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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:42 pm 
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Now I know about lowering falcon sedans, but what things should I know before lowering an EL wagon? I have a full tow pack installed as well. How low can I go?
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:54 pm 
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ive got 2" lowering blocks in the back of my ed wagon. seems to go ok. the fronts standard so its sitting level now.
when i moved house with the boot and a full dual axel trrailer it was sitting pretty low

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:45 pm 
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What are lowering blocks?
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:53 pm 
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They sit between the axle and the leaf springs in the rear, and so lowers the car. However, full suspension movement is retained, and so it can sit low with a load on!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:57 pm 
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Ah I see. Does it bottom out more often due to the full suspension movement?
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:03 pm 
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i dont think it bottoms out much. not without a load anyway.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:31 pm 
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a mate of mine has an ef wagon with king lows in the front and 2 inch lowering blocks in the back... looks s**t hot
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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:10 am 
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Shum... can you get me a pic of how your mates car looks. Just wondering how low it is cos I'm keen on dropping mine on it's a***
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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:09 am 
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if you are only after looks then lowering blocks are ok, just, but if you want to do it properly get your leaves reset, and add an extra leaf to each side aswell, not only will it look tops but it will handle a 1000 times better.

i think there is some photos of my wagon in my gallery.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:49 am 
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Resetting the leaves: Is that a DIY job? I mean I have no issues with changing the front springs and shocks, so is it hard to reset the leaves?
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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:48 pm 
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My old man has an EL wagon. He has pedders stuff under it. I think he has 2" lowering blocks in the back. It seems to be about 5mm higher than my EL with kings superlows all round. It would look horn if he had some 17's on it ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:28 pm 
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King Spring make lowered leaf springs, not the cheapest option, but thats what I'm gunna be fitting.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:34 pm 
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Yeah, King springs make leaf springs, lows and super lows. Ive got superlows in the back of my wagon (3 inch drop), plus 2.5 inch lowering blocks... and 3/3.5 inch drop in the front, all pedders (shocks, springs, bushes), except for the leafs. Looks good, needs BIG swaybars.lol



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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:36 pm 
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Resetting the leaves is a job to be left for the professionals. The spring packs are disassembled, heated, and then bent in a large press. The pack is then reassembled for use. Getting an even bend, knowing what youre doing, and getting the temperature right is critical but!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:57 pm 
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I've been quoted $150 to get the leaf suspension reset. This will lower the car only. To stiffen the ride I've been quoted $100 to add an extra leaf on each side. That makes a total of $250. These are all parts only prices and it's an extra $150 if they remove and reinstall the springs.

Now these prices just seem a bit high to me? What have you guys paid? Do you know anyone that can do it cheaper?
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