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 Post subject: Wagon ride height
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:29 pm 
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It's time to get the au wagon sitting right, but am not sure how low I want to go.
Anyone that's got a lowered wagon can I give me any info on your ride, ie blocks or reset suspension and what height you lowered it please..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:18 pm 
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I went XR front and reset leaves to match. sits perfect on 19's.
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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:58 pm 
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No issues?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:19 am 
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Cheers mont, how much clearance is the rear wheels to te guards? Can tell that we'll with a pic

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:46 am 
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how low do you want to go?

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thats coilovers in the front but the rear is kingspring lowered springs and 2" blocks ontop. ive also got 255 wide tires under the back. theres a 2 peice tailshaft and no diff bumpstop.

if the back is stiff and the gaurds are rolled you wont have problems. with a 2 or 2.5" drop.

if the budget can strech ide try and get reset springs over just blocks too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:16 am 
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I think this was 3 or 4inch leaf reset on a el wagon
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She still sat fine hit the tail shaft if I had a full car but not over a bump because I had 6 leaf in it stock I think is 4 so it was stif and didn't move much
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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:31 am 
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being coilovers in the front here it it with wound up and air in the airbags in the rear

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:02 pm 
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What did it cost to get bags in the rear?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:22 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
What did it cost to get bags in the rear?


they are only load bags not full replacement spring bags. they were 100 second hand. around $400 new from polyair

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Due to the shock placement on the leaf spring bracket, you can't really use blocks on an AU/BA. I would recommend you get some reset leaves with an extra leaf or two added.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:07 pm 
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No am goin reset leaf springs as a end result. Been told I can use blocks as mine is a series 1 au. Wouldn't mind getting some blocks and using them for a little bit to see if I'm happy with the height then get the spring reset to the height I want.

Load rated airbag might be a good addition to the set up

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:15 pm 
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There good for extra weight. I have 200kg of sound system in the boot. So i need it

 

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eaton M112 supercharger, lowered a tad, extractors, 2.5" exhaust, T5 , custom SureCam supercharger cam, 3.45 lokka, 2 piece tailshaft, poyair bags in the back, TSS front Skirt, Sprint skirts, XR wagon spoiler.
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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Free rear lowered leaf setup -
Remove small leaf, flip it over, place on top, bolt back down. 2" drop.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Wagon ride height
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Sounds dodgey..

 

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