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How would/do you arrange your springs?
Superlow all around. 80%  80%  [ 33 ]
SL in front, SSL in rear. 20%  20%  [ 8 ]
SSL in front, SL in rear. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Suspenison/lowering set-up (Poll)
Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:56 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I know everyone has a different preference on this subject, but i was just wondering what you think is the best way to lower your car?

I will use Superlow springs as the standard.

Please leave a reason for you answer.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Ultra lows, check my sig.

It was still pretty drivable too, the exhaust sustained a few scrapes though.

And I could still have a car full of mates, I even had a BTR in the boot ones, didn't have any trouble for normal driving.


Having said that, the exhaust had some dents in the muffler, and rattled at a certain RPM in reverse after an incident in an unfamiliar area. It would also scrap the end of the exhaust and tow bar revering in/out of some steepish driveways. It would also scrap on some speed bumps, and I used to have to crawl over most others.

But you have to expect that from a lowered car, and the longer wheel base doesn't help it either.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Suspenison/lowering set-up (Poll)
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:17 pm 
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I said superlow all round.

It's what I had in my old EF, there will be pics on this site somewhere from years ago.
I did have bilsteins all round, the front shocks had to an alloy spring plate that had to positions, i had it on the lower position, (only 10mm difference)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Suspenison/lowering set-up (Poll)
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:17 pm 
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what do ya's recon for a dual fuel el sedan?
i was gonna go SL's all round but was told it'd be unroadworthyly low.
any advice or pics?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Suspenison/lowering set-up (Poll)
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:53 pm 
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my el was on supers and was classed unroadworthy (75mm at the muffler), looked good though, i have some pics of it in my gallery.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Suspenison/lowering set-up (Poll)
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:13 pm 
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i put my ghia through blue slip inspection 7 mnths ago with lovell superlows all round and passed without a problem

 

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 Post subject: Re: Suspenison/lowering set-up (Poll)
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:18 pm 
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mine also passed when i bought it, lower than the height i tried to sell it at, when it was classed as too low...same mechanic also.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:33 pm 
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what about practicallity with speed bumps and ditches, gutters and that?
wanting to knowas im doing the spring change in the next month or so and don't wanna purchase supers if im gonna be scrapin with both tanks and a sub and that.. occasionally a full car.

what about supers in front and lows in back? or does it sit uneven?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:35 pm 
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i was scraping on speed bumps, mostly the muffler though. I had dual fuel and sub boxes, and an empty car.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:12 pm 
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750mm seems a bit high mate, that's a touch over 2 feet in the old money :P seriously though, that height looks perfect to me, how was it to drive handling wise? Were they king springs? It think the reason most people run into trouble with ultra-lows is most company's use thinner gauge wire for ultra's, which gives more droop and makes it look lower. The problem is that when you start loading a car up, it gets real low, real fast. Ideally from a handling perspective you want stiffer springs the lower you go.
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Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:15 pm 
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good for off roading :wink:

i loved the handling on the supers, and yes they were king springs.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:01 pm 
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I had SSL in the rear and SL in the front of my BA. Sustain minor exhaust tip/tow bar damage. But it was plenty driveable!
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Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:29 pm 
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I have superlows all round.

KFFL-26SL
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KFRL-27SLHD.

I called up a few times to get the hub to gaurd distance same front and rear, I like the even ride height, and with a person in the back gives it a slightly dumped look, :twisted:
Heavy duty in the rears for an extra 30 kilos or somthin.

It scrapes on high speedbumps, and as mentioned the LWB dosnt help, lol.

Not recommended for Off Road use!!

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:34 pm 
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superlows all round. with short body shocks in the rear. mine rides well. fairly stiff too. handles a s**t load better than any of my mates cars.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:52 am 
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I didn't vote...but I wouldn't use super lows....I'd use Lows...and I do use Lows ( XR6 spec).
The picture is of my car and an Australian Standard speed hump of 75mm high ( max ) sillotte under my genuine Ford mudspats.
http://www.aussiespeedhumps.com.au/standards_speedhumps

 

 

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