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King springs for the ve's

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Gorrell72, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Xplaya

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    You should go through this post and look at the photos and see what you actually like. There is a ute a few posts up
     
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    No one has mentioned FE3 suspension and what springs you’d use to achieve a nice practical ride height? Are SL springs same as FE3? Running a sedan VF SSV Redline
     
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    Yes, same spring.
     
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    Oh okay so if I want a nice lowered look and level what kings should be recommended? Keeping in mind I have FE3. Bit confused after all this reading. I will change the shocks
     
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    It depends on car weight front / rear in the detail because Kings are more progressive to the extent it doesn’t list kg/mm, this may have a huge effect on ride height.
    Anyway answer in Kings speak is SL is what you already have, SSL will drop min -10mm an settle up to -40mm.
    Worth noting that with stock sports suspension VE has 100mm clearance, VF 106mm. 100mm is the absolute national limit, so SSL sort of borderline of legally lowering (insurance etc).
     
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    Thank you so much so if I go some SSL 4 corners it should see me right.
    I’m thinking the Monroe GT sport shocks most seem to enjoy them.
     
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    Yeah why not! But... price Koni KYB and Bilstein shock only swap.
     
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    Thank you,
    Price is no issue for quality I’ve tried to find the Bilsteins but it’s a shame they’ve not made it to NZ yet
     
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    Being a bit facetious but if price is seriously no issue then I’d go for Teins tuned specifically for our car (extensive tuning through Fulcrums), with EDFC Active Pro and HBS.

    Last time I looked was about $5k, but still better value than a fancy catback :)
     
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    You talking the Tein adjustable coilovers ?
     
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    Well yes, but the automatic ride control linked to GPS etc. as well.
     
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    Wow ! Sounds amazing maybe a bit overkill for the NZ streets
     
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    The regular tein coilovers are around $2500 - $2600 here in NZ plus you’d need them certified too as they are ride height adjustable, I’m actually considering them for my VE SS at the moment does anyone have an opinion on tein or other brands of coilovers
     
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    I looked into them through Fulcrum here, some amazing kit and the research the factory did in developing road going coil overs surpasses Pedders only second to Holden / Monroe.
    Full sports system is amazing, more street sports vs racing or suburban duty, cheaper set exists of course to compete with the mainstream Chinese / Korean plethora or shiny anodised kits.
    Difference with Tein is investment in our car and Japanese high end tech.
     

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