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Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:01 pm 
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I have just got my ELGT copies and contrary to some peoples opinion I think they look great on the red. The only problem is it looks a bit goofy at that height. I tow a fair bit and have a steep driveway so I can't lower it too much. Does the XR's ride any lower than the standard height?

 

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Looks nice but personally id remove the spoiler. Yeah the XR's do ride lower as you are 4WD height now. I put King Springs 'Lows' in mine and it's a little lower than the XR height. I have never bottomed it out and i drove down a bumpy off road track pretty fast and didn't scrape my bumper so id suggest Lows as Superlows would be too low for towing. My friend has a steep driveway on Superlows and cant get in.
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Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:25 pm 
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How much lower are the XR's as I said I can't go too much lower than I am at present.
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Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:56 pm 
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This is mine on King Lows. Little lower than a XR but with new shocks it's stiffer and less prone to bottoming out.

 

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:49 pm 
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i have lows too and they are good for towing....

i towed about 600kg worth of eskies and camping gear, over some really bad dirt tracks a while back. worst thing i managed to do was rip part of my trailer plug out of the bumper. (im talking about rocky creek beds here)

so lows are fine for towing. the worst thing i managed to scrape on was a HUGE speed hump when i went to whylla with a few mates once. (just a note my mums camry only just made it over without scraping)
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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:42 am 
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Just a question twason why does your Fairmont have the low series mould on the side of it?
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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:02 am 
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aww im after a set of elgt copies! how much did u pick em up for?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:00 am 
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Just a question twason why does your Fairmont have the low series mould on the side of it?
Simple, because it started life as a futura, the moulds are in the shed ready for painting.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:03 am 
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aww im after a set of elgt copies! how much did u pick em up for?
$600 for 5 of them, one is scratched and good as a spare. There is a set on Ebay ATM going for $900, I think new are not much more than that.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:55 pm 
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really? nice! will look into it, cheers mate :D

 

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Just a question twason why does your Fairmont have the low series mould on the side of it?
Simple, because it started life as a futura, the moulds are in the shed ready for painting.


should have guessed, monts dont come in that red.

el gts look good mate.

ive got lows, and 18" wheels and my front lip can scrape on more aggressive ramps, and always gotta be careful of gutters.

my exhaust tip also scrapes on steep driverways etc.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:03 pm 
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Hmm, I think the XR springs may be the go, does anyone have any lying around?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:27 pm 
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twason wrote:
Hmm, I think the XR springs may be the go, does anyone have any lying around?


Sure do m8, I just replaced mine with pedders sports riders a couple months ago.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:15 pm 
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I did the XR6 springs from Liam~EF95 install today along with sensatrac shocks all round. Lower by 25 or so mm now, its no where near as tall now and still practical for my needs.

 

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:31 pm 
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get rid of those mudflaps dude!
clear side indicator would look great
and peel the 4.0i OHC badge off. apart from that, nice work.
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