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Old 06-01-2003, 06:24   #1 (permalink)
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Well after the recent SA E-Series cruise, i've decided i want my car lower. My question is this: I have Low king springs and monroe GT Gas shocks. If i were to put in super lows, would i need shorter stroke shocks, or would the shocks i bought with the lows be suitable? Also, would a camber kit be necessary? i have no probs with alignment now and tyre wear is perfectly even, however would lowering the car further change this?

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Old 06-01-2003, 16:33   #2 (permalink)
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SOme say yes go for shorter stroke, others say it dont matter...shorter stroke stop the spring from popping out of place if you go over huge bumps or...get air!

I didnt have them in my eb with superlows and I only ever had trouble once when the car came off a hoist...
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Well personally I would not go superlows without either short stroke shocks or a camber kit, but I guess you could give it a go if cash is short
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By the way...crappydores generally have this problem (of springs popping out) even with low king springs....as 6_inA_row said though, if you dont have the cash, then standard shocks are the easy way out....


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If you decide to go superlow and want to sell the low's pm me . Im in SA too
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Old 06-01-2003, 18:12   #6 (permalink)
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i have super-lows in my Ef, and i can tell you that u will need a camber kit, otherwise your front tyres will wear really badly on the insides. With the springs, the Monroe GT's will be sufficient, although if you have the money i'd go for some adjustable Koni's or the like.
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so super lows are ok with stock shocks?
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:35   #8 (permalink)
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meh - i went to superlows and no camber kit - 2 degrees neg camber on the front wheels and i have perfect tyre wear - you just have to set your pressures right....

RedEF6 get the springs, bash them in, then see how it goes - they will not fall out, trust me, the only reason you might change the shocks is if you think the ride is too hard/soft, but i reckon you will be fine.
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so super lows are ok with stock shocks?
When i changed my suspension in the XR8 from tickford to superlow king springs, i used my original shockers. You can get away with it no worries although the ride is a little bouncy and rough. I have just replaced my shockers all round with Monroe GT Gas and its an amazing differance.
Go the Monroes if your on a budget or go the koni's if your serious about the thing
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