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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:45 am 
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Racing slick and semi slicks are made out of a MUCH softer compound of rubber.
Your bald tires are not.

I'm going to leave this thread alone now, it's kinda shattered a belief I had that people who modify there cars generally look after them better.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:49 pm 
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Geez people, stop flaming him, he's successfully made himself look like a fcuking retard, let him be.

Be proud the cops will harass him rather than other more sensible people. I can't wait to see the:

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fukin pigz i got canaried 4 da sik springs yo


threads... Will be piss funny, then we can all think and suggest "Told you so"

There's an old saying that you cant polish a turd but he's trying. He'll understand when he runs off the road around a bumpy corner at reasonably safe speeds in a safe car.
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:56 pm 
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should make this a sticky... title "retard gone retarded" things not to do if your retard.

sorry if someone already posted this could be borthed to read all the pages..

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:03 pm 
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My failane was coming up for reg and had no intentions of re-registing it so we wanted to make it look cool for a couple of days so we made the following modifications:

1. Cut coils of front springs, with a oxy, while still in the car
2. No lowering blocks for back, so heated up the leaf till it colapsed on itself, thus lowering the car.
3. Cut a huge hole in the roof, deffiently a summer car.

We passed about 6 cops till a mate attracted their attention, small chase, and got away. We ended up with a parking fine!

Keep Cutting!
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:46 pm 
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My failane was coming up for reg and had no intentions of re-registing it so we wanted to make it look cool for a couple of days so we made the following modifications:

1. Cut coils of front springs, with a oxy, while still in the car
2. No lowering blocks for back, so heated up the leaf till it colapsed on itself, thus lowering the car.
3. Cut a huge hole in the roof, deffiently a summer car.

We passed about 6 cops till a mate attracted their attention, small chase, and got away. We ended up with a parking fine!

Keep Cutting!



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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:49 pm 
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Photos and fine to prove it if you like, no reason to lie about such things
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Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:15 pm 
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photos would be nice anyway (not asking you to prove it).

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:38 am 
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Hmmm, for some reason i was expecting it to be lower :P. Looks about the same height as my car lol

PS what the hell is with the stock as a rock title under my user name lol :P
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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:49 pm 
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maybe it's trying to encourage you on further modifications?


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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:58 pm 
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Got these sent to me a while back aint from this knobs car but similar amount of stupidity involved (this person bought the car like this).

 

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:24 pm 
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Jaysen wrote:
For anyone really looking to obtain some knowledge, look up a book called Chassis Engineering by Herb Adams, an engineer for Chrysler if I remember correctly. This goes in to detail on how spring rates actually effect handling. For everyone out there who flame cut springs, WHEN IT IS DONE CORRECTLY IT WILL HANDLE THE STREET BETTER THAN KING SPRINGS!!!!! I can say this from experience as my last EF I6 had cut springs and matched short shocks and it handled better than my EF V8 with King Lows and matched shocks. PROVEN FACT....... soft spring rates help the tyre to adhere to the road. PROVEN FACT...... if spring rates are too hard then the tyres will momentarily skip across the road when encountering bumps. Why is it that even though an EF XR6 has lowered suspension it still remains soft????? If we drive around on race tracks then hard springs would be perfect, HOWEVER WE DONT!!!! All this being said, to the guy who started the thread, your a f**k tool mate cause 3 coils is for f**k sake way too much!!

For any one looking to argue........
STD SPRING RATES
Front 319.5lbs/in
Rear 183.8lbs/in
CUT SPRING RATES
Front 1.25 coils removed 378lbs/in
Rear 1 coil removed 202lbs/in

Note EA SLS rear springs were used due to the nature of the spring.

Conclusion
Front increase in spring rate appox 18%
Rear increase in spring rate approx 10%
With this slight difference in balance it helps the car to maintain rear end grip when cornering under heavy throttle loads and can be adjusted with sway bar rates

Compared to King Lows with a front spring rate of 385lbs/in and a rear progressive rate spring which is out of my scope to measure however is not as friendly when going over speed humps as I now experience

Heat transfer throughout the spring whilst being cut is negligable as you can still safely hold the spring within 3 inches of the cut right after it has been done and this portion of the spring is part of the seating area any way. Also something to note is that springs generate an enormous amout of heat when compressing and decompressing which exceeds the amount of heat generated when modifying them. So to say that cutting them is going to alter their molecular structure is s**t.

My final statement is this..... Cutting springs has been made illegal due to the efforts of tools like the person who originated this thread, and for no other reason. If done correctly they WILL provide you with a fantastic ride and performance. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CUT SPRINGS UNTILL YOU HAVE DONE YOUR HOMEWORK AND IF YOUR TOO f**k LAZY TO DO SO THEN JUST PULL A SPIDER OUT OF YOUR WALLET AND BUY SOME LOWERED SPRINGS


reminds me I still got your copy of that one too Jase.

I'll give ya a call soon will have to catch up..

monday Eastern Creek... triumph round.. But I will be there let me know if ya wanna come out for a while

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:26 pm 
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fairlane351 wrote:
My failane was coming up for reg and had no intentions of re-registing it so we wanted to make it look cool for a couple of days so we made the following modifications:

1. Cut coils of front springs, with a oxy, while still in the car
2. No lowering blocks for back, so heated up the leaf till it colapsed on itself, thus lowering the car.
3. Cut a huge hole in the roof, deffiently a summer car.

We passed about 6 cops till a mate attracted their attention, small chase, and got away. We ended up with a parking fine!

Keep Cutting!


your gay..

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:42 pm 
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justfordima wrote:
maybe it's trying to encourage you on further modifications?


Cheers


What do they want me to do, chuck a jet engine in the back lol :P
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Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:42 am 
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How could my sexual preferance effect what I do to my car????
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 Post subject: Re: Failane Lowering
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:46 am 
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fairlane351 wrote:
My failane was coming up for reg and had no intentions of re-registing it so we wanted to make it look cool for a couple of days so we made the following modifications:

1. Cut coils of front springs, with a oxy, while still in the car
2. No lowering blocks for back, so heated up the leaf till it colapsed on itself, thus lowering the car.
3. Cut a huge hole in the roof, deffiently a summer car.

We passed about 6 cops till a mate attracted their attention, small chase, and got away. We ended up with a parking fine!

Keep Cutting!


your gay..


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Good for you mate, one more post to your total, now your only three away from 400!!! Was it a personal goal of yours to fill up your post total with useless posts or did it just happen?

 

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