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 Post subject: King springs measurements for springs are correct? For EF/EL
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:07 pm 
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Hi All,

Im about to do a koni red shock and king springs package and just wanted to know if the quoted measurements from King Springs are correct in real life practice???

FRONT

KFFL-26 365MM aka low springs

KFFL-26SL 345-350MM aka super low springs

REAR

KFRL-27 365MM aka low springs

KFRL-27SL 350MM aka super low springs

So do they really sit at the above quoted measurements or they about a few mm as i dont want to buy the springs right the first time.

So is anyone has the above springs in there car id appreciate if you could measure them and post what u find on here to compare. Apparently shocks have a little bearing on height so maybe we will see that.

Also please not how long they have been in there and roughly kms travelled on them as there sopposed to settle in up to 5mm.


Thanks in advance guys


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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:15 pm 
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Would u be able to measure them from centre hub to gaurd and post the measurements on here so we can compare???

Like your wheels, im actually looking to buy a set soon

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:25 pm 
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Yeh I could probably arrange that tomorrow.
I've got probably 50kgs of stereo in the boot, tho that wont make much difference.
I think the car sits too high for what its got in it... esp the front, so I'll be changing to some shocks with a lowered spring seat shortly, and probably losing half a coil of the rear..... and maybe even the front if it doesnt come down enough.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:27 pm 
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If you fit 19's all round the front will fill up for sure

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:52 pm 
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19s?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:56 pm 
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As in 19inch rims all round

My previous EF XR8 had lows with 19's and filled the gaurds but another 5mm lower would of been nice.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Oh right, I thought you meant my rims were 19s lol.
Dunno about literally filling the guards any more over 15s/17s and the like. If you use the correct rubber the rolling dia will be the same.
15s with 205/65 are the same dia as my 17s with 235/45, and my mates 18s of 235/40 iirc. a 235/35/19 is the same size basically, all within 1% or so.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:49 am 
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OK.
Front is 340, rear is 330.
And the car is still to high by an almost an inch, tho the rear tucks rubber pretty easily, its basically level with the guard atm. I havent even had to roll my front guards yet :oops:

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:23 pm 
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50kg of stereo is significant, at least 5mm drop.

Koni reds are not gas pressurised (unless they've changed the design) and therefore have no effect on the height (unless the front spring seat is moveable, can't remember for sure but not likely on the reds). If gas pressurised shocks were fitted previously the car would become very slightly lower, but since you're changing coils that wouldn't be relevant.

Koni reds are valved for std coils, so when fitting h/d coils you adjust them one turn (or flip the bypass valve which is internal). You still have 1.5 turns left to adjust for wear so this practice is fine.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:06 pm 
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When i had 19's on my EF XR8 the front were 19/225/35 and when next to stock 15's with 205/65/15 they were just about half a inch taller

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:58 pm 
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Stock 205/65/15 = 64.8cm
225/35/19 = 64cm -1.1%
235/35/19 = 64.8cm -.1%
245/35/19 = 65.5cm +1%
265/30/19 = 64.3cm -.9%
235/40/18 = 64.5cm -.4%
245/40/18 = 65.3cm + .9%
265/35/18 = 64.3cm -.7%
235/45/17 = 64.3cm - .6%
245/45/17 = 65.3cm + .7%
265/40/17 = 64.3cm -.6%
215/55/16 = 64.3cm -.7%
225/55/16 = 65.3cm +1%
235/50/16 = 64.3cm -.9%

235/35/19s are the closest to stock size.

 

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 Post subject: Re: King springs measurements for springs are correct? For EF/EL
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Can anyone else add to this please

I would like if a hand full of you who actually have king springs lows and super lows to measure there car and report back please :D

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Anyone at all???

 

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ill try get a measurement tomorrow for you..
im running koni yellow shocks with king spring lows..
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