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Old 05-30-2005, 18:02   #1 (permalink)
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AUII XR8 - Lowering?

Hey all... im in Melbourne, own an AUII XR8 and want to lower it properly, just springs, but want to go somewhere that will actually enhance the handling as opposed to do a shitty job that will annoy me for years. Did get my ED XR6 done with Bilstein at Quadrant Suspension... really good, but it was pretty far away considering i live North East.

Any suggestions as to where i should go? Herrod? Jim Mock? Centerline? even Pedders?
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Old 05-31-2005, 04:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AUII XR8 - Lowering?

I work in a Pedders agent (country sth oz) workshop, so I may be a bit biased. I recently lowered my AU2 Futura with Pedders springs and couldn't be happier. They do 2 different heights for the front and I went for the lower ones. Rears for yours will be way different to mine as I have a wagon.
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Old 05-31-2005, 19:05   #3 (permalink)
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Sweet... i guess ultimately i want it to handle road bumps well and fast cornering properly and not jump around like some cars you see... Ive heard Pedders are quite good... any other thoughts?
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If you change the shockers to Gas Sports Ryders as well as the springs it will be very firm. Comfort Gas shocks give a nice ride with good handling, but not bone jarring over bumps. I had GSR's and lowered coils in my ED and it was hard as hell!
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Old 06-01-2005, 17:52   #5 (permalink)
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Im pretty much keeping the shocks for sure... would like to go bilstein all round again like my ED, but am pretty sure that the Factory ones on it currently will suffice... true?
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Yeah, shouldn't be a problem using the factory shocks.
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