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Lowering a BA ute

Getting the XR8 ute lowered ( lowest legal limit ) , but just wondering something .
Does the front end need a camber kit or not when lowered , as it seems some mobs use them and some don't .
One thing they all agree on , is the stock shockers don't need to be changed as they are quite a good unit .

Anyone amongst us had theirs done yet , and what method was used. Cheers

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give us a call we lower around 5 ba falcons a week.We fit a kmac camber kit to every one,our complete kit will cost $950.00 with new front springs and new rear leaf springs.wheel alighnment included.

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does anybody have any measurments from there BA's that they have lowered
i am mainly looking for ute measurements from the lower edge of the rim to the guard lip
i want standerd measurements & lowered measurements

the rim diameter

the springs used

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give us a call we lower around 5 ba falcons a week.We fit a kmac camber kit to every one,our complete kit will cost $950.00 with new front springs and new rear leaf springs.wheel alighnment included.
Suspension is being done locally.
You'll get the lions share of the money spent on mods for my machine as the exhaust and chip are next , which I have you guys lined up for.
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I got mine done at Pedders, no camberkit 4000km's tyres still look brandnew.



You cant use lowering blocks(like AU I think?)and get the 16" spare wheel on(what size is the XR spare 17"?). The lower shockie mount sits inside the wheel area...
Pedders used reset XR6 springs in my ute, absolutely no load carrying capability at all Doh!
You can get some airbags that will fix this problem(my next mod)for about $350/375 pr, you just pump'em up when needed.

Dont lower the front springs any more than the factory sports settings, I did and I will be raising back to factory setting soon, the black plastic lip thingy underneath the front touches every thing...and the rear of my ute is low as you can go(not legal)the nose of these ute's is way to close to the tarmac from factory, thats why Im going back to standard height at the front and leaving the ass dumped...the retro stance

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