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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:59 pm 
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Considering lowering my car, should i before i get some wheels?
Should i go lows or superlows or something else any suggestion?
How much would it cost?

just thought it would make it look tougher and it isnt that expensive, what are your thoughts?

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mmmm lets drop it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:07 am 
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get wheels later, they look tough lowered on stock rims :D
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:20 am 
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yep definatly lower it first. a lowered car looks good no matter what wheels are on it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:33 am 
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Agreed. Lower it for sure, i mean unless it had hubbies i would put the mags on first but seeing as thought its a fairmont ghia definatly lower it.
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:38 am 
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Do i need to upgrade shocks aswel as i still want it to handle good. will it handle better being lower how much will it cost for the springs and if needed shocks?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:41 am 
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that would be wise ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:44 am 
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hmm i wonder what lowered with hubbies would be like :D

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:47 am 
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Hey what would be the legal hieght what could i fit so insurance wont bug me?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:51 am 
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Im pretty sure you 'shouldnt' have too many issues with insurance and lowering your car.. Just get lows and not superlows!! ha ha bad driveways + superlows = no mudguards and towbar lol. :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:04 am 
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rest your wheels against your driveway at the angle u would approach it and see how much clearence u have

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:08 am 
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Im pretty sure you 'shouldnt' have too many issues with insurance and lowering your car.. Just get lows and not superlows!! ha ha bad driveways + superlows = no mudguards and towbar lol. :roll:


amen. I would like $5 for every time i've had to put my trailer light socket back on :(

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:10 am 
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Makes sure you get new shocks too when you lower the car. :) Will stop the car from bottoming out.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:14 am 
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I dont have a driveway so its no real threat, cept work. I am with racv and appantly i can only lower it 30mm/1.25'' will lows be alright for that?
Will it be worth it, look tough?
What brands and how much?

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:14 am 
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lol get the HD towbar with the bar that runs under the fuel tank..... handy fuel tank skidplate!

a friend used to have an XF with the MMM kit, seriously low, and the towbar was what stopped a lot of damage to the rear bar

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:36 am 
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lol get the HD towbar with the bar that runs under the fuel tank..... handy fuel tank skidplate!

a friend used to have an XF with the MMM kit, seriously low, and the towbar was what stopped a lot of damage to the rear bar


Ha ha yeah that HD towbar is a life saver!!! :)

 

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