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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:01 pm 
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can anyone tell me a rough price that it would cost to get a ba xt lowered to street legal
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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:13 pm 
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Here's a link to prices for doing it properly, otherwise you can get your springs compressed (or whatever they do) at tyre factory for around $350 if your on a budget. Your best bet would be to get new springs and shocks as your stock shocks wont last too long once lowered, i found that out the hard way :|

http://www.aussiecar.com/fordsuspension.html

P.S Check with your insurance to see how low you can go. My old insurance cancelled mine because i went lower than 30mm which was against their policy.

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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:19 pm 
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well aparently (someone told me and a few forum guys I know have had it done for ages no problems).. if you get it lowered only about an inch or so, so that its a nice level you dont need to get shocks aswell, just springs.

If you just want springs theres good dobinson springs on ebay for cheap
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Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:03 pm 
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My ute went down around 2" (if not more) at the back so i was basing it on that, and i thought being a xt it would be a big drop (compared to a XR) :?

 

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 10:44 pm 
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it says on aussie car 25 - 30mm lower than xr is that lower than a stock xr or will it lower it that much
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Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:21 am 
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Front & Rear springs, app' 20mm lower than xr,s, shocks not essential, fitted and 4 wheel aligned approx $650.00

 

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Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:30 am 
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Those prices on that link are very comparable to a leading suspension group around australia that may\may not use a bull as an icon.

 

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Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:35 pm 
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yeah i know mate got a quote from them aka pedders about 900 for just springs and around 1900 for springs and shocks
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Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:18 pm 
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Well you need a chamber kit at the front otherwise you could get wear on the inner edge of your tyres. Craig @ ACE uses top quality stuff, the chamber kit alone is around $400 and takes minutes to adjust and he uses king springs.

I also went to pedders and to be honest they were a useless lot, could have just been the store i went to but the guy had no idea. He didnt really know how to lower a ute and said i'll need lowering blocks and it would cost me over $1000 all up :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:22 pm 
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camber kit $400 :( i need one of them as mine is out a fair bit after chucking 17's on (and not even lowering yet) after a wheel allign they said the camber was out a fair bit. it wanders a little and vibrates at hwy speed.

is there any kits or places that would be a bit cheaper.

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 12:53 am 
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Ye there are cheaper ones, craig just likes to use good stuff and doesnt cut corners :)

 

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