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Lowering VF on coil springs

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Alz0019, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Alz0019

    Alz0019 New Member

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    Hey guys just wondering would it be ok to get lowered springs on stock shocks? I only plan on getting sl all front and back. I read somewhere that they would be fine, but I wasn't convinced enough. Anyone have experience with this?

    Also. What is a suitable price to have springs installed. Anyone know any reputable shops that don't excessively charge?
     
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    How many km's on the current shockers?
     
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    I've got SSL's on stock springs on my Redline. The ride is great but I understand that the shock life will decrease because of the springs. I'm due for a service is December so I'm probably going to get either Monroe short shocks or Bilstein's fitted. My car has only done 6000km and springs were just fitted.
     
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    Problem is I didn't buy the car new, so I have no idea if they've been changed before. The current KM's on the car is around 60,000
     
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    Is it that much of a difference between stock shocks and Monroe shocks? So would you recommend I just buy monroe shocks while I'm at it?
     
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    Well the standard ones will wear out quicker. I’m not sure how much quicker though. I'd lean towards doing them all at once if my car had done 60k
     
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    Probably still the factory dampers, and getting on a bit.
    If I was to fit new springs, I'd replace the dampers as well.
     
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    any shocks in particular I should be avoiding? I've been looking at the KYB, Ultima and Monroe shocks.
     
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    Munroe and KYB are pretty good. Have used Ultima's in small cars, they seem decent.
    I usually recommend Koni's and Bilstein.
     
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    I had Monroe’s on my last VF. I’d happily have them again.
     
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    I am running standard shocks on my vf calais wth sl springs front and rear .
     
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    Mind if you could send/upload a pic of the car. How’s the handling and comfort on the standard shocks?
     
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    Handles good and still comfortable, front could be a bit lower but then would have speed bump issues .

    Can not upload image for some reason .
     
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    how long have you had them on for and hows the shock wear?
     
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    About 12 months seams all good .
     
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    KYB rears for VE/VF,they have KYBs for VE front but not VFs as the front struts are not interchangeable between the two and doesn’t look like they are going to make them for VFs either,pity as I had them on my VE and found them brilliant.
     
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    I ran with the factory front struts for about a year before the strut top bearings **** themselves so at the time I thought I’d install the monroe GT short travel struts and found them to provide a noticeable improvement in ride, roadholding and steering when pushing the car harder than normal city driving. For the $ i’d recommend them along with a heavy duty top bearing assembly if keeping the car.
     
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