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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:12 pm 
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just wondering.... i wanna lower a 98 nl fairlane ghia.

just wanna know what is a good height to lower them, i eventually will be be putting either 17" or 18" wheels on it if that helps... i dont wanna be scraping out every where, but still wanna have the good looks and improved handeling...

also what brands of springs and s**t are the go. havent had to get suspension stuff before, well not lowered stuff anyways...

also how much to a set of 4 slotted disc rotors and the brand aswell...

wanna start gettin prices and stuff sorted out for next week as i shall be getting my car then.... YEAH!!!!

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:23 pm 
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Hey there. I will answer your suspension question as i would not have a clue about the cost of rotors.

I would recommend Pedders suspension and shocks. In the fairlane you do not want a stiff ride, because they are meant to be a comftable car. I used Pedders Velecity Response Damping, and find them awsome (just go to the pedders website to find out more). they give an awsome ride.

Height wise, level with the guards is low enough i think, but then everyone has there own opinion.

Anyways thats my opinion, im sure you will get plenty of help off the others as well.

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:00 pm 
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Well I'm running Pedders Sports Ryders in my Lane and they give a reasonably firm feel while retaining comfy Fairlane feel.
But they were the cheap option for me at the time, most of my suspension bushes need replacing now after 10yrs so I'll be doing those soon and probably new shocks to suit.
As for ride height I got the standard lows and I still occasionally scrape the front or the tow bar in and out of some steeper driveways (damn big a** fairlane :lol: ). Oh and you'll probably want to get rid of the moulded mud flaps as they are the first things to go. :evil:

I've got 17x8's on mine but if you've got the cash then I recon 18's would look better on the LWB. Have a look through the gallery at different ride heights and rim sizes and then personal preference.

As for brakes I was looking into some nice 4 spotters but they start at around $2.5K and seeing as my cars more of a cruiser I don't need vast amounts of braking power. I just popped on a pair of dba golds and around town when I jump on the anchors the ABS works just fine.
I have to admit though if I have a spare couple of K I'd get a set of 4 spotters more for the bling value. :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:55 am 
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I got Superlos on stock suspenion running good.
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:55 pm 
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^^ how low?

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:35 am 
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yeah that would be great if some pics got posted up......

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:56 am 
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so i was thinking bout putting superlows on, been looking, and i reckon superlows would be the go..

howmuch u reckon they are??

and any pics of fairlanes lowered would be great :) as i can normally only find good pics of swb falcons.

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