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Old 09-01-2003, 01:54   #1 (permalink)
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confused Lowrider Need Hyrdrolics Help?

I Was Wondering If Anyone Knows Anything Bout Hydruclis Systems For The Cars Like The Lowriders They Have In The Us.

I Want To Install The Same System In My 78 Xc Fairmont And Get It Jumping On The Stop And Drop Its Guts On The Road When Im Cruzing.

I Know U Need Bout 4 Batterys To Operate This System But Thats All I Know Bout It. Is There Anyone In Melb Who Does This Type Of Jobs And Is It Legal For Street Use Here In Aus Like In The Us?

And Will I Need An Engineer Creft If I Do Wanna Keep My Rego?

And Most Importent Much Does This Systems Cost?

Please Help I Really Love To Get My Falcon Be A Lowrider.
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Old 09-03-2003, 08:51   #2 (permalink)
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Man, I'll say this to ya....LOTAWORKANDBIGDOLLARS!
The work includes a lot of chassis work and strenthening. Imagine bouncin' with a XC that's 25yrs old..there'd be bits falling off everywhere (those impalas in US have a one piece front end), and no, hydro suspension is not legal in OZ, yet. The closest you'll get to turning your XC into a hopper is air bag suspension. Try the link below for more info.
http://www.tubularsuspensionsystems.com/welcome.htm
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Old 09-04-2003, 03:47   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Lowrider Need Hyrdrolics Help?

^^^What he said^^^


With airbags, you can lower/raise your car, but you cant get it hopping. A lot of those impala's & stuff don't have motors in them either, so it's not hugely driveable. Imagine a 1000kg front end of an XC 2 feet in the air, how long will that last?? It's like going over a big speed hump at 120 km/h.

As a rough guide, those airbag systems start at about $3,900, plus fitting.

I think it is legal, as long as you get an engineering cert. Heaps of cars have hydraulic suspension. One of my mates had an old Austin, and that had hydraulics, and Citroen have hydraulics as well.
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Imagine bouncin' with a XC that's 25yrs old..there'd be bits falling off everywhere
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Just got a quick quote from one of the airbag suspension companies for my ED... Five and a half grand!! $$$$$$
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Forget airbags,
Go hydraulic. Ground zero air suspension is a new player and it is superior to the airbags and the US systems. Check them out at GZ
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You need a full chassis car to be a proper lowrider and unfortuantly that excludes every model Falcon.
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