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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:43 am 
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Definatly keep us in the loop as im looking to do my suspension too in my EL Falcon.

Ive heard KBY shockies are the best for falcon's, is that true???

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:57 am 
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You get what you pay for. KYB are pretty much like stock.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:18 pm 
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Whats a good shock and spring setup????

Im looking for a comfy ride and not like my current hard and when u go over little bumps it send like shock throught the car.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:25 pm 
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I've been told Koni Adjustables are pretty good and comfy. Springs I am unsure.

Got a quote from a suspension specialist for koni adjustable shocks and low springs for $1600 installed. Thought that was exy but still a good price after getting quotes from other places.

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:39 pm 
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ive got koni adjustable shocks in my ea and yes the are good and they are now over 8 years old and have been in 4 different cars now and they are still good..
so yes they are pricey but they do last!
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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Definatly Koni adjustable's but something thats more cost effective for a daily driver which wont leave a hole in the pocket.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:33 pm 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
Whats a good shock and spring setup????

Im looking for a comfy ride and not like my current hard and when u go over little bumps it send like shock throught the car.


How low is your car now???
When some cars are too low, they ride on the bump stops and the ride is as rough as guts, and they don't handle.
Another thing that can happen is the shockie can sieze up internaly, as in the valving can become stuck.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Standard height but i was thinking of lowering it only 1 inch as its my daily and dont want it low but i dont want it 2 sit the same as it is now. Like the back is just a little over an 1 inch heigher than the front.

So i might just get 1 inch lower on the rear 2 even it out, or after market 1inch lower springs that make the car sit on the same level???

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:05 pm 
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yeah, just got a quote back for my wife's hyundai excel from Pedders. a 28 point suspension safety check totalled $2233.00 worth of repairs.

never again will be going to pedders.

a workshop elsewhere only charged us $140 of repairs which FIXED the steering.

go figure....
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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:20 pm 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
Standard height but i was thinking of lowering it only 1 inch as its my daily and dont want it low but i dont want it 2 sit the same as it is now. Like the back is just a little over an 1 inch heigher than the front.

So i might just get 1 inch lower on the rear 2 even it out, or after market 1inch lower springs that make the car sit on the same level???


If the car is lower at the front than the rear now with OE suspension, then the front springs have sagged. This was very common.
I would replace the shocks & springs. Bring it down to XR6 height, its a good height.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:16 am 
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yeah, just got a quote back for my wife's hyundai excel from Pedders. a 28 point suspension safety check totalled $2233.00 worth of repairs.

never again will be going to pedders.

a workshop elsewhere only charged us $140 of repairs which FIXED the steering.

go figure....


Incredible isn't it. Mine is 2800 odd and they didn't even complete the 28 point inspection as they were rushed. So they didn't charge me the $14. So they must have been guessing the rest.

Also I think they use the EZI-Pay payment method as a lure, then do more work than is required because they think the customers happy, as they get to pay it over 10 months anyway.

Something about Pedders, I don't know what it is, but they feel like a scam to me. I could be be way off the mark though. Midas are probably the same.
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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:39 pm 
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How much lower is XR6???? 1 inch im assuming

Hoe about getting genuine XR6 springs for my car or something equivalent in a different brand???

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:46 pm 
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king spring lows are about the same as xr springs.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:53 pm 
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I'd reccomend whiteline controls (lows) I rate them. Also i have Boge shocks which cost under 400 posted to me, very comfy ride but still firm enough

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:32 pm 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
How much lower is XR6???? 1 inch im assuming

Hoe about getting genuine XR6 springs for my car or something equivalent in a different brand???


Thats what I did, put genuine EL XR6 springs & shocks in my EA. I have since replaced the shocks as they went soft ( were in for a few years), and now have Pedders GSR's in it, with my homemade heat sinks fitted, as well as boot kits to keep crap off the shafts.

 

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