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VS Ute Lowering

spotamous

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hey guys
ive got a 1996 vs ute, and im wanting to lower it 50 - 60mm or so but im on a bit of a budget and just thinking would it be better to pick up a pair of springs from the wreckers and use the oxy to heat them and compres them a bit or would it b better to get it done properly
cheers
 

tim005

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do it properly mate.
it will handle better, look better and feel better.
doing it a dodgy way will only void your insurance and could cause an accident or something.
you would be surprised on a deal you can get with shocks and springs.
jump on ebay or the forsale thread on this forum, there are deals everywhere.
 

brinz96VS

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would it be better to pick up a pair of springs from the wreckers and use the oxy to heat them and compres them a bit or would it b better to get it done properly
really?

just buy some king springs they are not that expensive.
 

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u can do it but its **** as and what would u use to compress it and after that could be likely to snap just pay a bit extra and do it
 
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+1 for doing it properly

My older brother and his mate thought it would be good to cut the springs in his vs
cruising at 90k's car swerved in front of them had to change lanes quick and spring popped out,
car ended up locking up and rolling 3 times...
On ebay im looking at a set of Ultra Lows (Prob To Low For You) but get Super Lows
and there like $600 yeh its exspensive but rides heaps better and hadles better
for springs and shocks to suit
 

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dont compromise your saftety mate, or the safety of other motorists, if you cant afford to do it properly and it aint broke, dont fix it. i always thought lowering a ute kind of makes them impractical anyway...... just my thoughts
 

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lowering a ute does not make it inpractical at all.
my ute is lowered all round to a "practical" height.
i can still fit two full size motorbikes in the back, a boot load of crap and camping gear and still do some gnarly roads into my property.
have you seen the height of a stock vs ute? they look like they have a lift kit in them.
 

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lowering a ute does not make it inpractical at all.
my ute is lowered all round to a "practical" height.
i can still fit two full size motorbikes in the back, a boot load of crap and camping gear and still do some gnarly roads into my property.
have you seen the height of a stock vs ute? they look like they have a lift kit in them.
Hey tim005,

What did you use to lower the ute?? I have a VS ute and wanting to lower it - but still be able to "use" it.

Cheers
 
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