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Old 04-09-2004, 11:14   #1 (permalink)
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just curious.....anyone know how much im looking at to:

lower a 1990 TX5 on Superlows and the shocks to go with them?

also.....what kind of price on just lows?
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I'm not 100% sure if they make superlows for the TX5, I assume they would. If they do just the springs alone will be worth about $250 or a bit more for all 4 corners. Shocks are at least $120 each but more if you want something decent. All up you need to budget about $800 in parts plus fitting and alignments on top I would assume. Then add the cost of a camber kit if you need one of them....another couple hundred plus fitting. So total of about $1300 or more.
At the minimum springs, fitting and alignment will set you back about $500 - $600.
You can (depending on shocks) get away with just doing the springs however your shocks will suffer pretty badly and will need replacing at some stage.
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Old 04-09-2004, 20:03   #3 (permalink)
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looks like ill be driving a 4 wheel drive for quite a while.....

unless i get the lows

king springs quoted me $500 for parts and fitting...thats just springs

and i think the tyre factory quoted me....$350 maybe....but im not sure if they were king.

would i need new shocks/camber kit with lows?
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would i need new shocks/camber kit with lows?
Well, I'm not sure about the suspension on a TX5 but for most Falcons you would not need to change shocks or get a camber kit for Lows.

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At the minimum springs, fitting and alignment will set you back about $500 - $600.
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king springs quote $500 for lows.

ttf quote $350 for lows ...but not sure if they were king springs.


lows will drop the car about an inch right? ill either have to settle for lows....or leave it 4wd........just trying to picture what lows will look like
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It depends how high it is now. Lows will still (usually) leave some room between the guard and the tyre. Superlows usually bring the guard down to tyre hight with minimal gap.
Yes, lows will reduce the ride hight but it's up to you to determine if it's going to be low enough for your tastes.
One thing I will mention is talk to your insurance before you spend a cent to make sure they are ok with it.
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thanks casper

ive posted in the PS forum to see if someone can do a scale lowering of it....

and yer...ill talk to insurance before i do anything. shold be fine though...as its still roadworthy
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Yeah, roadworthy is one thing but insurance is another. I know some will allow it and others wont. If your with RACV you should be fine, AAMI is not so forgiving for under 25's and some like Allianz just wont do it at all....with new policies anyhow.
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its only TPFT ......

might be ok ...might have to swap over to just cars....i knew id have to eventually....especially if i get an exhaust
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Talk to RACV first, they are excellent for younger drivers, I was insured with them for ages before I went to QLD. Now I'm back I'll probably go back to them when I lower mine.
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