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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:45 pm 
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Hey guys,

i was looking at the car today from a side on, its an EA, anyway i saw the back of the car is high compared to the front. Is it possible to just dump the back a little and leave the front. I dont want real low but just enough to make it level out with the front. What would i replace, as its only and inch or two i want off the back, the springs or the shocks. I thought as i am not dumping it a heap thought the shocks wouldn't bottom out and would survive and handling would be alright. What springs would you recommend if this is possible.

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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:31 pm 
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have you got a pic?
if it's stock ride, and you can go an inch lower at the back, just fit king springs low's.
don't go superlows, or you'll have the speed boat thing happening.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:09 pm 
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its stock, and fitting them wont affect the shocks...like bottoming out.
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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:18 pm 
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im pretty sure you can run the normal shocks, but superlows requires new shocks.
I flogged mine out.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:19 pm 
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this is caused by the weight the front springs and shocks have had to put up with over the years!
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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:21 pm 
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and could i do that change over myself or will i need a valvespring compressor and all that s**t. how much do you think it would cost if i got a place to put em on for me.

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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:42 pm 
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you can do it yourself, i did.
i used spring compressors in mine, and for a mates we jacked one side of the car up, and left the other side on the ground.
the side that was jacked up, the spring slid out.
I don't think that the stock ea spring would come out without spring compressors.
The spring compressors cost me $22 for a cheap pair and $50 for a good pair.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:58 pm 
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oh there cheap.

Thats alright. I will do it myself then.

Cheers.

Oh also how do i get them off. Do i twist and turn them around the strut.
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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:59 pm 
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kermey wrote:
this is caused by the weight the front springs and shocks have had to put up with over the years!


So maybe a swap over from front to back is needed. I am new to this so i dont know if this is possible.

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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:29 pm 
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nar you can't put front on rear, they're different thickness, width and height.

dmac - they will just either pull out or slide out.
when you do it you will know what i mean.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:22 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
nar you can't put front on rear, they're different thickness, width and height.

dmac - they will just either pull out or slide out.
when you do it you will know what i mean.


Cheers mate, thanks for th help.
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