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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:24 pm 
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I have a base model EF Gli and i want to stick some Low Springs in to it to lower my beast :evil: . My mate thinks i should be able to keep the stock shock absorbers, So i was just wanting to get a second opinion on that thanks.
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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:49 pm 
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depends how low you wanna go really. If you just want to put in lows then ur stock shocks will be fine, but if you want superlows or ultras you can still use stock shocks but the ride will be terrible and they won't last very long at all.
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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:58 pm 
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ELXR6lookalike wrote:
depends how low you wanna go really. If you just want to put in lows then ur stock shocks will be fine, but if you want superlows or ultras you can still use stock shocks but the ride will be terrible and they won't last very long at all.

yeah i only want lows not super or ultra. i wont be able to get over speed bumps or in and out of my drive way. And it's my first car so i dont want to spend big bucks on it.
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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:29 am 
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Low springs will suit standard shocks fine. Putting anything lower than lows will make your ride quality suffer. You will at the same time shorten the life of the shocks.

I have a set of brand new Whiteline low springs which are unopen in the box (front and rear). They will lower your car approx 25mm - 40mm. They are for sale. Looking for $300 for the set. PM me if you are interested and we can work something out.
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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:51 am 
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pegasusfx wrote:
Sunbery23

Low springs will suit standard shocks fine. Putting anything lower than lows will make your ride quality suffer. You will at the same time shorten the life of the shocks.

I have a set of brand new Whiteline low springs which are unopen in the box (front and rear). They will lower your car approx 25mm - 40mm. They are for sale. Looking for $300 for the set. PM me if you are interested and we can work something out.


I deff cant make any deals until 2008 because i got a very low income and i need my drive line / uni join looked at and need to replace my retreaded, remold tires :( if you still have them for sale when i get some cash i deff consider them.

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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:15 pm 
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Sunbury23, what EF are driving around in. I only ask cause i'm a Sunbury boy as well.
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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:18 pm 
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if the shocks are the old & worn originals, then the Low springs will kill them.

While standard height shockies can be used with Low springs (30mm), i found when i fitted the springs on my original shocks, within 2 months they were rooted.
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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:29 pm 
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EL XR8 wrote:
Sunbury23, what EF are driving around in. I only ask cause i'm a Sunbury boy as well.


Grey or silver (depends how ya look at it) sedan with a mark on bonnet where paint has faded :( just look for the one that is riding extra high off the ground. :D
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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:30 pm 
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King lows can be bought new for around $250 front and rear. If the shocks are the originals they are probarbly on their way out anyways. It would be wise to replace the shocks with shortened type to allow if there is extra weight in the car (sufficient suspension travel) You can get away with only fitting the shortened shocks to rear as thats where cars will drop the most with extra weight espacially in the boot.
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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:55 pm 
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well im a sunny sunbury boy and in got an ef i got only low springs, as the boys in blue hate it, but if you want ultra low u can chop ya standards and put air shocks in which i run in my car and there fantastic for towin as they have the valve in the boot for how stiff u want them.
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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:21 pm 
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Chopping springs it downright stupid and dangerous. Anyone who does it, is an idiot who's putting their lives and other road users at risk.
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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:49 pm 
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i have had choped springs in my xf and goin over bumps at 100kmh is dangerous you bounce like there is no tomorow, get the proper springs

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:05 am 
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get proper springs dont chop em
low and standard shocks will be fine
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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:34 pm 
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jasonk wrote:
get proper springs dont chop em
low and standard shocks will be fine

yeah i will get proper springs only people that drive commodores chop em :D
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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:13 pm 
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joolz wrote:
King lows can be bought new for around $250 front and rear.


i got kings superlows brand new for $200.

 

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