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Old 10-04-2001, 08:10   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I want to lower my EF XR6 and am not sure what I should go for. Does anyone know any good places in Melbourne who are reasonably priced? I don't want to spend too much, all I want is the basics.

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Old 10-04-2001, 08:58   #2 (permalink)
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Don't live in Victoria but.. King springs are what you want. Good rebound. I've got em' and so has plenty others. I know Mike has them too, his car is on the ground and rides like a supercar with Koni adjustable shocks. My car has superlow springs too but I have 18" wheels.
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Thanks for the advice mate. How much did they set you back (installed). Is it just the springs you changed? Is it okay to use the standard shocks?
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Suspension City in Nth Melb are pretty good & cheap. King springs super low are probably the way to go. Speak to John the old bloke & they'll tell you whats best for your car. At a guess I would say a set of Kings fitted will set u back $350. Get "Bluey" to install them. If you want super suspension then get everything otherwise if you just want it 2 sit low & your prepared to have a stiff ride just get springs. You'll get use to it!
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If I just get the springs done alone, will the suspension be much stiffer than what it currently is? How bad is it? Won't it infact handle better??
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Depending on how low you are going, you should also get a camber/castor kit as well to ensure your suspension geometry is not out of whack.
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Old 10-05-2001, 09:26   #7 (permalink)
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I have a camber/caster kit ratchet adjustable made bit difference. I am still using stock shocks, but they have to go SOON!
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Old 10-05-2001, 16:43   #8 (permalink)
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Hi,

I just got a set of Low King Springs (not the super low's), and Koni Adjustable shocks fitted on Tuesday.

The springs where $180, and the shocks where $390.

The car is about 2" lower at the front, and about 1.5" lower at the rear.

From what I have been told, you really shouldnt put lowered springs in without shocks to suit.

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Kelli,
The prices seem low.
Where was the place of purchase?

Andrew

P.S what is the offset of your wheels?
I was told that 18in Ravens are no longer available by Speedy. How old are yours?
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Old 10-11-2001, 11:07   #10 (permalink)
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I've been quoted $312. each for Koni from my mate Rob at Jax wyong.
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