Fordmods Logo

my car 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 24 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: my car
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:31 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hello everyone!

Just quick question and might just sound like a stupid one, but im just wondering why my car is lowered the way it is, front low (how i like it)
and the back is up a little.

How much would it cost to even it all out?

Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:34 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 222

Joined: 4th Jan 2008

Ride: 5sp ef

Location: mildura
VIC, Australia

its up so u can carry passengers without dragging the a** out of it lol i just lowered mine and it cost me just under $400.. mind u i went ultras all round with short shocks... u culd probably get away with doing urs 4 roughly $125-150 (kings superlows would probably make it sit nicer) but correct me if im wrong guys...

 

_________________

MINITRUCKS
xcabbi wants one

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:18 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 433

Joined: 16th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: ef

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

smokin ef wrote:
its up so u can carry passengers without dragging the a** out of it lol i just lowered mine and it cost me just under $400.. mind u i went ultras all round with short shocks... u culd probably get away with doing urs 4 roughly $125-150 (kings superlows would probably make it sit nicer) but correct me if im wrong guys...


nah your right dude. look at some pics of guys that have supers on their e's. if thats not right you can go to king springs, tell them where you want the guard to sit, they will measure from the centre of the wheel to the guard, and make some up to that spec. cost me 180 bucks a pair. its tempting to go real low, but careful of how low you go as you can start to get exhaust knocking on diff, and the ride gets REAL hard when you go lower than the shock travel.

 

_________________

there are three types of people in this world:
those that can count and those that can't

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:27 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

ok thanks guys.

fordriver1, do you have issues when you carry passengers ?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:28 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 55

Joined: 5th Sep 2007

Gallery: 7 images

Location: Doncaster
VIC, Australia

I've said it before and I'll say it again.....

"You know what you have to do"

 

 

Attachments:
Grind it.jpg
Grind it.jpg [ 2.45 KiB | Viewed 696 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:44 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

lol if only i new exactly how
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:56 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

and then i probably wouldnt do it anyway lol
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:57 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 396

Joined: 22nd Aug 2006

Ride: ED Fairmont Ghia, XH Outback, EF

Location: Gnangara, Perth
WA, Australia

Umm drop the springs and start attacking them with the angle grinder?

Go real low - ditch the springs altogether :p

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 2563

Joined: 19th Feb 2007

Gallery: 21 images

Ride: 98 EL Futura

Power: 199 rwkw

Location: Lilydale
VIC, Australia

people cutting springs and doing home job s**t, no wonder people think ford handle so bad

 

_________________

EL Futura: CVE head, Wolf V500, ICE Ignition and Coil, 36lb injectors, Walbro 255lb, Paci comps, 3" exhaust, T5, Harrop Truetrac with 3.9s. Now with 198.9rwkw, (~185rwkw and 13.80 @99.1mph) with more power to come

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

Put superlow springs in the back......

easy to do yourself. Jack one rear corner of the car up. Remove the top bolts and bottom bolt from the rear shock and remove the shock.

if the springs already in the back are stock ones, you might need a spring compressor to help you get them out of the spring seats. Can get from Super Cheap. If the springs are lows then they should almost fall out by themselves with the suspension at full droop.

Reverse the above and also making sure the bottom shock bolts are super tight, and retighten them after a couple days to make sure cause they can shift
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:10 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

ok thanks heaps man.

How much am i looking at for a pair of superlow springs?

and is it ok to have 2 diferent sets of springs on the car?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:24 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 55

Joined: 5th Sep 2007

Gallery: 7 images

Location: Doncaster
VIC, Australia

GeZza200 wrote:
people cutting springs and doing home job s**t, no wonder people think ford handle so bad


Do they? Who thinks they handle so bad?

Sounds like you've either paid too much for a lowering job, or you've been burned by a s**t mechanic.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:28 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 55

Joined: 5th Sep 2007

Gallery: 7 images

Location: Doncaster
VIC, Australia

daniel000 wrote:
ok thanks heaps man.

How much am i looking at for a pair of superlow springs?

and is it ok to have 2 diferent sets of springs on the car?


A) bit over hundred bucks maybe (depends on new/used etc)
B) Yeah, no probs.

Liked your politically correct response to the angle grinder (oops, I mean spring resetting device) :wink:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:31 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 852

Joined: 15th Nov 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

thanks for the reply, ill have to have a look around now then. is it as easy as it sounds to replace the springs ?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

no, the rears are easy..... but the fronts take more time and care and more of the suspension has to be removed.

Just buy yourself a gregory's workshop manual, and give it a go. Bottom bolt takes an 18mm socket i believe, and the top shock bolts are behind the back seat, behind the plastic covers.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names