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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:02 pm 
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Got in touch with online performance,
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dobinson's low
dobinson's comfort low
King springs low

all for the same price. i like the sound of the comfort springs. im going to put in my order for the springs monday or tuesday.

what do you guys think?
go for it, havent heard a bad word about dobinsons springs


not yet that is....lets just hope u fellas get a good ride height and comfort ride and once u have all of it in we are sure wanting to know how well they do.

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:33 pm 
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Fiftyone u sure didnt waist any time callin them! y not wait till i try them as we all are new to this brand. BTW a mate got a price for some shortened rear shocks for his EA that im fitting my old springs to they are Ultima at $150 where again IMO is a very reasonable price considering other places quoted him for Monroe shortened shocks (they dont even make them!) $180 and Pedders even more just over the $200 mark.
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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:57 pm 
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I have run dobinsons before.. very good quality and much easier on the a** than kings.. kings are too firm, but a static wound spring will do that.. the dobinsons are a progressive wound spring, basically the end coils work harder and the inner coils equalise (very basically) where as the kings a re a static or solid wound could that offers all coils doing the same job.

IMO different coils for different Progressive loads works a hell of alot better.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:10 pm 
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Ok im bored and wanted to show some pics of my ride (EL Fairmont Ghia) on Kings super lows which also cost me a minor defect notice. Will post pics of stock ride after new Dobinson springs installed and then 2 weeks after they have rested in.

 

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:22 pm 
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that height got ur car defected? wtf?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:28 pm 
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Yeah the good old Cat and muffler! i was only about 7-10mm under but with empty car and petrol tank only 1/4 full so it was well under legal height
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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:43 am 
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yeah, thanks anyway joolz, but i'm an impatient son of a b**ch. ive been meaning to do this for a while, and now the moneys right. so why not.

so there the question still remains, Kings, comfort or dobinsons low?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:55 am 
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I got king super lows in my el xr8, the best springs I have ever driven on, tried pedders and K mac on various other cars I have had, but do not even come close to the kings...

They were already fitted when I bought the xr, so I went and put king springs on my coupe as well......

ps both cars also have koni adjustable shocks, so they probably help

 

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:35 am 
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Yeah the good old Cat and muffler! i was only about 7-10mm under but with empty car and petrol tank only 1/4 full so it was well under legal height


i say sack the exhaust fitter

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:45 am 
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Yeah the good old Cat and muffler! i was only about 7-10mm under but with empty car and petrol tank only 1/4 full so it was well under legal height


i say sack the exhaust fitter

Yeh, i'd keep the setup you got and just get the exhaust lifted closer to the body.
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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:50 am 
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and after youve had that done, beat him with the piece of pipe he took off it. if they canaried your car, he should pay.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:19 am 
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The exaust brackets were stock Ford but that was all fixed up ages ago, Just after the defect!
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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:37 am 
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Well they are all installed after about 2 1/2 hrs this morning. First impressions are the front is a bit hight but they are yet to settle in. Took her for a drive and well... im very impressed with how smooth they are even over some rough roads. Handling is great on fast turns. The ride in IMO is far better that Kings as they do appear harsh over rough roads. The smoothness does feel like stock but the handling is far better. I wish now i went with Dobinson in the first place but then i couldnt compare them to Kings and give you guys this research. Well worth getting these springs if you are lowereing your ride. The rear now sits at 350mm HTG and the front 365mm HTG.

 

 

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And some more pics... I will post some more in a couple of weeks after the springs have settled.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:55 pm 
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are they the comfort or the normal lows? i put my order in for the comforts last night

 

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