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Discussion in 'General' started by RVN 355, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. RVN 355

    RVN 355 New Member

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    Hey every one thought i would write an article on suspension. As you may be aware every commodore owner wanting to mod up there car 1st of all thinks power, suspension, looks and sound

    So here is a guide to mod your suspension to commodores VB-VZ and to under stand what is out there for you within the market. This is only a guide and some information i have read from street commodore magazine and suspension websites.

    KYB

    Established 1919,sold in more than 100 countries.

    KYB Offers shock absorbers for us commodore drivers having the ability adjustable dial on their AGK branded product or a screw driver slot for adjusting dampering without having to remove all of your suspension parts. KYB offers - 4-8 stage dampering shock absorbers @ reasonable price and avaliable form white line automotive. so if ur after some shockers for the street scene or on the drag stip give KYB a call and they might have what your after

    www.kybshocks.com.au

    KING SPRINGS

    King Springs the well know brand for Commodore replacement springs and one in which i have used being the "superlow's" many guy's with commodores choose this brand for value for money, quality and a ride that is really comfortable. King Springs start at $150 + with products to suit every commodore. For a quick lowering job and one which will ride nicely

    Go the king springs.

    www.kingsprings.com.au

    KMAC

    K mac Suspension a well known name in the world market being Australian owned and patented. K mac is very good in the area of camber and castor kit to suit vb - vn and irs vp - vz commodores starting around the $300 mark. K mac also offers strut braces, performance springs, sway bars, shockers and coil over suspension for all commodore applications starting from $1400.

    www.k-mac.com.au

    SUPER PRO

    Polyurethane suspension company with over 29years experience for components - performance and handling for more info check out www.superpropoly.com.au

    LOVELLS

    Lovells Springs is an Australian Company being 80 years in the game very much inline with king springs being priced around the same for there coil springs - 5 years warranty.

    Lovell offers urethane bushes, castor adjustment products; pan hard bushes and springs also.

    www.lovells.com.au

    KONI
    Koni I am sure you may have heard of this brand before being around since 1857. Koni is used allot in the japanese scene and a world leader in there adjustable suspension products, coil over, and shock absorbers not only for commodores but many cars world wide including motor sport.

    Koni suspension is highly expensive being the red and yellow brand shock absorbers to suit commodores. Front pair start over the $600 mark so if u want the best choose koni.

    www.toperformance.com.au

    WHITELINE - Flat out

    White line a company fairly new to the commodore market manufacturing swaybars, adjustable pan hard rods, springs, strut braces, front caster adjustments for VP -vz.

    For swaybars, strutbraces and other suspension products give white line a go as their prices are very well matched and value for money.

    www.whiteline.com.au

    NOLTATHANE - Superior Suspension Systems

    Nolathane offers bush replacement using Nolathane polyurethane suspension bushes are not bonded by compression. Nolathane bushes are mechanically fitted with minimal crush of the urethane material, and the centre pin is lubricated so the component freely pivots without restriction. Combined with Nolathane’s ability to maintain the bush shape, this free pivoting provides sharper handling response and greatly increased suspension control.

    Standard Replacement Bushes
    Alignment Correction Bushes
    Complete Control & Trailing Arms (new not Exchange)
    Strut Mounts
    Vehicle Enhancement Kits
    Strut Braces
    Sway Bar Links
    Coilover Struts & Shocks
    Lowering Blocks
    Camber Bolts
    Adjustable Panhard Rods
    Greasable Shackles
    U Bolts

    www.nolathane.com.au

    MONROE

    Moroe the worlds biggest know shock absorber. Monroe Austalia is located Clovelly Park S.A produces shock absorbers for the Australian market, avaliable in standard, shortened and raised and also their gas range performance shock absorbers at reasonable price... As the name says Monroe the worlds best shock absorbers having the world 1st double action shock absorber... Monroe shockers are avaliable at most auto parts sellers and suspension shop.

    PEDDERS - Specialist Advices, specialist you understand and no bull

    Pedders Suspension a well know company offering steering and suspension products. Australia's business success - Pedders Suspension is 50 years old having started from a small workshop situated in the Melbourne suburb of Carnegie

    Pedders Suspension has 2 yr nationwide warranty. Pedders uses there own brand suspension products ie Sports Ryder Suspension, Pedders Springs..

    Don't forget Pedders 28 point safety check for $14.00 this is a a good idea for commodore owners wanting a drive on shock absorber check and to see what they can offer you suspension wise for your car.

    www.pedders.com.au

    NOLTEC

    Noltech is a company using uerthane suspension systems - comfortable riding rubber replacement prodcuts for commodores. Noltec offers more than just this but a comfortable,controlled driving pleasure that this company works on.
    Here are some of there products

    VB-VS Coil Overs "live axel" $1450
    IRS / Toe Camber kit $250
    Strut tops $379.00
    Rear live axle adjustment replacements
    GEN III Engine Mounts
    Monaro Caster Kits

    www.noltec.com.au

    Industrial Engineers & Spring Makers Pty Ltd (ADELAIDE) (08) 8346 2276
    FULCRAM SUSPENSION www.fulcramsuspension.com.au
    EIBACH www.eibach.com.au
    SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY AUSTRALIA
    SNAKE RAING www.snakeracing.com.au
    BURN'IN CUSTOMS (02) 4392 9094
    TUBULAR SUSPENSIONS www.tubularsuspensionsystems.com.au
    ALL SPRINGS (02) 9601 6155
     
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    this should be very helpfull

    good work subdue:thumbsup:
     
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    nice work mate this thread will come in handy
     
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    fu2 The Man With No Name

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    good work. i can see this helping some people out
     
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    thanx boyz,just thought this might help some what, hope it does in some way :)
     
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    great post well done. it is good information and very handy.

    my only pick is that i have found the 14pt suspension test that pedders offer is crap from past experiences both with my car and people i know.
    every commodore i know that has done this has come back with a report saying that the steering rack is buggered and needs replacing quoting $1500 plus when nothing wrong with the car in the first place.
    go down the road to a local shop and a couple of bushes later and $300 its fixed.

    thats my personal experience with pedders in wa but i am not saying they are all bad.
     
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    gumbs Spoon?

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    Just a suggest but change the icon. I thought this thread was a joke not something serious.
     
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    Thanks heaps Subdue...already used it to plan my upgrades (if it happens or not is another matter).

    Perhaps move this to the general commo thread? It might be a little wasted here.
     
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    OK icon is changed to a note pad... it should be serious now! lol
     
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    hey guys any updats on suspension info.
     
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    I can just say that for their price, KYB shockers are excellent!
     
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    This has helped me out heaps as im going to get new shocks this week for the rear of my car cuz there finnaly shot lol :)
     
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    Hey awesome guide bro,
    Just after some advice; I've got a 93 vr with IRS and I'm trying to decide whether to get lows or superlows.
    For example if i had superlows all round and had 2-3 people in the back would the tyres rub the guards etc (will have 18's on) also I would probably get new shocks all round as well.
    Any info wud be great
     

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