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 Post subject: Standard series 2 ELXR8 ride height
Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:00 pm 
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Hi ppl ,

my EL2XR8 is due for a suspension overhaul so I'll be purchasing a set of bilsteins with kings springs soon. I'll be doing the work myself but have a couple of question in regards to the standard EL2XR8 ride height and which springs to choose. It appears that the rear of the EL sits much higher than the front and because I already scrape the exhausts sometimes I'd like to keep the front much the same height as it already is, in other words I'd like to level the car out a bit by lowering the rear. Would this mean I would be using superlows for the rear and lows for the front , or would a new set of shocks solve this problem ?.

thanks in advance , Glenn
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Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:22 pm 
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yer go lows all round and new shocks as this should level the car out.

My au used to sit mega high compared to teh front

with new superlows and shocks it is even :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Standard series 2 ELXR8 ride height
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:08 pm 
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XR8beast wrote:
my EL2XR8 is due for a suspension overhaul so I'll be purchasing a set of bilsteins with kings springs soon.


Great shocks but poor choice of springs to complement them IMO. Like buying a race horse and feeding it garden weeds. Unless of course your XR8 is a cruiser/tourer.

XR8beast wrote:
I'd like to level the car out a bit by lowering the rear


Don't drop to much lower in the rear compared to the front as you'll loose handling due to lack of rake, again unless it's a cruiser/tourer.

I'm pretty sure dc todd found that a pair of standard Tickford front springs and Lovells sports low rear springs gave his old XR (RIP!) good handling and stance.
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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:21 pm 
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thanks for the helpfull advice guys , one question though , are the lovell sports low springs shorter than the standard rear tickfords ?
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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:37 am 
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I'd say yes. My XR8 is sitting on lows and my XR6 which still has standard shocks and springs is much higher.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:48 pm 
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yes lovells sports lows are about 2-3cm lower than standard XR springs
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