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Old 12-05-2003, 02:05   #1 (permalink)
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lowering a BA

i have a XR8 and just wondering on other peoples opinions and experiences on lowering their cars
i will be lowering mine in the near future, probably as soon as i get enough feedback from u guys

through herrods in sydney(brad garlick) they want $880

now through local guys in my area quotes were not as harsh as that.
pedders were $595
lovells were $500 and
kings were $450
now is there much difference in ride and quality with any of these brands

i have been in a GTP with lovells and i was happy with the experience

im thinking the kings should do the job just like any of the other manufacturers

any opinions and advice appreciated
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Old 12-05-2003, 02:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: lowering a BA

I had my ute lowered by king springs and I am very happy with it. I know the back springs are totally differant to the car but the front would be the same and the ride is very good considering it has 18s as well. Be sure to get a c&c kit for it, they tried to do it without but with no joy.
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Re: lowering a BA

whats the c&c kit?
something to do with the camber
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Old 12-05-2003, 03:24   #4 (permalink)
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Re: lowering a BA

Castor/camber kit, enables more adjustment for your wheel alignment to get better tyre wear.
By the looks of the quotes your only doing coils.
Go the kings they make the H ones anyway. Good 'ol Garlicks nice and heavy with the labour charges.
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Re: lowering a BA

thankyou bluedriver for your info
and good ol garlicks were only supplying and fitting the springs plus wheel alignment.
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I don't know how far they are talking about lowering your car, maybe not to much if they are'nt mentioning a c&c kit in the price. You might be able to get away without one. Just a thought.
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Re: lowering a BA

I lowered my BA XR6 and didn't need a c&c kit. Done almost 20,000k with new springs and tyres are wearing perfectly evenly.
I had my springs manufactured and installed by Whiteline Suspension, progressive rate spring. Car handles and drives like a dream, great control, less body roll (could be from new adjustable sway bars), and i think the ride is smoother than it was out of the factory. Lowered the car 35mm.
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I believe garlics use king springs anyway......
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Hi there BOS-54L, i agree with the above. My XR8 sedan has been lowered with King 'Low' springs (yellow) and the ride is great (apart from having to be a lot more carefull over bumps and when car parking... But I can handle that. Ive scraped underneith the front spolier a couple of times and then never again :) - done 6000ks and tyres are wearing even. Link to a pic:

http://www.buchanan.co.nz/XR8/DSC06250.jpg

It makes quite a difference to the look of the car if you park it next to another XR8/6...
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Re: lowering a BA

greetings all
does anybody in here know what type of springs herrod are using on the BA & if anybody has any measurements from the lower rim edge to the guard lip

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