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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:24 pm 
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hey guys....im going to be lowering my EL which has the XR kit on it and will be having 17 or 18 inch wheels...im not to sure whether to go wit lows or superlows as i dont wanna be hitting the kit on everything..any suggestions or pics of ppl who have an XR on superlows

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:34 pm 
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Defiantely go Superlows. I doubt too many with lows would be overly happy with how it sits. The superlows wont be as comfortable as lows, of course, but the EF/EL's really seem to sit nicely with the Superlows.
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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:36 pm 
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how much do superlows cost?? and what is the drop from the normal ride hieght??

is it lows= 1 inch
superlows= 1 1/2 inch

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:38 pm 
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most superlow springs are closer to ~3" lower than stock - give or take :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:40 pm 
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3" thats f**k huge!!!! i was thinking maybe 2 1/2 inch drop max.... damn dont know if i will like it dropped 3, maybe 2... see how she looks after the mags g on...

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:42 pm 
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it all depends - mine is pretty low (lovell superlows), but my mate had king superlows but wasn't as low - so many people run superlows on E-Series - if there were major issues, you'd know about it!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:00 pm 
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mine were a 2" drop with superlows (lovells)

well. 40mm front and 50mm back i think

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Yeah what Gaz said. Normally superlows will lower the car 50mm. 3" or 75mm is not a normal superlow spring.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:32 pm 
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my mate has superlows on his ef fairmont ghia, and has the full xr body kit and it sits a really nice hight and looks really good, so i would suggest superlows.

cheers kyle

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:08 pm 
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Lovells sports lows on the front and super lows on the rear give a even 5-10mm tyre-guard gap all round. The even gap means that it still sits higher at the back (rear guard hangs a little lower than the front guard) retaining rake, ride, clearance and good looks. I will only be worried about the most ugliest driveways etc. when a kit goes on.
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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:45 pm 
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I just got myself a pair of superlows for the front end of my EF. It has the full XR body kit.

Bought the king superlow V8 standard springs for the front end even though I have a 6cyl, As they are heavy duty and dont sag quickly like the normal SL 6cyl springs do.

They aren't installed yet but will let you know the result when they're in.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:04 pm 
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How much are EF XR's lower than normal falcons from factory i.e those with tickford springs?

My insurance lets me go 30mm below standard height, so if for example ticky springs are 30mm lower than normal then essentially i could get away with 60mm lower springs?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:09 am 
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xr springs are about low height. or almost.. about 20-25mm i believe

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:11 am 
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XRs from factory are similiar to Lows.
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:37 pm 
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what different heights are there?
Lows, Superlows, King Superlows, UltraSuperLows ...
is that all and is that the correct in the order of ride height from higher to lower ride height?

And approx how much drop for each one

 

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