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.
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....
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.
White 1988 EA Fairmont Ghia ~ Gassed ~ EF camshaft ~ Lowered on super low king springs (not low enough) ~ 2.5inch cat back exhaust system with one muffler ~ Clear indicators ~ Simota POD filter ~ New head built for gas ~ 3.23 open wheeler diff ~ EF XR 16inch rims ~ pioneer deck and rear speakers ~ sony front speakers ~ kyb shocks
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