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 Post subject: Using lowering blocks on a bf wagon
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:27 pm 
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What is the largest size blocks that you can use with 19" rims?
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 Post subject: Re: Using lowering blocks on a bf wagon
Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:28 am 
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Depends on how low you want to go.

Has nothing to do with the rim size.
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 Post subject: Re: Using lowering blocks on a bf wagon
Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:41 am 
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Oh, ok. I was told that you could only use lowering blocks on larger size wheels. Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Using lowering blocks on a bf wagon
Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:50 am 
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Who ever told you that is an idiot.

Example:
If the car has a sill clearance of 150mm and you use 2" (50mm) Lowering Blocks the car will come down approx 50mm, giving a sill height of 100mm approx.
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 Post subject: Re: Using lowering blocks on a bf wagon
Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:02 pm 
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Christoff wrote:
Oh, ok. I was told that you could only use lowering blocks on larger size wheels. Thanks.


that is somewhat true, the shock is mounted outward and below the lowering block and can hit the rim on b series wagons and utes.


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 Post subject: Re: Using lowering blocks on a bf wagon
Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 12:03 pm 
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My son bought a BA with lowering blocks (don't know how big) but the seller kept the 19" wheels that were on it, so my son put a set of factory 17" alloys on it. The lower shock mount cut a nice groove around the inside of the rim :shock: . He had to swap out the lowering blocks for smaller ones to prevent the problem.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Using lowering blocks on a bf wagon
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 4:45 pm 
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Thanks for all the feedback, 2" blocks with 19" rims worked just fine.
Cheers.
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