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Old 05-02-2003, 13:47   #1 (permalink)
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Question Lowering a BA

After reading the post int he asylum about Pedders I am just wonderng what people recommend? I would like to lower the car prob around 20mm more than what the car came with (i have the 17 inch rims so i think the car was lowered 15mm??) What brands should I be looking at??? Also would it be better if i fit bigger tyres then lower it???
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Old 05-02-2003, 16:44   #2 (permalink)
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I went to Advantage Suspension in Moorabbin .
They use King Springs and Koni shocks , but they say you needn't change the stock BA XR shockers as they are a bloody good unit anyway.
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Advantage Suspension are a bunch of clowns. Got my Escort front lowered by them only to find out springs would move around when jacked up. Decided to give them a second chance and took my TE Cortina (302) for front end surgery as well, and when I got home noticed the left was 15mm taller than right. This was about 5 years ago now so maybe they've got there sh*t together, doubt it. Anyways 104625, I would use King springs (s/lows) over pedders anyday, and you could keep your shocks as still pretty new. Easy to do your self too.
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From what I saw, these guys seem to have their shit together .
So much so , the mechanic at my local Ford dealer recommeded them to me over Pedders.
He has already lowered countless BA's , with good looking results and no glitches .

Sounds like you got stiffed , but things have obviously changed in 5 years since you were there.
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we have lowerd our turbo using king springs and the standerd shocks as they great as ford head siad car looks fantastic
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ok cool thanx guys for the responses. i will get my shit together and check them out!!
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Fitting bigger tyres won't do anything to the height of the car - the rolling diameter must be within 10% of original so if you went from 235/45/17, you would go to 245/40/18 which would give basically the same overall diameter.

As for lowering, sounds like you already have the King lows, or equivalent. You would need to go for King superlows, which may require shortened shocks if you don't already have them and if you don't want the car to bounce too much.
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