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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:30 am 
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Hey guys,

Just got some 19s put on my ute today and i wanna get it lowered real soon!

I was thinking of getting xr8 suspension put on cos i dont wanna go too low, i am a trady after all so i dont want it to be a problem if i go any lower.

Am i better off getting second hand one or getting an after market one like pedders or herrod?

Any help would be great :)

 

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Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:27 pm 
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i reckon aftermarket would perform better...if you were after ride comfort aswell as performance go original stuff, remember ford have to cater for both performance and comfort because people don't use the cars just for performance.

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 12:02 am 
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Well i've had a look at a few options, herrod are offering front springs + chamber kit and leaf springs for $1050 which are an inch lower than xr, dont know if i'll have probs bottoming out or anything and pedders are asking $1100 for xr height, dont know the handling or either :?

Anyone got a ba ute lowered that can tell me 1st hand experiance?

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 11:23 pm 
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How much weight are you going to be putting in it? The standard ute is like 800Kg and XR8 about 650Kg I think. Not sure about aftermarket stuff but assume that you might not be able to put much in it after that.

 

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Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 11:46 pm 
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well i wont be carrying much load but i might everynow and then.

the guy at herrod said the load rating is still the same after

anyone with herrod or similar suspension on their ute/sedan? just curious if you have problems bottoming out and whats the handling like compared to stock?

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 2:59 am 
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haro mark =D first time i actually saw u post something. get aftermarkets ;) its guaranteed to work better then used. Since u are a trady dont go too low. never heard of herrods but pedders have a good rep. depends how much money u want to spend =D.

 

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Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:42 pm 
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hey phongus :) ye trying to get my posts up so i can sell some stuff hehe *looks in sig*

thing with pedders i didnt get was they said something about using blocks on the leaf springs :?

pedders is leading so far, just gotta do some more research

anyone with aftermarket suspension on their ute got any advice?

 

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