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Old 11-01-2004, 03:26   #1 (permalink)
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how much is too much??

hey guys,

ive got an EA falcon S MPFI 5spd
ive just got a new head, clutch, and ive just got 2.5 inch catback mandrel bent, a new 2.5 inch cat and a set of pacemaker extractors.

my bushes are gone on my trailing arms, so while im gonna fix them, im gonn have it lowered at pedders witht he sportsryder springs,

how much should i lower it?
how much have u guys lowered it and how low is too low?

thanks in advance

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Re: how much is too much??

too low is when the police pull you over on sight or you insurance company just laughs at any claim you make.

I think superlows are about as low as you can get away with
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:47   #3 (permalink)
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Re: how much is too much??

thanks mate,

and how low would that be?

2 inches??
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thanks mate,

and how low would that be?

2 inches??
depends on the original springs. On my XR6 its only 30mm or so, little over an inch.
At least thats the theory. I'm keeping the factory springs in till the engine mods are finished. Power before looks for me.
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Re: how much is too much??

so thats keeping the factory springs??

im getting the sportsryders, and as i understand they can lower it to watever u choose?
also getting new shocks, monroe shocks, will this be too low if i were to lower it 2 inches do u reckon?

do u think that ur car is low enough?
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Re: how much is too much??

My car needs to be a bit lower but the XR springs are not too bad. I am just concentrating on go more than show at the moment. Once the car is going as quick as I want I'll put in the superlows.

The legal limit is a ground clearance of 100mm however in NSW there is also another measurement from ground to headlight you'll need to look into.
The biggest restriction is the insurance. They are far more strict.
Go to aufalcon.com, in the articles section is a lowering trap article you may want to read.
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Re: how much is too much??

King lows on mine. They're only 32mm i think. Slightly lower than the au tickford suspension.

On an E series you'd prob wanna do lower. My bro's EB sits way high. In an XR model its not too bad.
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The legal limit is a ground clearance of 100mm however in NSW there is also another measurement from ground to headlight you'll need to look into.

150cm(or mm, can't remember) from centre of headlight to ground if I remember correctly.

Try looking here in the vehicle standards section of the RTA

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registrati...i/vsi_dl1.html
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Re: how much is too much??

thanks for the help fellas,

ur right loxx, the e-series always seem to be as high as a four wheel drive, i just want the better handling and looks.
its like a boat around corners and body roll is a joke.
i think i might go 2 inches, wat do you guys think?
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Get it 10cm off teh ground and put tighter shocks n swaybars in it.

Someone i know put in King SUperlows and Pedders Superlows and the Kings were stiffer and lower...
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