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 Post subject: Lowering the Fairlane
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:36 am 
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G'day all.
Just wanting to get your opinion on lowering my AU2 Fairlane.
Just went to Pedders and got a quote for about $750 to get a set of sports ryder springs all round fitted. Is this any good?
Also would you know how much lower it would be?
I currently have 18's on there and want it lower but not too low that I can't drive it without going out my own driveway on an angle, but at the same time I don't want to feel like I'm driving a 4x4 anymore either.
Any help or suggestions on other places or springs, etc. would be appreciated
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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:13 am 
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whatever u do dont waiste your time with pedders and find someone who will install u a set of king springs,

pedders is just rubbish


i dont know about au's but early falcons a good overall drop is 2 inchs which i beleive is super lows????
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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:18 am 
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Yeah i was going to get kings but thought i'd give pedders a try. I've got a few other places in mind I think I might try.
Cheers for help

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:11 am 
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i got a quote here in WA from WA suspensions for Koni shocks and king springs $800 or so fitted :)

ask around dude, or if u are handy with swinging a tool
not that hard to do yourself, i have done my own car and a few others

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:26 pm 
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Pedders springs are better than Kings. You will want to fit shocks at the same time.
Where are you in Adelaide? I may be able to help you with supply and fitting.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:37 pm 
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i have king springs super lows and the bloke at the suspension joint had a quick look and reckoned they would do nothing

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:45 pm 
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Have to agree with madmatt have always been a king springs man, until i bought the XR8 with full pedders equipment and shames all before it. Good Luck with which ever decision you make.
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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:32 pm 
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I like Pedders in Penrith NSW, all franchises are different. But their product is good.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:52 pm 
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Cheers for the replies fellas.
MadMatt - I'm a bit north of adelaide, near Modbury.
I was thinking of just getting the stuff myself and putting them in but I'm a sparky so not very mechincally minded. Smarter though. :lol:
If you could help out that would be great.
I think I'll stick with pedders, from all I've read I think it'll be the better choice.
Cheers again and I'll Let you guys know the result

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:33 am 
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Shop around, get your prices. Then throw me a PM and I will tell you how much I can get them for.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:44 am 
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PM sent to MadMatt

 

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 Post subject: Finally!!!
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:41 am 
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G'day all
Well I finally got the Fairlane lowered, with a big help from Lee(mista_lroy)
Its got KYB shocks all round, with King springs all round too, SL front and SSL rear.
Please feel free to let me know what you guys thinks.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:31 am 
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Looks hot.
Well done.[/b]
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:32 am 
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Looks hot.
Well done.
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:08 am 
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Good job Lee...

 

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