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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Hey

My mate recently put 'sports lows' on his EF Falcon but i believe super lows would be better! He says not to get super lows as the ride will be rough, and the a** of the car we hit everything when i got passengers!

What you dude's reckon?
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:37 pm 
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Lower the car goes less spring there is so, my guess would be yes, my car has lows in it and its ruff compared with stock ride height, could also be shocks.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:40 pm 
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well.. mmmm sports lows just dont look low enough for me, its like a 3cm drop from stock :S
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:55 pm 
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Heck I've currently got ultralows in the back of mine and I don't have hardly any issues, the ride is crap but I think that's my rooted shocks. New whiteline stuff will go in and I actually think my car will sit higher :(

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:34 pm 
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if ur lowing your car, you have to expect it to be a rough ride. you wont notice much difference between normal lows and super lows apart from the obvious height difference. i got heavy duty lows in mine an the ride is rough but i also have 17s which make the ride a little rougher.
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:45 pm 
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alrite, well im not going to do it until christmas, but between now and then ill have a good think about it and have a look through the gallery
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:16 pm 
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i had superlows, but have since gone up to lows, coz the front skirt hit everything, and the centre muffler dragged its a** over speedhumps and ramps.

i tend to agree with your mate, the ride is more comfortable on the lows. i dont grit my teeth everytime i hit a pothole. however handling isnt nearly as good. alot more body roll now, and the car generally doesnt feel as confident through the corners. still way better than stock though!

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:14 pm 
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Weird how Mash's now has worse handling, from reading whitelines stuff they say that the flatout springs are worse handling then there control springs. Low=Lows and Flatout+SuperLow. Damn i'm confused.

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:21 pm 
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so lows are the same as Sports Lows?
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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:30 am 
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Benji wrote:
Weird how Mash's now has worse handling, from reading whitelines stuff they say that the flatout springs are worse handling then there control springs. Low=Lows and Flatout+SuperLow. Damn i'm confused.

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hmm makes sense to me, as i raising the height of the car, and therefore the centre of gravity. so the car should feel more "nervous" through corners as its more top heavy, and rolls around.

really though, there isnt much in it. my handling is still good, just not as good as it was before. but the trade off in handling was worth the gain in ride comfort imo

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:41 am 
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Meh, in the end its all down to personal prefence i guess!

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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:13 am 
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just did mine from stock to king superlows about a fortnight ago...love the feel.. love the look and the only problems i have was the mudflaps dragging out of driveways(angle grinder fixed that) and my xzorst was twisted b4 i lowerd it but now middle muff touches here and there(just have to re-adjust xzorst)
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