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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:38 pm 
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Ive finally decided to lower my 02 Black Futura. Just looking for some tips. When I lowered my EL i got new shocks, springs, camber kit etc. I dont necessarily want my BA ridculously low - ie: look good, have a fairly good ride. Im not to keep to spend thousands.
Can anyone advise will just king springs be ok? What is recommended Superlows or SSL's?
Thanks guys - any one point me in the direction of pics of some nice sitting BA's?
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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:03 pm 
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back when i worked over east i had a BA XT, Lowered on some form of pedders springs/shocks and 19" Rims. It rode a little stiffer then normal but by golly did it corner. Still didnt bottom out anywhere either...
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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:47 pm 
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mate if u want a nice sitting ride.. go for the SL front and SSL rear.. but to make it look nice i reccommend 18s or more..

there are plenty of tidy looking BA's on here so im sure the pics will start flowing..

mine sits on Pedders AU ultra low in the front and reset kings in the rear.. looks ok i guess.. and still rides awsome..

good luck with it mate..

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:31 pm 
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Hi, what does SL and SSL mean? I was just mentioning today that I wanted to lower my 02 xt. So I need the spring, shocks, (got no idea what a camber means). How much $$$ am I looking all up to get it nicely lowered and safe? I'm relatively knowledgeable with engines now, but suspension, brakes etc, is like greek to me. Any help would be great. PS: FAT-51X, your car looks awesome, I saw the pic like a year ago, thats what I want to get my car to.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:14 pm 
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*bump* *waits for stockstandards reply* -joke :P

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:51 pm 
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You could always let some air out of your tires. :D :D :D

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:59 pm 
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mavs19 wrote:
You could always let some air out of your tires. :D :D :D


Thats how I lowered my XR6T hehehehehehe :lol: Improved traction too! :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:51 pm 
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This is as low as you can go without getting custom springs...
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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:55 pm 
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