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Old 10-23-2003, 21:19   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I am going to be lowering my car soon and would like to know if it is possible to use standard shocks with king super lows?

I know this is not good practice, but I was hoping that this configuration would be alright until I can afford to get some decent shocks.
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Old 10-23-2003, 21:28   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering

u can do it, it will be a bad ride though.
and i think the shocks won't have the legal required travel.
whos isntalling the stuff?
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Old 10-23-2003, 21:57   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering

im doing it to my car this weekend. ill keep you posted.

ive known many people to do much worse things! im sure the ride wont be fantastic, and itll cause premature shock wear, but if im changing them anyway, who cares?

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Old 10-24-2003, 03:12   #4 (permalink)
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Take my advice: you are not saving money by paying labour for spring installation, then paying again down the track for shock installation. Do it right first time!

If you're installing them yourself, this obviously does not apply.
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Re: Lowering

on that note, will i have any problems with ride or handling or even height by leaving the standard rears in but putting King Low springs in? The guy I'm getting to do it for me suggested getting new rear shocks to make it as low as possible, but seeing as they're only just new ones in there now I don't really want to waste them.

Any suggestions/comments?
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Re: Lowering

well i know there not superlows but there almost as low as em.

my car is riding on stock shocks all round i simply couldnt afford to replace the shocks as well
theres nothing wrong with the way my car feels or handles its not stiff like my old XF was, but it is in no way a boat like it was before the springs / stock rear shocks went in (removed sls and fitted stocky shocks)

i gues it wouldnt really matter if you changed em or not but it may reduce their life span considerably...

how old are the stock shocks? if there almost due for replacement, it might be just good practice to change em for newies, if there good then leae em
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Re: Lowering

MADNC_8, thanks for your reply. The rear shocks are less than a month old - I didnt expect to be able to lower it this soon, so i went ahead and got them. No idea how long the fronts have been on.

I'll go with whats on there for now, and if I have any probs I will look into replacing them.
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if the rear shocks are almost new, i'd keep em, they'll be perfectly fine with lows.
i've got EL XR springs in my car with stock shocks all round, handles fine :)
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well my superlows are in, and im pretty happy with the ride quality. nowhere near as bad as i was expecting, perhaps even better in some respects! the stock springs must have sagged and been knackered. pics soon...
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I went to a trade night last wednesday and I made a point of asking the Monroe Rep. if it was crucial to install shortened struts and shocks after fitting superlow springs, and he said to just see how it goes, if it bottoms out all the time install them, but if it doesnt don't worry about it. He also said they are only shorter by 30mm so there's not that much of a difference.
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