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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:23 pm 
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So you gonna make it to the AFD?
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:27 pm 
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Not in my car :(

Working 6pm-3am Satuday night, so... Not sure if ill be there, if I am then I wont have slept :)

I spoke to Nannas_ed and gave him my details so he will take my spot.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:00 pm 
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fairmont's should come standed with lsd


Only Ghia's.


actually fairmonts had the free option of upgrading to an lsd but for some reason i dont think the dealers were letting new car buyers no that

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Alex_EL wrote:
Not in my car :(

Working 6pm-3am Satuday night, so... Not sure if ill be there, if I am then I wont have slept :)

I spoke to Nannas_ed and gave him my details so he will take my spot.


s**t dude, didnt know you werent coming because of this, but at the end of the day its just a car and the important thing to remember is that your ok.

Good luck and hopefully see you at afd

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:45 pm 
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nannas_ed wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
mitchell g wrote:
fairmont's should come standed with lsd


Only Ghia's.


actually fairmonts had the free option of upgrading to an lsd but for some reason i dont think the dealers were letting new car buyers no that


Yah i heard something like that off a fella who worked at a dealership 10 years ago.
Like I said though, LSD is only std fitment on Ghias.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:21 am 
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nannas_ed wrote:
Alex_EL wrote:
Not in my car :(

Working 6pm-3am Satuday night, so... Not sure if ill be there, if I am then I wont have slept :)

I spoke to Nannas_ed and gave him my details so he will take my spot.


s**t dude, didnt know you werent coming because of this, but at the end of the day its just a car and the important thing to remember is that your ok.

Good luck and hopefully see you at afd


Thanks for your concern, Yeah, I'm lucky it was a 'safe' accident... Hopefully I'll still get out there, kind of need to as I want to pick up springs of SpeedyED hahaha..

I'll see if I can grab a lift :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:22 am 
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Alex_EL wrote:
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Not in my car :(

Working 6pm-3am Satuday night, so... Not sure if ill be there, if I am then I wont have slept :)

I spoke to Nannas_ed and gave him my details so he will take my spot.


s**t dude, didnt know you werent coming because of this, but at the end of the day its just a car and the important thing to remember is that your ok.

Good luck and hopefully see you at afd


Thanks for your concern, Yeah, I'm lucky it was a 'safe' accident... Hopefully I'll still get out there, kind of need to as I want to pick up springs of SpeedyED hahaha..

I'll see if I can grab a lift :)


Let me know weather to bring the springs or not, and I will be absolutely mad if my car isn't ready by Friday...... not to mention Valentines Day is on Saturday, why does all Ford day have to be the day right after??? :roll:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:13 pm 
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Ok, I might not be coming out now, too hard working till 3am that morning so Ill be dead all day..

Its looking like im lowering my car not this weekend but next with my mate and his old man,
just checking with u guys, what tools will we need? My mate dad said the only thing he doesnt have is internal spring compressors.. $30 from supercheap i heard someone say?

So far I beleive u need:

Spanners
Spring compressor
Sockets
Ratchet

Anything else? Any tips welcome too... Cheers :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:19 pm 
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Soft! Some of us will be up much later than 3am, but we'll be p****d.

You dont need compressors for the back. And if you are going supers on the front, you probably dont need compressors either. Body weight should be enough to get them on.

And you will need external sprint compressors, not internal.
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:35 pm 
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Thanks arm, do u think i need to bother with shocks? and just go springs?...
Or is it worth getting some aftermarket shocks?

A few people have told me they pretty much do nothing...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:38 pm 
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If you're going supers with standard shocks, chances are the ride will be rough and a bit bouncy. Depends how much you can tolerate.
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Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:15 pm 
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Yeah not so keen on rough and bouncy.. it will still be pretty rough with or without shocks im guessing, but I might as well get them then...

Recomend just getting stuff of Ebay from the power sellers? looks pretty Legit... Could get king springs all round for 260 + shocks 2 sets for 300, total 560.. thats alright... considering they are Monroe shocks too..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's 97 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:05 am 
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Do u reckon with superlows, with a full tank of LPG and Petrol there will still be 100mill between the lowest point and the ground? :S Jut wandering...

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:30 am 
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thats superlows with a boot full of luggage and one person in the back.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:45 am 
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Hmmm thats close... Gas tank is 70L so thats 70Kilo's + however much the tank weighs...
That will weigh less than what you have in the car in that picture, however if i where to have luggage and passangers.... = LOW lol...

 

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