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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:18 am 
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hey i want to lower my EF and i just wanted to know wat people think is the best spring/shock componets to use...
also camber/caster kits...
any thoughts ideas much appreciated...

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:33 am 
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uumm since noone else has answered i'll take a crack.

Springs:
seems most popular are:
King
Dobinson

king are obviously a huge name and very reputable. Dobinson are australia, and are a progressive wound spring, which means the firmen up as they contract. This is suppose to be better for comfort.

Shocks-
depeding on the price u wanna spend.
150-200 a pair would get you somthing along the lones of monroes, pedders etc.
i have monroe sensa trac with dobinson springs, but i find my ride terrible, and very bouncy.
~250-350 a pair would get you somthing along the line of KYB or KONI.
koni are adjustable which i guess is a plus. dont know much about KYB
~500 a pair would get you bilstiens, which are completely servicable. the one quote i remember about these shocks was: "god uses these shocks"

i think its pritty common with most people to reccommend a camber kit if your going superlow or lower....
so personally, for best results i would go for dobinsons with bilsteins. but thats gonna cost you somwhere around 1300 to do.

another thing you might think about is doing your bushes..... but i dont really know much about that. except mine s**t me cause they sqweek
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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:15 am 
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For a cheapy (cosmetic) job, KYB shocks with king springs.
In between job, pedders shocks and springs
For a good (handling) job, Koni yellows or bilsteins with Lovells or Whiteline springs

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:47 pm 
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thanks for that, i think ill do it once an do it properly using good quality shocks and springs. so people recommend doing a camber/castor kit as well?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:42 am 
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if you can afford it, then do it without doubt. especially if you are plannaing on going superlows.
if your only going low, then ts up to you if u wanna spend the cash
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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:33 am 
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rizzo wrote:
so people recommend doing a camber/castor kit as well?

Yeah, its not a bad idea while you are under there, depending how low you go and how/what sort of driving you do, it may not be 'necessary'.
But as I said, good idea to.

 

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