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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:59 pm 
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Installed super lows on the car today, notice a difference in height.

but they just dont look super low...

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They just dont look low enough. I have king lows on the back atm, going to supers on tuesday, kyb short duration on back, and stock monroe on front.

Im guessing if its anything itll be the shocks on front? Handles different tho, seems easier to turn the wheel, and on dirt... lot stiffer...

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:05 pm 
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You need to give them time to 'settle in', after about a week you may notice a difference in right height then
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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:36 pm 
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dazza2924 wrote:
You need to give them time to 'settle in', after about a week you may notice a difference in right height then


thats true, but i wouldnt expect em to sink much more. when i had mine re-done they didnt really go much lower at all.

you sure you were sold superlows and not just lows?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:20 am 
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looks sweet as dude. It might need to settle. But lows go 30-50mm and supers are 50-70mm so it may olny be like 5mm difference.

At worst get them compressed. :)

Cant remember who it was but they compressed ultra lows on their lane cause it wasnt low enough.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:31 am 
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looks sweet as dude. It might need to settle. But lows go 30-50mm and supers are 50-70mm so it may olny be like 5mm difference.

At worst get them compressed. :)

Cant remember who it was but they compressed ultra lows on their lane cause it wasnt low enough.


i know there's some variation but i doubt there's 20mm variation.

what's referred to as 'superlow' should be 345mm from centre of hub to guard. they will settle a bit but generally only about 5 - 10 mm. thats a combination of the spring having weight on it for the first time and the car settling back after being jacked up.

also the shocks shouldn't have any bearing on the ride height.

in my gallery i have a side on pic of my eb (polished) and thats 345mm at the front. rears are 335mm.

 

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also the shocks shouldn't have any bearing on the ride height.


they will if the spring seat is located higher/lower (as per pedders)

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:58 am 
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prydey wrote:
also the shocks shouldn't have any bearing on the ride height.


they will if the spring seat is located higher/lower (as per pedders)


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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:39 pm 
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Theyre second hand springs. So they shouldnt need to settle. I bought em off felony.

I havnt done the rears yet, although theyre lows atm anyway.

It is definately lower, you can tell front on cause the front bar just seems so much lower, but side on it looks crap...

 

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if they were supers did u have to lip your guards?

 

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my front supers came down a bit ~1.5cm after two weeks.

and ive never had my gaurds touched, tyre did a few times, then got some neg camber put on and its never touched. even tho tyre is in the gaurd

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:47 pm 
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Yeah, i noticed a few noises yesterday but theyre still 2 fingers off the guards, should only hit if i go down gutters (has done at ex g/fs place)

Its def lower, i compared it to my aunties eb and its a f**k lower, but still doesnt look what id call super low.

I saw i think elvondel's red xr or fairmont or whatever at the dandy cruise the other day ad that was f**k low. Right on the tires.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:14 pm 
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give it 2 weeks should come down a bit

 

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My superlows where second hand springs yet they got a fair bit lower after a week
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Meh, sorry to inform, but thats pretty much the height super lows are ment to sit at
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Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:14 pm 
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simple answer cause super lows aint super low!!! never have been.
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