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 Post subject: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:54 am 
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Okay so I'm a complete noob to lowering vehicles (this is my first car) and I just want to get the complete lowdown. I'm thinking of lowering it about 70-75mm, using lowering blocks. I hear I need new shocks? If so, do I need to get certain ones for a lowered XH? I've been searching like crazy but I really have very little idea as to what I'm looking at. I shot Pedders an email and they want to charge me $482 for shocks.. I think there are cheaper ones out there.

Sorry for all the noob-ness guys, but any help is much appreciated.

Cecilia
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:37 pm 
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hey mate, i myself have lowered my xg ute about 85mm with blocks in addition also putting lowered sport springs (was a 1tonner) and still drive with the standard 1tonner shocks, i think in total i have dropped my ute about 1ft and have not had any issues with the shocks or suspenssion in any form. i could just be lucky though but hope this helps put ur mind at ease :D
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Oh wow that is awesome! Thanks so much for your help :) Would love to see pictures of your ute
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:34 am 
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hope you can see the pics. here spec's
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93 XG XR6 ute (limited edition)
rebuilt XR6 engine
machined head with MLS head gasket
BBM manifold
serpentine belt
alloy core radiator
thermo's
extractors
2 1/2" os/os ehaust system
T5 manual
HD high performance LSD
17" speedy's
ED sports dash cluster
el external door handles
aftermarket central locking with alarm
sony Xplode stereo and speakers running 1000W fuision tunnel in place of centre console and bucket seats.
king springs in front and origional XR6 rear sports springs. this pic was without the blocks.
and now has a phat 3 1/2" sports bar behind cab.
gotta love the XG utes. they go of their tits :mrgreen:

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:05 am 
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Wow I love your car!!!
Makes me excited for modifying my XH, thanks so much for sharing :)
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:40 pm 
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No worries mate, my advice is study the car, the jobs and mods, get your parts of ebay n fit yourself.
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my engine rebuild was bout $500 tops.
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I did all the work in my garden shed, no stands or cranes, just a ratchet strap and trolly jack lol. Global with your ute and all the best.
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:15 pm 
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I appreciate the advice :) I've bought a few things off eBay already, can't wait to get started!
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my XH ute
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:58 am 
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here is the latest on my old girl. repainted her 8mths ago, xf fairlane door trims with elec windows, ef 5spd box (better ratio), still running the bull bar(not in pic), has fibreglass flat top and nice new set of rims. this pic is with the 2 1/2" blocks in rear. and ditched the LSD for a mini spool instead...big improvment :D

how did you go with your bus?

 

 

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