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Old 11-24-2003, 01:55   #1 (permalink)
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As many of you will know, I got canaried a while ago and had to raise my car *again* to get the RWC. Even though it was all Pedders gear and supposed to be good, I just couldn't bring myself to like the new ride height. After numerous warnings from my parents not to touch the suspension again, I thought 'bugger it' and headed off to Simon's (bass_crazy) place with Sunny to put the old LOW suspension in! Everything went reasonably smoothly until it came to test drive time. We reversed out the drive and got some 'scrapage' which to me is a good indication of a 'fully sick' ride height lol! Proceeded to cane it up the street then headed around the block until I heard a knocking sound coming from the front.....turns out that the left hand front wheel nuts were done up two turns each and the rim was rocking about all over the place...the metal shavings were proof.....whoops. After pooing my pants about how lucky we were the wheel didn't fall off I drove back to Simon's house like a grandma :)

Thanks to Simon and Sunny for their help....I can't believe what I used to pay the mechanics to swap suspension over. It's quite easy if you've got the right tools. Also got to have a ride in Simon's car :) Sunny and I were impressed at what it can do Top car mate!
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:08   #2 (permalink)
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awwww dude!

what was the metal scrapage? tyre against guard? i hope it wasnt scrapage of the rim!!

and yeah,,, suspension places charge a shitload to change springs,
i ended up getting a bloke i know to fit my springs for 50 bucks
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:14   #3 (permalink)
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That would have been fun if your wheel did come off.

So it's easy so swap any cars suspension over, yes?
what special tools do u need for it... i think u should make a tute for eafalcon.com
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:18   #4 (permalink)
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Rear suspension is damn easy.. just make sure you have an 18mm and a 19mm socket (two seperate wrenchs helps..) and umm.. a 13mm for the swaybar bolts, I think? And a jack + jackstands of course, all very standard tools.
Ohh, and make sure you have spring compressors They're very helpful
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Definitely make a tute.. coz it's something i'm gunna have to tackle soon. Don't have the $$ to pay people to do all the work for me, and coming from a TOTAL newbie, any help is big help!
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nah I'd say it was part of the K-frame that scraped...it was something under the front anyway The rims are ok. Suprisingly, my tyres have never scraped the guards, even though they sit under the guards a bit.

theman - wouldn't call them special tools...just a 1/2" drive socket set, open ended spanner set, a good trolly jack and two vehicle stands. I still have to invest in a 1/2" socket set.... I've only got the 1/4" drive which is too small most of the time for working on engines and suspension.
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Also got to have a ride in Simon's car :) Sunny and I were impressed at what it can do Top car mate!
He goes nuts doesnt he!
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i wanna ride in both cars
that way i'll know just how slow my car really is!
good to see ur car is on its guts again :D
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you missed the old look didnt you*winks* nothig looks more sexier then a lowered ford*winks*
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Old 11-24-2003, 14:22   #10 (permalink)
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Hey guys and Gals.

Let me tell ya.. Doug is a nut!!!

We ditched his brand new pedders springs and struts for some old chopped King springs.. But it looks Fulley Sik MOIT!!! It has a real firm ride now, and no body roll, nice for hanging sideways around corners :)

The whole swap over was pretty easy. We didnít even use a spring compressor for the front. If you guys want to make a tutorial I'll be willing to lend a hand.

Sunny was a great help too, he had those shocks out and back in quick smart, not bad for a little fella

Doug your car has come a long way, and thanks for the nice departure!!!

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