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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:19 pm 
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Hi guys i have looked but cant exactly find much mayb i didnt hit the right words or i just suck at looking neway o am wondering if this is a good set up i have been told this is all i need to lower my car, i have a series 1 au forte - a guy gave me a price on king spring low, short monroe gas shockers, short monroe gas front struts all up i got quoted $400 is this a good price and a good set up?
just wondering if anyone knows what the hide right will be?
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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:25 am 
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That all depends on what springs you get (Lows, Super Lows or Ultra Lows). I think the lows drop the car 50mm (2 inches) lower.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:28 am 
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im looking at the lows because i was told it was a smoother ride compared to super lows
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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:32 am 
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I've got super lows on shortened monroe shocks and the ride is pretty s**t but it doesn't really bother me. Depends if you can tolerate a rough ride for looks, if you can't then go lows. What size wheels you got because that can contribute to the ride too.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:16 pm 
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I am running 17's so i know it be a lil harder just there - i want looks but also after a smooth ride - ca anyone recomend decent priced shocks for a nice ride?
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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:55 pm 
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my insurance will only let me lower my car buy 3cm... what springs should i get...? will i have to get different shockers (i think stocks fine because im not dumping it...) and how hard is it to change the springs... helped a mate raise his patrol but thats fairly different to lowering an AU...

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:46 am 
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fourL6 wrote:
my insurance will only let me lower my car buy 3cm... what springs should i get...? will i have to get different shockers (i think stocks fine because im not dumping it...) and how hard is it to change the springs... helped a mate raise his patrol but thats fairly different to lowering an AU...


King Lows is your max, they will drop it buy around 2 inches by the time the car settles with them which is too much anyway. If you have a work shop manual it explains how to chnage springs, backs probably take around 10 to 30 mins a side depending on your knowledge, and front about 15 to 45 a side because theres obviously a bit more mucking around. It all depends on your knowledge and experience. You won't need to worry about shockers, stock are fine for 3cm

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Au Falcon
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:54 pm 
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I am interested in lowering my 2001 ford falcon AU forte about an inch....

im just throwing out the question, what do you need to "buy" to do this?
is it lowering blocks or springs etc.?

please let me know. : :?:
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