Fordmods Logo

OMG NOT ANOTHER 'HOW LOW ARE SUPERLOWS?' Actaully... 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 25 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: OMG NOT ANOTHER 'HOW LOW ARE SUPERLOWS?' Actaully...
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:28 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 389

Joined: 12th Sep 2005

Ride: R32 Rb25

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

yes, but with a twist..

heres the thing

drove down for new years to apollo bay...

sus is stock, had 4 ppl in the car, 2 bags of cloths and 1 box of cherries..

the car sooo heavy around great ocean road but the worst thing was when i was pushin 120-130 and there was a lil bump in the raod, the rear scraped.. when i pulled into town (apollo bay) carparks, driveways it scraped..

when i got out of the car, the rear was sitting like superlows so it got my thinging this...

beacuase the car is HEAVY (1700kgs + LPG tank) should i get either'

#1 Superlows and hard shocks (but then loose the fairlane feel)

#2 Lows and keep the same shoks (will look better and still feel like a fairlane)

thanks for the help
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:35 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

well definately don't keep the same shocks when you put lower springs in.
as for the rest - depends what you do with the car.

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:30 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 389

Joined: 12th Sep 2005

Ride: R32 Rb25

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

well, mostly city driving

eg not the ideal place for a lowered car..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:34 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 52

Posts: 4370

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Fairlane Ghia

Location: Karratha
WA, Australia

This happens to so many, in the rush to look sik moit, it by passes their minds that it may not be practicable, it will scrape, and bottom out, also dont bodge it, if your going to lower it, do it properly, shocks and springs, i dont do mine because it would scrape, it is frequently loaded up, simple really.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

bowsaw wrote:
This happens to so many, in the rush to look sik moit, it by passes their minds that it may not be practicable, it will scrape, and bottom out, also dont bodge it, if your going to lower it, do it properly, shocks and springs, i dont do mine because it would scrape, it is frequently loaded up, simple really.



Well I wasnt in the rush to be "sik moit" but it did slip my mind about it not being practicle with 5 people in the car.

I had my EF GLi and my EL Fairmont Ghia lowered professionally on superlows and you cant really have 5 adults in the car. Car will scrape on everything including bumps in the road when travelling at 100kph.

Also not very practicle for towing so if you lower it you may as well get rid of the tow bar if you have one.

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:28 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 5858

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: '95 EF's

Location: Leederville
WA, Australia

meh - mine (surprisingly) goes pretty well with 5+ people in the car! its just the front guard which rubs, but thats due to the stuffed front left shock - you just have to know how to drive it :wink:

 

_________________

R.I.P. Scotty

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Yeah mate i wouldnt be looking at any superlow option if u regularly carring a full car load (people or oitherwise) espesciallly since the LPG setup.

Although when u say its scraping...where is it scraping,,,at the bump stops....gurds rubbin out...exhaust....or mud splash gurds etc....it maybe something small like if u want superlows having your guards rolled professionally a fair bit...if its mud splash gurads etc remove me or cut/mod em....if its the exhaust sittin to low like it is for me then get it changed and lifted...pyroay had to have this done and i'll be doing it soon...good execuse for new mandrel bent one too hehe ;)

So depends on where its scraping and how often the cars gonna be under heavy weights

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2449

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon EB-s

Location: Manjimup
WA, Australia

Do many people have problems with the earlier e series? I dont often have a car load of people, but when i do its normally four or so. Not cool. All i can see now is having to stop at the speed bumps and kick everyone out!

 

_________________

The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:27 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 334

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Calais

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

its quite easy really if you want a car with superlows get some of your passengers to drive themselves. I had no probs telling people sorry 2 passengers max. And mine had lows and the exhaust bottomed out if bottoming out is such a big problem for you keep the car stock.

 

_________________

Black VZ Calais, 5.7Ltr

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Yeah most guys with superlows are hearing the exhuast scrubbing out...theres plenty of room to have the rear section raised and isnt hugely expensive either.

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2976

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: BF Typhoon

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

I can have full car and not small ppl either going fine in my fairlane with superlows.
That being said its not an AU and fact is the fairlane stock springs are so soft that when you load it up, yes it will sit at superlow height, BUT it was also travel alot more than the lowered suspension setup would.
Honestly od it properly, get some superlows for looks and handling and then get some real good shocks to take care of it all n keep the fairlane comfort so its nit like a go kart.
Recomend koni or bilstein shocks for handling AND comfort..

 

_________________

BF Typhoon, Dejavu - 6sp Auto, Leather, Sunroof, 19"s, Electric Pedals, Tint, FPV Sports Wheel, FPV Mats.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

What about superlows on an EL wagon with tow bar.. How do I avoid it bottoming out?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:02 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

My FUtura is on superlows with a tow abr, usually carries 2 adults and 2 sets of golf clubs and dont have any issues unless its a big bummp/steep drivway entrencae.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:01 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 389

Joined: 12th Sep 2005

Ride: R32 Rb25

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

wtf do u mean by 'bottemin out'?

as in the bumper scraping teh ground?


btw my bumper scrapes when i have a full car..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1310

Joined: 12th Dec 2005

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

dj`emz wrote:
wtf do u mean by 'bottemin out'?

as in the bumper scraping teh ground?


btw my bumper scrapes when i have a full car..


I mean.. the wheel touches the guard when going over a bump or turning.. terrible stuff.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:47 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names