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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-09-03, 01:52 AM
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Good Price For Lowering???

i got a quote from a guy for $480 to get my falcon lowered. what do you think about this. this is to get king springs all around.

i also got quoted $670 to get it lowered with kings springs all around and new shockies as well all around

is this a good price. can any one sugest how low you can lower a eb farimont so i can tel them how low i want them to drop it. (to the legal limit)



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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-09-03, 04:14 AM
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Superlows drop your car 50-60mm lower than standard. Std Lows drop it 30mm lower than standard.

Front and rear springs are about 120/pair

Shocks for the rear are $120/pair..the fronts are about the same.

so $480 is pretty right..but can I advise to buy a camber/caster kit 45146 x 2 to stop you from scrubbing out your tyres when you lower it.

As this is what im about to do

If you want legal..then your meant to have 2/3's suspension travel from standard.


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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-09-03, 04:17 AM
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If you want legal..then your meant to have 2/3's suspension travel from standard.??

so this means how low should i be lowereing it?

would superlows still be legal??
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Legal limit has only one definition and that is dictated by legislation. Qld requires 100mm clearance. Check with your Main Roads / State Transport section and they will tell you what is legal and what the clearance from the ground refers to.

Cost? $480 sounds sort of right for the basic parts only.

If you are talking 'super low' suspension you WILL need to factor in a wheel alignment and at least, if you're lucky, one 'camber kit' to sort out the camber adjustment.

Shockies are an interesting topic and you can pay anything from $50 per unit to whatever you're budget can cope with. I would suggest that you find yourself a good shock reconditoner who can modify your existing shockies. If you go superlow you REALLY need to have 'shortened' travel shocks, anything else is a compromise. Get your shocks 'chopped' and revalved with a firm ride specifically for the superlow ride.

Drive in and drive away cost? Either side of $730.00. Average cost for labour varies from $110.00 to $200.00 to remove and replace the suspension so you can deduct that amount from the $730.00 if you wnat to get your hands dirty.


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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-09-03, 03:30 PM
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I dunno, but $480 sounds steep to can get a set of 4 superlows for $200 to me they are charging $280 for the work....

in my old ea (RIP) i paid $360 to have lowered with standard lows....but that was 2years ago.

Installing the springs your self is the way to go, all you need is a good jack, a few spanners and stands....oh a spring compressor for the front only....really easy and you'll learn heaps too!
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I got mine done 2 superlows and 2 lows (my xf is weird, trying to make it look evenly lowered!) and shockers for 400! including installation! so i take it i got a god price!

But since my canary i have had to put spacers in to raise it just enough to be legal
B careful with spring compressor tho dangerous things they are!

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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-10-03, 01:37 AM
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im probably going to get it dropped as low as i can legally and ill just tell the guys to try see how close they can get it

post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 02:38 PM
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Dont go through all the crap of fitting new springs,

Find an industrial spring manufactuer and see if they can reset your springs, I have just had mine done here in Adelaide for $280 and it looks so sweet and Ive kept my original XR springs and original tolerances, just 12 mm lower all round.

These guys can lower a car to what ever height you want, and then if your not happy can readjust them.

I will post a piccie when I get the chance.

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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 05:20 PM
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where in adelaide teza, also how long did they need the springs for ?
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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-12-03, 04:58 AM
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Yep thats the cheapest way to go, or do some shopping around, pedders etc.

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