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 Post subject: Dobinsons springs
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:44 pm 
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Over xmas I lowered my car on Kings SL front and rear on koni reds.
After scraping on too many speed humps, and having my kidneys jolted around by the stiffnes of king springs, I've decided that maybe its time to get something a little more practical and comfortable.
I thought I'd measure the hub-to-guard distances to see where the car is at and where I want it to be and I got the following.
LF = 330, RF = 337
LR = 345, RR = 340
(Good quality control right there)

I thought superlows where supposed to be 340-345 up front.
No wonder I'm scraping.

Anyway, I'm thinking of getting dobinsons low-comfort springs but I cant find anywhere they mention the amount it will lower the car, or the estimated hub-to-guard measurements.

Has anyone had experience with dobinsons? Do they have better quality control/accuracy of manufacture?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dobinsons springs
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Dobinsons make them right here in Rocky. I have been on a trade night there too, many years ago.
They also sell shockies too, as well as bushes and such.
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 Post subject: Re: Dobinsons springs
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:06 pm 
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got those in my car. make sure the shocks are in a1 condition if you put them in as they will sag a little. 3 footy players in the back and my car is on the stops.

that said a little weight in the back makes it look cool. i'd probably go with koni or pedders sports with a set of king springs if i were to do it again. Not anything bad by mr dobinson, just makes life a little less practical, but very comfortable

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dobinsons springs
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:24 pm 
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fiftyone wrote:
got those in my car. make sure the shocks are in a1 condition if you put them in as they will sag a little. 3 footy players in the back and my car is on the stops.

that said a little weight in the back makes it look cool. i'd probably go with koni or pedders sports with a set of king springs if i were to do it again. Not anything bad by mr dobinson, just makes life a little less practical, but very comfortable

Have you got photos of your car?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Dobinsons springs
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:29 am 
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Thanks for that.

Anybody else have pics of their bar on dobinson springs?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:01 pm 
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fiftyone

What does ur car measure up to with ur springs???

Also what shocks do u have and how comfy and firm is the ride???

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:33 pm 
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ive just put super low dobi's into my EL, lowered it to a nice hight and is really comfortable, not bouncy as like most lowered cars, there is a pic of it lowered in my gallery and i will up load a before pic soon

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:49 pm 
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its a little wallowy for my liking, but not too bad

dont know the measures, but it is currently as my profile pic is.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dobinsons springs
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:01 pm 
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What shocks u running?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:09 pm 
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How does the package feel front and rear???

Does it ride well with the dobinson springs???

I had Boge with Pedders sport ryder springs and found front to be nice and firm but rear was about 25% softer

Are u expirencing the same???

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:30 am 
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as i said, its a little too wallowy for my liking. on open roads it dips and weaves a little more than expected, but if they werent comfort springs it wouldnt be an issue i dont think.

Time over and a bit of cash, i'd go a set of kings with pedders sports ryda. Home installation of course

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Hey mate what model number were the springs you put in your blue car and are they lows or super lows
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Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:06 pm 
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We're they dobinson low or super lows
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