Fordmods Logo

Help Fitting Tickford Suspension Kit (AU3) 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Help Fitting Tickford Suspension Kit (AU3)
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:38 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

EDIT... so i needed new front shocks picked up a Tickford Suspension Kit of Ebay pretty Cheap... Installed The back springs and shocks using this from another thread i found... but still need some help with the front

tiny56 wrote:
changing rear shocks would have to be one of the easiest jobs u can do

jack up car and remove rear wheels and place stands under rear axles

lay down rear seat and remove plastic corner covers to gain access to top of shocker

remove top shocker nut - hold top of shocker shaft with a small shifter or mole grips and undo nut

undo bottom shocker bolt and remove

lower the shocker out thru the spring


installation is reversal of above - with note - make sure bottom bolt is very tight else you will have a knocking niose that will drive you nuts and it is not a bad idea to retension in a couple of weeks time with the full weight of the car on it

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Last edited by fourL6 on Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:46 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

If your car is standard height your better off just installing Lows which is the equivelant to XR height. If its an AUIII the shocks should still be ok. Its prob a good idea to get pedders to perform a suspension check but dont mention about you wanting springs as they will tell you what you want to hear!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:25 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 2515

Joined: 27th Mar 2006

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: FG MkII Xr6t Ute

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

yeah pedders cost s**t too...got a quote today to lower my car for $1600, for springs shock/struts and camber kit fitted, does this sound right?

I'm just gonna do it all myself and get somewhere to do the camber kit after, that way it works out to be $600 + camber kit....

 

_________________

EVL098 wrote:
Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 6467

Joined: 18th Dec 2006

Ride: 93 ED sedan

Power: 161 rwkw

Location: Rockhampton
QLD, Australia

skidder wrote:
yeah pedders cost s**t too...got a quote today to lower my car for $1600, for springs shock/struts and camber kit fitted, does this sound right?

I'm just gonna do it all myself and get somewhere to do the camber kit after, that way it works out to be $600 + camber kit....



Do you have the tools to do the job?????
Do you know how to fit the springs to the shockies ( fronts ) so that they fit in, top fits in the holes and the bottom fits over the lower control arm, all lined up.
How long do you reckon it would take you to do it??????
The Pedders guys should be able to do that job in about 4 to 5hrs. Thats springs, shocks, camber kits, wheel alignment & test drive.

Also, whats the rest of the suspension like???? bushes and such???

 

_________________

http://youtu.be/jJTh9F3Vgg0

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:16 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

joolz wrote:
If your car is standard height your better off just installing Lows which is the equivelant to XR height. If its an AUIII the shocks should still be ok. Its prob a good idea to get pedders to perform a suspension check but dont mention about you wanting springs as they will tell you what you want to hear!
so if i just walk into super cheap and say can you order me some new spring for a au3 falcon "lows" they should be fine... fairly sure supercheap do kingsprings...

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

so my front right shocker has leaked and front left it a little tight... have been quoted $110 just for the front right shocker from ford... + labor... am i better of just replacing them all...? then i could do the springs at the same time yeah...

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:40 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 151

Joined: 4th May 2007

Ride: NL Fairlane

Location: Kwinana
WA, Australia

no point replacing just 1.do a pair at a time,if you want to lower it invest in some lowered springs and shocks to suit

 

_________________

NL fairlane soon to be blown :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

so have got a quote for supply only from super cheap...
king springs "Lows" all round are $300, Front Struts are $100 each (standard) and the rear shockers and $50 each (standard) any comments...? the book recommended lowered shockers for the "Low" springs but i really dont think it will matter...

would i just be able to get these for the front???

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FALCON-AU-GENUINE-NEW-FRONT-STRUTS_W0QQitemZ290197640826

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 50

Posts: 504

Joined: 2nd Dec 2006

Ride: EF wagoon

Location: perth
WA, Australia

fourL6 wrote:
so have got a quote for supply only from super cheap...
king springs "Lows" all round are $300, Front Struts are $100 each (standard) and the rear shockers and $50 each (standard) any comments...? the book recommended lowered shockers for the "Low" springs but i really dont think it will matter...

would i just be able to get these for the front???

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FALCON-AU-GENUINE-NEW-FRONT-STRUTS_W0QQitemZ290197640826


I had lows fitted all round to my EF. The suspension guys told me that on the front you can get away with standards, but they always change them to shortened shock and then they never have any problems. i'm not sure if AU's are the same deal. :?

 

_________________

EF GLi Wagoon
Grandpa Spec

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

Have just brought some New AU Tickford Suspension... (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEBTOX:IT&item=280190985059 )
got Brand New front Struts, Rear Shockers and Springs All round for $355.55...
:shock: hope it fits series 3...

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:54 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

picked the kit up today i didnt realise it was reduced from $814.05 before tax now im really happy with 355.55 :lol:

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:31 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

so fitted the back ones today sitting maybe a 2cms lower but will settle down i think... had a knocking in the back right so tightened up the bolt on the top an bottom of the shocker and that fixed it up...

just after some advise with the front ones... just edited the first post some instructions like that but for the front would be good... oh and in the suspension kit i got one bracket with a rubber bit on the end.. anyone know where this goes... had a look around when i didnt see anything... its about 10x10x10cms with two holes to be bolted onto something...

cheers...

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 1953

Joined: 1st Feb 2006

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: BA on gas. EL on gas. XF on gas.

Location: Greenacres/Adelaide
SA, Australia

It is a an ABS cable mount.

 

_________________

Member Number 8804
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:04 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 2159

Joined: 15th Nov 2005

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: TS40

Location: Latrobe Valley
VIC, Australia

so where does it go???

 

_________________

Was - 2001 AUIII Ford Falcon Forte
Genuine T2 TS50 bodykit, 18" BF Cobras, Boge and Eibach Suspension and Complete AU2 Fairmont Ghia Interior

Now - 2012 FG Mk2 Ford Falcon XR6
Swift Green,6 Speed Auto, Stock... and a Fuel Card :)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:05 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 45

Posts: 1953

Joined: 1st Feb 2006

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: BA on gas. EL on gas. XF on gas.

Location: Greenacres/Adelaide
SA, Australia

Do you have abs?

 

_________________

Member Number 8804
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:39 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names