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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:02 am 
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Hey, my fairlane has SLS at the rear and im looking into getting it lowered when i get back to wa.. My question is, does the SLS have to be taken out (its crap anyway) do i need new shocks? And a camber kit? Car will eventually have 17's or 18's on it.

All help appreciated.. Cheers, Jason..

edit: car will be using superlows.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:09 am 
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Yes the SLS has to be removed and replaced with new shocks, You will need shortened shocks/struts with super lows and ultralows. The same applies with a camber kit.
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:18 am 
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my nc has pedders shocks all round and no fuse for the sls,so im assuming its been removed,which is good cos the beast is about too get dropped on its diff lol.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:55 am 
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Yeah bthe SLS gets dissconnected, but not removed (you can remove if u wish though). then the shocks get replaced with shortened shocks, but get a package with shocks and springs that match, otherwise u will find it will ride a bit funny.

I will be going pedders shortly, seem to be the go with fairlanes, seems to work quite well for them.

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:16 am 
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I got quoted 1050 or 1150, for shocks + springs fitted from pedders, is that any good?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:22 am 
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NAfairlane... wrote:
I got quoted 1050 or 1150, for shocks + springs fitted from pedders, is that any good?


Don't pedders just rebadge king and monroe stuff?
If so, that's an ok price, but will still be rough as guts.
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:46 am 
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i havent heard that about the pedders, as far as i knew they had thier own brand.

Yeah i got quoted $1050 for springs, shocks and fitting. So it is around about the same as what you got quoted. I think it is a fairly good price for the package.

 

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NAfairlane... wrote:
I got quoted 1050 or 1150, for shocks + springs fitted from pedders, is that any good?


Don't pedders just rebadge king and monroe stuff?
If so, that's an ok price, but will still be rough as guts.


yep just rebadges just like a ford laser, toyota lexen, holden just about everything

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:00 pm 
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Pedders quoted me $920 for springs, shocks, struts and camber kit (parts only) I went somewhere else and bought monroe GT gas, king springs and noltec shim type camber kit, all up cost $604
You were quoted for springs, shocks/struts but no camber kit right? Camber kit fitted on average is around $300-350
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:42 pm 
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Yep they rebadge and charge a fortune...
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:10 pm 
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Yeah, wasnt quoted on a camber kit.. I wana try n keep a degree of softness in the car and not have a rough ride like my mates commodore.. Can anyone recommend some good brands/products to keep the fairlane feeling good?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:21 pm 
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A camber kit doesnt change the ride it simply saves the tyres from scrubbing out.
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:55 pm 
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Koni adjustable shocks?
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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:12 pm 
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yeah i know what a camber kit does, i was talking bout keeping the ride comfortable with good springs n shocks.

 

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