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[SA] Ve omega suspension upgrade

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by occtec, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. occtec

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    Hi Guys, i just purchased a nice low mileage omega from Metro Holden Adelaide i dont really like to much how high they sit standard, any suggestions as to where to go Pedders? they are now offering the all new XA Extreme Adjustable Coil-Over Kit check it out https://secure.merlinsoftware.com.au/Pedders/Default.aspx?ProdCode=160064
    im no expert but i think with labour its a bit expensive $2145 any suggestions i want it low but legal and affordable but so it sits nice any recommendations would really be appreciated, it has 18" SV6 Holden Alloys on 245 Potenza Tyres, thats the other issue i found since i went from stock to Alloys i seem to get a fair bit of feedback through my steering wheel :cry:
     
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    i'm sure king springs do some form of suspension upgrade for the ve's.

    you'll notice more feedback through the wheel cos of the larger wheel and lower profile tyre.
     
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    so ive been told, not sure about suspension though, Pedders vs King Springs & if there is any body out there that has a ve commodore please share your configuration, cheers. Peace:thumbsup:
     
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    you dont need the extreme pedders kit for it to handle well.. If you fit it up with the Pedders Sports Ryder springs and shocks it will handle MUCH better than stock and should cost a lot cheaper
     
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    ive got a quote from pedders for Comfort Gas shocks & sports ryder springs including Caster lock washers & labour all up $1421 they say its FE2 kit like the copper vehicles. With 18'' alloys do you think it would sit at a good level from stock & is comfort gas ok instead of sports ryder shocks? otherwise more pennies!! The extreme pedders kit including caster lock washers and labour they want $2154.75 but who can afford that these days
     
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    I was going to go to Pedders to get my SV6 ute lowered, but they kept pushing hard for me to go the new Coilover suspension. They wouldn't even give me a price for the basic sports ryder lowered coils, which really p**sed me off. So I have now booked in to a local company in rocky, Dobinsons, getting superlows all round next friday, will see how she rides with the factory shocks and superlows on.
     
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    Hey Brad, sounds good, pedders also gave me a third quote and told me to keep my stock shocks and just chuck in some sport ryder coils, it may put to much pressure on the factory shocks though then we'll be up for extra labour cost down the track
     
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    Definitely Get sports ryder shocks and springs! the valving in the sports ryder shocks are much better than that of the comfort gas. My car is a VS, but i had the complete combo of sports ryder springs and shocks all round and the handling was amazing. recently i upgraded to front Tein coilovers, while being awesome though the hills... the front coilovers are hell on suburban streets even on the softest damper setting.
     
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    Sounds good i reckon thats the way ill go, when you say that handling was amazing what about comfort going from standard to sprts ryder, with my low profile alloys will this really degrade the comfort like really feel the harsh bumps and what about the inspection plates there are so many on the roads these days when you go over one does it feedback to your steering harshly or is it deffinetly better then comfort gas, your opinion is really crucial and appreciated, cheers REV-231 ;)
     
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    My VE was lowered before I got it..looks like it has Pedders springs (red).I am going to call into a pedders shop to find out..but mine looks like it has standard shocks. It sits at a nice level and still rides nice..I still have the standard 16" wheels and although I want the "look"...I am really concerned about putting bigger wheels on the car and then feeling way to many bumps..
    I spoke to my local suspension guy before I got my car and he said that they had done a lot of Ve's ..he seemed to think lowered springs with shortened rear shocks were the way to go.
     
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    hey guys what do you think?
    if i go the ve ss pack fe2 suspension am i better of for comfort and appeal or am i better of pedders sports ryder coils with comfort gas shocks (FE2) urgent i have to make a decision soon.. Pedders are saying genuine ss pack coils to soft when car has stuff in boot they will sag is this true o think its only because they want me to buy from them why then would holdens release their ss pack with standard fe2 suspension in the utes
     
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    Kings by a country mile. Largest manufacturer of springs in the southern hemisphere, supplier to some of the largest motorsport teams in the world, and far and away the most R&D with regards to Commodores. Having said that at one point Pedders springs were Kings... Not sure if that's still the case.

    Also, we used to [VERY RELUCTANTLY] sell Monroe for the VE because that's all that was available, but now Boge have shortened shocks available for the VE Sedan, and I would most definitely take those over the Monroe (Tenecco) stuff...

    A full car set of springs (either low or super low) and Boge shocks will set you back $709. The rears anyone who owns a spanner set should be able to do fairly easily, the fronts aren't difficult, but you usually need to own a pair of spring compressors to do it safely.
     
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    Can someone please give me their honest opinion, my ve is stock standard, sits to high i want the lowered look but i dont want the ride the feel to be to harsh. Holdens tell me that if i put in the FE2 Genuine suspension that they use in the VE SS & SV6 there is only a 1/2 inch difference between the standard VE springs, when i went out to holden and looked at a few SS & SV6 sedans i thought that they were'nt far of standard in height and they have the original FE2 genuine suspension in them. Pedders want to fit FE2 Sports Ryder Coils & Comfort Gas Shocks, they say this is my best option but i dont think that it will sit low enough, they say that there is a lower spring but are warning me that i may get pulled over by the coppers if they want to be picky, all i want is a lowered vehicle without compromising to much in the comfort unfortunatly i already unknowingly have by putting on 18" SV6 alloys with 245'45'18" tyres, your opinions specifically on this would be gratefully appreciated, thanks in advance
     

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