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 Post subject: quick lowering question
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:59 pm 
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I am getting 17" BA XR6 mags on my EB and I was wondering If I can lower the Front by 3 inchs and then lower the back by 3 1/2 to give it that good looking stance on the road.

Will that be too low, I dont really want to start playing with the body of the car too much?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:23 pm 
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i'll bet money that you'll be lowering it by more than is legally allowed

 

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 Post subject: Lowering
Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:23 pm 
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`ITshould be fine, but u knwo that u will need adaptor, which are illegal in VIC, BUT HEY U DONT HAEV TO TELL THE INSUARANCE COMPANY LOL, thats what ive done,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:28 am 
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RustyEF wrote:
`ITshould be fine, but u knwo that u will need adaptor, which are illegal in VIC, BUT HEY U DONT HAEV TO TELL THE INSUARANCE COMPANY LOL, thats what ive done,


so whats the point of insuring an unroadworthy car. if you ever have to make a claim chances are it'll be rejected

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:31 am 
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Yeah thats the risk you run. If something happens then you get f**k on because insurance will defect it.
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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:20 am 
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maybe he means he's getting the BA XR style rims in the E-series offset? The 17's are around $800 and the 18's are clsoe to $900 on ebay a while back, new without rubber.

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 Post subject: offset
Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:12 pm 
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EXctly as rhysy_boi said, im gettign the BA XR8 Rims with the Eseries offset, 17" custom madd, $850 for rims $500 for tires cant go wrong!

i dont have insurance on my car at the moment, i only drive my car on weekends, i ahev another car for sunning around in,

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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:33 pm 
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Mate, i wouldn't go telling too many people on here that you're running your car without insurance, even if its only on weekends.
Cause what are you gonna do if you run into someone else's pride and joy?

As Interceptor said, i think 3 and 3.5 inches will be lowering it a little bit too much. I bet it would be under 100mm off the ground.
For 17's just go some Superlows and it will sit low and look really neat, but still legal.

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:05 am 
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I dropped mine 2.5inches and the catalytic converter sits bang on the legal limit (100mm)- that's an EF

 

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 Post subject: Re: offset
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:12 am 
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RustyEF wrote:
EXctly as rhysy_boi said, im gettign the BA XR8 Rims with the Eseries offset, 17" custom madd, $850 for rims $500 for tires cant go wrong!

i dont have insurance on my car at the moment, i only drive my car on weekends, i ahev another car for sunning around in,

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Where abouts on Ebay?

Can I get my new tyres put onto these rims?
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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:57 am 
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on the subject if i whack superlows in my EL XR8 will i need short stroke shocks ?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:17 pm 
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Yeah pretty much.
Otherwise the standard shocks will probably blow out or weep, and it will ride extremely rough.
So either way you'd want to get them.

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:06 pm 
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i want to put my AU on superlows, will i need to change from the forte shocks? Also how much are new shocks worth and springs all up?
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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:10 am 
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i got quoted $1050 for short stroke shocks in the front and superlows all round. Supply & Fitted

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:34 am 
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2qik wrote:
I dropped mine 2.5inches and the catalytic converter sits bang on the legal limit (100mm)- that's an EF


Same thing here, superlows all round and my cat is 100mm off the ground. I have been pulled over for being "too low" but ended up being just over the limit, by a couple of mm. *phew*

Why would you want to lower the back more than the front? then the car will sag in the a**, which IMHO looks s**t house. My car sits dead flat (sexy), but does have a slight sag when i have a boot full, or fat asses in the back seat (s**t house)

 

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