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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:58 pm 
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hey one of my mates who knows a suspension mob can get my whole car suspension compressed and made lower using the original springs and leafs

is this wise apparently he said it is stronger but im a little hisitant to think so.. help me out please

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Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:53 pm 
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Its always best to reset leaf springs as opposed to lowereing blocks and its not a bad idea to add an extra leaf. However its alot easier to buy the springs already lowered, Kings do a lowered leaf spring.
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:20 pm 
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the guy is gonna charge me around 300 to compress the whole lot of springs two leaf and two coils how much is it to buy king spring s
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:23 pm 
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As far as i know its illegal to compress coil springs. For a new set of front coil springs they will set you back around $120-$140. As for the leaf springs im not sure on the price.
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:25 pm 
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ok cool but is it illegal to do the leafs or not
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:29 pm 
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Its legal to reset leaf springs. What you can do is put in the lowered coils in on the front then after they settle have the rear springs set to suit.
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:46 pm 
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Sorry, but compressed springs will never be as good as replacement springs that were actually made for that height.
Reason is that the proper low springs are made specifically for that height and as such the damper rates are adjusted, coils are added or reduced as required, and generally an extra leaf is added in the leaf springs.

Yes, getting the leaf springs reset is definately better than blocks, but doing it properly is still going to be the best. However, replacement leaf sprngs arn't cheap.

But depends on what your doing it for - just for rice looks and it might not make a big difference to you.

Definately worth adding an extra leaf if you decide to have your current leafs reset. Alternatively worht considering a product like Iron Man Load Plus.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:11 pm 
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good idea man thanks for your help aye when im finished with the car ill go to some meets it will look the goods when finished

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where abouts should i look and i am putting 19s on it am i better to put them on then lower it cause i only have 17s on it now
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:24 pm 
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Check out Ambers EF wagon.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/gallery. ... cart=Amber

Im pretty sure she has Lows in it. You can go superlows but depends on what you will be putting in the rear and how much you like being pulled up by the cops (With you still on P's). I would go lows and have an extra leaf put in the rear so you can load it up and it wont drag on its a$$
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Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:13 pm 
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adding extra leafs is easy
get them from either another wagon or do what I have done and get 1 ton ute springs from the wreckers for $34

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:08 am 
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this is my old wagon with superlows in front and 2" lowering blocks in the rear.

due to it being a xr6 wagon it already had a 5 leaf rear end as opposed to the std 4 leaf.

i had it like that for over 60000km with zero problems.

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