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 Post subject: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:59 pm 
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I've finally finished fitting out my EL..

new 9" diff, Kings Superlow Springs, Koni shocks, Whiteline adjustable sway bar, and new lower control arms and new superpro bushes through out..

My problem is, it was fine... now its sitting really low, and the watts link arm is rubbing on the housing, as is the sway bar, and the exhaust... It wasnt previously, and I've put it back up on the hoist and nothings broken or dropped.. But sounds like I'm driving a trailer and has no suspension travel anymore... like its riding on bump stops.

What I want to know is has anyone else had this problem running a 9 inch.. and/or what spring/shock combo's are they running?

Cheers,

Damian

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347 Windor at 245RWKW and 545 ft/lb torque
C5 gearbox with 2800 stall
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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:12 pm 
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There's your problem.....super lows.. :shock:

 

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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:15 pm 
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Hmmm.. have ordered heavy duty standard height... Just weird that I didnt actually have this problem when it all first went in..
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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:36 pm 
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springs compress over time..
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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:37 pm 
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yeah... but not in 4 weeks... :D
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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:39 pm 
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you'd be surprised, my super lows settled within that time.. now my tailshaft hits the floor under first and second again..
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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:41 pm 
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Hmmm.. interesting...

cheers... all out and standards going in... hopefully it'll give me the clearance I'm after.

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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:19 pm 
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I have EL XR6 springs in my ED.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:27 pm 
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what KONI shocks have you got?

KONI yellows are height adjustable via the bottom spring seat arnt they?

 

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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:47 pm 
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They are they Koni yellow, I cant say I noticed when I put them in if they were adjustable or not... hmmm.. That could be advantageous... :D
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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:49 pm 
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Actually from memory, I dont think the rears are... They only have the adjuster at the top to change the dampening from hard to soft..
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 Post subject: Re: nine inch in EL
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Definatly need taller spring so go to low spring and see how u go with that

Post some pictures of ur car as it sounds very similar to my old EF XR8 347 stroker

 

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