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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:46 pm 
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right i'm out 2 lower my xh it has the 1 ton upgrade on ati will be going 4 a set of super lows up front but my q is is the better way 2 go with the rear a set of blocks or having the leefs reset n a rough cost for getting them rest...

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:22 am 
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get the leaves reset man, dont go with blocks, i got the leaves reset in mine for basically nothin through a mate, but you can also buy new king leaves set to where you wantfor bout $450 a pair i think

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:22 am 
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blocks are illegal... in some... if not all states in Aust

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:28 am 
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yeah ive heard some pretty bad stories bout lowering blocks
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:56 am 
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Lowering blocks def arnt illigal in vic. As long as they are ally.

Maybe your thinking of cut springs??

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:14 am 
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I didn't think block were illegal.
I reckon King Spring new lowered leaf springs would be my choice...

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:28 am 
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blocks arent illegal as long as they're metal

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:47 pm 
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get them reset. will handle better.
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Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:50 pm 
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Ah you ford guys and all the options you have available! :D
These arent really answers for you but might be worthy topics for thought.

* Have them reset to your specifications
do some research and get a realistic idea of what you want to achieve first. - ie Do you want it 'fully sick' and low (spending most of its time against the bumpstops, and doing nothing for the lifespan of shock absorbers, having a terrible ride and still handling like a waterbed) - not so bad if its a show car.

Or do you want it to have a nice low stance, to handle well and still have a reasonable ride for your passengers - nice for a good cruiser.

Or do you want very stiff rates, low stance, handle like its on rails and be uncomfortable for most passengers - idea is its a track car and passenger rarely have to deal with it.

Find a good reputable suspension place familiar with your make and model and what you're trying to achieve.

* Custom made
Similar to having yours reset to what you'd want, but more accurate process, uses new springs (much better idea for any sort of performance vehicle), more expensive

* Off the shelf (Kings, Lovells etc)
If you know someone who's used them, talk to them, have a ride in their car, ask for their opinion. Definately cheaper than custom made springs, and for most purposes, equally as good.

* Blocks
Pretty close to what you have, just lower and as a result a lower centre of gravity therefore should handle better, but not a great deal. You're also introducing another component and therefore another point of failure into the suspension system.
Suitable for many people, just keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

 

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