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Old 12-06-2004, 06:21   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had any experience or comments on Lovell springs. I went to a place called WA Suspensions with my cousin who had work done there on his prelude and was very happy with the results. I was quoted $560 (from $600) for either a set of 4 Sport Lows (25-40mm) or Super Lows (40-65mm) fully installed with alignments, and they have springs designed for the Focus. I just dont know if they're El CHeapo quality springs or of reasonable quality.

They are also distributors for Eibach springs and ive seen alot of you guys raving on about Eibach springs for the focus, but i asked him about them and gave an estimated figure around $800. But didnt say how low they'd go.

Dunno what to choose. Ive seen some forum members quote around $650, so ill see if i can get the price down that low and i might consider the Eibach's.
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Lovells are the pick of springs IMO.
I've used many different springs over the years, including, Kmac, Selbys, Kings, and Pedders.

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Re: Lovell Springs

I love my Eibachs. $700 fitted with alignment.

The drop is quoted at 35mm. But i'd say it was more like 25mm at the rear and the full 35mm at the front. Be careful with drops over 40mm, you may need to change shocks too and the suspension geometry really begins to change.
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Re: Lovell Springs

I just had King Spring Super Lows fitted on mine cost me about $500 all up with wheel alignmnet,

It was suposed to drop about 50mm but i rekon 40mm on the front and 30mm on the rears, there not to bad overall , but i would of liked some Eibachs if i had the extra cash.
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I love my Eibachs. $700 fitted with alignment.

The drop is quoted at 35mm. But i'd say it was more like 25mm at the rear and the full 35mm at the front. Be careful with drops over 40mm, you may need to change shocks too and the suspension geometry really begins to change.
Thats around what the dealer said would happen with lovells. You dont want a bum dragger look as someone quoted in another post
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Lovells are the pick of springs IMO.
I've used many different springs over the years, including, Kmac, Selbys, Kings, and Pedders.

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So Rick, you really rate the Lovells do ya??
Is that a good price for what im getting? I mean i havent yet gone around shopping in other dealers coz my cousin and a few other mates highly recommend them.
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Re: Lovell Springs

Price sounds ok, I always fit things myself, so I'm not sure of the going rate for labour, but it sounds fair enough.

Lovells have been far more consistent with there product than others I've used.
Other brands have (for me anyway) been inconsistent, sometimes good, sometimes average.

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Ok. Good good.
Now another question, will lowering affect the camber of the wheels much if at all? Because i was reading a mag that said that the focus had no rear camber adjustment. I dont wana lower the car and be chewing through tyres coz of lowering.... or i might just be gettin paranoid.
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Lowering generally does increase negative camber, though a small amount is ok, and actually a good thing.
I don't know much about the focus, so can't say how much it will effect it.

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Re: Lovell Springs

Dont worry about camber, you can drop it as much as is practical without any adverse affects due to the design of the IRS.

In general, the springs places are full of it, none of them have lowered cars as much as advertised that I have seen in person, go the size below what you want, IMO. I have to redo mine now because of this, left a sour taste in my mouth. Same as Russ had to do also.

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