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 Post subject: Lowering BF XR6
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:40 pm 
Oompa Loompa
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Hey guys, really wanna lower my car a bit on a budget sadly... But before I do, couple of questions:

- MAINLY do you need to buy new shocks if you just put in some new springs or can you keep the stockies?
- cause it's a BF is it worth going ultra low on the rear an super low on the front as the rear is much higher?
- how much am I looking at in cost with kings or pedders springs?

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering BF XR6
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:48 pm 
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jordymit wrote:
Hey guys, really wanna lower my car a bit on a budget sadly... But before I do, couple of questions:
- MAINLY do you need to buy new shocks if you just put in some new springs or can you keep the stockies?- cause it's a BF is it worth going ultra low on the rear an super low on the front as the rear is much higher? - how much am I looking at in cost with kings or Pedders springs?
Cheers in advance

If I were you I would be looking at EBay and see what is on offer there. Kings OR Pedders are good springs and do you REALLY want this car Ultra low? Standard XR height not enough?
You WILL need New shocks and they can also be gotten on Ebay as well. You could do just the Fronts first then save enough to get the rears done, it won't look so silly then and after all that you will need a WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering BF XR6
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:51 pm 
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dun want it too low... maybe just drop it an extra 2 inches or so. can u recommend a set of shocks to go with some king springs?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering BF XR6
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:09 pm 
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I dropped by BF Ghia on Ultralows all round, KFFL-57SL (front) and KFRL-68SSSL (rear). I kept my standard shocks and it's fine, but when they're gone i'll get some 1.5" shortened shocks. I got them used off eBay for $160 and installed them with my uncle. It's not too low, but does scrape. It tucks about 1cm of tyre at the rear, and the tyre and guard are level at the front.
Sits like this:
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering BF XR6
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:58 pm 
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ripper looks man!

what brand are those springs? i probs wont drop it that low, maybes one size up... difficult to fit? is it a harsh ride?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering BF XR6
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:07 am 
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Thanks man. They're king springs. To get it lower than XR height, but slightly higher than mine, you'll need these:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon- ... 2c5cc1f8f8
Not difficult to fit, just get proper spring compressor's. The ride isn't too bad, even when full it's still pretty good. Would be much better with new shocks though.
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