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Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by John a, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. John a

    John a New Member

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    I have lowered my rsv using king springs I would advise anybody thinking of doing the same think carefully it has destroyed the comfort completely looks good though I have also had the chrome center bars painted black be aware they are plastic not metal as I thought the bars are easy to remove just remove the clips behind the grill .also fitted a k&n airfilter . Now can any one tell me how to disable the stop start technology permanently it really drives me nuts as I always forget to disable it manually. cheers John.
     
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    Good point about lowering. I had the same issue with my VE SS. It definitely cornered better but was only really useful on billiard table flat roads. I have an RSV wagon now and although it probably look better lowered an inch or so with 19s or 20s I fear it would spoil the ride completely and these cars don't have a lot of ground clearance to begin with...
     
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    Matt if you lowered you rsv and then fitted 19s it would become undrivable I think if you lower it stick with the 18s I lowered it 1 Inch and the springs are 30% stiffer am thinking of putting the standard springs back in and then fitting 19s should still be comfortable.
     
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    yep you can feel a king spring, especially in a ute, but the handling does improve with them, so does having all new suspension/chassis bushes changed at the same time to soften the effect. I wouldn't recommend using kings springs for lowering car, standard height is just bearable.
     
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    OBD plug off eBay will deactivate stop/start.
     
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    Tomorrow the car is booked in to put the original springs back in.it was just to rigid with the lowered springs .expensive exercise but we live and learn.
     
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