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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:17 pm 
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How low do you want to go?
Low, superlow, ultralow, or somewhere in between one of these?

In the scheme of things, and the time frame that you will have the springs, I think it's worth spending the little extra to get something better than Kings.

I was tossing up between Lovells and Dobinson springs, until I saw the price to get Eibach. I needed to modify my shocks, but I was happy to pay the price for quality.
They've been on sale for a while now (a long long while) but at only $220 for a set, you cant go wrong I reckon. Especially if you're going to buy new shocks at the same, as there's no extra outlay, you just get AU/BA shocks instead.
http://www.eibachdirect.com/p/523840/pro-kit.html (this is basically superlow)

But if you want to go lower than that, you need to look to the other spring makers.

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:31 pm 
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Eibach does not have springs for E series

Do they AU Live axcel stuff fit in E series?

Also how about the front's? do u buy an AU shock and fit it into a E series?

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:53 pm 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
Eibach does not have springs for E series
That's why I said if you're buying it all at once, you could just buy AU/BA shocks instead of EA-L shocks then these springs become an option.

MICKYYYY wrote:
Do they AU Live axcel stuff fit in E series?
Yes, AU live axle parts are transferrable.

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Also how about the front's? do u buy an AU shock and fit it into a E series?
Yeah, you need to fit AU shocks to the car if you were to use Eibach springs. Sorry if I wasnt clear.

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:51 pm 
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I've got bilstein shocks in my EB with SL king springs and there great!
I wanted to go lower so i got a quote on some bilstein short shocks and from what i can remember it was like $350 per shock......I never got them and never looked into them so i dont no if thats a rip off or not?

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:58 pm 
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MAD wrote:

Personally, I wont touch kings again. They rattle your kidneys and they sagged heaps


i agree, after 5 years of use my old king springs sagged from lows to ultra lows..lol
thats why i went with pedders this time..
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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:13 pm 
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remember, pedders also has the option of the shortened strut (keeping the factory spring) for EB -EL at least.

I had these, and they worked well, lasted the 5 years I had them. If you want lower you can then put in a normal low spring and end up SL

The advantage of this is you get lowered for the cost of the shocks

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:15 pm 
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Michael (HYPOEB) wrote:
I've got bilstein shocks in my EB with SL king springs and there great!
I wanted to go lower so i got a quote on some bilstein short shocks and from what i can remember it was like $350 per shock......I never got them and never looked into them so i dont no if thats a rip off or not?


I got a trade price alot cheaper than that for all 4 bilstein shocks so I might sell my KYB's and buy them if I decide to keep my EF XR6 for another couple years.........

how much would all 4 KYB's and rear low King spring worth? There under a year old........

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:18 pm 
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MAD wrote:
How low do you want to go?
Low, superlow, ultralow, or somewhere in between one of these?


Well i might get 19s so may go low or superlow, see how far i can go without rubbing, or stay with my 15s and go ultralows, i want my car pre dam low haha
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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:19 am 
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The pedders red springs have a higher spring rate than the kings.

Not sure on the lovells, but have been in a car with dobinson springs and it was a comfortable ride. Lovells always seem to get a good rep though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Hey guys i recently made a inquiry at toperformance in vermont that stock koni shocks and asked about the reds, i got priced the rears at $490 and fronts at $340, thats $830 all up just for shocks, is this a fair price??
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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
remember, pedders also has the option of the shortened strut (keeping the factory spring) for EB -EL at least.

I had these, and they worked well, lasted the 5 years I had them. If you want lower you can then put in a normal low spring and end up SL

The advantage of this is you get lowered for the cost of the shocks

Nigel



Interesting and a smart way to save abit of money
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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:29 pm 
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I've always been one for king springs.
They just seem to be the best and most available springs
and I haven't heard anything bad about them

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:30 pm 
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feXomorph wrote:
I've always been one for king springs.
They just seem to be the best and most available springs
and I haven't heard anything bad about them


Except for the fact they sag at the drop of a hat.

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:51 pm 
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I've got Pedders and I reckon they're pretty good but a bit exy (I bought mine secondhand 6 months old)

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:41 am 
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So either pedders lovells dobinson or Eibach?
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