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Old 11-06-2002, 04:29   #1 (permalink)
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Question EF performance suspension options?

I went into Pedders Suspension the other day and had one of their 28 point suspension safety check and, among other things, the original shocks were slightly worn. I was thinking of upgrading the suspension to a performance or sports type later anyway and hopefully greatly improve handling and high speed stability (it has been lowered 1.5").

I have heard of other brands on this board but the guys there gave me a quote on their own range of suspension.

Pedders "Comfort Gas" - $368 front and $207 rear.
Pedders "Sports Ryder" - $470 front and $255 rear.

Basically the former is a moderate improvement (25%) over the standard shocks while the latter is their performance brand, so they say. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-06-2002, 18:06   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I was going to get the Sports Ryder Package for my EF, but lots of people have told me that pedders suspension is highly overrated and prone to wearing out quickly....

IF you do a search on these forums, most of the guys seem to suggest Monroe GT shocks and King Spring superlows, which is what I'll be getting for my baby as soon as I assemble the money and finish other activities I am doing to my car....

Just my 2 cents....
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I have the Sports Ryder package on my EL and I am very happy with the final result. All of my friends have it on their carz and they havent had any problems at all. I highly recommend Pedders altho I dont know ne1 with Monroe so I cant say nething bout them.

Either way it will be a huge improvement on what u have now!

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I have a set of Monroe GT Gas and King coil springs on my old car which was a Sigma. (NOTE FOR SALE)

They are nice, a little harder than my friends pedders kit but then that was prob just the weight diff between 87 sigma and VS Commie

Im now looking for a package for my ED Fairmont
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I replaced the stock shocks on the ED at around 60 thou kms with Pedders Comfort Gas. They certainly made a marketed improvement at that time (ie. OEM shocks had gone bye byes).

Now with another 90 thou kms added I reckon they are also well past their best. Time I started seriously looking for a suspension upgrade also.

I'm thinking King/Bilsteins is the pick for good ride & performance but a bit pricey.
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I have King Springs (Low) and Monroe GT Gas shocks. All up the cost was $484 for parts and i fitted them myself. I must say im very happy with the ride. I had pedders stuff in my XD (previous car) and it was pretty good, but i think that the King springs and GT Gas shock combo is better (better ride, handling about the same).

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Ok thanks for the suggestions!

I'll do a bit more research and let you know how it all goes in a week or two.
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