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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:33 pm 
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Hi, about one month ago i had my superlows in my el xr6 compressed another 30mm and ive left the superlows in the front untouched as it sits nicely, so know the car has evened out. BUT know my a** end is suffering i can feel every 5cent peice on the road and the ride so F***ING bumpy its not funny lol. Ive put aside some cash for shockers just wondering if anyone has any advice on which brand model type prices etc. Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:22 pm 
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I put Ultima Heavy Duty Short Stroke shocks in the back of my EB with S/Low springs. Made for a much more controlled ride. I had Monroe GT's in and they kept bottoming out and felt harsh. The diametre on the Ultima shocks is a lot bigger and they are at least 50m shorter overall than the Monroe.

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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:18 pm 
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As above with the Ultimas. Unfortunately i must have had 3 sets from the same batch that the valving was noisy. The supplier replaced them with Boge shortened shocks, these arent as hard but still good. I like the handling of the ultimas but the niose was annoying.
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Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:35 pm 
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im actually looking at get some short shocks but dont no which way to go dont hAve the budget for adjustables but want smthin with excpetional handling for the right price

Any suggestions kyb, ultima, koni....... running superlow kings spring atm , also with shortned shocks and struts does this bring the ride hieght down a little or not

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:13 am 
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Shocks on the rear dont determine nor change the height. If on a budget Ultimas are the way to go.
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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:38 pm 
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anyone know where i can get some superlow springs from? and how much
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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:22 pm 
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hey benj what are the xtra heavy duty ultimas worth for front and rear

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:53 pm 
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When I got mine in June last year, they were not available on Ebay. I paid $140 for the pair from a specialist suspension shop. They are much cheaper now on Ebay.

Still very happy with them and will use Ultima struts when I replace those.

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:28 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
When I got mine in June last year, they were not available on Ebay. I paid $140 for the pair from a specialist suspension shop. They are much cheaper now on Ebay.

Still very happy with them and will use Ultima struts when I replace those.

BenJ
so what struts do u have running in the front atm benj

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:40 pm 
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I got the whole suspension setup for free :D and it consisted of front and rear s/low king springs and came with Boge struts already assembled.

I have no idea on how old they are, but they drive fine at the moment. Last year I drove from Syd to the QLD sunshine coast and back and it all handled the varying road conditions fine.

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:23 pm 
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stoj79 wrote:
hey benj what are the xtra heavy duty ultimas worth for front and rear


I paid $440.00 for front and rear shortened Ultimas from Performance autos on Ebay about a year ago.
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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:11 pm 
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$135 pr front ultima struts and $95 for rears
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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:21 pm 
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230 whole car thats cheap whats the catch

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:13 pm 
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stoj79 wrote:
230 whole car thats cheap whats the catch


I dare say they were the standards and not the shortened type.
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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:31 am 
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nope, mine were about the same. shortened.

you just buy a general purchase then request the ones you want.

 

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