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 Post subject: low or super low
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:49 pm 
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im stuck in a bot of a pickle wanting to lower my ef fairmont. i recently deicided to put 18's on it a big change from the stock 15's and now im the laughing stock of all my mates with jokes like i didnt know the territoy came out in ef's, that car is so high i could walk under it etc etc, so after saving up my pcoket money iwas wondering if i could get an idea or here some suggestions from others who have gone low or super low and what the difference is between the 2 in ride height wise. here is a pic of my car now.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:19 pm 
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Either that or supers all round.

 

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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:32 pm 
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low or superlow?? :?:

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:57 pm 
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stock springs the a** sits up higher than front.

If you go low springs front and rear it will sit flat and still be functional

super lows all round depends how often you go over speed bumps or what kind of drive way you have can affect damage to the car. super lows are only good for crusing not functionable as much, do you carry heavy loads much? or even 5 ppl in car.

i dont even know what mine has i just told fulcrum to flatten it out and lower it lol

Just go somewhere and tell them waht you want, how you want the car to sit they will help you out and give you an odea of what you will get or what you need to get
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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:28 pm 
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i got a gas tank and were i play sport has a hell of a spped hump to get over, so i mite take ur advice and just go to a place and tell them to lower it how ever low i want it. thanks mate
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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:23 pm 
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goody21 wrote:
i got a gas tank and were i play sport has a hell of a spped hump to get over, so i mite take ur advice and just go to a place and tell them to lower it how ever low i want it. thanks mate


Not a problem, i feel all warm and fuzzy knowing ive contributed in some way :lol:
my mud flaps are the only things that scrape on speed bumps and alot of ppl take them off so with out them you might get away with super lows need some knowledge from someone that drives with super lows in "everyday" conditions.

P.S No i will NOT take my mudflaps off 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:34 pm 
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I have lows all round, and I scrape a lot. Sometimes my transmission hits some speed humps, especially those little ones in the shopping centre car parks and also my tow bar hits the speed hump during exit with 3 people in the back, at about 20km/hr...

So all in all, with lows all round, it is still more practical then super lows anywhere. I will tell you how it goes if I am towing anything.

Though I do have shortened shocks on the rear (had superlows originally)...

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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:06 pm 
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You'll regret going lows buddy... look in my gallery, thats supers... theyre not that low at all.
My car is 100% functional, just cant be a d**k at speedhumps, you need to negotiate them gently... which imo if your in a car you should anyway.

 

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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:56 pm 
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do your guards rub on yor wheels with super lows? will 18's make a difference
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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:12 pm 
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i wouldnt know ive only got the 16" wheels but i reckon guard rubbing only comes into play once you hit 19" 20", the 18's seem to be very popular expecially the ba xr range, lets see what ppl what to say
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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:34 pm 
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itlookslikeaxr6 wrote:
i wouldnt know ive only got the 16" wheels but i reckon guard rubbing only comes into play once you hit 19" 20", the 18's seem to be very popular expecially the ba xr range, lets see what ppl what to say

I have 18"s on mine and i lowered it a 1inch and half from the standard xr ride height and i reckon the drive is nice i didnt compromise the integrity of the comfort and looks good and im not going over speed humps at 8 km hour either
IMO also think about the comfort as well as the looks .....

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:36 pm 
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You could always get your guards rolled to prevent it from rubbing if you want 18's or bigger. The front guards on my Fairmont have been rolled and i dont think ill have any issues, thats with pedders lows i think and pedders sports ryder shocks with spring seat mounted lower and sits on 16's. The guard just sits above the tyre by a few mm's

 

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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:39 pm 
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goody21 wrote:
do your guards rub on yor wheels with super lows? will 18's make a difference


Meh you should roll the lip on your guard anyway, though the front of mine doesnt hit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: low or super low
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:45 pm 
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Look he is 17 so soon to be on P's. With superlows and mates in the car which im sure of he will be cop bait. Go lows in the rear (possibly heavyduty lows) seeing you have a gas tank and lowest in the front superlows but personally lows. Going lows it will save you having to go with shortened shocks if on a budget and later on can go lower after P's.
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