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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:51 pm 
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Hi, I have a AU falcon with a TS50 kit fitted (see gallery) I was thinking of fitting King Springs Superlows.....what is the legal height and where is in measured from as the front spoiler sits low. Are King spring any good? Any recommendations?

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:56 pm 
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no sure bout nsw, but in vic:

no part of the car must be lower than 100mm from the ground

must retain at least 2/3 of the bump stop travel ie- if youve got 3" bump stop travel from fact. then you can only lower it an inch to meet the 2/3 min

the car must sit level on all four corners

there are a few more but thats all i can think of for now

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:19 pm 
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nannas_ed wrote:
no part of the car must be lower than 100mm from the ground

That's the only 'legal' requirement, the rest are to do with insurance.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:25 pm 
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Talk to a mechanic that does rego inspections

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:34 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:54 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
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no part of the car must be lower than 100mm from the ground

That's the only 'legal' requirement, the rest are to do with insurance.


maybe maybe not, if i remember tommorow i will look in the Vic RWC Guidlines Book

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:33 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
nannas_ed wrote:
no part of the car must be lower than 100mm from the ground

That's the only 'legal' requirement, the rest are to do with insurance.



so your saying if a car is not lower then 100mm at the lowest point it would be legal. Even if to achieve this the car was droped onto the bumpstops at all 4 corners.

dont think so

 

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 Post subject: Re: Legal Ride height
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:57 pm 
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i myself lowerd my ed with super low king springs and 3 days later i was canaryed, while being on a suspended lience, for being to low. the coper couldn't even get the roller under the lip i now have super low in the back and lows in the front and its still 15mm to low
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:45 am 
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a coke can must fit under all the car.. this is the same size object that the coppers use to try and defect you..

Yes a coke can...lol

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:11 am 
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anyone measured a coke can recently? they arent 100mm.....

the legal requirement is 100mm to the lowest part of the car (not including unsprung components such as suspension, diff, etc), and 9at least in qld anyway) the car must maintain 2/3rds of original bumpstop clearance

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:34 am 
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Cops use a coke can because if that hits they know the car is well under 100mm, as they have a diameter of less than that. Plus its something that they always have handy after washing down their donuts.
You must retain atleast 2/3's of you suspension travel from vehicle ride position to the bump stops.
The 100mm is specified for when the can is fully loaded as well.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:03 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
nannas_ed wrote:
no part of the car must be lower than 100mm from the ground

That's the only 'legal' requirement, the rest are to do with insurance.



so your saying if a car is not lower then 100mm at the lowest point it would be legal. Even if to achieve this the car was droped onto the bumpstops at all 4 corners.

dont think so

My bad, the 'at least 2/3 of original bumpstop clearance' is a legal requirement.
I misread that in nanna_eds post. :oops:

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:58 pm 
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seriously to retain driveability don't ever go lower than an inch. When I requested and in i got 2" and then front of the car kept hitting everything and it s**t me esp as the rear was raised with extra leaves for work. Now I have stock front height with slight raise at rear due to 1 tonner springs I found at pinch a part. This is the top mod for wagons... $30 heavy duty rear end :lol: No more cruched mudflaps, exhaust etc and bonus handling improvements. Also if you upgrade the rear shockies dont use the rubbers that come with monroe GT's as they are too small and fall apart. You have to use the originals. I will set up a doco with photos etc soon. :shock:
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