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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:37 pm 
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Umm..
Any ideas what would be the best shocks to use with King lowered springs for my EL falcon 6cyl.? Should i retain my current Monroe GT Gas shocks with these new springs? Will the GT Gas units be too firm for lowered suspension?
The new springs will lower the car about 30-35mm.
What would also be the best camber kit for this alteration?

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:06 pm 
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The gas shocks will make the ride pretty uncomfortable, but this is a fairly common combination. what about trying to get some xr shockers from a wrecker? they'd be cheap and are designed to handle that sort of spring?
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:35 pm 
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YTMONT wrote:
The gas shocks will make the ride pretty uncomfortable, but this is a fairly common combination. what about trying to get some xr shockers from a wrecker? they'd be cheap and are designed to handle that sort of spring?
A guy from King Springs actually recommended a set of Ultima shocks. Are these any good? Has anyone heard of these before or have them?
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:38 pm 
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I bought King lows and GT Gas and its not as stiff as a Commodore with FE2 suspension. It's a nice firm ride but not uncomfortable.
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:51 pm 
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I bought King lows and GT Gas and its not as stiff as a Commodore with FE2 suspension. It's a nice firm ride but not uncomfortable.
The bloke told me it will lower the car around 30-35mm with the King Lows. Does this make a big difference in the way the car handles? Or is it just cosmetic?
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:55 pm 
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I was also recomended to use Ultima shocks with King Springs!! The handling will improve as the centre point of gravity is reduced.
I have GT gas and the ride isnt as hard as some say. Maybe others are bottoming out on the bump stops.
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:00 pm 
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No it makes the car handle better. Less body roll and with 17s it feels like the car is glued to the road. Much nicer handling car. Looks much better as well.
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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:00 pm 
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Just another thing.
How does lowering your car effect your insurance?
Are insurance companies funny when it comes to mods like this?
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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:28 am 
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insurance shouldn't be too much of a problem as it will still be legal. pretty much xr height and spec. xr's had same length shock as std height so ride and handling will be fine.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:50 pm 
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lower rear springs require shorter rear shocks. Monroe dont make a shorter rear shock for falcons even though they list one. It is the same part number as standard length. Monroe gas did not trap my pedders low springs so I had to buy pedders short shockers. If you want to try monroe gas then I have a pair of rears done <1000km $60.
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Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:52 pm 
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Brett3158 wrote:
lower rear springs require shorter rear shocks. Monroe dont make a shorter rear shock for falcons even though they list one. It is the same part number as standard length. Monroe gas did not trap my pedders low springs so I had to buy pedders short shockers. If you want to try monroe gas then I have a pair of rears done <1000km $60.
Thanks dude. I will probably end up replacing all shocks anyway. Maybe Ultimas shortened.
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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:11 am 
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No cash - Monroe gas
Plenaty of cash - get bilstein or similar quality. Handling will be insane with swaybars etc...

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Just another thing.
How does lowering your car effect your insurance?
Are insurance companies funny when it comes to mods like this?


im with racv, no extra on premium. $600 on excess for third party fire theft

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:37 pm 
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i just did mine back and front today

i used kyb all round as ther have a shortened version for lower cars

 

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