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 Post subject: Would i need shortened shocks to go with shortend struts?
Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:13 pm 
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Gooday looking to bogan lower the front of my NA Fairlane to the max
Can i get away with just shortened struts and compressed harder springs
or will that leave me with no travel, therefor making shortened shocks compulsary??
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Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:36 pm 
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The front strut is the shock!

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Would i need shortened shocks to go with shortend struts?
Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:48 pm 
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If you're going to bogan lower it to the max im guessing its gonna be low as f**k like most NZ'ers who 'lower' their car lol. But may i ask why you are only doing the front?

With you being in Christchurch, id be contacting Autolign (i think they have a branch down there), they're a steering and suspension specialist parts place and should have proper lowering springs and shocks/struts to suit what your after

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:45 pm 
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not sure about the NA, but my eseries I did the springs only. still drivable but you get serious bump stop bangs. It rides those bump stops heavily. I did the shocks just recently and now it drives much better and I dont think I've hit the bump stops yet.
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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Lol so the front strut is the shock i get it now, thanks!
Yeah just doin the front cos supposedly i can just compress springs in the back
cos theres plenty of travel unlike in the front or hell have i got that wrong aswell??
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Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:44 am 
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Compressed springs isn't the best option 2 go.. if you do want 2 budget i suggest lowering it wit king springs...
Depending on wat your looking for i'd always suggest Tein Drifting suspension... Trust me i can take any corner with ease with it, but i did spend $3k on the suspension Plus swaybars...
If your normal day driving tho i'd suggest just chopping the springs, if for circuit u would need a full suspension kit.

 

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