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Old 11-07-2004, 03:39   #1 (permalink)
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lowering ute info

hey guys,

just thought i would ask, how much did you get your ute lowered ? who did it for u/where did you get the parts for it, how much did it cost, if u got it lowered, how do you go with carrying anything in the back ? if you have any horror stories etc etc, more or less just a general collaboration of peoples experiences to learn from is all.
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Old 11-08-2004, 00:22   #2 (permalink)
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I think it cost me about 300 all up. 3" lowering blocks at the back, 2.5" lowered king springs at the front. I got mine dont at Cromer Exhaust Center in Sydney. Lowering blocks u can get from any good car shop for about 80 bucks. (they order them in 4 ya) and i got thge springs from the place that did it. I havnt had any bad experiences **touch wood** so yeah... I reckon its a great mod to do to your ute!
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Old 11-08-2004, 00:47   #3 (permalink)
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If you want to do it propally you going to want lowered leafs for the back not lowering blocks.

I'm running Custom kings coil springs and leaf springs lowered quite a lot (between super & ultralow) Pedders GRS shocks + the other stuff like Camber kit + custom sway bars front and back. Also have my old slightly higher (but still much lower than std) Suspension for sale in the market place if your looking...

Still carry a bit of weight in the back but generally I dont so it doesnt bother me.
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Old 11-08-2004, 00:59   #4 (permalink)
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Re: lowering ute info

For my XH XR6 I used pedders sports ryder shocks with lowered platforms and took half a coil off the standard XR springs. At the back I used 2 inch blocks with short bodied sports ryder shocks. I'm very happy with the way it sits, the guards sit level with the top of the tyres, it rides alot firmer but handles a hell of alot better. Overall I think it has lowered the ute around 3 inches at the back and around 2.5 inches at the front from a standard XH ute. I've carried a 275kg+ Harley V-Rod without a probelm and I think it would carry a bit more before any rubbing.
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that would be quite a nice set-up sylox, i love the look of your ute, did all that set you back a bundle ?
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If you want to do it propally you going to want lowered leafs for the back not lowering blocks.
sylox, i agree should use new or re-sprung leafs.
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sylox, i agree should use new or re-sprung leafs.
Yep I agree with lowering blocks (not good)your inducing axle tramp, for an extra $50 or so you may as well do it right and get your leafs reset at Allsprings or whoever.
Id lower mine 2" if I was to lower it at all.
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I go with Sylox aswell. I've got lowered leafs, springs and camber Kit(just get it done and save on tires). I would get the wheels and then lower it Borry. Then they can set your srings to the right height!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It really sucks having to get things done twice!

Sylox: what did those skocks set you back? And how good are the sway bars(+cost)?
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Sway bars are GOOD even on a XR which already had a good front one.

The rear one is a full custom job as there wasnt one there from the factory. But resonably easy to fit if you have a good drill.

$172 each front and rear for the sway bars and they were 32mm front & 28mm rear.
Well worth it though. If we ever cross paths I will show you what mine handles like with the full kit through it...

Can't remember the price of the shocks though Tom.
The are a nice shock though handles really really well yet still smooth enough for a passenger to fall asleep. NEVER BOTTOMS OUT

Link to my suspension bit that are for sale.
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We still have to make that crossing of paths happen mate! It will!

Any pics of the sway bars?
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