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Old 08-07-2001, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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EL2 XR8 springs...

heya guys.
i want to lower my car about 1'1/4 and want some help on the springs.Do i have the original springs reset or do i purchase lower King springs? also what shocks do you recommend in the Koni line up ?

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Old 08-07-2001, 15:38   #2 (permalink)
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G'day XR8beast.

Yeah I can comment on this one! My EL2XR8 was in need of some new suspenders, since the originals had become rather soft and the springs were sagging at the back end. I looked around and asked people, and the concensus was to go for the King/Koni setup, which appears to be what you have decided on! Good choice mate :)

Anyway, mine got King "Superlow" springs, which dropped it by about 2" all round, and also got Koni adjustable shocks all round as well. I figured that with the occasional long runs I do, that it would be handy to soften things when needed, so the adjustables seemed to fit the bill. As for the springs, I basically bit the bullet and decided that speed bumps and gutters be damned! I wanted a nice low stance, and a lower centre of gravity :)

I'm really pleased with the results, the handling is a world better than stock, and needless to say I can drive it a fair bit harder in the turns. The downside is that the tyres are getting a harder time :)

Anyway mate, here's a before pic of my beast, with standard suspenders...
http://www.nswxrclub.org.au/Misc/Mike/mike2.jpg

and with the raunchier suspenders..
http://www.nswxrclub.org.au/Misc/Mike/garage1.jpg

Hope this helps mate! If you like, I can dig up the invoice with the prices on it..

Cheers
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Old 08-07-2001, 17:15   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks man !
the first picture looks nice, i,d have it blown up and framed !!!

i,ll go out tomorrow and get some prices and post some pictures myself.Thanx again
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