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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:44 am 
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Wanting to eventuly get some ba xr8 wheels for my 96 fairmont ghia and drop it but with insurance i am not allowed to have the wheel arch lower than the tyre or wheel i forget witch one. So can i lower my car first then adjust it when i get my wheels later down the track. How much would a set of king springs cost? Fitted.

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:49 am 
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you might aswell get the wheels first then just to be safe and make sure that you compliy with insurance. check out Waggin's Total Web section for his prices on King Springs or start ringing your local Repco and suspension joints!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:57 am 
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thanks yeah i was always thinking that, but just gotta save the cash and wanted to do something to my car straight away.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:31 pm 
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I would lower first, I did and glad I did so. You may even like your car lowered with stock rims. I've seen many cars with rims but stock suspension and frankly it just looks queer. That, and it's the cheapest option first up.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:04 pm 
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put some rims on her first mate...

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Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:21 pm 
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I did all my suspension work first, then realised now it was the wheel/tyres letting me down, so on went the wide rubber.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:44 am 
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I would definitely get the wheels first,that way you can lower it to suit the wheels.
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 4:40 am 
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i lowered my car first cause i didnt have the money for rims at that stage. it looked good with stockies. Personally if u only have the money to lower it for now do it then worry bout rims

 

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:11 am 
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why not get em both done at the same time?

im getting my wheels on and balanced today aligned and stuff
tomorrow im getting it lowered.

then wed im taking it back to the wheel place for a free alignment to make sure everything is still A ok

 

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 5:14 pm 
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You should do it the other way round as you may find you will need another alignment after it's been lowered
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 6:27 pm 
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yes but i got the package @ bob jane the guy will align it unlimited times for free ($100 extra will also give u lock nuts, unlimited nitrogen refills, and unlimited alignment and balancing.)

 

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 7:07 pm 
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Hmmmmmm do all Bob Jane do that?
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 8:03 pm 
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i think so....

my wheels were $1680 roughly and he said hed do $1780 with lock nuts, nitrogen filling, free alignment for the lifetime of the wheels no matter how many new cars it goes on or how many times i raise/lower the car, and balancing.....

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:37 pm 
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bentles_eb wrote:
yes but i got the package @ bob jane the guy will align it unlimited times for free ($100 extra will also give u lock nuts, unlimited nitrogen refills, and unlimited alignment and balancing.)


Whats the go with getting nitrogen in ur tyres?? i went past a jax tyres yesterday and saw a sign there too but are there any gains?? tyres last longer??
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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:02 pm 
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i think its a fair crock filling them with nitrogen.. just sounds good - "i only run nitrogen in my tyres!!"

isnt a fairly large % of the atmosphere nitrogen anyway?

 

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