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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:53 pm 
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Hey guys.

Just wondering what the best spring & shock setup would be on my el xr8.
I wanna lower it but still keep it somewhat legal..

Any suggestions?
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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:22 pm 
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Koni shocks, and Bilstien (spelling?) springs they are both pretty good quality products; i think most people here would recommend bilstien and Koni. :wink:

Pretty expensive thou.

Other alternatives are King springs, KYB Sports Gas shocks, Munroe, Pedders these would be considered the cheaper options. :lol:

As for being legal there is a specific clearance that you have to consider when lowering however super lows prolly still qualify as being legal i guess. :roll: But i would just go with lows as you may get scraping issues when lowering the car to a greater extent.

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:40 pm 
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Being an XR8 if you put 'lows' in it you will notice no difference. To lower an XR you need to install 'superlows'
I have King superlows and KYB shocks in my Fairmont and I am very happy with both products. The car sits at a nice low height, is firm, but not uncomfortable and handles well.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:47 pm 
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fairmont1998 wrote:
Being an XR8 if you put 'lows' in it you will notice no difference. To lower an XR you need to install 'superlows'
I have King superlows and KYB shocks in my Fairmont and I am very happy with both products. The car sits at a nice low height, is firm, but not uncomfortable and handles well.


Good stuff..
How much clearance do you have from the lowest point of ur car?

Its just that i dont wana have 2 rip em out when the coppa says "nup, too low" and hands over a fine & a defect notice!

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:58 pm 
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Lol, it's so hard to tell with superlows. For example, a recent cruise we had in SA we were comparing 3 cars side-by-side, with same springs and similar shockers. 3 different ride heights with at least 1.5inch difference between highest and lowest.

I doubt if mine's legal height (check user gallery FYI) but others who have superlows would be fine.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:16 am 
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As Martin said, it's hard to say. I don't know the road rules interstate, don't some states go by ground clearance? If that's the case I think mine would pass ok.
In S.A. they go by suspension travel/bump stop clearance, you can only reduce it by 1/3. In this case mine is on the wrong side of legal...

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:40 am 
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Ive got the stock ticky suspension and im happy with the way the car sits all i need is some fat a** mags now :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:47 am 
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Sportsrider Springs and Shocks all round have worked very well and are legal height. I got the guards rolled to be safe, whichn didnt cost much, and it sits at a height i'm happy with
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Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:08 pm 
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fairmont1998 wrote:
As Martin said, it's hard to say. I don't know the road rules interstate, don't some states go by ground clearance? If that's the case I think mine would pass ok.
In S.A. they go by suspension travel/bump stop clearance, you can only reduce it by 1/3. In this case mine is on the wrong side of legal...


Yep, nsw law goes by ground clearance, 10mm from the lowest point of the car to be exact! And i think that might include 4 people in the car and a full tank of petrol? Correct me if im wrong?
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Bassfreak55 wrote:
fairmont1998 wrote:
As Martin said, it's hard to say. I don't know the road rules interstate, don't some states go by ground clearance? If that's the case I think mine would pass ok.
In S.A. they go by suspension travel/bump stop clearance, you can only reduce it by 1/3. In this case mine is on the wrong side of legal...


Yep, nsw law goes by ground clearance, 10mm from the lowest point of the car to be exact! And i think that might include 4 people in the car and a full tank of petrol? Correct me if im wrong?


http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/ ... i_dl1.html

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:50 pm 
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i put bilsten shocks and super low king springs in my old el xr6 it was great the best handeling car ive ever driven
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