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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:05 pm 
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hey ive just put lovells superlows on my xr8 and its no where near low enough for me, i want the gaurds well and truely over the rim/tyre. So ive just bought some ultra lows to get it lower. Ive been told about bumpstops restricting the car form dropping lower? what the hell are these and how do i get rid of em?

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p.s can anyone photoshop my xr so that the gaurds sit over the tyres/wheels?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:07 pm 
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cant see the pics! dont take the bumpstops out of the car! throw the ultralows and see how you go! if not looks like its time for airbags ;)
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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:14 pm 
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look in my "user gallery"


P.S no that trailor isnt pulling the rear of the car down, same height without trailor!

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:21 pm 
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if you do go ultra's forget about towing big loads!
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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:27 pm 
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yeh i know i wont be, thats the last time i tow the dual axel trailor with my car, i wwas getting millage like 70l to 100km. Will put em on prob next week and see how i go... what are bump stops tho and where are they?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:30 pm 
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im helll s**t at ps
but i was bored.

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i think sim took his bump stops out at the back of his.
but i might and prob em wrong but. lol.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:35 pm 
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i think removing bump stops is illegal and if your insurer finds out your insurance is void. can get defected too

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:42 pm 
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70L to 100k's! f**k thats bad!
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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:49 pm 
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yeh but what isnt illegal these days? f**k insurance companys..... yeh i was looking at the trip computer that was sitting on 3k in third gear, will use dads i6 next time haha

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:00 pm 
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IT is illegal and the distance you can lower your car depends on the relative distance between the normal bumpstop distance and the lowered distance also the lowest part ofyour vehicle must not be less than 100mm or 4 inches take it from a transport inspector (retired). :roll: :P all to do with adr legislation :roll:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:23 am 
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put it this way

bumpstops prevent excessive suspension travel from going beyond the suspensions limits and causing damage, remove the bumpstops, and there is a VERY good chance you will bottom out on the suspension, and without anything to stop it, suspension components WILL bend, and when that happens, things can and do go to s**t very quickly

do you really want to kill yourself, your mates or someone else just to look cool?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:57 am 
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Interceptor wrote:
put it this way

bumpstops prevent excessive suspension travel from going beyond the suspensions limits and causing damage, remove the bumpstops, and there is a VERY good chance you will bottom out on the suspension, and without anything to stop it, suspension components WILL bend, and when that happens, things can and do go to s**t very quickly

do you really want to kill yourself, your mates or someone else just to look cool?


i didnt know what they were so know i wont get rid of em, do u think i would remove em if i knew what u just told me?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:08 am 
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it isnt illegal to remove them just cos someone thought it'd be a good giggle to make it illegal

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:12 am 
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my zorst is illegal, and its doing no harm, but the cops think is does? i was thinking along those lines but if its dangerous like bending susp parts then its probley illegal for a good reason......

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:17 am 
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your exhaust is illegal? lets see....

if in terms of noise, its illegal because like it or not, even though it may sound good, it is f**k annoying at 3am when some stupid f**k drives past your house with a f**k loud exhaust and wakes you up..... nevermind the annoyance to other road users during normal hours.....

the advantage of a quieter exhaust? less attention from the piggies when you want to play up a little

if you've gutted your cats or something similar, its illegal because its contributing to the already woeful state of the polluted atmosphere we live in

 

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