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Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by Escape-The-Fate, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Escape-The-Fate

    Escape-The-Fate HSV, i just want one

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    ok guys and gals i know there is alot of posts on this topic but i couldnt find the right answers so here goes...

    ok looking at getting my '05 vz exec lowerd soon and need some questions answering..first of all to get it sitting flat can i put sl's all round or do i have to go sl's front and ssl's rear??

    and eventually ill be getting a set of 19's for it but the bank funds dont justify that at the moment wondering if i will rub on the rears with ssl's??

    and lastly ive heard here and there that the vz's already come with an adjustable rear end in terms of camber..someone please clarify that up for me because so far my shopping list is:

    springs
    struts
    suspension
    and maybe a camber kit if needed?

    cheers all..and anything else you would like to let me know would be appreciated
     
  2. naf33n

    naf33n go

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    your best bet would be go to a suspesion shop, and tell them where you want it to sit, they will work out the best spring to get it to that height.

    i personally had 19s with sl in the front and ssl in the rear, the rear did sit noticably lower then the front. and that was just springs swapped over, but i had fe2 in my sv6, so not sure about and exec
     
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    squawk squawk

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    the exec don't have fe2 that i know of, check the ID plate under the hood and have a look my exec says STD
     
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    naf33n go

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    yep all standard, thats why i wasnt sure about what to do about changing shocks, with fe2 you dont really have to change them when lowering, but the STD suspesion may be different
     
  5. Tuttle

    Tuttle stupidity reigns supreme!

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    might be bit of a noob question but what exactly is the difference between the STD on the exec and the fe2
     
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    FE2 sits about 1.5 inches lower than STD Suspension supposedly. also shorter shocks than standard.

    I have wats meant to be SL in the front and SSL in rear of mine and evens it out a bit still not low enough though needs SSSL.

    Heres a pic to show you how it sits on 19's mate and i havent changed shocks or anything I had the wheels on for a year now and the camber is Fd.. if i was you get rear gaurds rolled and camber kit. They have adjustment but to do it properly you need to upgrade to a full 4point kit. Cheers

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  7. Escape-The-Fate

    Escape-The-Fate HSV, i just want one

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    cheers for the picture OBRIEN,

    i seen your right up in the post your ride section..i reckon your car looks sweet and was thinking about getting the ss-v 19's and lowering like you have...so you think if i keep standard shocks just get super lows in the front and super supers in the rear with a 4 point camber kit should be all sweet?
     
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    All depends how much you want to spend mate I reckon just get some rims get same springs as whats in mine at the moment if you like the height and yer to save you cash in long term it a camber kit fitted and a full wheel alignment. I reckon your looking at about 750 - 800 bucks for a shop to lower inc springs and camber kit drive in drive out. Let me no if u want the part numbers for my springs
     
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    Tuttle stupidity reigns supreme!

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    is the height the only difference between STD and FE2?

    What would i be looking for if i wanted a stiffer ride, i currently have stock suspension
     
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    Lowered springs mate stiffens up your ride for fairly cheap or you could get serious and go adjustable coil overs all round but your getting in to $$$$ then.
     
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    daniel555 Custom VY Commodore

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    OBR1EN, That pic of your car, Is that SSL's at rear and SL's at front?
    Ive got SSL's on my VY exec and SL's at front. And getting 19's in the next two weeks, But if that how low it sits, I'd like mine lower i think.

    Cheers.
     
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    sweet, cheers
     
  13. Escape-The-Fate

    Escape-The-Fate HSV, i just want one

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    just got my stimulus package finally...and i posted a topic up here before..think that my front left shocky is rooted sooo..im pricing up on getting SL front and SSL rear with a 4 point camber kit including shocks and springs hoping its about 850..anyone got ideas on average labour costs at a shop..and does anyone know a good suspension shop in brissy?
     
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    got myself some FE2 springs really cheap and before i put them on i was considering replacing the STD shocks while i was doing it.

    the rear shocks are simple but the front shocks are in the strut yes?
    would a VY front shocks/struts fit a VZ ??
     
  15. Escape-The-Fate

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    yes they are in the strut tower..and im guessing they should because when i got my shocks and springs done at the shop they "said" they were the same from vt right through too vz..just going from wat they said tho
     
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    i know they are in the strut tower but i thought i read soemwhere that the struts are different, is this the case??
     
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    Exidor I come in peace.

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    Vz's have different stabiliser bar to strut mounting tabs.
     

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