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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:37 pm 
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The new shopping list now has a nice shiney new set of ultralows on the top of it. The ultralows are going to lower my car by 75mm. What is a good shock to get for them and how much?

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:06 pm 
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Do you expect to actually go over a speed hump or any sort of stick on a road with those?

In syd, $200-240 a set, over there, who knows!
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:08 pm 
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Speed Humps, Sticks, Crows, Cats. I was looking at a set of KYB's. What do ya reckon?
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:10 pm 
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KYB's are a fair sorta shock for the money.
If you have the cash the ideal would be Bilstein...
Whiteline also do revalved KYB's of their own branding, which are good.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:12 pm 
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lovell superlows are still pretty low dude! :? i def wouldn't be going ultras! i've got KYB shocks & lovell superlows at the moment, and its right at the limit of being practical

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:24 pm 
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How low are the lovells?
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:32 pm 
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running 235/45/17's, my front left tyre scrapes out on the guard, and you have to angle your hand up inside the front & rear guards to touch the top of the tyres!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:35 pm 
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Actually, That sounds quite good. Comming from the country, we dont have curbs or speed humps. are the lovells a 2" kit? The springs I was going to get were kings and I would assume that the king superlows are as low as the lovells.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:41 pm 
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my car sits lower than king superlows at the front, and about the same at the rears - johno (SVO XR6) has kings, and when the cars sit next to each other you can tell theres quite a difference

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:44 pm 
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Do I Dare Ask How much that Setup Cost??
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:49 pm 
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the springs & shocks were in when i got the car - i have the receipt at home somewhere - from memory, all up incl install, it was ~$900 or so.

but you'll need a camber kit too - mine wasn't fitted with one originally, and it cost me a perfectly good set of G-Grids :? so i got a mechanic mate to fit me a camber kit for $150 :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:51 pm 
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Owch!!!!! The springs were going to cost me $245 But I think I can get some super lows for about $220 and some monroe shocks for like $200. I will have to look into the camber kit.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:53 pm 
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it might have been less - i'm going from memory, and haven't looked at the receipt for a long time!

but def go the camber kit - for handling, and to stop scrubbing the tyres :?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:55 pm 
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Fair Enough! I might look into it some more and see what sort of prices I can some up with. Either way, Its gonna end up costing a bit!
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:55 pm 
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$200 for Monroes? Really ? From where? Were they to suit superlows?
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