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Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:46 pm 
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Hi guys, I have an EF S2 ex-chaser, and I want to improve the handling.

Can anyone tell me what I can expect this car to have, over standard XR8 and over a standard model falcon?

Also, what are the best modifications for improving the handling on these models?

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Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:28 pm 
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There is no difference mate, just plain old XR suspension.

Search suspension, there is shed loads of topics on what to do.
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Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:54 pm 
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I have the same car, I went for king SLs in the front, EHDSL in the rear, with Ultima shocks (they are shorter) ride is perfect, no bottoming on the stops etc even with a fully loaded trailer and boot, although I have to watch out for speed bumps and wallows in hte road now, I also put a set of the aftermarket nolathane bushed rear control arms in to take out walking feeling they get, and replaced the camber kit they already have with a nolathane bushed version.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:59 pm 
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Sounds good mate, did it improve the handling drastically?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:02 pm 
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If you've still got the original OPT20 suspension in there I wouldn't be surprised if it handled like a bucket of s**t- the suspension would be over 10 years old by now :)

King springs are always great and can be picked up for a good price. Ultima shocks are great value, or if you're looking to spend a little more you can't go past Koni

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:27 pm 
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damn straight, it improved it stacks, it used to handle like a boat, now it's tighter/sharper than I ever remember it being, looks tougher, yet is still practical, I did a bit of looking around before settling on the combo, and reckon I got reasonable bang (or is that less bounce) for my buck.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:53 am 
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Sounds good guys, what should be my first mod?

After checking out the state of my current suspension that is =)

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:32 pm 
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Sounds good guys, what should be my first mod?

After checking out the state of my current suspension that is =)


replace the the shocks and springs, do the upper and lower rear control arms while your at it, wouldn't hurt to have a look at the front end bushes as well, I kept the the rubber bushings on all compression areas (top and bottom of shocks etc) and nolathane/polyurethane on the the other areas. worked a treat.

 

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