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 Post subject: superlows in EB sedan?
Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:14 pm 
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Got a set, got quoted $310 and then $160 and then $140 by 3 different workshops to fit them...

Was told by the cheaper one 'i strongly recommend not putting superlows in the front of an EB because it's just impractically low'

Opinions?

Also opinions on doing springs without changing shocks? My 2 back shocks are only a couple months old, don't wanna buy new one already!

Also if any fordmods guru within an hours drive of melbourne wants to undercut those quotes for a cash in hand backyard job, throw me an offer ;)

 

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 Post subject: Re: superlows in EB sedan?
Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:54 pm 
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what do ultra lows look like then? in a ed?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:04 pm 
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ive got superlows and im just tucking tires and ive never had a problem. but dose anyone have ultras? feedback?

 

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 Post subject: Re: superlows in EB sedan?
Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:40 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
Will need lowered shocks.

Superlows on a EB is possible but tyre would rub on braking/turning


So what do I need to do to fit superlows without rubbing?

 

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 Post subject: Re: superlows in EB sedan?
Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:42 pm 
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In my EB2 I've got Lows in the front and Superlows in the back with Ultima shortened shocks rolling on 15" Turboblades.

I think the rear is a tad too low. I don't have any pictures atm to show unfortunetely.

If it's just me or 1 passenger in the car it's fine. If i have any passengers in the back i will scrape my towbar or cat on the occasion in carparks and driveways etc which imo just isn't practical.

Lows all around with shortened shocks if it's a daily. And OP, if your lowering it, don't even think about using your standard shocks as it's dangerous and even if the two shocks in the rear are brand new, they are going to be rooted in 6 months. Better off just flogging them off to a forum member or keeping them so you can return to standard height when you sell the car.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:55 pm 
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Interesting. Might sell on the springs to a mate then, I did my learners in a car that was about 70mm from the ground and it was annoying as, so hard to not scrape, had to take speed humps under 10km/h. My 180sx was about 110mm off ground though and I found that to be a practical height, very rarely scraped when driving knowing that it's low.

I'm guessing EB with superlows would be more like 70-80mm off ground then?

 

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 Post subject: Re: superlows in EB sedan?
Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:25 pm 
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if it helps ya, iv got an ed, in the past 3 months i installed a set of xr springs with 1 coil cut in the front, with standard gli shockers, and super lows in the rear, my front shocks loved it, and still do but the rears were bouncey and within 2 weeks started making a terrible knocking noise and basicly stoped working, so the backend was bouncey as, i changed the rears to pedders shortened big bore low shocks, and she rides like a dream, deffinataly change the rear shocks, and keep the new standard ones u have aside.
also my car isnt too bad height wise, thou still with a fair drop front and rear from stock height, dosnt scrape over anything much, just every now n then the towbar will clip things.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:34 pm 
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dyefuker wrote:
if it helps ya, iv got an ed, in the past 3 months i installed a set of xr springs with 1 coil cut in the front, with standard gli shockers, and super lows in the rear, my front shocks loved it, and still do but the rears were bouncey and within 2 weeks started making a terrible knocking noise and basicly stoped working, so the backend was bouncey as, i changed the rears to pedders shortened big bore low shocks, and she rides like a dream, deffinataly change the rear shocks, and keep the new standard ones u have aside.
also my car isnt too bad height wise, thou still with a fair drop front and rear from stock height, dosnt scrape over anything much, just every now n then the towbar will clip things.

cheers, Rob

Thanks mate, my sedan actually doesn't have a towbar :) Towing is the wagons job

Hmm...interesting stuff. Well a mate of mine has spring compressors so I might try do this as the weekend project :)

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:52 pm 
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the back end is easy as, dont even need to compress the standard springs to get them out, u just need to lift the back end up, undo the top and bottom shocker bolts, then the back end will drop more and the spring will lift out, the front end is a different story, i had to dissconect the bottem control arm and castor arm just to get the struts out

good luck with it all
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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:50 pm 
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i had cut superlows in my EB at one point. made it 65mm off the ground. it had lowered shocks in the rear and standards in the front. sat on bump stops in the front. road like crap but looked awesome. also had no scrubbing issues with 15"

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Im putting superlows in my front tomorro if all goes to plan.
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Im putting superlows in my front tomorro if all goes to plan.
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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:54 pm 
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Superlows aren't that low. They would be well over the 100mm limit. I have supers all round in my EF and its not that low at all.
If you fit lowered shocks try and get them with a lower spring base - this will lower the front end even more yet retain the shock travel.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:56 pm 
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Superlows aren't that low. They would be well over the 100mm limit. I have supers all round in my EF and its not that low at all.
If you fit lowered shocks try and get them with a lower spring base - this will lower the front end even more yet retain the shock travel.


in Vic it's 100mm with 4 passengers! my EB is 99mm unloaded!

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:41 am 
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WildEB does sit low, seen it myself.

I have SL's in my EB, and find they are ok, but i have to take some driveways & speed humps very carefully. I had to fit a bump stop above the diff center, shorter bump stops in the rear and i am also running pedders shocks to suit lowered springs all round. Running a 17x8 rim with 235/45's on the car. No scrub, but man it's close. I'm sitting only a tad over 100mm off the ground from my lowest point on the car.

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