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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:47 pm 
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Hey sorry to be a pain but i was wondering what the best set up would be to lower my EF Fairmont.

I was thinking Low's in the front and Super Low's in the rear? Any pics of this set up?
What about Super Low's in the front and Ultra lows in the rear? Any pics of this set up?
This is what hight i'm after:
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What set up is that?

Do i need to change shocks also?
What else is involved in lowering a car apart from swapping the springs?


Also prices on springs would be good

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:51 pm 
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they look like ultras on the rear and supers on the front, i got superlows all round for 270 delivered

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Super lows all round will most likely put you in the illegal bracket...but i have seen some people with legal height after putting super lows in all round.

I have low all round with shortened shocks and I'm already having trouble with some drive ways.

This is when I had super lows in the rear and lows in the front with the shortened shocks. The a** sat lower because of the sound system, so i got super lows swapped over with lows.

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:35 pm 
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looks = SSL rear & SL front......(same as your pic you posted)

practical = SL rear & Low front

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:42 pm 
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I have supers all round, and it sits level, but its probably only because of the amp and sub.

Your pic looks ultras rear, supers front.

Look thru the build threads, theres heaps of pics with details there.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:50 pm 
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Thanks guys.
Looks like im going to be getting that set up:
SL rear & Low front

Do i have to change shocks? Or can i just swap over the springs and be done with it?
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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:04 pm 
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EFFII wrote:
Thanks guys.
Looks like im going to be getting that set up:
SL rear & Low front


i fixed my post up, the pic you posted is SSL rear & SL fronts

With shocks, your original ones are probably half f**k and wont last long with any lowering. I fitted Monroe GT's all round (budget price shock) and seems fine with my springs. Any lower than Super's, then short stroke shocks are a must
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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:09 pm 
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Get the shocks replaced at same time. Iv been told $100 a pair for the springs but thats trade price. I think when i got my lows i pai about 250 for all the springs. Shocks were 120 for the fronts and about 80 - 90 for the rears. This is Kingspring Lows all round. Looks better than factory, is very practical for all my driving.
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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:37 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
EFFII wrote:
Thanks guys.
Looks like im going to be getting that set up:
SL rear & Low front


i fixed my post up, the pic you posted is SSL rear & SL fronts

With shocks, your original ones are probably half f**k and wont last long with any lowering. I fitted Monroe GT's all round (budget price shock) and seems fine with my springs. Any lower than Super's, then short stroke shocks are a must


SSL same as Ultra low?
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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:32 pm 
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SSL = Ultras... SL all round seems to be the go, u will regret it if u get SL rear and low front, with SL in the front of mine its still to high.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:32 pm 
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yep
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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:54 pm 
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I'd def not get lows in the front if your after a decent look, its surprisingly high.
I'd also suggest looking at pedders springs over kings.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:08 pm 
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Thanks guys.
Great help
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Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:23 pm 
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Looks like im going to go for Ultralows in the rear and Super Lows in the front then.

Where can i springs and shocks?
Any suspension place or?
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Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:54 pm 
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yeh any suspension shop will help ya out...either have thew stuff or point u in right diorection

dontmean to hijak ur threrad but can anyone comment on my question.. do shortened shocks make it sit lower than if i use normal shocks??

 

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