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 Post subject: super lows or ultra lows?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:35 pm 
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hey all, im looking at getting a suspension kit off ebay, http://cgi.ebay.com.au/MONROE-GT-SHOCK- ... 4cf531e0a9, ill be purchasing in 2 weeks, so i pretty much need to make my mind up on how low, this is where i need your advice, basically its stock height with stockies on it, and i wont be changing the wheels anytime soon, and its got a 2.5" catback, that in mind, what would you choose, also i dont want to have to be modifying the car so it dont rub the gaurds or anything

also, i know there is probly better shock out there but, im doing this on a budget and im happy with monroe's.

the car is an ef sedan btw

 

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 Post subject: Re: super lows or ultra lows?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:41 pm 
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i think it depends on what your after dude, but its a good combo for fk all money, after its installed though id look at gettin a chamber kit put in otherwise youll get uneven tire wear on the front. but is a good place to start. you can always change shocks or spring in the future anyway

 

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 Post subject: Re: super lows or ultra lows?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:44 pm 
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Superlows are low enough in my opinion. On stockies with ultra lows you'll be belly scraping everwhere
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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:48 pm 
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bladez_01 wrote:
Superlows are low enough in my opinion. On stockies with ultra lows you'll be belly scraping everwhere


cheers bud, this is exactly the feedback im after, the biggest size wheels ill put on the car will be 16's, if i do change them

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:51 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
i think it depends on what your after dude, but its a good combo for fk all money, after its installed though id look at gettin a chamber kit put in otherwise youll get uneven tire wear on the front. but is a good place to start. you can always change shocks or spring in the future anyway


i want it lower obviously, but also want to stiffen it up abit, a friend of mine has superlows in his falcon and no camber problems, if i need it ill grab one though

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:54 pm 
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Chargd wrote:
EFNA wrote:
i think it depends on what your after dude, but its a good combo for fk all money, after its installed though id look at gettin a chamber kit put in otherwise youll get uneven tire wear on the front. but is a good place to start. you can always change shocks or spring in the future anyway


i want it lower obviously, but also want to stiffen it up abit, a friend of mine has superlows in his falcon and no camber problems, if i need it ill grab one though


is not major important but id wouldnt wait too long. it will affect you in the long run....

you plans on install yourself?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:22 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
Chargd wrote:
EFNA wrote:
i think it depends on what your after dude, but its a good combo for fk all money, after its installed though id look at gettin a chamber kit put in otherwise youll get uneven tire wear on the front. but is a good place to start. you can always change shocks or spring in the future anyway


i want it lower obviously, but also want to stiffen it up abit, a friend of mine has superlows in his falcon and no camber problems, if i need it ill grab one though


is not major important but id wouldnt wait too long. it will affect you in the long run....

you plans on install yourself?


me and my mate will do it, that way labour cost a slab of beer lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: super lows or ultra lows?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:12 pm 
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I've had both and I'd go superlows the difference is hardly noticeable like 30mm. Also ive noticed with super lows my front Tyres didnt wear unevenly at all. Where as ultras I was luckly to get 10,000km out of the the fronts before on side when to canvas or u can get a camber kit personally I'd get superlows then you save the money on a camber kit. Btw I'm running 19's

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:59 pm 
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superlows fr and rr with BOGE shortened shocks.. Monroes should be ok tho... not sure.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:38 pm 
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dont see enuff fords on ultra's!! so go em haha who cares if u scrap just gotta work the angles n be more careful.. got them in my lane but with standard shocks havnt had any problems in 2 years with em but im saving up for some pedders shortend shocks and i dont have any camber problems :) thats with stockos n 19's and i also dont have probs with wheels hittin guard etc

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:47 pm 
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I have ultras in the rear of my xr6 and SL in the front. I have the front ultras but cbf putting them in for 30mm lower

 

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 Post subject: Re: super lows or ultra lows?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:02 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
I have ultras in the rear of my xr6 and SL in the front. I have the front ultras but cbf putting them in for 30mm lower

wot shocks u rollin with?? im lookin at buying some for my lane, got an email from pedders n they said if i go the shortend strut it will lower another 30mm n i dont think i have 30mm to play with lol as the tyre isnt far from the guard now

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:14 pm 
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I'm running stock shocks. Always have. And yes shortened shocks will make it lower. I want shorten shocks cos my ride is a bit bumpy, I want it stiffer. U can always get the guards rolled if they scrubbed. It's like $80 a guard

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:18 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
I'm running stock shocks. Always have. And yes shortened shocks will make it lower. I want shorten shocks cos my ride is a bit bumpy, I want it stiffer. U can always get the guards rolled if they scrubbed. It's like $80 a guard

oh true.. ther already rolled cuz i got 19's put on i wanted to make sure they didnt scrub.. rather have stock shocks than have it scrubbin.. yeh i want stiffer/better handling thats why im lookin at better shocks might have to raise front to sl then ay

 

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 Post subject: Re: super lows or ultra lows?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:20 pm 
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I Have SL on the front and normal lows on the rear (but they are falcon lows on a fairlane so its only like a 10mm difference in the real) and what scraps for me is my mud flaps i do occassionally scrape on some really hard stuff to get by but its pretty rare super lows are just legal for my lane any lower and my headlights will be under 500mm so they would be illegal and my ride height at lowest point is pretty close to 100mm so i wouldn't recommend ultras at all its more of a bogan/dunnydore/4cyl thing

 

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