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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:45 pm 
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Hey guys,

Not quite sure what happened to the last thread where i was asking questions about lowering... seems to have disappeared.

Well i've decided to go with king lows

Monroe GT Sport Lowered Shocks:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ford-Falcon-EF-E ... dZViewItem

and a camber kit... will this one do the job?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ford-EA-EB-ED-EF ... dZViewItem

There's another thread getting around where the bloke has replaced all the nolothane bushes on his car and it has done wonders for the feel and handling of the car so it seems like a good idea... i was wondering if there was a kit i could buy online?

Cheers in advance for your help and advice guys.

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:38 pm 
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The shocks are only a new addition to the Monroe range but have the same performance as the original GT Gas but with a shortened body. They should be fine but please let us know how they go.

I have the same camber/castor kit in my EL. That are great and have plenty of adjustment. Mine havnt budged since installed. I got mine from Repco for $175 so try them first.
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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:25 pm 
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the guys that lowered my car said a camber kit is a waste of money on low springs.
and are only really needed on superlows onwards

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:36 pm 
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yet i was once told by pedders i needed them to install one for $250 on my car because it was "almost out of camber adjustment) :)

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:56 pm 
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Haha trust pedders....

Well if that's the case about the camber kit i can save myself a few hundred that can pay for my diff gears.

I will let you know how the shocks are when i get them in about a month. Does anyone have any opinion on these shocks? Are these the best value for this dollar range?

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Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:27 am 
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Would recommend you stick with the camber kit. It's only
the cost of the part, as installation takes place with everything else.
There is a 'shim type' which may be a little cheaper than the one you have
nominated. Part No. is 45146 by Nolathane.

Whether or not a kit is required will always be a different argument from
whoever is setting up the front end. My bloke likes to set the front with
-1.0 deg camber. I have driven both this and the standard. The corners
tell the story.

If you are spending some dough and opening up the front end anyway,
why do it on the cheap ??
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Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:14 pm 
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EB92 good point... I am doing it on cheap as far as sourcing parts at the best price i can find... I was wondering if the camber kit did do alot for handling on the fords? You reckon -1 degree? I'm still looking for somewhere online other than ebay that sells all the nolathane parts i need.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:02 am 
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It can be difficult when different advice or suggestions are getting
thrown around on the best way to do something. I've certainly found this
to be the case, but my mechanic has always told me..... "Take your
time with the research and then do it once and do it right".

Kits have worked well for me, with both handling improvements and
reduced tyre wear.

I'm not sure about other online parts sources, but you can get price
quotes from say Autobarn or Repco and they will order it.

Al the best with your project.
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Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:53 pm 
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is it hard to install a camber kit or should it be done by a suspension joint
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