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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 4:21 pm 
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Has anyone with an nf-nl fitted superlows. was just wondering how the car rides, handles etc.
Are superlows legal height?
do they collect every speed hump.


I will fit gt gas shocks all round but am undecieded wheather to go with kings superlow or lows

some pics would be cool from anyone

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 5:35 pm 
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Just a thought, but I'd be making sure you get the heavy duty superlows as the fairlane would probably be one of the heaviest.

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 5:41 pm 
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yeah it has lpg tank also.

i didnt know there was heavy duty superlows or lows. thought they were the same. thats why i'm posting i guess

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:44 pm 
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All I know is when I was looking up the suspension for Tim (rapier) there were 'King Spring Superlows' and 'King Spring Superlows (Heavy Duty)' - different part numbers too. Not sure if there is a heavy duty option with lows.

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 7:31 pm 
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OK, neo_nick has had superlows all round for a while now, with kyb shocks, 2 comments come to mind:
1 - ****ing hard, not good for every day (shocks r the let down there, not the springs)
2 - the handling is crazy; the thing stick to the road like no one's business!

In my old fairlane i had sl's with monroe shocks, ride was firm, not rough rough but certainly could become bouncy after some unsetlling road..
Handling was good, but felt the shocks were again the weakest part.

This is why with the fbt, ive invested in some superlow whiteline springs and bilstein suited shicks, meant to be the best shocks i can get for my car without braking 1k per pair (crazy for my budget)..
My springs still havnt arrived so they arent in yet and i cant comment as wel..

I wouldnt bother with worrying about heay duty myself, not sure how much the gas tank weighs when filled tho?

The speed humps can certainly be a prob with the fairlanes n superlows; best thing to do is see if you can somehow have the zorst raised a bit - i did this in my sportsman n it was ok, still got the odd hump tho.

We have had the whole argument of fairlane guys saying they scrape everything with sl's n the guys with the SWB like monts n gli's saying they dont have hassles.. Seems the LWB makes things a bit more tricky as the car has a point where none of the wheels ar going up or down the bump unlike with a SWB where the back wheels are coming up as the front ones come down..



Hope that gives you something to think about, any Q's ask ahead.

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 7:23 pm 
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dan, how much lower are the superlows than standard fbt springs.
whats has nick got in the lane at the moment?

i can get kings for 105 a pair so may just suck it and see.

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 9:40 pm 
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Just a thought, but I'd be making sure you get the heavy duty superlows as the fairlane would probably be one of the heaviest.
kings actually have a different listing for fairlanes/LTD's, only for rear springs tho, front are the same as SWB's

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 9:56 pm 
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Neal-50 wrote:
dan, how much lower are the superlows than standard fbt springs.
whats has nick got in the lane at the moment?

i can get kings for 105 a pair so may just suck it and see.

The FBT sits like same height as stock, maybe 1cm lower at back n 1-2cm at front in extreme cases i guess, but not much.
Nicko is using the king superlows with kyb shocks, seen it today, looks lower n lower everytime i see it. :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 8:36 pm 
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Lowering update.

I decided to go for some lovells progressive rate springs and KYB excel g
shocks.

Because of the extra weight in the rear being a fairlane and also having a lpg tank and stereo equipment i decided on lovell Lows matched with lovells super lows for the front.

Well i fitted them today and it sits even with 1/2 tank of lpg and 1/2 tank of petrol. i am over the moon with it. it has changed the look of the car completely, i reckon it looks well tough. the ride is suprisingly good for its height, the KYB shocks are a top choice.

I took some pictures of before after and during the job, will post them soon.

Big thanks to Stirling STENGAH 'KTULU' for giving me a hand.
Yours next dude. And to Paul at Better Brakes Bayswater for his patience with spring selections.

 

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 9:12 pm 
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Dieing to see pics; post em up in your gallery if you can for now - lets see.

 

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Posted: Sun May 15, 2005 1:46 am 
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Some pics up on Gallery now.
let me know what you think.

 

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Neal-50 wrote:
Some pics up on Gallery now.
let me know what you think.

I personally love it, PERFECT height all round.
If i didnt already have my springs in I think id go some lovells after seeing how she sits there.

Is it a firm ride now?

 

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cheers. The ride is firm but not to firm. it feels like it has stiffened up the suspension without making it billy cart along the road like lowered comonhoars. i will take it for a longer run today and see how she goes.

 

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Very nice; wat they set u back..

 

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Wow that looks a lot hotter than I thought. Next time round (when shocks die) I'll do the same.

 

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