Fordmods Logo

Why wont my car sit level? 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 20 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Why wont my car sit level?
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 3928

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: ED 5 Speed GLiXR

Location: Now in Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Ok well some newcastle members and even kezz (and even some of my friends) have commented on it, but my car is running superlow springs all round. Problem is my car is sitting higher then kezz's who also runs the same spec springs as me.
The front is about the same but the a*** end is sitting higher then it should. The tyre is just below the gaurd whereas others who have superlows in the a*** end have the tyre inside the gaurd.
Only possible thing i can think of is because i have a tow pack.
Any ideas as to whether i should swap the superlows out the back for some ultra lows to get it sitting level?

 

_________________

17" Tezza Steelies, King F**king lows, pedders sports ryders, 2.5" cat back exhaust, pacemaker extractors, T5 manual
Low, loud and Slow

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4305

Joined: 6th Jul 2005

Ride: BA xr8 Magnet ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

You could fill your Boot with bricks? :P

Kezz's springs could be a bit more 'worn in' than yours.

how old are his and how old are yours?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4305

Joined: 6th Jul 2005

Ride: BA xr8 Magnet ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

EDIT: double post :oops:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:46 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 575

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: EF

Location: Wodonga
VIC, Australia

I had the exact same problem with my lovell super lows. The back was just sitting to damn high. I put some King ultra lows in the back, and now it sits just a little to low in the rear. I'm thinking of cutting half a coil off the bottom of the super lows to drop them down a little..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:51 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 4355

Joined: 14th Dec 2005

Gallery: 36 images

Ride: Fairlane

Location: Newy
NSW, Australia

Yeah i can vouch for this one, does sit a little high. how many klms have you done on the springs. i think u got them in feb/mar this year, they should be settled by now.

the rear does sit quite high. have u checked the rear springs are actually what u paid for, as i have heard the place u got them can be a bit dodgy sometimes.

 

_________________

The Lane Lives.... Finally!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:10 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 334

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Calais

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

thats just like my car thats why i went ultralows.. i got supers and mine has a gap between the tyre and gaurd like probably 2 cm gap where as heaps of others have their tyres level or in the gaurds.. we pulled out the superlows king springs out of my mates car and compared em to mine and mine were higher!
I think new superlows are higher then older ones..... maybe they are making em to be at a legal height.. besides that i cant explain it

 

_________________

Black VZ Calais, 5.7Ltr

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 3928

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: ED 5 Speed GLiXR

Location: Now in Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Ive had them in the car since early january.
I was gonna take my car down to the local suspension place and get them to check it out, see if they can figure it out.
The front sits about right for superlows, its just the rear end that isnt sitting right for the springs i wanted/got.

 

_________________

17" Tezza Steelies, King F**king lows, pedders sports ryders, 2.5" cat back exhaust, pacemaker extractors, T5 manual
Low, loud and Slow

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:54 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

/me joins the club.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3737

Joined: 22nd May 2006

Ride: BF F6 Tornado - #0077

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

i think the tow parks used different rear shocks. if you've got a TP on its not really gonna handle great anyway with out the right ride equipment

 

_________________

** For Sale ** http://www.fordmods.com/ford-parts-for-sale-f17/assorted-e-series-parts-t124697.html

F6 Tornado 2006 Build

Is it about sex? The engine in my car? Or a cure for cancer?
No?

Then f**k off

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 575

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: EF

Location: Wodonga
VIC, Australia

Would the shocks really make a difference to the hight the car sits??
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 2256

Joined: 5th May 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: 5 Star Boxcar

Location: blu mtns
NSW, Australia

either you got rorted on your springs or the fat chicks that i drive with in my backseat are doing too good a job. :D

 

_________________

Kezz's 5sp Box Car ---> RPD enhanced with a bunch of other stuff

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:10 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 575

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: EF

Location: Wodonga
VIC, Australia

I checked the ID tag on mine, and according to the lovell website they are all super lows??
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 3928

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: ED 5 Speed GLiXR

Location: Now in Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Hmmm maybe i should do that too. Just gotta find the id tags i suppose, chances are they are freakin hidden.
Yeah kezz wanna loan me some fat chicks so i can chuck a couple in the boot.

 

_________________

17" Tezza Steelies, King F**king lows, pedders sports ryders, 2.5" cat back exhaust, pacemaker extractors, T5 manual
Low, loud and Slow

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 5924

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: Ford FPV FG F6 310

Power: 149 rwkw

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

my old ef and my current ef both sat totally different with kings superlows.
old one had the speed boat effect.
new one is neutral at a nice ride height (and drivability feels much better too).

 

_________________

NEW RIDE - FPV FG F6 6spd Auto. 12.26@114MPH, 1.88 60FT on Cheapy Tyres with 38PSI - Stock except K&N filter!

R.I.P. BF XR6 Turbo - You will not be forgotten :( 12.06@120MPH

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:32 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 3928

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: ED 5 Speed GLiXR

Location: Now in Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Well after much thinking, i think i may get my tow pack removed (the whole towbar and all the s**t that goes with it) in a hope to piss off some unneeded weight and in a hope that this may be the cause of the unwanted rear ride height.

 

_________________

17" Tezza Steelies, King F**king lows, pedders sports ryders, 2.5" cat back exhaust, pacemaker extractors, T5 manual
Low, loud and Slow

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:48 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names