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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:58 pm 
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Hey guys, just put a deposit on my drop job today, I'm getting durashock shockies all round, whiteline superlow springs in the front and whiteline lows on the rear as well an an adjustable k-mac castor/camber kit. $1510 all up fitted.

Does this sound like a pretty good kit to you guys? He recommended the durashocks over the whiteline KYBs even though the duras are cheaper. Apparently durashock put a lot more R&D into their shocks than KYB and have much better valves to suit the springs (So he tells me). I was gonna go superlows on the back as well but like he said it does look pretty extreme and I don't want to attract to much attention from the boys in blue, plus he said with a loaded car the backs would probably scrub.

Thoughts/opinions, anyone? :)

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:09 pm 
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Sounds like hes blowing smoke out his a*** with the durashocks.
The Whiteline KYB's aren't 'off the shelf' KYB's.
They get revalved by Whiteline, to suit there springs.
Other then that, it sounds alright.
It will look weird with the lows in the back if you don't have alot of weight though.
My ED with Whiteline lows all round, plus a gas tank, has only just levelled out now that I've got 2 amps and a 12" Sub.
Now get swaybars!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:18 pm 
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I'm gonna whack a set of lovells superlows in all round soon, I've already got an adjustable rear sway bay (for s**t and giggles) springs $225 approx. adjustable camber kit with alignment fitted $325 Ill do the spings myself.. so can you.. new shockies lookin at about $500 ish fitted myself.. dude for $1500 odd thats alot of cash..

but whats your time and effort worth?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:23 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
but whats your time and effort worth?

I did all mine with the help of my dad, and I can safely say, about one slab :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:27 pm 
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I'm gonna whack a set of lovells superlows in all round soon, I've already got an adjustable rear sway bay (for s**t and giggles) springs $225 approx. adjustable camber kit with alignment fitted $325 Ill do the spings myself.. so can you.. new shockies lookin at about $500 ish fitted myself.. dude for $1500 odd thats alot of cash..

but whats your time and effort worth?


Point taken, i coulda saved a fair bit of cash doin it myself probably, but i just have very little time at the moment between work and uni. The money i could have saved doing it myself could have gone into nice whiteline front and rear sway bars. But oh well no point sayin if now. Hopefully it'll handle pretty good and not look to wierd with the back end a bit higher than the front :S

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:30 pm 
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But oh well no point sayin if now. Hopefully it'll handle pretty good and not look to wierd with the back end a bit higher than the front :S

Even if it does look weird, take it back to the guy and get him to change the Springs over.
You should clear it with him before he does it.
Say if you're not happy can you bring it back.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:36 pm 
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Even if it does look weird, take it back to the guy and get him to change the Springs over.
You should clear it with him before he does it.
Say if you're not happy can you bring it back.


Will see what he says, hoepfully he won't have aproblem with it. He reckons the difference between the drop in the two will only be 10mm anyway. He said my rear end will drop about 10mm with the lows from what it is now and the front 20mm with the superlows. Guess it doesn't sound like much of a difference but once it's on the car could be a different story...

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:22 pm 
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I'll post up the pics as soon as it's done :)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:39 am 
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just gonna say again mate ure payin a fair wack for this, i did lows on mine king springs and monroe shocks cost me around $450 i didnt put a camber kit in but theyy dont cost that much. basically ure payin a hell of a lot labour. doing suspention is quite easy
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:40 am 
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Has anyone on here got superlows in the front and lows in the back? If so could you please post up some pics. Cheers :)

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:31 am 
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its ok dude i paid $2200 and that was with me forgetting to ask for sway bars :P different setup tho.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:34 pm 
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Kingkezza wrote:
Has anyone on here got superlows in the front and lows in the back? If so could you please post up some pics. Cheers :)


I've got v8's superlows in the front and lows in the back.
But mine sit like superlows in the back for some reason... still looks great.
I reckon the bad a** drag car look is awesome (front lower than rear).
Nothing looking weird about that at all!!!

Ill take photos 2morro.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:43 pm 
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go to wilkinson's for cheaps suspension, your getting ripped mate!
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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:22 am 
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Kingkezza wrote:
Has anyone on here got superlows in the front and lows in the back? If so could you please post up some pics. Cheers :)


I've got v8's superlows in the front and lows in the back.
But mine sit like superlows in the back for some reason... still looks great.
I reckon the bad a** drag car look is awesome (front lower than rear).
Nothing looking weird about that at all!!!

Ill take photos 2morro.


Thanks mate, will make the car look bad-a** i reckon :D

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:42 pm 
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Ok got it all lowered. The good news: doesn't look as bad is people said it would, it actually looks quite good because the rear guards are cut lower than the front anyway. The bad news: The front guards need rolling. The guy at the suspension place took it for a test "drive" (more like fang because i could hear it from ages away) when he came back he said it handles like a dream but the front tyres are scraping on the guards when you really hammer it through a corner. So much so when he came back the front right hand inner gaurd (where it is sitting flush inside the guard had actually been bent down! THankfully they tapped it back into place and it didn't bend the exterior of the panel so you can't notice it. But until i get them rolled I'm not alowed to drive it to hard through corners :(

 

 

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