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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:54 pm 
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I think the are just lows that have sagged a bit so like 40-50mm drop and I got away with standard shocks with superlows for a fair while but I think they were screwed when the springs went in , my driving style probs didn't help haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Haha fair enough... Hmmm I don't know what to do about ride height... Lowerer it and lose even more carrying capacity+flexibility with regards to where I can drive, or just drop it and make it look heaps good lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Are you planning on changing the front bar at all?

Makes a big difference. Mine is running stock suspension (and I'm pretty sure the XLS runs the XR springs etc) and with the aftermarket bar on it, it's low as sh*t.

Also, how much experience have you had driving a lowered car? It's a pain in the a**. Lol.

And as far as your rears go you're running leafs so there's a few options:
Lowering block
Reroll the leafs
Remove a leaf or two
and finally, which I wouldn't advise, flip the leafs.

A mate of mine did the last to his navara as a temp thing... took out the bump stops, too... it's low but it's a s**t ride.
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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:22 pm 
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Yeah eventual go to the same as yours with match skirt and nice tray back.

I have no experience with lowered cars, so I don't want to find out the hard way that it sucks lol

I'm liking lowering blocks purely for cost, cause if it does s**t me then pretty much no harm done sorta thing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:29 pm 
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If you're going to the same bar as me then I wouldn't bother lowering it unless you want it touching the ground.

Obviously I'm rolling steelies at the moment (16s) so that makes it a bit closer to the ground but I've had experience driving lowered cars and I've still scraped my poor car a few times.

I was going to lower mine until i put this bar on, now I'm not going to. It's already low enough (each to their own taste though) Also I don't know what the roads up there are like as opposed to down here.

The only thing I might do to make it look a little lower is make something to go across the wheel arch so it's tucking a bit of tyre.
The upside to this is I've managed to get a low car without sacrificing the feel of the ride... it's just a bit of a pain in the a** when I come across a slightly steep driveway or speed hump. Most aren't too bad, though... a bit of crab walking and I'm sweet.

I should get around to putting my skirts on.

Think there may be legal issues with lowering blocks but I'm not 100% sure.
Plus I'm in Vic so differences in the laws.
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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Yeah it is a pain sometimes having the car lower than normal but I can still take my car anywhere a factory one can with a little bit of creativity lol . but if you were to lower it, wouldn't it be better to get used to a lower car with a normal bodykit rather than one that will cost more to fix I supose but yeah if you lower it you can always raise it again at a later date

 

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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Haha... I'll garuantee his genuine XR front bar will be worth twice what the aftermarket XR50 will be worth.

But I see your point.
Personally, I'd wait until I had the bar on to decide wether I wanted to lower it or not (which I did and decided against) but it's each to their own.

It's not particularly difficult to raise/lower the car.

Like I said before, Mine is stock height but I can't get a jack under it.
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 Post subject: Re: 'She Devil' AUII XR6 VCT Ute
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Haha yeah I forgot about the xr front and I had a look at your pics zellus and i can see what you mean I didn't think they sat that low my mistake haha

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:14 am 
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I didn't either, mate. It was crazy when I put it on.
I would've dropped something like 2 inches.
I haven't actually measured it, though.

-shrug- If you want to lower it now, it'll look good for the meantime, just adjust it once you get the new kit.
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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Actually on the lowering topic my boss got a 'coilover kit' for his race car its just a threaded piece that goes over the original shocks after the original spring seat is cut off if you get what I mean, might be something to look into so you can get your utes sitting where you want , I think he paid $100 but it could be more

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Would have explain that one who I'm sitting infront of you I think lol
Maye something I could whip up at work haha though prob be cheaper to buy haha
So with coil over you can adjust height?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Yeah its not a true adlustable coilover just turns the shock into a height adjustable one I will get some pics for you tommorow

And I had a look at the shocks that had the lowered springs on them and they seemed pretty good still. and I can't just have the springs but the boss said they are yours for $40

 

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$40 for everything?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:53 pm 
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$40 for just the springs haha the shocks are only original ford ones so yeah may as well just use yours

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Bargain, done deal...
I'm going to have a lot to collect from you this weekend... Haha

 

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