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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-08-02, 09:38 PM
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Wagon Suspension

Hey guys.. i have an EB wagon and too me it appears to be very 'rough' when driving. Every little bump in the road, i feel and it shits me when my CD skips coz of a manhole in the damn road! Now i know falcons have a better ride than this!
Im not interested in the performance side of thiings, id prefer a smoother ride than a stiff ridgid one. What can i do too improve the ride of my wagon?? Ive already replaced the front shockies. Are leaf springs meant to be harder than coil springs?


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-08-02, 09:42 PM
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Differnt leaves or better shocks should do it.

Otherwise put some sandbags in it.

Cheap and it looks like your cars working. :)
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-02, 08:31 AM
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hey brent, what suspension have you got in your wagon at the moment ???
I've got Pedders springs and shocks (well 2 pedders shocks and 2 monroe now) and it's a very hard setup which doesn't take well to bumpy roads, my CD player skips all the time also. Both my rightside tyres were worn down to the canvas on the inside due to the shocks being stuffed, so for the moment i got 2 new tyres and 2 new shocks which set me back $450. Anyway from what i've been told and from my own experience, pedders is crap on rough bumpy roads but goes well on smooth roads, and apparently koni shocks are good on bumpy roads so maybe you could try some of those.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-02, 10:50 AM
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EAbeast, its standard suspension setup with monroe shockies in front (dunno whats on the back) - The problem with mine is in the rear with the leaf springs... they are designed to be harder coz of the load capabilities of the wagon (like in utes etc) Maybe i'll just do what that other guy said and put sandbags in back :)


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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-02, 11:37 AM
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I think 4WD specialists should have a large range of leaf springs, some of which may fit your car and might be an improvement?

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-10-02, 06:24 PM
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Hey Catman, Just saw your car in the other EA's section and was wondering on how they lowered the arse of it? did they just chuck on some lowering blocks or have u got new leaves on it? and roughly how much did it cost


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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-10-02, 07:39 PM
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ah traid secret, mah me and dad looked around, and foudn we coudl get either lowering springs for $300 from pedders which wold lower the arse 1" or lowerin blocks which were $80 and r legal as well, and cos i didnt' ahve a huge ammount of money i went lowering blocks they r 2" lower, i think i looks SWEET(but i'm a bit biest) so yer.. :) ah and also a set of pedders struts up back as well, there some vairable shit, they get stiffer as u go down more or something.. my car is sweet to ride in, my CD player doesn't skip or nothing, and also its not to soft.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-02, 06:40 AM
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Ahh man, i really wanna lower my wagon but im affraid coz it has a long wheelbase and am a bit worried about it scraping the shit outta my car. Will have to consider it tho

post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-02, 08:49 AM
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Go see a spring company. here in SA we have industrial springs (markets under the aurora) who can do reset leaves.

With leaf springs, you can get them reset lower, and you can have additonal leaves added that come into play when the car is loaded.

That way you can have a nicer ride and handling as well.

post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-02, 11:51 AM
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Thanx dude, i might check it out

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