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 Post subject: suspension and gearbox questions AU2
Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:18 pm 
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firstly will xr8 springs and struts make any difference to my ride-height and stiffness? would i benefit more from a whiteline swaybar?
i have an au2 futura. non-irs LSD.

also wondering whether a t5 will liven it up or not?
it currently flares just a little between 2-3 (when downgearing), and has a slight leak at the back of the housing (where it joints the tailshaft). is it worth servicing it, getting a trans-cooler and making do with it? or is it rooted?
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 Post subject: Re: suspension and gearbox questions AU2
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:56 pm 
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decide i'm keeping the transmission..
i still need to know what the difference is between standard au futura suspension and xr8?
is it lowered. is it stiffer etc?
cheers guys
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 Post subject: Re: suspension and gearbox questions AU2
Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:10 pm 
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is it an eight or six? afaik if you put 8 springs in a 6 it'll sit higher in the front

 

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 Post subject: Re: suspension and gearbox questions AU2
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:10 am 
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XR8 suspension will only fit the front. ALL AU XR8's got IRS.

 

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 Post subject: Re: suspension and gearbox questions AU2
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:14 am 
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its a futura i6.
i was thinking of the non irs s1 xr8 or xr6. (i have a diff from one and its non IRS)
so it won't sit any lower on these springs? are the shocks any stiffer?
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 Post subject: Re: suspension and gearbox questions AU2
Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:40 am 
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adam_k wrote:
its a futura i6.
i was thinking of the non irs s1 xr8 or xr6. (i have a diff from one and its non IRS)
so it won't sit any lower on these springs? are the shocks any stiffer?


That would be XR6HP. It may sit slightly lower, S1 AU XR6's got all kinds of f**k up suspension

 

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 Post subject: Re: suspension and gearbox questions AU2
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:28 am 
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adam_k wrote:
are the shocks any stiffer?

Genuine taxi packs got the V8 front springs and struts and yes it does fill stiffer than all 6cyl models bar the xr6.
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