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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:59 pm 
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If i was to get superlows on my el fairmont, some people say don't need to change the shocks straight away, if you were going to change the shocks OR for some reason u have to straight away which shocks most likly would be changed, front or rear. Everyone welcome to add anything to what i have said.
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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:01 pm 
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change the shocks!

The cars 10 yrs old Brakes, Shocks + Steering do em properly! never take short cuts!

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:09 pm 
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some will say "you dont need too" they are cheap, do the jb right 1st time, shortend shocks dont cost much,

if you want it to handle even better, make sure all your bushes are in good nick, if not replace, then a set of bigger swaybars will see body roll disapear.

as krytox said, parts on these cars are getting old and wor now, never be cheap around suspension and brakes.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:15 pm 
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im 1 of those dudes that say dont bother ey.

i didnt.

but if ya got the money ya might aswell do it ey.

im gonna be changing mine soon just cause i want a little better ride quality.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:58 pm 
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when a standard shock is compressed lower then they are made to they build up alot of pressure and can easily explode over large bumps/gutters ect leaving you bouching all over the place

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:52 pm 
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ya ya.. but if the shocks needed to be replaced...which one would mostly be first.. front or rear.. cos rear are cheap and im on a budget..
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:20 pm 
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If you're going superlows then you really need shortened shocks with bump rubbers. You can get by with standard shocks but they will bottom out, and the springs will ride up on the edge of the lower bucket at the rear. That probably wont hurt them but spring places will tell you that is how you can break springs. Who knows? But by the way, shorter shocks aint cheap.
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:26 pm 
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Huggie, sorry mate but i have never heard of a shock exploding when fully compressed and if it was the case why are they packed compressed?
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:24 pm 
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more like your a** will explode from all the bouncing you will be doing once your shocks blead out.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:44 pm 
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lol...to that above..
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:45 pm 
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Brett3158 wrote:
If you're going superlows then you really need shortened shocks with bump rubbers. You can get by with standard shocks but they will bottom out, and the springs will ride up on the edge of the lower bucket at the rear. That probably wont hurt them but spring places will tell you that is how you can break springs. Who knows? But by the way, shorter shocks aint cheap.


um....shorter shocks are like same price as normal shocks...as i was quoted..

What i would like to know... will all the shocks be stuffed.. (read the quote above), front and rear.... or what? will front bottom out like the rear shocks? or vice versa etc?
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:17 pm 
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i too say don't bother. whilst it is true that a shock/strut to suit a lowered spring will handle and ride better it is not absolutely neccessary. to answer your question the fronts are more critical. you may even find the rears are the same part no. for std and lowered.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:24 pm 
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save up and get shocks all round. then get them installed all at the same time......the hard part is saving up.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:30 pm 
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i too say don't bother. whilst it is true that a shock/strut to suit a lowered spring will handle and ride better it is not absolutely neccessary. to answer your question the fronts are more critical. you may even find the rears are the same part no. for std and lowered.


hmm lows yeh superlows id be replacing the shocks just for safety sakes and do avoid the costs of if something does and often can happen

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:31 pm 
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phongus wrote:
save up and get shocks all round. then get them installed all at the same time......the hard part is saving up.


yeh id wait til ya have all the cash for the full kit n kaboodle then ya can get a better package deal from a suspension joint...get a nice full sports or watever whiteline pack or something

 

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