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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:18 pm 
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hey guys
jus wondering if anyone on here has had the springs reset in there ute? i drive a xh xr6 and wanting to lower my ute. jus wanting to know if it will stiffen up my rear end so that id still b able to carry weight if needed.
thanks bazzo
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:26 pm 
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hey mate,

I got mine reset when i lowered it, it made it too soft in the back, bottoming out. I ended up taking them out and getting an extra leaf put in. firmed it up nicely, but its a bit bouncy when its empty, probably need better shocks. they are only monroe gt gas.
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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 6:50 pm 
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yeah i was told that they would put an extra leaf in there cause of that problem. how low did it end up goin? and is it stiff or soft?
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:42 pm 
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There stiff now with the extra leaf.

they ended up being about 3 quarters of an inch between the rear guaurd and the tyre with 18inch rims.
The only thing was pedders reckon ( might be bull) that becuase after you reset them, they actually bow the opposite way (so looking at it side on, the bend in the spring is opposite as to what it was stock) that the springs will sag after a bit.

I think they were talking crap, cuase mine are fine after a year or so. By the way, dont get it done at pedders. I got quoted 400 bucks to get another leaf put in, with me pulling the springs out. i got it done by another joint for $110.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:49 pm 
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yeah....thats what im after. something nice and stiff. ive been quoted 220 with him taking them out and putting them back in.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:09 pm 
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bazzo, get in touch with dobinsons springs in rocky, i've dealt with them in the past, and i've found them to be damn good

 

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