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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:29 am 
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OK, having both fairlanes still, Im getting a bit annoyed at how HIGH the fbt sits compared to my sportsman. :o
Basically the thought has gone through my head that it needs to be lower even thought it drives awesomely stock..
Its already a firm ride stock, infact i find it firmer than my superlows/monroe setup in my sportsman; only things is i would like to know what you guys would do.
Ie: should i leave it stock n just put up with it, and if not what brand products, how much lower.. the usuals.
Keeping in mind i dont want a rough bouncy ride, yet no so soft i bottom out lol!
Also one thing is i DO NOT wish to have my tyres mashing the front gaurds, will this be a problem with 17x7.5 rims?
Looking forward to your personal opinions, as i cant make up my own mind! :?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:34 am 
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Yup, your Fbt needs lowering.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:41 pm 
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On superlows you may have to roll the guards.. Lows should be fine as long as you have some neg camber! However I think I'd stick with stock suspension, just get good shocks.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:07 pm 
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Hrm, well it already has good shocks, handles awesome - if i were to keep anything id keep the whole things.
Altho i think you are right with the superlows being too low :(

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:38 pm 
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Well i can't tell you really as i don't know how low it is compared to the sportsman, Why don't you gety airbags they look sweet ride height won't be a problem, but funds will. Just an idea :idea:.
How sweet would it look to have two fairlanes in your front yard. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:50 pm 
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Well i can't tell you really as i don't know how low it is compared to the sportsman, Why don't you gety airbags they look sweet ride height won't be a problem, but funds will. Just an idea :idea:.
How sweet would it look to have two fairlanes in your front yard. :lol:

I can tell you now it look sssssweet, only thing is ones a pimpmobile and the other is a 4wd LOL!
Goto this link to see the fbt current height:

http://www.fordforums.com/showthread.ph ... ge=1&pp=25

I think id like it to sit even with the gaurd, altho this could cause probs im thinking? :?:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:21 pm 
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ya got a pic of the FBT and Sportsman side by side for a ride height comparison?

personally i'd lower it.....

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:59 pm 
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I see what you mean, has any one ever put airbags on a FBT, that would be something diferent hint hint nudge nudge :lol:

 

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yes drop it!
super lows should not scrap maybe.... and no gurad rolling needed
i with AIRBAGS! save for em amn i seen kits for liek 2.5k

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:26 am 
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bah, airbags, thats way too good for me or my cars! :P
Nah, i dont plan to spend THAT much on susp as its already sweet, this is only for looks not performance.
Ive got picks of both cars side by side, but nowhere to hose em.. :wink:
I cant afford to go superlows and have it too low/uncomfortable, my parents thought i made my sportsman crazy low and that im nuts to do it again, altho they do not see it from the looks side of things what so ever. :roll:
Anyone know of some springs that sit in between lows and superlows? :idea: apart from pedders$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:02 am 
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Guard rolling? Airbags?

Pffft - get some superlows under there Daniel! She deserves em mate :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:12 am 
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Guard rolling? Airbags?

Pffft - get some superlows under there Daniel! She deserves em mate :wink:

Hrm, Q is do my brand new tyres deserve sl's!
I dont wnna be ripping chunks out of the front wheels over bumps, im really parnoid about this due to being in neo_nick's car many times; his is NL, same rims with superlows and its very rough, maybe its the shocks hes got? :?:

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:29 am 
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bah, you wont hit guards with superlows. Well if you do your doing some hard driving over crappy bumps

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:26 pm 
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Get lows, and the springs will end up sagging a bit. And if you have audio in the boot. It'll make it sit a bit lower.

But lower it, nonetheless! :D

 

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Get some progressive rate springs custom wound to a height of your choice, i think Kmac do them

Or, buy Lovells superlows. They tend to be not as low as the Kings superlows

 

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