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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:02 pm 
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where are the bump stops in a el falcon
i just cut what i thought was them but has not fixed my harsh ride
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:09 pm 
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Cutting the bump stops will only increase ride quality if the car is actually resting on them, or touching them when hitting a bump. The bump stops are a piece of rubber like material bolted to the chassis(on older cars), and are easy anough to find, but remember, they're there for a reason! They stop the suspension from travelling too far, stop steering arms from hitting things, and reduce the impact of the car bottoming out. How low is your falcon? And is it sitting on custom springs, or cut springs. If theyve been cut, they wont have the correct spring rate to stop the car from hitting the bumpstops. I would also think that by going that low, the car would no longer have at least 100mm of ground clearance, nor two thirds of the original suspension movement!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:25 pm 
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i took 3 coils off the rear and none off the front. it always on bump stops and is heaps harsh
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:36 pm 
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Bump stops are on the shock pistons on EL. If you have cut springs you will have a harsh ride. Full stop.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:37 pm 
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If you didnt replace your shocks, your springs wont be trapped and have the possibility of coming out of their seats, and going through a tyre or something else equally as bad. If it is sitting on the bumpstops sonstantly, then by cutting some off you wont fix the problem. Get yourself some king ultra lows or something, and some shortened shockies. Might not be quite as low, but it will be lower than legal, and will be ar safer.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:41 pm 
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no worries
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:05 pm 
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Wouldnt happen to have any pics of it sitting that low would ya? :D

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:43 pm 
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yeah if its as low as your sayin you should get some pics on here
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:35 pm 
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this is my car

 

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:49 pm 
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Hahahahahahaha, you don't drive it aorund like that do you :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:49 pm 
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as people have said, get proper sprngs and matching shocks.

but i have to ask, why did you cut the back so low, and leave the front?

or were you planning on selling the car on the hill and hoping no one noticed the angle of the ground? :P

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:53 pm 
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nah changed my mind on selling it just left the signs on the windows
and i was thinking of raising the front up even more
nah just havent cut them yet
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:07 pm 
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drop the front! Seriously, that looks bad on that angle!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:09 pm 
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Far out, a set of superlows aint that expensive lol.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:20 pm 
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simo_42 wrote:
where are the bump stops in a el falcon
i just cut what i thought was them but has not fixed my harsh ride
any help

if you dont know where the bump stops are....... you shouldnt even be messing with the suspension in the first place

 

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