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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 6:46 pm 
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Hey all

I'm kitting my EL fairmont, so I want to lower it from tractor spec, but i don't want it low enough to scrape or it might break the kit.
I had an EL XR6 before... and I figure that ride heght would be pretty good. Should I just go for king low spings? Or should I do something else?
The wreckers near me have an EF XR6, I could try and source the complete suspension package from that... would that work?
Juts want to make sure it looks good but is practical.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:52 pm 
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lows are comparable to tickford suspension..

let me get this right, you sold a manual el xr6 for a el mont? :|

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:55 pm 
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Go super lows. they look ten times better than lows
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:02 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
lows are comparable to tickford suspension..

let me get this right, you sold a manual el xr6 for a el mont? :|


Hahaha, Yeah, I couldn't afford to run the xr6 anymore, sucks but that was that - thought i'd sell it before noone wanted them before the petrol was too expensive and it wasn't worth much.

and southy, i live with a fairly decent incline coming into the driveway and i have to drive over heaps of speed humps, i don't much feel like cracking my bodykit.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:10 pm 
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You couldnt afford to run an EL XR6 so you buy an EL Fairmont :shock:

...the running costs would be near enough identical surely??
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:26 pm 
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You couldnt afford to run an EL XR6 so you buy an EL Fairmont :shock:

...the running costs would be near enough identical surely??


Not on an LPG fairmont :p.
And the way the XR6 made me want to drive was also expensive lol.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:32 pm 
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soulfire wrote:
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You couldnt afford to run an EL XR6 so you buy an EL Fairmont :shock:

...the running costs would be near enough identical surely??


Not on an LPG fairmont :p.
And the way the XR6 made me want to drive was also expensive lol.


I can see where you're coming from.

Mate, suspension out of an "EF" XR??? s**t, next you'll be wacking on the EF front and re-trimming the interior with the "op shop" blue and purple EF XR trim... :lol:

Nah, in all seriousness, why don't you just cut your springs? Commodore drivers around here do it and think it's cool.... (FYI: this is a joke. I do NOT reccomend cutting of the springs...)

In all PROPER seriousness. Ask STEADY-ED. He seems to know what he's talking about when it comes to suspension kits.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:47 pm 
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ive got xr suspension in my ef mont and its fine! low enuff to make a diff while still bein practical

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:06 pm 
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Hey soulfire, just fitted Lovell's Sport Low's (FFL-47) to my EF wagon, brings it down to XR height about 30-35mm lower than standard. Not to low but low enough to look good, very happy with the firmer ride.

 

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King lows are the same height as tickford at the front, but a little lower than tickford at the rear.

I have a complete XR setup from my EL Ghia thats for sale. Only done 120,000km.
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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:16 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
King lows are the same height as tickford at the front, but a little lower than tickford at the rear.

I have a complete XR setup from my EL Ghia thats for sale. Only done 120,000km.

Is there anything you haven't got for sale? :lol:

If you're changing springs, depending on how many k's the cars done, id do shocks as well.

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:17 pm 
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Im tossing up whether to lower mine at the moment, i want xr spec for practicality, but i want superlows for the looks, tough choice
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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:20 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
arm79 wrote:
King lows are the same height as tickford at the front, but a little lower than tickford at the rear.

I have a complete XR setup from my EL Ghia thats for sale. Only done 120,000km.

Is there anything you haven't got for sale? :lol:


Nup!

Come on man, just remember who your talking to! :D
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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:26 pm 
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my mate had a EL Xr8 and put king spring super lows in it and never hit

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 2:11 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
King lows are the same height as tickford at the front, but a little lower than tickford at the rear.

I have a complete XR setup from my EL Ghia thats for sale. Only done 120,000km.
I have a 95 spec. factory tick. race set up-police ordered,have 100mm clearance under sills,exhaust just scraps on truck humps,guard to wheel clearance my be 25-30mm,no body roll,but had to put caster-camber kit in,had -3.5* each side,great for racing ,but very hard on tyres,after kit -1* acceptable.just starts to wear on inside first,ideal setting is-1\2* be aware when you drop it,kits $170-300,i run 225sx16

 

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