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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:21 pm 
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Anyone know a good place around campbelltown/liverpool area to get a ute very, very lowered? Aiming for the guard to sit just over the tyre on 19"s.

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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:34 pm 
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Try Ace Tyres at smithfield if not try Jumboz sprngs at moorebank
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:46 am 
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Thanks mate

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:15 pm 
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Just curious.. I dont get what you mean by scraping the enemy on the ground?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:18 pm 
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It's a mates Holden!

Only helping because he's a good mate.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:58 pm 
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I had my Faimont lowered last week at Campbelltown and can highly reccommend these guys, BUdget Wheels & Tyres, Unit 1, 63 Blaxland Rd Campbelltown, Phone 02 4627 7866 or 02 4627 7966 and ask for Mike Saleh. He will see you right.
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:00 pm 
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Thanks,
I'll pop round

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:19 pm 
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Went to Budget. Real nice guy and some very sweet wheels but his suggestion was to just reset the springs and make it as low as i wanted.

Spoke to a heap of other suspension guys and they all recomended to not get it re-set due to problems with the springs and ride after it was done.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:32 pm 
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If you're going to be that low anyway, don't even bother thinking about handling..

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:09 pm 
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Just an insight into leaf springs... lol. Basically if you just reset it, or use lowering blocks, the ride softness will be s**t, as will the handling, if you do reset them, get an extra leaf(or two), on each side.
I personally got new superlows king springs for the back (leafs), and stuck a 2.5" lowering block on top of that. Now a 15" sits almost at the guard at the back with no wieght, and the front is another story lol(tyre under guard).


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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:35 am 
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hey justfordima. Just curious....is ur wagon a 6 or an 8??
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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:42 am 
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its a six


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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:07 am 
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justfordima wrote:
Just an insight into leaf springs... lol. Basically if you just reset it, or use lowering blocks, the ride softness will be s**t, as will the handling, if you do reset them, get an extra leaf(or two), on each side.
I personally got new superlows king springs for the back (leafs), and stuck a 2.5" lowering block on top of that. Now a 15" sits almost at the guard at the back with no wieght, and the front is another story lol(tyre under guard).


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The back of it is IRS apparently

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:10 pm 
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oh yeah.. sorry.. forgot it was a commodore.
Resetting coils isn't the best option either lol. Easier and safer to just buy a new set (or a second hand one), and stick those in. Aftermarket springs are much stiffer, and the car feels alot safer with stiffer springs at a low ride height.


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