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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:52 pm 
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i think its time i lower my car, its been high for ages. But i have no idea what it costs.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:58 pm 
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i suggest you ring around to get the best quote. i paid $1500 but had some other work done at the same time

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:58 pm 
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Thought you would have seen enough lowering threads to know by now. Around 230 for all four springs, but if you go to something like superlows, you'll need shortened shocks. Depends if you fir them yourself as well :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:28 pm 
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Andrew J wrote:
Thought you would have seen enough lowering threads to know by now. Around 230 for all four springs, but if you go to something like superlows, you'll need shortened shocks. Depends if you fir them yourself as well :)


superlows iv'e been told r fine with the standard shocks?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:30 pm 
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Timmy97EL wrote:
Andrew J wrote:
Thought you would have seen enough lowering threads to know by now. Around 230 for all four springs, but if you go to something like superlows, you'll need shortened shocks. Depends if you fir them yourself as well :)


superlows iv'e been told r fine with the standard shocks?


lows are good with std shocks, superlows you need new shortened shocks, or else you'd really be pushing it...

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:17 pm 
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Thought you would have seen enough lowering threads to know by now. Around 230 for all four springs, but if you go to something like superlows, you'll need shortened shocks. Depends if you fir them yourself as well :)


superlows iv'e been told r fine with the standard shocks?


lows are good with std shocks, superlows you need new shortened shocks, or else you'd really be pushing it...


iv'e had superlows on my ea with standard shocks and i have had no probs and im not bouncing off the road either, wat do u mean when u say "you'd really be pushing it.."??

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:49 pm 
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About $200 for springs, if shocks are shot then you'll need shocks. IF you go KYB they are about $100 a pair. Fitting will be a fairly big expense..

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:03 pm 
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Andrew J wrote:
Thought you would have seen enough lowering threads to know by now. Around 230 for all four springs, but if you go to something like superlows, you'll need shortened shocks. Depends if you fir them yourself as well :)


i never use this section, so no i havent seen any threads! i dont need to go superlow, just lower

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:09 am 
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Timmy97EL wrote:
uglybob wrote:
Timmy97EL wrote:
Andrew J wrote:
Thought you would have seen enough lowering threads to know by now. Around 230 for all four springs, but if you go to something like superlows, you'll need shortened shocks. Depends if you fir them yourself as well :)


superlows iv'e been told r fine with the standard shocks?


lows are good with std shocks, superlows you need new shortened shocks, or else you'd really be pushing it...


iv'e had superlows on my ea with standard shocks and i have had no probs and im not bouncing off the road either, wat do u mean when u say "you'd really be pushing it.."??


i've been warned by a mate whos a mechanic about doing as such, and also another person (member on here) has superlows w/ std height shocks - he reckons its not healthy at all, and can't wait to get the lowered shocks back in - but then again, if you're not having any issues with it, i guess it can't be true every time! :P

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:08 pm 
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yeah .. thats me...

fkn s**t me.. i got gas shocks heavy duty in .. with pedders superlows.. the rears are fine.. but since replacing my short shocks which were f**k with my standard lenght ones , the front has been lifted up by the shock about an inch. looks standard. :S

so basically its taken the settling load off the springs.. the rides still stiff but looks s**t, cos its higher than it should be with the wheel at guard level.

im gonna get KYB or something in the front when i got some money.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:33 pm 
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Pfft, you guys are all getting ripped off.

You buy a GMC angle grinder from bunnings for $29.95
Spring compressors from Supercheap for $45

OK so i'm joking here, dont do this unless you want to make your car handle like s**t, get screwed by the insurance companies in the event of a claim and for everyone to point and laugh at your poverty a***. In other words it was a joke. So dont do it. Because it was a joke. Get it? A joke.

Really, dont do it.
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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:59 pm 
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gonnna lower the explorer, any ideas or tips for this?, gonna have it done professionally but where would i go for the cheapest springs?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:15 pm 
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I paid $150 for my 4 kings superlows just 2nd hand (expect about $240 new)
$510 for Munroe GT Gas shocks to suit super lows
$140 for the camber kit (i think)

I fitted it myself with the help of a mate.

But EL's look horn lowered!
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Compare to the burnout pic (std ride height)

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:38 pm 
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paid 1650. king lows (?)... lowered 2 inches anyway. koni specials, camber/castor kit and fitting everything, plus a couple new bushes where needed.

wish it was lower, but i don't think i'd be able to drive if it was any lower.

and hey hornet ^ how'd u pull off that burnout? there's no way my ef would be able to make the tyres smoke like that... if at all!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:19 pm 
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is it a c**t of a job to fit shocks n springs n camber kit yourself?

 

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