pm sat night ....
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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:24 am 
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hey mate i just cut the spring to lower mine
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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:32 pm 
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killerkoala wrote:
hey mate i just cut the spring to lower mine


that is awesome, even better take the spring completely out. see how mad that looks. and the ride feels as good as a wrx

 

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 Post subject: Re: springs
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:35 pm 
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hey mate i just cut the spring to lower mine


are you f**k serious?

Let me know when ur on the road and ill make sure im not on it

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:10 pm 
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killerkoala wrote:
hey mate i just cut the spring to lower mine


are you f**k serious?

Let me know when ur on the road and ill make sure im not on it


atleast his username reflects this....maybe he looks like kevin rudd (koala)...

but on topic, apparently the front springs are harder to change than the rears, and if your going superlows or lower I would recommend changing shocks/struts to shortened items. My mate had superlows on std shocks and it was a very s**t ride, he now has KYB's and they're much better.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Nothing wrong with cutting the springs. Its illegal but nothing wrong with it.cheap and easy.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:49 pm 
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Cutting springs is gay as aids and f**k dangerous.

Dont be a cheap C*** and go buy some springs.
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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:18 pm 
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iv got super low kingsprings on my ute.but nothing wrong wid cuttin them.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:19 pm 
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iv got super low kingsprings on my ute.but nothing wrong wid cuttin them.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:22 pm 
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xhgazza wrote:
Nothing wrong with cutting the springs. Its illegal but nothing wrong with it.cheap and easy.


Stupid much? things like that are illegal for a reason you know.

 

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