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Old 10-18-2003, 23:59   #1 (permalink)
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EFII lowering

Hey all,

well the problem with mods like this is that there are a million different opinions as to whats the best way to do it, what to use etc etc.

I'm 98% sure when i get my EF lowered (sometime within the next month or so) i'll be going for King 'Low' Springs (so that should end up being about XR height - 30mm lower than standard). I've been told these are the best, to stay well away from Pedders or Lovells, and not to worry about a camber kit as 30mm lower wont really affect tyre wear.

So - does that sounds about right? Anybody have a different opinion, and if so, why?
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Old 10-19-2003, 00:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EFII lowering

Get the best you can afford and go as low as legally possible.

Pedders are rather stiff, great if you want solid as a rock handling like a gokart, not so great for real world driving though. I have them currently and would never buy them again, I'm now looking at Koni or maybe Whiteline as the next option

Lowest legal for EF2 is 350mm front and 340mm rear(hub to guardline)
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Re: EFII lowering

go as low as insurance/cops will let u
or atleast util you're happy with it.

kings lows would be my choice if i didnt have XR suspension :)
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Re: EFII lowering

I got King lows, koni adjustables (front) monroe rear with a camber kit, and its made a world of difference. It really could and should be lower, but its still practical and comfortable atm
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Re: EFII lowering

get the castor/camber kit for sure. i didn't and paid the price of new front tyres after 6 months. i suggest kings low. super low look good but are hopeless when the car gets loaded up with people or luggage.
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Re: EFII lowering

thanks for the suggestions. King Lows are what I will be using, I already have new shocks so I wont be changing them.

EFFalcon, you have Tickford suspension? was it factory or have you just fitted aftermarket equivalent, and if it was factory did it come with any sort of camber kit?
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I had Pedders in my EB, sat really low, was reasonably happy with it although thought it could be a bit stiffer, still had too much body roll.
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oh yeah, i didn't have a camber kit either, and you could see the front wheels were on an angle, so I just rotated the tyres regularly and didn't have any problems with tyre wear.
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Re: EFII lowering

my car is just fitted with EL XR springs.
as far as i know XR's werent fitted with any c/c kit. and my car doesn't have one.
i won't be getting one until i go lower at the front :)
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Re: EFII lowering

I went through Pedders, and while the ride was stiff, it was what I wanted. Needed to be lower though, but I couldn't be bothered paying for it all again. I probably would have gone with SuperLows, in hindsight. Pedders just never got the right hieght even though they did it twice, the first time, the car was higher than stock! I don't know what they did, but second time round it was at least lower...



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