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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-04, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Lowered EL

Hi guys, on monday I'm getting my EL XR6 lowered on new 17's. Its only getting lowered 30mm or so.. Is there anything I should/shouldnt get? Do I need a camber kit? The job is costing $400 + $30 for alignment, does this sound resonable?

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Re: Lowered EL

Lowering a xr6 30mm will take it to superlow hight so a c&c kit would probably be a good idea, you could be lucky though. For 400 I am guessing you are getting springs and installation. What condition are your shockers in?
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Re: Lowered EL

shocks/struts can be passed up if ur that way inclined, but i'd deffinately get a camber kit.
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Re: Lowered EL

most ELs need a camber kit, even if they arent lowered. you can get some adjustment without fitting a kit tho. you can get a small amount of shims between the body and the upper control arm mounts with the factory set up. i would recommend you get it lowered and then have a wheel alignment check done to see how far out the castor and camber are before fitting a kit that you may not need. any wheel aligner worth his salt will be able to fit shims to the existing setup.
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Re: Lowered EL

I had my EL XR6 lowered 15-20mm today with new shocks all round.

My car already had been shimmed to the max but I'm told a camber kit is unlikely to be needed because by lowering it this automatically introduces negative camber into it.
Its going for a wheel alignment tomorrow so will let you know how it goes.

Even though this car only has 87000kms on it, the inner tie rod ends were both shot, and the bottom wishbone bushes and castor rod bushes are slightly worn. A wheel alignment workshop told me EL's are notorious for chopping out the wishbone bushes -one day they are Ok and suddenly they collapse. He recommended Fulcrum brand which are about $90 retail (not fitted) and this is about half the cost of other brands. So the new bushes are going in tomorrow before it goes for the wheel alignment

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Re: Lowered EL

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most ELs need a camber kit, even if they arent lowered. you can get some adjustment without fitting a kit tho. you can get a small amount of shims between the body and the upper control arm mounts with the factory set up. i would recommend you get it lowered and then have a wheel alignment check done to see how far out the castor and camber are before fitting a kit that you may not need. any wheel aligner worth his salt will be able to fit shims to the existing setup.
You are exactly correct.

Got the wheel alignment done without a camber kit. A few shims and its spot on

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