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Old 11-30-2003, 20:24   #1 (permalink)
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Question Lowering XC FALCOn

Hi guys
Im from melbourne and wanting to lower my car.
I have no idea about suspension, so i need some advice.
I want to lower my XC Falcon, i think the previous owner dropped it a bit but i want to go a bit lower.
i also have to take in consideration of the guards as they rub against the rear tyres wen i have a FULL load in my car.

I also want to eliminate the body roll in my car when im taking corners.
what do i need to look for, what springs etc and how much would i be looking for $$$$ ?

If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated!
Here are a few pics of the car now
THANKS
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Old 12-01-2003, 18:23   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering XC FALCOn

Neat looking XC you have there SXC.

If you go much lower you will be more attractive to the police. Also you may have to lip the guards to clear your wide tyres, I wouldn't risk it, just incase you wreck the paint. It is pretty low from stock.

Ideally resetting the leaf springs and lower fron springs. Update the sway bars to a thicker material.
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Old 12-02-2003, 03:12   #4 (permalink)
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by the photos you can go at least another inch lower before your illegal, if your tyres rub now you have incorrect rim offset possibly they where on a charger b4?

on an xc you can run a 235/60/14 on an 8 inch rim on the front with no rubs and an inch lower.

on the back you can run a 265/50/14 with no rubbing on a 8 or 9 inch rim if your offsetes are correct.

to get what your after i would recomend you put 60mm lowred springs on the front and either use a 50mm block on the rear or get them reset dependant on your budget.

a cheap way to get rid of body roll is to fit an xf 24mm sway bar up front (cost like 10-20 bucks at pick a part). I recomend the xf unit as it is only 3mm smaller than an aftermarket one but some 160 dolllars cheaper and whan teamed up with good short stroke shocks you will be more than impressed.

have a look at the cars on home.iprimus.com.au/tyrefryers and see what you think i lowred them all. feel free to ask any other questions.



oh yeah price wise i do front and back supplied and fitted using a block at the rear at what ever height the customer wants for $300.If the customer wants new shocks the sway bar and the back springs reset in which case you are looking at more.
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Old 12-08-2003, 17:34   #5 (permalink)
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before i forget dont lower it any more than it is if you have 4 into 1 extractors
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Re: Lowering XC FALCOn

I got quoted $993 from Pedders to lower my XA Fairmont. This included 4 gas comfort shocks, 2.5 inch lowering springs in the front and reseting the back leaves 3 inches. Is this a good price? Or should i keep looking?
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Old 12-15-2003, 22:04   #7 (permalink)
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ok pedders is overpriced on their stuff the rear leaf springs they charge double of what a smaller comapany does, if you have a v8 in your xa dont go the comfort gas and overall its a rip off bad.
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Old 12-20-2003, 03:15   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering XC FALCOn

Advantage Suspension in moorabbin ( I am sounding like an ad for them ) did the XA. Have a look around
http://xa-coupe.fordforums.com for some pics of the XA. I very rarely get scrapes and when I do its on full lock going into a driveway or such. I runn 225 16 on 8 inch rims.
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nice xa but not all that low you can considerably lower and b legal.
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Old 12-20-2003, 15:16   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering XC FALCOn

It's meant to be that low. Remember that there is a requirement for suspension travel too. You could still be over the legal ride height limit but have insufficient suspension travel. The XA is safe on both counts, anything less is borderline at best. The top of the tyres are still just under the lip of the guards.
The ultimate aim of the XA is a tarmac rally car so I need some height to allow for bumpy roads.
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