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Lowering VF2 SSV Redline Sedan

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by VinnieLS3, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. VinnieLS3

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    Hey everyone,

    Looking to lower my redline with King Springs, can get them for a good price atm.

    I have been told I have 3 options for the King Springs:
    1. Superlows will sit about 20-25mm lower.
    2. Ultralows 30-35mm lower.
    3. SP4 springs about 40-45mm lower than FE3 height.

    I want to keep the the stock shockers and have been told the Superlows and Ultralows will allow that. I'm thinking Ultralows as Superlows may not be low enough.

    Has anyone got any pics of their lowered VF2 Redline or can give any tips and/or experience when lowering theirs?? Has it affected the ride much at all?

    Cheers guys
     
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    Mate I couldn't believe how high the VF2 Redlines sit on the FE3! The ones in the ads all look lower.
    I'm booked in at Tekno next week to have mine stage 1 lowered and the guards rolled. Should take about 20-25mm out of it.
    I'm getting short travel shocks as well to keep the factory ride. Costing me heaps, but I want a smooth ride and no rubbing when we tow the boat.
    Had FE2 on my VT and loved it. But this FE3 is so high. I have 50mm between my tyres and guards.
     
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    It's just ridiculous how high they sit. I actually measured the heights of a couple the other week as I was trying to decide on a suspension set up for my new one. Will be going coilovers.
    But the standard redline on the optional 20" wheels measured at 680mm front and 685mm rear.
    Measurements taken from the bottom of the rim to the guard.
     
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    This is my series 2 SS with SSSl fronts and ssl rears with Monroe GT short shocks
    [​IMG]
     
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    What size rims you running on that?
    Looks better than the FE3 too.
     
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    Are they much stiffer than the stock springs? Vf2 has softer rear springs than vf1 to improve ride quality, have any aftermarket springs changed to be softer as well? I really like the lowered look but don't want to lose any ride quality.
     
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    Different spring rates are available from reputable manufacturers, tell your suspension shop what you want to achieve in ride quality and height and they'll be able to recommend a spring to suit.

    I used to fit King's SSSL HD on the front and rear for my Utes. The HD denotes they are heavy duty as I liked the way the held their ground thru the twisty bits.
     
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    20" x 8.5"s from memory

    Seems pretty good, but the ride is firmer, I thought it was redline that has suspension mods only on VF II
     
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    Only redline sedan received different rear springs on VF2 due to running a different sway bar set up.
     
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    This!
    My Volvo has King's which were intended for a VB Commodore, of all things. Told the suspension shop what I wanted, they weighed the car & measured everything, and calculations came back to exactly match that those springs - both front & back. Custom would've given the same result, but cost over twice as much.
     
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    Sounds good mate.. Be sure to post a pic of how she looks when it's all done.

    That looks pretty good blackve76.. How much do the SSSL and SSL lower the height?

    I forgot to mention I have the 20" wheel option for the Redline..
     
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    Looks great!!! How much did the whole package cost you??
     
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    link http://kingsprings.com.au/catalogue/vehicle/314/holden-commodore-vf-8cyl-sedan-5-2013-current

    I was also advised by my suspension place that the FE3 shocks are fine with lowered coils. My car started at 400mm axle to guard on all 4 corners. I had a VE that was 360mm all round i asked for the same height.. They fitted 151SSL to the front and 152SSLHD to the rear (kings). I kept the FE3 shock. been to the track and they work fine. $654 drive in drive out with 4 wheel align

    360mm is a good height. Tell them the height you want and let them choose the spring, that way if its wrong they have to change it.

    [​IMG]

    360mm all round under full brakes at the track with the above setup.

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    VF & VE are the same once you swap the suspension out.

    My Redline on 20's
    Coilovers – now with more grip in the corners and a comfier ride.

    Before
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    My sold VE on 20's
    Kings SSSL HD fitted front and rear – Kings always sit a little proud in the front where with coilovers you can adjust that out.

    Before
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    just measured mine

    370 front 350 rear
     
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    Thanks guys.. cars all look damn hot.
    I think 360mm, like arronm mentioned, is what I'll like.
    That silver wagon looks tough as arronm
     
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    What are the comfort differences between retaining standard shocks, and proper short throw shocks?

    I have Pedders springs with standard shocks, and it "floats a bit, doesn't handle as well around corners"

    Is there a softer short shock that would suit a Calais? Eg does a koni or bilstein provide a better ride than say Pedders or Monroe short shocks?
     
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    Short stroke shocks are heaps better, around 25mm to 35mm is ok on standard but lower than that and short strokes better.

    The shock gets to work in proper range, in my VE I had FE2 shocks with the SSL springs and when I change to short shocks a lot less nervous and better ride
     
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    That top pic of the VF Wagon looks mega, just a quick question though, at that ride height does it Bottom Out at all. eg Speed Humps, Driveways, Shopping Centres?
     
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    No. Never had an issue with both the VE and VF
     

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