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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-14-03, 04:29 AM
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Getting my Car lowered

Im getting my car lowered, now when i do this what do i have to get done..

Do i just get the factory springs reset or is it best to buy new springs already set lowered? and how much will this cost ?( Rough Price)

do i have to get shocks as well? what ones to get?

What would be the best stuff to get and how much do u think it maybe??

Also getting a exhaust. with a 2 1/2 inch exaught system do i just get a cat back and will that have a nice sound to it also??

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-14-03, 05:15 AM
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What car do you have?

Send me a pic of your car and I will lower it for you b4 u see yours done....unless you have already had it done


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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-14-03, 07:05 AM
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Yes if your lowering it youll have to get Lowered shocks

If you want the best stuff you can spend up to $800-900 on Koni or Bilstein shocks for the set.

Monroe GTs would probably be fine if you dont want to spend that much. Also have heard good things about Whiteline stuff.

As for springs, you should be able to get all 4 for around $260, most brands are around the same price.

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You don't have to get new shocks if you only lower it STD low which is 40mm or 1.5 inch. If you go lower, say 2inch (50mm) then you will have to get new shocks.

Having said that, my ED is 40mm lowered with standard shocks and its fine, untill you put 4 people in it and the car almost reverts back to its wollowing old self because the shocks compress to far out of their effective range. And all this happens much lower to the ground!

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30mm Lowered King Springs & Monroe Shocks all round $750.00

In melbourne if it helps, send me an e-mail if anyone is interested

Thanks Scott.

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warning on if u want to be 'super low' it will effect your diff and tailshaft since your tailshaft will be hitting underneath your car whilst going over bumps so dont go crazy when u lower it lol

names/brands ideas

myself i have a ef on kyb shocks and pedder springs.

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whiteline (selby)

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Have a look at the website, you cant go wrong. They have two packages. If you go to "articles" it has a write up of the setup and price fitted from your local dealer.

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-15-03, 04:22 PM
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i was pretty lucky, i got a set of 2 1/2 inch lowered pedders springs with 4 pedders sports ride shocks, for $142 off ebay, plus $30 postage, havent put them in yet, but will be soon when i get around to it
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I have lowered my car 4+ inches...On Pedders Red Springs and Short Stroke Shocks and my shaft doesn't hit anything, only prob I have is clearance on the front gurads.

I payed just over 900$ for the whole lot including a camber/castor kit.

Make sure if you lower your car more than 1.5 or 2 inches u get a camber kit because you will kill your tyres otherwise. When i first adjusted the camber i ran 1 degree negative...I now run 2.5(max for the kit is like 2.8)degrees negative, and i am still not getting excessive wear.

When i first went to set the camber kit to 1 degree negative after having not touched anything since lowering it a week b4, it was running in excess of 4.5 degrees negative camber on both fronts.

Whiteline are excellent, excellent quality, excellent performance, decent price.

Apart from springs/shocks Whiteline also have adjustable sway bars at $206 each and rear upper control arms(forget the cost) for E-series Falcs.

I'm getting em both, and I can't wait.
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I payed $220 for King springs lowered 30mm and $85 for KYB rear and $110 KYB front shocks and got the front fitted for $80 and fitted the rears on myself.

Haven't looked back since!

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