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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 12:57 am 
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Hello,

The great debat with many people

Ultra or super lows?

You tell me

Pics aswell would help please.

Mostly looking at 18"*8.5

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:27 am 
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ultra for looks

super for practial

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:37 am 
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So is ultra illegal?

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 4:55 am 
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quite possibly.
i have ultra's in the rear of my fairmont, and supers up front. you have to be cafeful with supers anyway, so i opted supers front so can hit speedbumps easy, and ultras rear to look cool. :P

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 8:14 am 
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samuel wrote:
So is ultra illegal?

In pretty much all cases yes.
And supers in alot of cases as well, depending on vehicle spec level and shock choice.

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:37 am 
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The minimum clearance underbody must be no less than 100mm (field test is a coke can standing up) I have been done in the past.... I now stick with stock height but much uprated shocks and rear springs/ tyres. Handling is awesome and looks are pretty good. I actually love the tail up high front down low look although front air-dam damage is likely.
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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:46 am 
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ultralows are illegal. Even if you can get 100mm clearence, they are still illegal due to the amount of suspension travel you loose. From what i have found out super lows are legal and are as low as you can go on most e- series. Even saying all this i would go ultra lows just for the looks. I have them on my el futura with a venom body kit and it looks really low
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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 2:36 pm 
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hey spac
sounds awesome
you got any pics

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:43 pm 
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Ultras arnt low enough

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:50 pm 
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spac wrote:
ultralows are illegal. Even if you can get 100mm clearence, they are still illegal due to the amount of suspension travel you loose. From what i have found out super lows are legal and are as low as you can go on most e- series. Even saying all this i would go ultra lows just for the looks. I have them on my el futura with a venom body kit and it looks really low

s**t...i cant find that one the site anywhere! just has to be 100mm of clearance!

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 7:08 pm 
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Mitch_ wrote:
spac wrote:
ultralows are illegal. Even if you can get 100mm clearence, they are still illegal due to the amount of suspension travel you loose. From what i have found out super lows are legal and are as low as you can go on most e- series. Even saying all this i would go ultra lows just for the looks. I have them on my el futura with a venom body kit and it looks really low

s**t...i cant find that one the site anywhere! just has to be 100mm of clearance!

Dunno about QLD, but Vic and most other states have a law that you can't lower the car so much as to reduce suspension travel by more then a 1/3 of original.
They usually use center of rim to guard heights, noted in their little book, to determine this.
You could argue you have shortened shocks or extended shock mounts in the rear, but it would probably do you no good.
Being legal is over-rated.

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 7:20 pm 
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legal 'eyebrow' height for eb in s.a. is 335mm. therefore supers (345mm) are o.k. and ultra (330 - 335) are borderline given that every car will react a bit differently. they don't get too hung up on ground clearance here either.

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 7:37 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
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spac wrote:
ultralows are illegal. Even if you can get 100mm clearence, they are still illegal due to the amount of suspension travel you loose. From what i have found out super lows are legal and are as low as you can go on most e- series. Even saying all this i would go ultra lows just for the looks. I have them on my el futura with a venom body kit and it looks really low

s**t...i cant find that one the site anywhere! just has to be 100mm of clearance!

Dunno about QLD, but Vic and most other states have a law that you can't lower the car so much as to reduce suspension travel by more then a 1/3 of original.
They usually use center of rim to guard heights, noted in their little book, to determine this.
You could argue you have shortened shocks or extended shock mounts in the rear, but it would probably do you no good.
Being legal is over-rated.

just get your rwc out and say oi C***! its legal!

 

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 7:45 pm 
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i have spoken to qld transport and suspension shops to find out that information. also i have found the any lower then 3 inches from standard makes it hard to get insurance

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Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 7:50 pm 
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It all depends on what your going to be using the car for fordjared. I've got SuperLows on mine and I cope alright going in and out of my steep driveway and speed bumps are no problems. When I get my new body kit I think I'm going to have to change my driving style.
What shockers are you going to be using with the springs?

Here's a pic of mine with SuperLows and 17's.

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