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 Post subject: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Was thinking about lowering my ef and was just wondering if any advice could be given on what to do and what not to do?

this is her atm

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:25 pm 
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nothing to do with lowering it, but dude, give that thing a bloody cut and polish!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:42 pm 
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haha i just did last night actually
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Do think about practicality. Don't lower too much, lows or super lows are ok. Do get shortened shocks if going to super lows.

Do not chop springs...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:27 pm 
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How low do you want to go? XR6 spec springs and shocks will drop it a bit and make it corner much better.
Be aware though, if you go too low you will kill the handling and make it a really rough ride.
But if you don't care how it rides or handles, EF's look mad dumped on their guts with some super low springs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:32 pm 
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I gotta say mate, looking at that picture there doesn't appear to be a hell of a lot of room there if you lower it too much...those tyres look wide enough that you might have issues if you go too low...

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:50 am 
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This is XR6 height, and the genuine Ford mud spats hit/scrape on the speed bumps at work and some shopping centres.
Those tyres are 25mm more in diameter than the stock ones....235/60R15 vs 205/65R15.
It handles like a train on rails too, though due to other suspension mods.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:16 am 
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How much lower do they make them from stock
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Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:18 am 
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Mine had super lows in it when I got it, handled like crap and scraped on everything. Threw in a set of xr spec springs and short shaft shocks, now rides and handles million times better, and on 235/45/17 rubber still looks way lower than standard gli.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering Ef falcon
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:44 am 
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cjh wrote:
This is XR6 height, and the genuine Ford mud spats hit/scrape on the speed bumps at work and some shopping centres.
Those tyres are 25mm more in diameter than the stock ones....235/60R15 vs 205/65R15.
It handles like a train on rails too, though due to other suspension mods.

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That was mine on xr spec's with sharkfins. I was running I think 215/65r15's on it at the time and have now changed to xr spec tyre size ( think 225/50's?) making it a tad lower than the pic. Ive taken the mud guards off as they scrapped all the time and she still scrapes out from time to time. Handles like its on rails like cjh said too.
Unless you wan to dread every carpark, bump in the road, speed hump or anything thats not dead flat Id just go the xr spec lows personally. Ive had dumped cars before and let me tell you, it gets old after a while due to the scraping.
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Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:50 am 
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bomba32 wrote:
How much lower do they make them from stock

Xr spec or lows I thinks about 30mm lower than stock.
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Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Thanks for the help my mechanic mate has a deal for me for $450 for springs and labour so will talk more with him and see where to go from there.
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Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Post some pics if you lower it. Im trying to decide what springs i will put in mine. I have a 5.0L DF LTD. I hear super lows in the rear and ultra lows in the front look really good. anyone have an opinion on this? im not looking for practability as my ltd will only leave the shed a couple of times a month.

 

 

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