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Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by afstruct, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think Kings are ****.... I wasted money on them before and never again. Rather just pay twice the price for decent quality. Last Kings i bought i think i paid 130 a pair, too cheap to be any good IMHO.
     
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    Yeah I think Kings are ****.... I wasted money on them before and never again. Rather just pay twice the price for decent quality. Last Kings i bought i think i paid 130 a pair, too cheap to be any good IMHO.
     
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    I might add a few of my opinions here!!!
    These are sports = firm = not used everday .
    On poor aussie roads , when pushed at faster / sporting pace ( above signposted/recommended corner speeds = 2/ 3 to double) ( opps did I say that) would possibly be( my feeling) be slower than than a more compliant ride.
    At least with the power I've got = very rear steer.

    Losh1971 , with what I've experienced I would say these set on the lowest rebound rate with standard height springs might be acceptable for your use but = yeah they're not cheap but should last longer and be rebuildable.
    Why I could justify = I might never need to replace again considering my yearly mileage.

    Have read where people go for that price I can get coil overs for those prices but really = quality well renound makers of shocks compared to cheap ase coil overs = for the look and short term ownership= fxxk the next owner/ or yourself down the track .
     
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    Yeah after the maloo I don't think rever again.
    Heavy duty long lasting shocks ( no mater the quality )with cheap springs just don't work = a backwards step.
     
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    If my ute was some collectable like a Maloo I'd look at high end. So far i am pretty well made up mind in getting Pedder coils. Just deciding on shocks, Koni's would be nice but can't justify on V6 ute. I will look at something decent though.
    I hear SCA have some pretty decent shocks...... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    I've still got the kyb from ( rear ) from my 2016 trip / experience = see my maloo ride thread.
    Short story one bilstein rear broke in canberra ( on a 2 week road trip holiday)

    If you want pm me = $80 + postage for some kyb shocks ( not sure if fe2 height are different) or suite.
    Not sure on milage = guessing about 2500/ 3000kms , certainly less than 5000kms
     
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    Might be keen. I'm on standard height and not wanting to go lower. But if anyone who is watching this thread reckons these would be a good option i will PM and we might be able to do the deal.
     
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    Used it today = Fxxk I love this thing !!!!!!!
    Soooo much fun !!!!
    I'm a Hope Estate beer club member = so have to get at least 2 cases a year. 1 in March and 1 in September .

    So a run up to the lower Hunter visit Hunter Beer Company and Hope Estate.
    Spirited driving at times = so much fun.

    Do think I need to go the next step =( wondering whether my clutch is finally on it's way out= I have been well behaved )= just need to find money or convince to spend .
    Did some shopping at woolies earlier, = no paper products on shelves, = really people = still, through luck managed to pick up some semi white gold= paper towel = ha ha ha . Person in front of me was trying to buy 2 lots = so I got 1 , when I put it in the cupboard = thought I had a spare roll =wrong =so lucky!!
    Anyone want to pay an exorbitant price to fund monaros next stage = ha ha ha ha.
    FxxK a person is smart but people are dumb as bat shxt.
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    To fund the next upgrade of the Monaro, sell toilet paper....:) You're bound to find someone willing to pay a little extra for the necessities....

    Oh and for the advise, I'll take .5% of your profits :D

    Nice looking Monaro by the way
     
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    Thanks.
    Lol = toilet paper = what's that= if I don't get any in the next few weeks = guess where the paper towel is going
    ha ha ha ha

    Hopefully ( won't be next friday though) but in the next few weeks get a new compressor, ( my current one has finally died ), then get fittings/ stuff to do vac bagging of fibreglass and carbon fibre and such.
    Plenty of ideas = projects = maybe monaros airbox/ intake =first.
     
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    Just read this from top to bottom...beautiful car and thanks for sharing....

    *drifts off thinking of a supercharger*
     
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    Thanks.
    Yeah , can not recommend enough a positive displacement supercharger for road use upgrade.
    Sooo useable = well in good road conditions ( even with standard gearing and no supporting mods!!!! ). = once I fitted the harrop sports diff cover.
    I do need to finally go the next level =( it's just still soo factory = non intrusive = sooo user friendly).
     
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    I'm not familiar with the Harrop cover but be careful with aftermarket diff covers. A lot actually affect the throw of the oil onto the pinion and cause it to wear out prematurely. The standard cover are bowl shaped for a reason and it's to help the oil flow into a circular motion. Diff covers with a flat back make the oil go up and back down in a splash and actually affect the throw of the oil to the front of the housing.
     
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    Yeah , its been installed for 2.5 years ( would have thought any bad press would have made it out by now!! ).
    The main differences with these over standard ( look smick= as per harrop) , = but two mount points = tie diff in better to body = even those mine is mild= with mine no axle tramp now!!!!
     
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    Have a look at this guy explaining what @losh1971 is mentioning.

    Fascinating stuff.....oh, and enjoy the rabbit hole lol.



     
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    Fascinating stuff , yeah I understand , and I'm not going pull harrop diff cover off to compare internal shapes.
    I hope and have taken on good faith harrop have done their research and supplied a performance version.
    Can't say about the internal lube , but it certainly gets rid of / reduces axle tramp!!!
     
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    On another note ordered these today angel eye alteezza headlights
     
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    Is there supposed to be a link or photo?
     
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    Nah = no link , = computer illiterate = will post photos when arrive or installed!!!

     

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