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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:58 pm 
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if i put King Springs superlows on my ED XR6 will i get away with just the springs or will i defiently need new shocks aswell?

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:10 pm 
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Depends on how well the current shocks are.

I put King Superlows in my EF without replacing shocks.

It wears them out faster then replacing it, so I advise repalcing it while its getting done.
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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:50 pm 
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if the springs arent trapped by the shcks, then you will definately need new shocks

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:12 pm 
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How long would it take the shocks to wear out?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:41 pm 
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Depends on the driving you do, where, location of roads, etc
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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:03 pm 
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if you are putting lower springs in you should put shorter shocks in to suit. other wise the springs can fall out of location. when i lowered my xe i didnt put shorter ones in but if i jack up the rear i have to hold the springs in place when i let down the jack or they wont sit in correct position
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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:14 pm 
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Im running Monroe GT gas shocks with king lows and was considering superlows, but cant decide because ive been told 2 stories.

1. Superlow springs are fine with Monroe GT's
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2. Superlows are no good for GT's you need short travel shocks.

Can anyone clarify this mystery?

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:32 pm 
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is that the gt gas shocks?
if so, i am running them with superlows and the car isn't bumpy at all, i am quite happy with how it rides.
I would replace shocks, it's so much easier when you do it all at once.

 

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