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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:11 pm 
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hey all

just curious about how i can lower my ute. the fronts aren't a problem but because th backs are leaf springs how can i lower it so that its a lower and still put things in the back without the tyre rubbin? i know it depends on what i put in the back but any info or photos would be helpfull.

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:22 pm 
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get your rear springs reset

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:36 pm 
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I had my rear springs reset as well
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:40 pm 
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how does that work?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:43 pm 
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They undo your springs and basically retension the springs i.e move the bolts closer to make the spring tighter
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:44 pm 
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basically they get heated up and re-curved so they keep thier load rating but at a lower rige height, usually an extra leaf or two is added to increase the spring rate to allow you to carry the same amount as before, but without bottoming out

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:45 pm 
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Interceptor,
that is a much better way of explaining it i guess as the principals r the same lol
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:46 pm 
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ohh k f**k sweet shfty is that the lowest that you can go on your ute? and where did you get yours done? also does it handle better?

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:49 pm 
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Comments like that wobbo lmao will get ya nowhere mate!
try an xr8
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:54 pm 
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wtf ?? just tryin to get some info mate thats all

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:58 pm 
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Sorry mate miss understood your comments at the start, i had the ute lowered with pedders suspension sportsriders in the front but only had the springs reset on the back looks great have a look at the pics .Once the flat lid was added it raised up the front a touch but not enough to back for more adjstments. :)
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:01 pm 
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k it does look good a mate of mine was talkin about lowering blocks is that a good way to get it lowered and where did you get yours lowered shifty?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:04 pm 
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Lowering blocks i thought wearn't used much these days but i got mine done at pedders suspension on the hume hwy Campbellfield.We also have an xr8 sedan and had that lowered also there,the ride is firm and the handling is great mate
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:06 pm 
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k thaks for the info really handy

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:26 pm 
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Whiteline do lowering blocks and King Spring do lowered leaf springs...

 

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