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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-26-03, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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EA gets lowered on Wednesday....

Getting my car lowered on Wednesday for the grand total and exorberant price of...
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$180... installed...

new King Spring Lows all round..

I thought I was a slight bargin.. (I love my gf's family..)

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-26-03, 07:31 PM
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pics when its low to see how low those exact springs are on ea's :D

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I'll see what I can do but you maybe out of luck - the guy thats putting em in, his digital camera is travelling around NSW with his wife atm...

Otherwise I can always do the old camera and scan job..

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yess please ! pictures! coz mine is booked in at pedders for thursday morning!!
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i gots lowered pedders.. makes it hard to look at un-lowered ea's :p... although the ride's a lil rough, the loss of bodyroll+looks is well worth it.



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Gregor has a picture of an EA with King Spring Lows

http://www.thumpa.com.au/gregor/car/...GE0002.JPG.jpg

Well at least he said it was Lows..

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So my car was done on Wednesday and I can say is that they must measure 1.5" with a penis ruler.. (Exaggerating)

Nah but seriously it handles much better, and was worth every dime (of which I didn't pay too many) but now it shows the weakness of the current bushes, trailing arms, etc.. The one on the rear drivers side is lower than the rear passenger which probably means the bushes are stuffed or one of the arms is stuffed.. Anyway I might take it somewhere and get the remainder of the suspension checked just to see if anything else needs doing..

And about pics.. I may have some on Tuesday or I may not.. Either way there's heaps of lowered falcon pics around..

And it isn't hard at all to do yourself.. Spring compressors, a hydraulic jack, chassis stands and a good tool set is all u need.. And about 2-4 hours..

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Oh yeah and that pic above is pretty close to the ride height.. Mines a touch lower which is probably due to worn bushes, etc..

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Just another post (again...)

Are bushes in the rear trailing arms (upper and lower) easy to replace or do they require pressing with a press or something..

Whats a complete set of bushes (minus shock ones) worth? And how much more are nolathane ones? Worth the extra expense? I don't really care about ride quality too much (I don't sit in the back...)

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The trailing arm bushes have to pressed out, I have found you can make your own press easily with a bottle jack and a couple of bricks and a set of stairs. Put 2 bricks on the ground and line up the trailing arm so the bush gets pushed out towards the ground. Place the bottle jack so the base is flush up against a step then jack away.
I highly dont recommend doing it unless you are prepared to get hurt or break your steps, neither happened in my case but you might not be so lucky.

As for costs, just for the upper trailing arms I paid around $45 for a pair of rear upper trailing arm bushes, and the pair of front upper trailing arm bushes were $35. Both are nolathane.

Dunno about the rest but I'd expect the lower trailing arms to be around the same price for the upper rear ones as they are around the same size.

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