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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:53 pm 
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Just wondering would Ultra lows on the front of my EL Fairmont Ghia, be to low? as i got them given to me, i have super lows on the back at the moment, would i need new shocks for the front or would it sit alright?

i dont want to have to change the shocks at the moment, but if i have to get new shocks for the ultra low springs to fit on the front thne im gonig to hav to am i?

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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:22 pm 
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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:45 pm 
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Put the ultras on the back and supers on the front. that'll even it out. :)

 

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I've got supers all round and the rear sits high.

 

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I've got supers all round and the rear sits high.

Get a gas tank :D

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:09 am 
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But I like spending $100 a tank for 400KMs.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:47 am 
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RustyEF wrote:
Just wondering would Ultra lows on the front of my EL Fairmont Ghia, be to low? as i got them given to me, i have super lows on the back at the moment, would i need new shocks for the front or would it sit alright?

i dont want to have to change the shocks at the moment, but if i have to get new shocks for the ultra low springs to fit on the front thne im gonig to hav to am i?

cheers

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Shortened struts and shocks are needed to do the job properly. You could just put them in without doing the strut work, but the results in terms of handling would be awful. If it's only looks you're after then go for the cheaper option.... but get some big wheels on teh back only to fill up the wheel arch cause the back would sit way too high with ultra lows on front and super lows on the back
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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:55 am 
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Bigger wheels to fill the wheel arch are going to make it sit physically higher!
It'll have more rake then stock...
Which is alot.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:56 am 
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i've got lovell superlows up front & have chronic tyre-scrubbing issues - ultralows would be a massive no-no as far as i'm concerned! :?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:01 am 
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as someone said, put the ultra on the rear? the thing is they are the front pair, are the front and rear different? as ive got rear super lows and front Ultra lows? does that matter from front to rear??

at the moment its for looks, not so much handeling, but that will coem later.

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:24 am 
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I've had lovell superlows all round but the back sat up to high, so I put some king ultra-lows in the rear, and now the back sits about 10mm too low with a full tank off fuel. If the take is more then half empty it neally looks level. All the same it looks 100% better with the superslows in the front and ultras in the back..

I'll take some pics when I get my engine back in the car if you want.
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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:27 am 
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yeah but are the front and rear springs any differnt to each other?

so can i put the Front ultra lows on the rear and rear super lows on the front?


would that work?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:09 am 
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yes the front and rear springs are different..
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Steady ED wrote:
Bigger wheels to fill the wheel arch are going to make it sit physically higher!
It'll have more rake then stock...
Which is alot.


Bigger rims won't make the car sit any higher unless you then but some stupid (ie. too big) ratio tyre on them. Big rims with the right ratio rubber will be very close to the same diameter to stockies.

ie. 15's with 205/65 is the same size (with in a few mm) as 17's with 235/45.

Now as for optical illusions that's different. And some cars can look very different depending on rim size, even though physically its the same.

 

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