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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:19 pm 
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i've got an ef gli wagon and we are lowering it and i would like to know if anyone knows how hard it is to do it ourselves. it is being lowered 11/2" front and 2" rear. any advice will be very very helpful.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:10 am 
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well the fronts u will need a set of spring and shocks,
since it is a wagon the rears are leaf sprung so they will need to be taken off the car and sent off to be reset lower
my advice is to get a extra leaf put in the spring, makes it a bit firmer and allows more weight :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:18 am 
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And spring compressors for the front?
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:22 am 
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And spring compressors for the front?
well yer there is that too!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:23 am 
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I would go two front and one and a half rear 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:58 am 
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the reason we were going 11/2" front and 2" rear is that the back end sits higher than the front and we wanted it level all round. it also has a rear d**k seat.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:19 am 
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yeh, you definantly want to drop the rear 1/2" to 1" more than the front on the wagon's. They sit up soooo damn high.

Definantly get the rear leaf springs reset professionally. Ask your local suspension guy about the best way to go, whetehr they advise adding an extra leaf or 2, etc.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:26 am 
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thanks waggin. Midas have quoted us around $1300 to do the suspension. that covers replacing both bottom ball joints, camber kits, front struts, 11/2" lowered front coils, lowering blocks or resetting rear springs to 2", rear shocks and a wheel alignment.
does that price sound like a reasonable offer.
you are right the back end does sit really high. feel like i'm driving a bus. :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:34 am 
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try and avoid the lowering blocks on the rear. definantly get the rear springs reset.

The price sounds reasonable, assuming its all installed for you.

Generally for a set of new springs and shocks in a sedan, youre looking at around $500 in parts.

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