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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:56 pm 
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I am in the process of putting an XR front on my Xt . I am also looking at beefing the suspension up with King Springs but am unsure of what height to go , it has to be practical as it is my work vehicle and often have customers with me , and i certainly don't want to destroy the front bar . Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 5:25 pm 
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well if you have to use it for work and such than i'd say superlows would be too low but the lows i'd say would be just right! and you could keep the standard shocks too.

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 6:46 pm 
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superlows would look mad, tassie roads are somewhat dodgey though, ive just put lows on my ef and i wouldnt wanna go superlow caus the roads down here suck a** big time bot holes bumps everywhere etc, plus with all the road works caus of the gas project goin on atm
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:37 pm 
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i would recomend lovells instead of kings, go to the lovells web site they havea gallery of ba's with lows and superlows

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:43 pm 
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Neal-50 wrote:
i would recomend lovells instead of kings, go to the lovells web site they havea gallery of ba's with lows and superlows
do you have the web site handy?
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 2:21 pm 
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 2:54 pm 
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Neal-50 wrote:
i would recomend lovells instead of kings, go to the lovells web site they havea gallery of ba's with lows and superlows


do you mind if i ask why, the reason i ask is that i what to drop my ed with a set of lows, but am up in the air as to which brand to choose

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 8:11 pm 
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The advantage of lovells is that they are progressive rate springs which helps with keeping the ride more comfortable. This is more important with superlows really esp on the back because the spring free length is almost the same as standard springs so they wont move around so much when fully extended, such as being on a hoist or bump in the road etc.

 

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Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 8:12 pm 
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Also the lowells are blue! haha

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 12:00 am 
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Neal-50 wrote:
Also the lowells are blue! haha


Well thats sold me :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 12:00 am 
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The advantage of lovells is that they are progressive rate springs which helps with keeping the ride more comfortable. This is more important with superlows really esp on the back because the spring free length is almost the same as standard springs so they wont move around so much when fully extended, such as being on a hoist or bump in the road etc.


great, thanks neal

 

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Whiteline have been developing a package for the BA's. apparently there is a little more to them since the bump stops on a BA work like a secondary spring and help the car when bottoming out. The flip side is when you lower you are riding the bump stop all the time.

From autospeed:

"We're told the standard springs are a fairly good ride/handling compromise for a factory effort, but the rear springing
is proportionately softer. Standard spring rates (ignoring the relevant motion ratios, etc) are 450lb/inch at the front and
250lb/inch at the rear (both rates measured with the spring compressed to its normal ride height).
Whiteline currently offers two different replacement spring sets. The 'Control' set uses a 389>509lb spring rate on the
front and a 203>279lb rate on the rear (again, these rates are measured with the springs in their normal ride height
position). Both of these springs (part numbers 73191 and 73192) lower the ride height by about 35mm.
For a further reduction in ride height the Whiteline 'Flatout' springs lower the car by about 50mm from factory and
provide the same 389>509 front and 203>279lb/inch rear spring rate as the Control springs. These are part numbers 73211 and 73212 respectively.
After lowering the BA XR6, Jim says the car will likely be resting on the factory bump-stops.
"The bump-stops in many modern cars don't act as the 'last line of defence' that they used to. They now effectively
form a secondary spring rate, which gives a lot better NVH and control over an older 'hit-it-and-bang' bump-stop."
For the XR6, Whiteline has produced a shortened replacement bump-stop, which allows small amplitude suspension
movement without interference.
Page 3 of 4 AutoSpeed - Whiteline Worked XR6T"

 

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Id reccomend lovells or whiteline springs; if you got some cash to burn baybe eibach(not sure on spelling?)

Ive got Whitelines in my car atmo and its awesome, handling is great n there is no rough bumps or sudden slams over bumps which was common with the FBT susp(very firm) using bilstein shocks with them and its low, too low even - just ordered in some new whiteline springs for front of car to even it out with rear and make it more acceptably low lol.

Go whiteline IMHO, just dont use their "matched whiteline shocks" which are KYB, and they dont denie it, they are off th shelf kyb's still got stickers n all. :wink: [/quote]

 

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