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Old 06-26-2002, 01:11   #1 (permalink)
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Just a post wondering what type of coils and shocks everyone has in there car and there thoughts about brands and prices.
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:10   #2 (permalink)
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my king springs (stage 2) were 300 bucks... theyre pretty good concidering im still running the standard shocks - Well actually... they aint running at all.. Im looking to buy a set of Munro GT Gas (shorter strut)

DO NOT LOWER YOUR CAR ON THE STANDARD SHOCKS....
the ride is.... Terrible!

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I've got superlow lovells springs all round as well as KYB shocks.

All up cost around $600 I think, very happy with the setup.

Springs $180, Shocks $400ish I think
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I was just at the autospeed web-site and they had a set of white-line springs and shockz (superlow) for $700ish

is whiteline any good??

i have been to pedders and the sales bloke said i couldn't settle for anything less than a sports rider set up. basicly includes new bushes, springs, shocks and other gear.

he was thinking about $2k mark....abit out of the budget at the moment
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I was quoted $1300 to lower my car 60mm-odd at Pedders, which put me off lowering. But I've just bought some 30mm lower Kings Springs and I'll see if they make any difference with the standard shocks and no camber kit.

Whiteline is good, but maybe if you know what you are doing you can get similar quality for less money.
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biggaben what kind of car is this? I went with king low and monroe gt gas on my ED fairmont and I couldn't be happy with both ride and look. I bought them off the net from a guy called Lee at

http://www.performanceparts.com.au and got a friend to put them in.

The service was great and the parts came within three days from Perth to Melbourne and the price was far cheaper than anywhere I could find here. He seemed to know his stuff as well.

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EF - superlow king springs, monroe gt shocks, cheapass camber kit (put one of these in otherwise you're front tyres will wear badly on the insides), handles allright. My EA had a Pedders package (springs, shocks, swaybars) and handled really well.
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If you are going to lower at all, do not, repeat DO NOT go cheap on bushes on the front end!!!! They will get an absolute workout and WILL deteriorate. I have gone through 2 sets on the front end of mine!!
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Mr Sparkle, which bushes do you recommend? How much do they cost?
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AFAIK you only really need to change bushes, camber kits etc if you go super low 40mm or more. Otherwise the standard stuff should be fine.
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