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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:50 pm 
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Hey Guys, Just a quick question.

What sort of prices should I be looking at for lowering a EB Fairmont - say 30 - 40mm?

Pedders sent me a quote for $1150, is this in the ballpark?

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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:55 pm 
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Around 820 from Wholesale suspension at blacktown, including new shocks and new king springs.

That said, I personally like the pedders front lowered strut (standard spring) and lowered rear combo. That seems like an ok price.

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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:14 pm 
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it depends is u are doing rubbers cos i got kyb excel g shoucks and king superlows done not to long ago and it cost me 850
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:25 am 
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Ah alright thanks guys - I'll try some other places and see whats the go!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:36 pm 
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lol i got Dobsin lowered springs for $240 and fitted them my self eventually i got the camber kit done for $110 next is shocks but thats later on
my mate got quated to get kings superlows in his ef some were in adelaide
I recommend kings.............. mine are a bit to soft

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:48 pm 
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I would prefer softer springs. If you want a harder ride then change to 17's... Will do the same. Otherwise you end up with a car that is just bone-jaring
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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:19 am 
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Well I got a quote from JAX offering $450 for the just the springs installed.

However he mentioned that the right way to do it is to have shortened shocks as well - all up $950.

Jugding from what you've said here....just having springs is still ok?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:41 am 
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Nope - if your going SL then you *need* shortened shocks at the rear.

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:07 pm 
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he might also need a camber kit. shop around get ya best price on all the stuff you need, i won a pair of new front King lows for $54 off ebay i pick them up next week.

so also look on ebay and other forums that have a 4 sale section.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:20 pm 
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I have shortened springs in my EA, what advantages am I gonna get from shortened shocks and a camber kit? Ride is alright but i'm only sitting on 16s.. I presume the above will aid in cornering and traction?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:25 pm 
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halo wrote:
I have shortened springs in my EA, what advantages am I gonna get from shortened shocks and a camber kit? Ride is alright but i'm only sitting on 16s.. I presume the above will aid in cornering and traction?


shortened shocks would help with not bottoming out

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:27 pm 
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No - Shortened shocks aids in stopping the shocks from bottoming out.

Its one of the main reasons that shocks dont last in SL Cars

its still an issue in Low cars, but not to the same extent

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Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:31 pm 
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Alright so I think that I'll just go with the "low" springs then upgrade my shocks later and possibly add a camber kit later on..... :D

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:26 pm 
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if your just going lows go buy some king springs and do the rear yourself take you obut an hr .the front adiff story thou so get that done elsewheresave you plenty for other things.
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Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:08 pm 
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Bah!

I've just scraped the bottom of my car in a dirt carpark and ripped a whopping hole in my muffler!

It seems I've really got to check how low I go now so I repeat that mistake!

 

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