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 Post subject: Lowering a car with Springsag
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:52 am 
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I have really bad spring sag, i want to lower the car but i'm unsure on how much lower it will be once i'm done. I'm thinking of King lows so i don't have to change my shocks (Monroe GT gas) but these are the Arch to centre hub Heights.

Left Front 375mm
Left Rear 375mm

Right Front 385mm
Right Rear 415mm

I can't seem to find the final settled height of King lows but i have to do something pretty soon. (EL FAIRMONT) I want it around the 355mm-365mm all round but getting it level will be a start.
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:42 pm 
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King Low springs will lower your car by 30mm from standard ride height. This is about the limit insurance companies, like RACV, will accept. Some people want their car level, so the go for the Super Lows in the rear. Not so good if you want to tow a loaded trailer or give 3 Sumo wrestlers a ride somewhere.

You could probably retain the standard shocks (for the Lows) but getting ones to match the springs would be better.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:04 pm 
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Thanks mate but would you happen to know what the standard height is for the EL i can't find a reference anywhere.
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:15 pm 
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you dont need to know standard height, just compare other EL's with similar height lowered springs to see the end finish.

Search function at the top of the page will reveal alot of threads, but this one should give you a rough idea

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... light=pics superlows
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:41 pm 
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Thanks mate that should have been obvious :)
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:21 pm 
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elmoim wrote:
Thanks mate but would you happen to know what the standard height is for the EL i can't find a reference anywhere.



i think its called 4WD

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering a car with Springsag
Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:22 am 
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elmoim wrote:
. . . these are the Arch to centre hub Heights.

Left Front 375mm Right Front 385mm
Left Rear 375mm Right Rear 415mm

. . . getting it level will be a start.

If the car was on dead level ground then either the chassis or a guard(s) is bent. If it was not on dead level ground part of the disparity is because of this, not the coils.

I know that some Nissan Patrols were set up higher on the right side so the vehicle is level with only the driver on board, maybe ford has done this with your falcon as well.

 

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