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Old 07-04-2004, 06:27   #1 (permalink)
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Lowering XF, cut springs or buy lowerd ones

I am really, really keen on lowering my XF.
However i am only 17 and my car is only worth around $2000, so my budget isnt that big.
I have been quoted around the $400!! mark for installation of both lowerd king springs and lovells springs at 2 different places.

I have heard about just cutting the springs, i know this is a bit dodgey because the spring is as short but not as stiff as lowed ones and it rides like shit. But i am only interested in looks at this stage.

What do u guys think i should do?
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Old 07-04-2004, 06:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering XF, cut springs or buy lowerd ones

if you have insurance then get it done properly. if you dont do whatever you like. just a hint though, only cut 1 coil off at a time.
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Old 07-04-2004, 08:45   #3 (permalink)
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I can guarantee from experience that if you cut them you'll get fed up with the harsh ride very quickly. The XD/E/F Falcons have very unforgiving bump stops. When the suspension bottoms out it hits hard, very uncomfortable to drive. In my first car, an XD I had memorised every manhole and bump on my way to work....
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Old 07-05-2004, 02:03   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering XF, cut springs or buy lowerd ones

O.k. then,

How would the car ride with lowered king springs installed, with no other suspension modifications?

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Don't cut them it's not worth it if you can afford it, it's better to get lowered spring's.
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Old 07-05-2004, 05:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Lowering XF, cut springs or buy lowerd ones

to save some $$$ can you install the springs yourself, not too hard a job
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Re: Lowering XF, cut springs or buy lowerd ones

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to save some $$$ can you install the springs yourself, not too hard a job
Agreed, and if your going to cut them you'll have to take them out anyway!

Lowered springs cost $100 a pair from http://www.vpw.com.au
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Re: Lowering XF, cut springs or buy lowerd ones

plus cut springs are not the safest things in the world
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plus cut springs are not the safest things in the world
You mean when you jack the car up and the springs fall out its bad?
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dont do it, dont cut them very dangerous and very annoying, my mate has a sprinter that his cut the springs (2coils off) and it might look good but it rides like a fat bitch having her last ****, excuse the french but it isnt a pretty sight. too bumpy and bouncy, especially with standard shocks. you can do the rears easily, fronts you need spring comressors, you might want to save a little bit more and get some decent shocks for the back easier to change springs by taking out the shocks too, and then it will handle a bit better, remember if your lowering your car you need short stroke shocks.

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