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 Post subject: Lowering Ute
Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:02 pm 
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I have an XR6 AUII ute and because it has a similiar ride height to a 4X4 I want to lower it.

My main question is what is the best way to lower the rear, lowering blocks or lowered leaf springs?
But also apart from that i have very little experience in lowering cars, so any pointers would be good. Eg - brands, how low to go, price, etc.

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:59 pm 
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You've opened a can of worm with brands! :lol: I reckon they must all be pretty good as someone likes every brand there is! I've got pedders, but what do I know! :lol: Leaf springs are best to get reset, having said that I have lowering blocks in the ZD, but they are a reasonably cheap option to see what height to set up at first.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ute
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:28 pm 
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I was thinking of getting a pedders set up all round, but i just dont know how low to go and how much ride comfort im willing to sacrifice. So yeah i think i might take your advice and get lowering blocks put in, unless i can get some good photos of au utes that have been lowered.
hmmm too many choices i say..

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:49 pm 
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You need reset/lowered leaves. Anything thicker than a 1" Block makes the lower shock mount hit the inner edge of the rim.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ute
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:53 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
You need reset/lowered leaves. Anything thicker than a 1" Block makes the lower shock mount hit the inner edge of the rim.


There is one thing i didnt think of, thanks.
well lower leaf springs it is, now i just need to decide how low to go... hmmm :?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Where in Brisbane are you? I should be able to show you a 1" block in an AU ute from tomorrow arvo if the bloody thing gets back from the tuners!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ute
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Over wynnum/manly way...
Yeah, hate getting work done on mine too... It's good but it's seems like other people have your car more than you do.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ute
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:44 pm 
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It's not my ute, but my brothers. It's a Silhouette AU2 XR6 Ute with a Rotrex supercharger. Currently sitting locked up in BPS at Cleveland.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Well I got the same car as your brother but minus the supercharger. Would love to see how a supercharger would go... Could be a very good project for when I get off my P's.
I have a build thread (not much building but I thought I would at least start one)... But it has pictures. the-garage-f53/she-devil-auii-xr6-vct-ute-t106152.html
I would put it as my footnote but still trying to figure that out.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:01 pm 
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When you/your brother gets the ute back from BPS or if there are pictures up on here already could I see it. Ever since you mentioned it's supercharged, I have been very curious about how it all fits together.
Would be very much appreciated... Thanks

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ute
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:30 pm 
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Btw, can anyone give me a dimensioned image of a lowering block to suit an AU falcon ute. I work at an engineering workshop, and I think I am just going to mill my own for free.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ute
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:42 pm 
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I'll throw up a thread on here tonight. This is a little sneaky sneaky with his ute too. P plate laws mean it's on the down low regarding rego details.....

 

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