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Which spings you recommend
King springs 41%  41%  [ 13 ]
Lovells 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
Kmac 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Whiteline 16%  16%  [ 5 ]
Pedders 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
dobbinson 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
standard 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 32

 

 

 
 Post subject: Best springs for EL Falcon Gli Daily driver
Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:52 pm 
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Hi All,

Just looking for some feedback on best springs for my car. I have been advised King Springs but have read in some threads that Lovells is the way to go.

Pretty much getting standard height front and low on the rear to level the car and wanting a nice comfy, firm ride and my heart is set on BOGE shocks.

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:17 pm 
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you have not provision for STOCK SPRINGS or for dobbinson springs.

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:32 pm 
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done

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:11 pm 
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get king springs super lows. lowered cars look mint :twisted:
not practical all the time but who cares 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:24 pm 
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Go lows front, supers rear. it'll be around xr height, except the back will be more inline with the front.

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:26 am 
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So you guys use King springs as well?

I had King Springs in my EF XR8 but with different shocks and they seemed alright but hard to say with different shocks.

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 3:55 pm 
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KYB shocks and 2" lowered springs.
I've had mine for almost a year and the car sits at a perfect level and is very comfortable.
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:06 pm 
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Done some research and come up with this;

Whiteline Front 360mm Rear 360mm

King Springs Front 365mm Rear 370mm

Lovells Front 365mm Rear 370mm

Pedders Front 590mm Rear 565mm aka Front 380mm Rear 355mm

Pedders measure from the bottem of the rim to gaurd, now if you were to measure from hub to gaurd like everyone else does you will have to take away 210mm.

Dosent seem right with the Pedders but i took off the hub cap and measured it and came up 210mm from bottom of rim to middle of rim???

Can someone confirm

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:40 pm 
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i use king spring lows with koni shocks..
my car is a every day driver its a little bumpy but handles well..
im not sure about super lows? (might be a bit to low)
as speed humps still give me grief with lows..lol
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:49 pm 
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mine has king super lows with koni shocks
It was my daily driver until i started the rebuild. ride was a little bumpy but handled really well. your ground clearance is as good as your exhaust installation. Mine runs 2 1/2 inch pipe all the way and never scraped on anything much at all
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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:29 pm 
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Thats what im trying to get my head around as there are alot of speed humbs in Sydney inner west LOL And some drive ways are kinda steap and i scrape it here and there.

I measured my car and it seems that the springs have sagged and there sopposed to be Front 395mm and Rear 410mm but mine is Front 380mm and Rear 395.

So obviously it has sagged abit all around by 15mm, so would another 15mm drop would be that bad? plus probably a little more as ive heared springs settle in???

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 9:27 pm 
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they settle in a little bit. but not much mine has hardly moved and ive had them in bout 12 months.
super lows and kyb shocks is what i have. kyb are very good value and i havent had a problem with them.

 

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Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:59 pm 
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dezza.89

How is your ride feel?

 

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Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:28 pm 
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From pm a few fm members seems that Whitelines and Lovells are the way to go.

There is a wait of 4 weeks for whiteline springs when i enquired with them but there hub to gaurd is 360mm apposed to 365mm with the lovells.

Dont want to go too low as i dont want the car to scrap too much.

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 Post subject: Re: suspension
Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 2:20 am 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
From pm a few fm members seems that Whitelines and Lovells are the way to go.

There is a wait of 4 weeks for whiteline springs when i enquired with them but there hub to gaurd is 360mm apposed to 365mm with the lovells.

Dont want to go too low as i dont want the car to scrap too much.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :?


Are you seriously ever going to notice 5mm?
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