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Old 08-11-2003, 22:10   #1 (permalink)
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Lows or Super Lows?

Hey guys
Id love some ppls opinion on this.....Im lowering my car this week and not sure weather to go with lows or super lows. Im getting king springs and was reading in their cataloge that super lows need shorter shox for extended bump travel....I have monroe GT Gas shox will this be a prob? is bottoming out/scraping a really big issue with s/lows?

also does anyone have any pics of eas with lows and superlows so i can see the diff?

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Old 08-11-2003, 22:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lows or Super Lows?

what car is it for?
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Old 08-11-2003, 22:14   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Lows or Super Lows?

any insurance issues?
generally for superlows it is recommended u go shortened struts/shocks.
but it is ok to do it with standard shocks.
i'd say superlow with ur current shocks if they're still in decent condition.
superlows look damn nice on an EA :)
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Old 08-11-2003, 23:53   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Lows or Super Lows?

Yes I totally agree with superlows for looks, but if ground clearance is an issue stay the hell away from them lol.

I have superlows on my car and I've had a few issues with hitting things and clearance under the car, if you do go superlows make sure all your rear trailing/control arm bushes aren't flogged out otherwise your tailshaft will rub on the floor. The other problem I had was with the gearbox mount bending and tilting the motor forward and the radiator fan went through the radiator. But that problem only occured with my carelessness over speed bumps, since then I've negotiated all obsticles carefully and havent had a problem.

With your shocks, the monroe shortened shocks and standard stroke shocks are the exact same part, so it doesnt matter. I'm running bog stock spec shocks in all 4 corners of my car and havent had an issue with handling or ride comfort so far, it is firmer though so dont expect it to be comfy like standard. Also the stuff about the rear springs falling out is a myth cos with the car on a 2 post hoist with me and 2 other guys couldnt get the springs anywhere near coming out.
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Check with your insurer first a lot of main stream insurance companys will only allow you to lower it 30 to 35mm. I run lows on my ED & have found them to be a good allrounder; look good; no scraping to worry about & no dramas with my insurer
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opps nearly forgot heres a pic of my ED just after i put the lows on
http://www.fordgallery.com/showphoto...t=1&thecat=527
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Damn that still sits a bit high for lows

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http://www4.tpg.com.au/clow38/lowered1.jpg
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Old 08-14-2003, 01:15   #9 (permalink)
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any probs other than scraping with superlows?
ie steering....tires rubbing guards.....what about with a full load of ppl?
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heres a pic of my ea with lows in it



and another (more recent)



on next thursday its getting superlows!! clearance with lows is not an issue at all...to tell u the truth i didnt even know the car was lowered until i was going through my receipts, but i will notice a difference with superlows

will post a pic when its done!
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