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Old 09-08-2004, 16:45   #1 (permalink)
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Which springs are best for looks?

It's about bloody time the fairmont got lowered - but I've been thinking about which springs to use in this case. At this point in time, and it would be several months before I get rims so the alloys stay - I want the top of the wheels to be exactly aligned with the guard - both front and end.

Being that my car looks like a bloody monster truck, I'm wondering whether the car would only need superlows or would it need to go the extra hack and get super super lows (if in existance) or the ultra lows.

What would you think? My house mate reckons it needs about 4 inches taken off it roughly...
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Old 09-08-2004, 16:49   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Which springs are best for looks?

Super super lows are ultra lows. The part numbers for ultra lows are SSL. Superlows are just SL.
Get them then I can see what they are like before I lower mine. lol

The ultra lows as told to me by an email from king springs drop the car 60+mm unlike the superlows which are 40-50mm.
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Old 09-08-2004, 16:58   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Which springs are best for looks?

superlows are enough me thinks i have to bend over alot to hop in my car took bit to get used to lol
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Re: Which springs are best for looks?

Superlows are deffinately fine at the rear.
but the front always seems to sit just that little bit too high with superlows.

If you're desperate for that wheel on guard appearance, i'd go superlows for rear and ultralows for front.

are u upgrading shocks etc? if u are u could get superlows up from with pedders sports ryder front struts, which should acheive that look
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Re: Which springs are best for looks?

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Re: Which springs are best for looks?

Not getting shocks at this stage... I might go speak to TTF in Mitcham about it. The blokes there seem to know their game...
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Re: Which springs are best for looks?

if you don't want shocks... then don't let TTF talk u into getting some like they did another member.
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nah ill give them the "i only want a set of king springs, now gimme it bitch" talk:D
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Re: Which springs are best for looks?

My front guard sits just over the front wheels whilst my rear is a tiny bit above the tyres. But I am sure you will find most springs are engineered to have the rear sit a bit high for several reasons, for example to allow for a full tank of fuel, a full boot of crap and three passengers in the back. Other than that, apparently (forgot which suspension company told me) it also affects the dynamics and handling of the car - hence why you will find most cars tend to have the arse end sit that little bit higher than the front.

But if you are that keen on having your car sit fully (sik) level, then you could look at getting a set of springs reset.
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fully sik? it's not about looking fully sik, it's about making my car not look like a damn 4 wheel drive. it's massive! i want it to look nice and clean.
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