Fordmods Logo

Pics of members cars with Low, supers and ultras (E-Series) 

 

Page 2 of 5 [ 65 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

 
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:44 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

YBHVE4 wrote:
joolz wrote:
Heres mine on Lows.

front is nice but rear is still a bit high for my liking.


Hey all,

please do not start saying negitive things about others cars as it will stop others from posting and need as many pics as i can get before I go ahead with anything.

thanks all who have posted so far.


The rear is about 5mm higher with 1/4 tank of fuel, it sits dead level with a full tank. It also allows for some weight in the boot as i found with superlows it bottoms out too much and will produce a driveline pinion angle problem (If only some one made adjustable upper trailing arms!!)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:44 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2945

Joined: 24th Jan 2005

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: XW, EL, Territory, VFR800

Power: 129 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Superlows all round. Looks a lot higher than usual due to the 18" wheels. This was the best "ride height" pic I had...

Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:59 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 1160

Joined: 25th Apr 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

prydey wrote:
also to touch on the cut springs debate - i think there is a lot of people on here that hear the words 'cut springs' and automatically assume you have cut 3 or 4 coils off. :roll:

Hahaha, isn't that what you're supposed to do. :P
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 1132

Joined: 11th Jun 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: ef fairmont,

Location: brisbane
QLD, Australia

mine on ultra low front and super lows compressed by stero in the rear so praticly ultra lows all round

the close up is of the rear

 

 

Attachments:
Copy of DSCF1112.JPG
Copy of DSCF1112.JPG [ 157.34 KiB | Viewed 60 times ]
Copy of DSCF1107.JPG
Copy of DSCF1107.JPG [ 176.11 KiB | Viewed 104 times ]
Copy of DSCF1105.JPG
Copy of DSCF1105.JPG [ 182.53 KiB | Viewed 59 times ]

 

_________________

95 ef montfor sale pm for info, 88 hilux mud truck

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:06 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3184

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: EF Falcon

Location: Townsville
QLD, Australia

CAGT911 wrote:
nicco wrote:
look in my gallery

Thats whiteline lows. But mine actually does handle, very very well in fact for a falcon, and is still relatively comfy over bumps and s**t.

and also, dont cut springs, silly idea. and buy struts, it doesnt cost much to do things right


Hi nicco,
Perhaps I should clarify my interpretation of "handling". My background consists of 17 years servicing and repairing some of the finest European sports cars (Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati etc.) so in my humblest of opinions I would consider our Falcons to be at the mid-lower end of the handling scale, regardless of what we all do to them. Don't take offence, it's just a case of higher-end cars having better engineering and costing a whole lot more money. So yes, my car does handle for a Falcon. Not cutting springs? A lot better than buying another set of rears because they don't match the fronts, don't you think? Trust me, they aren't going to be overstressed or fatigued as a result, especially not in their application in my car - slow cruising!
Regarding struts replacement, you are technically quite right. It doesn't cost much to do things correctly. I just kept in mind how much my car cost when I bought it and how much less I would get for it if I sold it now. I just didn't want to over-capitalise on my car with expenses that I considered unjustifed (not unnecessary, but unjustified in my car's application) :wink: .
Just wanted to clear that up.


First things first, i realise your not getting narky, and i hope you realise im not either.

I said it handles good for a falcon. I come from racing go karts... so yeah, most things handle like a boat for me too! But still, it handles very well for what range it is in

As for cost of struts, how my car sits on the road (i dont mean in terms of looks) was important to me, for safety as well as fun, and i cant see the point in doing half the job. As i said, quite cheap all in all

And also, you have superlows. So as for making the height the same, you can buy ultra lows. So you can buy a proper spring which is the "right" height without going the chop




On a different point, mongoose, you sure they are super lows? My lows sit with the front tyre just tucking up into the guard?

 

_________________

Nicco's M112 Blown, T-56 equipped EF
forums/viewtopic.php?t=68319

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:27 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2945

Joined: 24th Jan 2005

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: XW, EL, Territory, VFR800

Power: 129 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

You got 18"?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:34 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 229

Joined: 26th Nov 2007

Ride: Toyota Landcruiser Series 100

Location: S.E. Melbourne
VIC, Australia

yeah Mongoose....looks a little high

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:03 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

YBHVE4 wrote:
yeah Mongoose....looks a little high


looks higher than superlows, but the pic taken from "underneath" might help create that illusion.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2945

Joined: 24th Jan 2005

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: XW, EL, Territory, VFR800

Power: 129 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

I had it on 15" stock wheels fitted for a day and they were sitting well just behind my guards. i.e. VERY low. I could barely turn my car... I don't know why, but my wheels just make it look and sit a lot higher off the ground.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

So your saying the overall rolling diameter is bigger than with stockies making it sit higher.

but you would think it would fill the guards more at the same time if it was the case. Whats the size of the tyres?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:19 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 49

Joined: 25th Jul 2007

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: EA fairmont

Power: 132 rwkw

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

Image
Image
Image
Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:54 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2945

Joined: 24th Jan 2005

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: XW, EL, Territory, VFR800

Power: 129 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

All I'm saying is that it looks A LOT higher with the mags. I don't know why. I'm running 245/40's
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3184

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: EF Falcon

Location: Townsville
QLD, Australia

As fordfairmont said, overall diameter shouldnt change, so the top of the rubber should sit in the same place regardless of what rim is inside.

Take a photo of the front wheel from the side, but at no angle, will give a much better visual of the height

 

_________________

Nicco's M112 Blown, T-56 equipped EF
forums/viewtopic.php?t=68319

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2945

Joined: 24th Jan 2005

Gallery: 18 images

Ride: XW, EL, Territory, VFR800

Power: 129 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Had this one lying around.

Image

I am going to get my springs compressed a little when I can be stuffed as it is a lot higher than I would like.
Like I said, the stock wheels sat level with the guards... dont ask me why.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:27 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 1953

Joined: 1st Feb 2006

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: BA on gas. EL on gas. XF on gas.

Location: Greenacres/Adelaide
SA, Australia

Quote:
On a different point, mongoose, you sure they are super lows? My lows sit with the front tyre just tucking up into the guard?

Your car is also on short stroke shocks that have the spring saddle mounted lower on the shock strut.

 

_________________

Member Number 8804
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 2 of 5  [ 65 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 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 Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:13 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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