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Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:04 pm 
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just wondering if when going super lows in the xf are camber kits needed as i have heard they are not i had this topic posted in suspension forum but no replies as yous own x series i thought i might have more luck thanks

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:31 pm 
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nope, different suspension setup in XF's as opposed to E-series, camber is adjusted differently

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:36 pm 
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Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:54 pm 
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I have superlows in my xe

had to roll the back guards (245s)

fronts are 235s sometimes with a full car load - you will need shortened shockers - i used pedders sports riders
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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:25 am 
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G'day

How far do you want to go?

Go the superlows and lowered shockers, but think about the upper and lower control arms bushes, the steering arms and dont forget about the upper ball joint.
When the xf's have super lows in they sit the car to low and the top ball joint is at its extreme angle. When this happens they snap, been there done that.
The way around the ball joint problem is to make some shims to level out the ball joint when it is in the curb load position.
With your shocks, get the best ones you can afford. I have shortened konis, about half the size of normal shocks. Make sure they have heaps of valving and are short. You can also add a 12mm spacer between the shocker mount and the shock tower in the engine bay.

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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:02 am 
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and ffs dont remove the bump stops or the bump stop mounting panel.....

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:48 pm 
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I totally agree, dont remove em worst thing you can do.

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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:34 pm 
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thanks for the feed back

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:11 pm 
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is it safe to cut the bumpstops a little to get the front sitting lower??

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:48 pm 
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i trimmed a centimetre off my stops, i know i shouldn't, but i don't do many k's, and it dosen't ride on them anyway.
someone a while back said they removed the whole panel that the stop is mounted to.
DO NOT DO THAT.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:43 pm 
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definitely dont remove the panel, and i'd leave the bump stops at thier normal length, because with the uncut bump stops at full suspension compression, there's f**k all between the lower control arm and the subframe.... any more travel and it'd bend the lower control arm, whish IS NOT good for business

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:05 am 
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Pane wrote:

You can also add a 12mm spacer between the shocker mount and the shock tower in the engine bay.



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is this spacerr to only help with shock length as the towers only mount the shocks and just wondering which brand of springs do you have as i have orded kings

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:38 pm 
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kings are fine, and the spacers are effectively "shortening" the shocks if you have standard length shocks or are lower than short shocks can safely cope with

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:36 pm 
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The bump stops can be cut in half safely but no further. The lower arm will still miss even when the suspension in jacked right up.

Mine rides way to rough atm but that will be changed when the drop spindles go in.

The spacers just give the shock extra travel.

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:44 pm 
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are you purchasing the drop spindles from 'the rod shop'?
i was also going to purchase them for my ute so it can retain most of it's suspension travel.

 

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