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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:50 pm 
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Just wanted to know if it would work or not? I know there is probarly plenty of threads on it but cant be bothered looking. Will it sit good? (to high at rear or anything) Thought it might be a good christmas present if i dont have to get new shockers. On the other hand how much would a good set of shockers be aswell?

yeah i know i ask alot of questions but that is how i learn.

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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:43 pm 
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You will need to get new shocks for 2 reasons....

1.) the shock rates need to match the spring rates. if the shocks are too hard, they will do all of the work, and fail prematurely. If they are too soft for the new springs, at best you will get seasick, at worst the tyres won't contact the road when it gets bumpy.

2.) the stock shocks are designed to work at their best with stock suspension travel. This will be reduced with the superlows, which may cause bottoming out of and damage to the shocks.



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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:52 pm 
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They are not necessary but are definately recommended.

Shocks are about the same price as springs, generally around the $400 mark



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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:55 pm 
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superlow springs on XR shockies would be better than superlows on stock springs though yes? :?



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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:43 am 
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Hey, i lowered the fairlane, and put lowered pedders springs all round, and had peeders shockers put in as well.
I got it done at Ford
Cost $1050 installed

Handles awsome




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