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 Post subject: Lowering Car
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Hey guys, just got an Ultra Low King Spring with Monroe GT Shocks. Wondering, how hard is it to change springs and shocks at home by myself? Or would it just be easier for me to take it to suspension place down the road and pay $400 for it....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Easy to do. Depends how good you are with tools

1) buy a manual, ($50) and read it.

2) buy a spring compressor ($50)

save $300 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:26 pm 
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backs seem easy enough with the right tools. fronts are what i'm bothered about. gonna have to do some reading, and find a set for the front, lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:03 pm 
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If you can do the rears, you should be able to do the fronts. You will need a spring compressor though

best o buy a manual, it will do for other jobs too 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:13 pm 
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Not the best with tools rofl

But it's definately doable? At least that's some what of a reassurance. Will find a manual and see if I can attempt it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:23 pm 
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TheKrazeD wrote:
Not the best with tools rofl

But it's definately doable? At least that's some what of a reassurance. Will find a manual and see if I can attempt it.

I'm sure that with some bribing there are a few QLD members who could help out!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:31 am 
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Haha RCE, you dropping a small hint there eh ;)

I'll have a looksy, and if I think I need help I'll pay $150 for a helping hand to drop by for a few hours, play with some tools while throwing back some cold beers :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:03 pm 
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TheKrazeD wrote:
Haha RCE, you dropping a small hmint there eh ;)

I'll have a looksy, and if I think I need help I'll pay $150 for a helping hand to drop by for a few hours, play with some tools while throwing back some cold beers :twisted:

Mate, the money isnt needed ;) when are you looking at doing it? I can probably lend a hand, and rope in someone else too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:25 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
Mate, just a case will do fine :lol:

Fixed

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:47 pm 
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I'll be looking at doing it in a few weeks, once I finish with work. I'll have a LSD on the way also, so I might hold out until that's been bolted up. Body kit will go on first, so I know how much clearance I need.

What do you drink? Just so I know what to supply before hand ;) :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Decided to not go with Ultra Low, went with Super Lows instead. Got Monroe GT Shocks and Struts also. Sway bar and body also on their way as of 5 minutes ago :D

Now all I have to do is wait for this guy to put the LSD up for Buy it Now and I'll be ready to play :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:37 pm 
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TheKrazeD wrote:
I'll be looking at doing it in a few weeks, once I finish with work. I'll have a LSD on the way also, so I might hold out until that's been bolted up. Body kit will go on first, so I know how much clearance I need.

What do you drink? Just so I know what to supply before hand ;) :twisted:


How much work did you want to do? Diff swaps are something I have done, but they aren't fun! BA/F need the entire cradle dropped.

Almost anything except for XXXX and VB!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Well if I can do all the work at home, I will. Except I want the diff to get tightened before I put it in. Sway bar is pretty self explanatory, so is the body kit.

I'm a TED man :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Sway bar is pretty easy, LSD will need to be done by someone who specialises in diffs. What is it out of? I can also send you the way of a painter to do the bodykit + fitment too!

TED's are alright, seems to be the go to drink at my place.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Car
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:12 pm 
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The LSD that I originally was looking at was from an XR6T, but apparently the tailshaft is different in the turbo's and 8's. So I've found one thats from a N/A XR6, and it's also done less KM's. Only $550 for the diff, plus whatever for postage. Gotta wait for the guy to message me back.

 

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