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 Post subject: What Suspension Mods for EF Fairmont?
Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:50 am 
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Just got me a new EF farimont - Pretty sweet. Interested in p1ssing off the standard suspension (wallow!) and spending about 600-800 smackers on a new suspension setup.

Dont want to go too sporty (eg. Rock Hard) - just something intermediate thatll handle tighter.

Any suggestions what i should be going for?

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 2:06 am 
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King lows, and KYB shocks should get in around $800 easy :wink:
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 2:13 am 
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I agree with XRated. King springs and KYBs.
If you want the fairmont to sit at XR6/8 height then go with the King low springs. If you want it to be lower then go for the superlows.
If you look in my gallery you'll see how a Fairmont on superlows sits.

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:48 pm 
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thanx for the piks. now i konw what i am going to do

 

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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 12:46 am 
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im guna disagree, dont get king springs, they arent a good ride

i have the xr springs and monroe gt gas on my mont, made a big difference and its still a comfy ride!

thats if you are runnin the stock alloys, i have the FTR's fitted to mine and they make it a little stiffer but once again huge improvement in handling, especailly the elimination of bodyroll

but its up to u!

btw, i picked up my springs 2nd hand for $70!

 

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 Post subject: Good Advice - Thanks All...
Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:42 pm 
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Thanks All....I like Pulcos advice with the Monroes and the XR springs. Sounds like an economical alternative....The other suggestions are sweet, but might be a bit too firm for this C**k!.

Ive got tickford mags on it, so the XR/Monroe set up should be sweet. Not to hard- not too soft - but juuuuust right.

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:48 pm 
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i have king springs super lows and munroe sensatrack shocks all round in my EF falcon, its firm without being to harsh IMO...

 

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Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 11:33 pm 
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Mr Man wrote:
i have king springs super lows and munroe sensatrack shocks all round in my EF falcon, its firm without being to harsh IMO...


I used to have this same setup on my EB. Very nice and reassuring ride at high speed. The sensatracks used to be prone to early failure, has this changed?

I can also highly recommend the Whiteline front swaybar setup.

 

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Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 3:09 am 
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Kings make a "Low"in the comfort option,

Listed in the kings catalogue as "recommened for vehicles with 17"or larger tyres", if you are concerned about comfort I would sugest these,

Front # KFFL-26C
Rear # KFRL-27C

 

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 Post subject: Re: Good Advice - Thanks All...
Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 3:18 am 
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Morgz wrote:
Thanks All....I like Pulcos advice with the Monroes and the XR springs. Sounds like an economical alternative....The other suggestions are sweet, but might be a bit too firm for this C**k!.

Ive got tickford mags on it, so the XR/Monroe set up should be sweet. Not to hard- not too soft - but juuuuust right.

Peace out.


My EF came out of the factory with ticford susp, If you have a V8 You can have the springs if you want, theyre just sitting in my shed collecting dust.

 

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