im looking at purchasin king springs low or either superlows, i know that lows will lower my car 30mm and superlows will lower it 60 mm taking it down to just legal height of 130mm if my car is to be lowered with superlows will new shocks have to be put in so my car does not bottom out........
How many kms has your car done? My mechanic suggested that I get different shocks mainly because I had high kms. If you're gonna get superlows I reckon get the shocks done as well. You'll feel the difference in your cornering and everything else. Get superlows though, lows just aren't enough!
Best way to show you..
Stock Springs & Suspension
With SuperLow Springs & Stock Suspension
Overall with SuperLows All round & Stock Suspension
Also invest $4XX is a camber kit... will save you alot in the long run
I have superlows in the rear and lows in the front, and it doesn't even come CLOSE to that. What the **** (sorry but I'm angry) has my mechanic done?
I think he gipped you! :P doesnt look like you had shit all done :|
vy sammy, just a question how much of the ground is your car with the kit on? im contemplating very hard on wether to go just normal lows or superlows with my vy kit on. nice ride btw....
Spyper, give us the part numbers on the springs.
il look them up at work and let you know what they are..
my cars on lows all round and looks like yours (minus the mags).
thing is lows and super lows cost the same. when i lowered mine i putnew front bearing plates and bearings in.
also put a fkn rear camber kit in too. no one wants to spend money on them but everyone who doesnt complains about there tyres..
it looks higher than the factory FE2 springs I had.. I would definitly look into the part numbers as Matrix has suggested.. It just looks too high for even lows..
Thanks for the help guys, yeh a camber kit is already lined up for when i get the springs put in also a front end alignment, i think superlows is the go as was said in another reply lows and superlows are the same price so might aswell just go superlows. thanks again
About About 3inchs all around... i think.. ill double check for you later...Originally Posted by sandor
yea i've got super lows under my ride it has made a good amount of diff, i hav recently jus brought the camber kit for the rear aswell i got it for $200 brand new from bursons wholesale price though, i will fit it myself but if i was to get some1 else to do it i would be lookin at i reckon around 3hrs of labor, so it wwould make it a damn sight more expensive... but i got a hoist so it won't be to bad of thing to do, still alot of work though..
how many ks is too many ks to leave in factory shocks?
got it sittin pretty low there vy sammy........mines about the same but i got 17s on.... if i chuck some 19s on is it gonna make it rise up a bit?
I went to a shock place yesturday asking the same thing.
He said they usually get tired round the 100k mark, which cinfirmed wot I thought.
Good excuse to go lower now!!!!
Stoke my ego, click the scales!!!
Geez those superlows are too low for me. I am happy with my FE2 suspension. It looks good, but the problem is my back mudflaps scrape over speed bumps and coming out of driveways now.
can u all tell me what do you think of the 98 vt executive for a second car. 190 000kms for $8000 with all new suspension and new power stering box! NEVER THRASHED OLD PEOPLE
And Roadworthy 6months Redg...
hey guys, my vt s2 has done 97 thou km's. im about to lower it, im using these spring parts.
Front - KHFL-47SL - (king spring superlows)
Rear - KHRL-46SLHD - (king spring heavy duty superlows)
have already decided that ill get a 4pt camber kit, and also new shocks (if anyone can help me and tell me wat type i will need for these springs, that would be good), but am not sure if i will need new struts, could someone plz let me know, and if i do, wat type will satisfy, those springs.
just got mine back from the shop.
2.5 inches all round looks the goods! just needs the rear guards rolled REAL REAL bad.
the rear shocks are getting tired but will survive maybe a couple of months. so i fig ill get all 4 done.
anyone got any suggestions for the best shocks to use?
after you lower it and put the camber kit on, you will need both a front and a rear wheel alignmentOriginally Posted by Whitevtberlina
my VT is Lovells low at the front and superlow at the back to level the car out and it looks good and is still very practical.
here are some pics
Generally LOWS (various brands) will give you FE2 height. SUPERLOW is the next step down obviously and MOST DEFINATELY you WILL need shorter REAR shocks. If you leave the rear shocks factory length you risk the very real chance of the rear springs dropping out over large road bumps (railway crossings etc). I have shorter shocks with my superlows and they are only just retained by the springs. BE WARNED!!
See attached picture. Note how the rubber insulator is only just retained by the retainer knob at full suspension travel.
[QUOTE=Spyper]I have superlows in the rear and lows in the front, and it doesn't even come CLOSE to that. What the **** (sorry but I'm angry) has my mechanic done?
Yeah dude, wtf.....its still a monster truck!
I would either yourself check the part numbers n stuff on the springs and what not or go into a tyre join n get them to tell you if you got what u paid for...
I've heard in some cases it takes a while for the springs to wear in that that down right looks stock!
PS, Nice rims!
yeh definatly king springs the way to go, pedders gave me a quote for $860 including the camber kit and i havent really heard anything special about there product they also told me if i went lower then 1.5inches then my car would no longer be roadworthy --> void insurance. but 1.5 inches almost nothing to me i want to be very borderline as low as i can go.
anyone got a bodykit on with superlows that is borderline (10cm)?
with lowering it, the guards must need to be rolled.
anybody had experience with that? esp with non-holden wheels.
do they still fit with little or no scrubbing? if not how much work is needed to make them fit?