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 Post subject: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:43 pm 
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can anyone help me out and tell me what is a good set of springs? putting them on a el fairmont ghia.
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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:52 pm 
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Go Lovells, don't go Pedders, King are OK.
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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:17 pm 
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I have lovels low front and rear and no complaints here, theyve been on the car a long time too

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:21 pm 
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I have had & still currently use both Kings & Pedders. Had no issues with either brand.

Why do some people say "don't go pedders"? They have been in the business a long time doing springs, shocks & suspension stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:02 pm 
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i had kingsprings previously, and i now have peders and imo the peders are touch smoother on the bumps but the car handles as good ,if not better than it did with the king springs...
ive never had lovels so i cant say how good they are...
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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:18 pm 
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I've got Kings front and Pedders rear. The difference really comes in with a quality shock. I've got Koni Reds all round, and it is a fantastic ride.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:29 pm 
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I found pedders to be a tad softer compared to Kings which was noticable and better...........

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Thanks guys might go for the kings springs. And for the shocks wat u guys say is fair decent?? Iv seen the monroe gt shocks that come with a package with king springs? Anyone know that they good or should go for something else?
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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:41 am 
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BGS4MY wrote:
Thanks guys might go for the kings springs. And for the shocks wat u guys say is fair decent?? Iv seen the monroe gt shocks that come with a package with king springs? Anyone know that they good or should go for something else?


Monroe GT are s**t. Quality shocks start at Pedders Sports Ryder, and move up to Koni Red, Koni Yellow and Bilstein. The initial entry price for Koni's and Bilsteins equal out when they don't need replacing, as they are a rebuildable shock. Spend the money straight up and realise how great they really are. Anyone doesn't believe me, and happen to be a QLD member, I'll gladly take you for a drive in my Fairlane, with the shocks set at full hard.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:56 am 
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67RCE is right i wish i spent the extra money on bilsteins or koni but i will be replacing the rear KYB to Bilstein as i feel there too soft. The front it good but will start with rear and see the difference and might change the front.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:21 am 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
67RCE is right i wish i spent the extra money on bilsteins or koni but i will be replacing the rear KYB to Bilstein as i feel there too soft. The front it good but will start with rear and see the difference and might change the front.

I had KYB's in my AU, and the NC has Koni Reds, the difference is night and day! Even set on full hard, the ride in the Fairlane is rather comfortable.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:43 am 
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67RCE wrote:
MICKYYYY wrote:
67RCE is right i wish i spent the extra money on bilsteins or koni but i will be replacing the rear KYB to Bilstein as i feel there too soft. The front it good but will start with rear and see the difference and might change the front.

I had KYB's in my AU, and the NC has Koni Reds, the difference is night and day! Even set on full hard, the ride in the Fairlane is rather comfortable.


Im thinking of going Bilstein as its set and forget.........................

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:44 am 
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I had pedders custom shocks (Saloon car spec) on my car for a couple of weeks (I was just borrowing them) and I thought they were awesome. They were noticably stiffer on bump, and the stiffer rebound was awesome. They increased the comfortable speed at which I could go over table-top speed humps by quite a bit. I was tempted to get a set, but decided they were a little too stiff and rattly for general driving.
Awesome for a track car though, funnily enough.

Just to throw another spanner in the works, there's also Dobinson springs to buy.
Or if you are buying everyting, you can get AU shocks, then you could even buy Eibach springs.

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


*edit* I should mention this is comparing to Koni red's that I had, and still have in my car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:49 am 
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This is interesting isnt it.

Funny about pedders too : I wouldnt get anything pedders cause they rip you off, BUT...
.. their springs are fantastic. They give a great ride, where kings are sometimes a little stiff.

Shocks wise - Look at other options, but I cant fault pedders springs.

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 Post subject: Re: kings, pedders or lovells?
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:48 pm 
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Hmm decisions lol so a good combo would be pedders springs with koni or bilstein shocks, maybe il go for kings springs and koni shocks (red)
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