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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:54 pm 
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Hi guys!
Jus interested in lowering my EA fairmont. what am i looking to spend and also whats the lowest I can go keeping it legal? Sorry newbie!
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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:51 am 
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Youre lucky the site hasnt been up long or you might get told to go search on it :P

Basically, you need at least 100mm from the lowest part of your car, which is generally the exhaust. Most people go with king spring superlows or something similar, which from memory are a 50mm drop from standard. As far as I know, these are legal, but in some cases they may lower it just a tad. Springs go for between 200 and 250 dollars, depending on your hunting grounds. Search around and you should pick up a bargain. If you go superlows though, you should replace your shocks with shortened items, and these will set you back more than the springs. Whatever you do, dont go cutting your springs :) If youre going to replace the springs yourself, youll need a bit of basic mechanics knowledge, common sense, a set of spring compressors, and a small toolkit. Have fun :P

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:38 am 
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thanks for that Andrew J...any places in melbourne where i can find a good deal... I am keen on getting my car as low as possible but still staying legal...So basically I think I am gonna be going superlow..Anyone knows exactly what is the whole setup gonna cost me and any dealers where i can get the whole thing done?

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:31 am 
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i got quoted from hightek brakes in morrabin:

King springs are
Front $110pair
Rear $110pair

Front shockers $176pair
Rear shockers $99pair

Fitting of all above items are $145


they dont fit camber kits though... and from what im told you need a camber kit if your going superlows... like i am

i'll post pics when mine is done...

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:00 pm 
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distortion, what shocks were they quoting for?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:46 pm 
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i just asked for 'suitable' shockers, so i have no idea, havent booked it yet so i'll ask before booking ;)

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:51 pm 
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They sound like gabriels... thats a good deal. Syd is more unfortunatly
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