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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:44 am 
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Finally getting the suspension sorted.
Still sitting on stock suspension (nearly 12 years old) so the shocks are completely stuffed and she floats like a boat.

WA Suspension Centre is again getting my business because of their great work, professionalism and courtesy.

Lovells superlow springs
Koni adjustables
Whileline swaybars (30mm front, 24mm rear)
Front bush kit (with camber kit)
Rear lower control arm SuperPro Polyurethane bushes.

I'll see if I can take a few pictures.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:07 pm 
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how much are those sway bars ?
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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:14 pm 
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$280 front and $220 rear including fitting.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:20 pm 
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what more important is I want to know how well your car handles after this.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:44 pm 
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I'll let you know when it gets done. Haven't had sway bar upgrades before. So it will be new to me. I'll be able to tell the difference because I've done shocks and springs before without sway bars on another EF so I'll have a pretty good diea.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:10 pm 
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Car is now booked in for the 3rd of January.
Why is everything so far away?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:13 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
Car is now booked in for the 3rd of January.
Why is everything so far away?


Must have something to do with where ya live...

vik...are the swayies adjustable???

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:59 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
Car is now booked in for the 3rd of January.
Why is everything so far away?


Must have something to do with where ya live...

vik...are the swayies adjustable???


I was referring to time wise not distance.

Don't care if they are adjustable or not I'm not going to f**k with it.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:48 am 
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Hey Timmeh, if you don't mind me asking how much is this costing you with install?

My suspension is getting to the point where it needs a full overhaul too and this sounds like a similar setup to what I'm after.

I'm in an AU so the price might vary but at least it will give me an idea of what I'm going to be up for.

I had a quote about a year ago from ultra tune (but I won't be getting it done through them) they said around $2500 but I don't know what parts they were planning on using.

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:40 pm 
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On my 88EA, i have geniune EL XR6 springs and shocks, all Superpro bushes, Whiteline f&r sway bars, Adj front bar thickness 32mm, and rear 27mm. IT handles like train on rails. When the shockies go, i'd like to put in Konis adj's. but for now it good.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:09 pm 
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im in there on the 2nd timmeh getting a wheel alignment.Never go anywhere else.
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Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:26 pm 
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I had exactly the same in my EL pov pack Timmeh except I had every bush replaced with Noltec polyurethane and only had Monroe GT's. The exchange Noltec rear lower control arms were different from the stock 'U' shaped ones also, boxed in with a plate welded on to the bottom of them. The transformation will amaze you, it'll really push on your tyres now.
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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:12 am 
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Haha my cars in there on the 3rd to lol

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:35 am 
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Haha my cars in there on the 3rd to lol


What are you getting done? I'm going to be there at 8am.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:17 am 
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Got it all done. Car feels fantastic. Very level around corners. Worth it.

Only trouble is the front versus rear height. Rear height it about where I want it but the front is 10-15mm higher.

I have to let it settle for about 2 weeks because the front has all new bushes through out. But is there anyway to get the front lower than it is if it doesn't come down 10-15mm?

 

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