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FE2 Vs Super lows Vs Ultra lows, height differences???

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by heloanand, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. heloanand

    heloanand New Member

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    I checked the whole forum and I cant find any specific information on this,
    Can anybody confirm the height differences between the standard, FE2, Super low and Ultra low springs, I have a set of new FE2 springs off from an SV6, and looking lowering my VE omega with 18" wheels, and I really want to know is it worth to put the FE2 or I should go for a super or ultra low.
    thanks
     
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    How low do you want to go?

    If you look at an SV6 and think it's a good height then use the FE2.
     
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    Throw them on and have a look, should only take about 30 mins or less per side if you know what you are doing.
     
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    FE2 about 1cm from stock.
    Lows 2-3cm from stock. (about an inch)
    Superlows 4-5cm from stock. (about an inch and half)
    Ultralows 6-7cm from stock. (about 2 inches)

    Have a look at the "Show Off Your Ride" section.... plenty of pics there showing VE's at different heights.

    If you have a wagon, drop the rear a little more than the front to balance it up and make it look even and get rid of some rake in the suspension setup. I went low at the front, and superlow at the rear... see pics on link below. Since those pics were taken, the suspension settled just a little bit more and in my opinion sits perfect. Nice even guard clearance with wheel edge (wheel doesnt tuck up into guard at top).
     
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    I'd say go superlows don't waste ur time with FE2....
     
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    Is it possible to do it ourselfs?
     
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    You just need some spring compressors, I bought some a few months ago for about $25 a pair. Hardest part was getting the top center nut off the strut but I found out later its easy a clamp and a rag.
     
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    will go to a suspension center, dont wanna play with it.. just need to decide which on I go for, still thinking, as I got a set of FE2 springs with me already, almost new
     
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    just go ultras straight up. dont mess around trying different heights. i did that myself and regret spending all the money... if money permits, coilovers
     
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    I was thinking the same, called up some shops, lowest quoted is $400 with new king springs superlows, they also said if I supply the springs they can do it for $185, and If i dont need a new spring then they can compress the existing onces for $250, pedders quoted $720, tyre factory quoted $600 with new pedders springs.

    Now I need to decide king springs or Pedders? which is better to go considering the cost aswell, or compressing my FE2's or stock? also what is coilovers???
    Any advices..thanks
     
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    buy SSSL king springs for the rear and SSL for the front (front may scrape a little on SSSL) ride is still good on standard shocks. but buying monroe shocks (if it were me rear only) they will drop the rear a tiny bit more

    you can get the springs put in at any mechanic dont just look at suspension related businesses.

    and coilovers are pretty much height adjustable springs, you can choose to have them wound up or wind them right down and youll be sitting LOW, also less hassles if you were to ever be defected for height as the VE rear springs are about a 2-3 hour job .. costly

    and coilvers are around 2.2k + but would probably be the best option
     
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    Thanks, Dyno, it was a nice info, do we actually need to put the shocks and structs?? the tyre shop guy told me , no need to change the shocks nd struct, it will be perfect without those, but in here most of the forums are saying that we need to change that as well for better ride or to avoid hitting the bumbs
     
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    no worries at all. you will be fine on standard shocks etc, i am currently on SSSL rear and SL front (will go SSSL front when i buy bigger rims) and the ride is fine. my only fear is some railway crossings hahaha, sometimes feel like your being thrown around, other than that you will be alright. if you an extra 500+ and a smooth ride is what you really need, then get shocks. i wouldnt worry tho
     
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    Whats it looked like with SSSL rear must be sacked at rear. Ive got SSSL all round and that even. SL wouldnt drop it at all in and SV6 assuming thats what your drive even if your in an omega itd be nothing
     
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    rear guard pretty much sits just on tire. and front you can see :)
     
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    I knew SSSL front drop it a little but that looks pretty damn close to mine.
     
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    looks convincing.. and half the price of pedders coilovers :|
     
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    Oh man looks awesome
     
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    haha thanks mate :)
     

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