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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:38 pm 
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*****UPDATE 13.07.05*****

*****NOW BACK TO BEING LOPPED SIDED - AGAIN!!*****

WAS OK STRAIGHT AFTER WHEELS AND LOWERED, BUT NOW SITTING LOW ON DRIVERS SIDE AGAIN! PLEASE ADVISE!!???

ALL FIXED NOW - ALSO WITH NEW RIMS AND LOWERED. PICS SOON!

THANKS HEAPS TO ALL FOR THE ADVISE AND HELP!

PEDDERS CAN GO JUMP! THEY QUOTED $1200ish - I PAID $600 at TTF!


G'day all!

I have just replaced main suspension bits and pieces (FRONT - Springs and shockers, REAR - shockers aswel as front LOWER ball joints).

Since then, the car (EB series 2 wagon) has sat "lop-sided". Sitting lower on the RHS (or drivers side!).

Any and all advise reccomendations would be very much appreciated!

Also, I got quoted $1,250.00ish from pedders to replace all springs (incl adding 1 leaf to rear as advised due to car being lowered at the same time!) both shockers and both struts - inclusive of labour (at $220!!). Is this cheap / good / bad or rip-off???

Cheers. :D :D :D

Also - any help with my post in the "fuel system" section would be great!

Thanks. 8-) :D

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:24 pm 
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are your springs new?

if not the springs can "sag" on 1 side


price seems a bit steep
labour is ok

but yer the extra rear leaf good idea!

igot a quote for $800 for springs/shocks installed at a place in wa

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:34 pm 
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Thanks for that info "disco frank".

You don't know of anyone over here (melbourne - SE suburbs or close too!) do ya?
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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:55 am 
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Thanks for that info "disco frank".

You don't know of anyone over here (melbourne - SE suburbs or close too!) do ya?

hahah nar dude sorry

just dont go to pedders!

i am sure there are guys on the forums who know some good shops

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:05 am 
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Cheers! :D

I'll ask around and / or wait for someone to post here!

Thanks mate! :D :D :D :!:
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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:44 pm 
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maybe you've just put on a bit of extra weight ... or the previous owner had lol

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:15 pm 
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Dude - if you saw a pic of me, you'd withdraw that one! Nothing to loose!

Helps out when A***holes who park too close at the shops though! Lol... :D

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:32 pm 
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Hey, another wagon owner... woohoo lol.

Anyway, I had the same problem, the guy before me lowered the car by cutting the front springs with an oxy torch lol. They sagged more one one side. Fixed that with some pedders springs I had to pay $300 installed, and aligned for the front springs.

After that, I got some "superlow" king leafs, 3" lower (from waggin), and then kep the 2.5"(I think) lowering block in. Sits nicely, handles well.

So now Ive got all pedders shocks/struts, pedders coils, king leafs, and a Kmac sway bar in the rear which still needs intsalling.

After all that. My car sits straight. lol.

The leafs were $300 by the way for both brand new. (good price)

And the leaf lowering job that pedders does it a rip off, do a search in the yellow pages for leaf springs been reset, the local places are normally like half the price.


Good luck.

*EDIT* Check that all the springs are in the saddles in the struts. Maybe one turned when they were getting compressed into the strut. just a thought.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:48 pm 
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Thanks heaps justfordima - and yeah, another wagon owner is on the block!!!! LOL...... :D :D :D

Just found out the complete steering rack needs replacing! :( I can take a wild stab in the dark and say that they aren't cheap! All this just after I have just replaced BOTH rack ends and ball-joints, thinking that was the problem!

A bit p****d off at the moment! But, s**t happens!

Cheers - Matt.
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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:23 am 
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yeah, sucks. But think of it this way, another problem out of the way. Now you can have a new rack, which won't die, and you know you won't be paying for it in the future. ofcourse money is money, but money spent now is money saved later in terms of this problem.

Good luck with it all.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:08 pm 
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Good perspective! Considering it has to be done anyway, I'll keep positive about it! 8-)

Cheers - Matt. :D
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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:20 pm 
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looking nice...very nice.. Congrats!

happy with the result??


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Shrink you signature photo down. Too BIG.
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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:53 pm 
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damn is that what it is.. I was thinking it was an actual pic upload..that a sig??

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:55 pm 
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Yeah, I thought it was the same picture uploaded 6 times, WHAT THE :!: but it's his sig.

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