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frizky101 19-06-2009 10:24 AM

new suspension
 
im in the market for new a new suspension kit and i was reading the previous threads about it but im still unsure on what to get,

i want the kit to fit the purpose of looks and a little handling, more than race use.

what combo should i go with?

eibachs, kybs
kings
whitelines

i have no idea!
any help would be appreciated

i have a 98 BJ Astina which im runnin 18's on atm
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/5929/frisky0319.jpg

cheers!

Ice88 19-06-2009 11:03 AM

Eibachs with some Tokico Blues :)

DavoAust 19-06-2009 12:34 PM

if you're mostly after handling kyb's and kings superlows will give you the really low look but won't be as street friendly as an eibach/kyb setup (rougher, scrape & scrub)

frizky101 20-06-2009 11:07 PM

so your saying i should go with the eibach's and the kyb combo to get a really low look but also with good handling?

and that going with kings and kyb's will give me the look but a harsher ride?

cheers.

p/s sorry if i sound noob

schwinn 21-06-2009 01:16 AM

Sorry to hijack thread, I've recently gotten my shocks as weell - going eibach/tokico.

My question is, with new springs and struts, is there anything cheap I shold replace while doing this change, such as bushes, or anything else?

I'm not familiar with the process, but are there are things that I have to 'keep' when changing the springs/shocks?

mussing 21-06-2009 02:11 AM

If your bushes squeak or are visibly degraded then yes, get them done at the same time. If not, no need to worry about it.

DavoAust 21-06-2009 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frizky101 (Post 199675)
so your saying i should go with the eibach's and the kyb combo to get a really low look but also with good handling?

and that going with kings and kyb's will give me the look but a harsher ride?

cheers.

p/s sorry if i sound noob

eibachs will not give you a really low look. kings super lows are the way to go there

frizky101 21-06-2009 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DavoAust (Post 199698)
eibachs will not give you a really low look. kings super lows are the way to go there


the thing is i want it to look low, but i dont want the rubbing, scraping, scrubbing. i know that might not be possible but i want to minimise all that as much as possible, but still have the low look.

i guess kings and kybs are the way to go?

and just roll my guards to go with it?

70NYD 21-06-2009 01:45 PM

if you want it to look low, get oversized tyres. thats what happend to me, the new tyres lifed the car up just enough so it doesnt scrpae nearly anywhere, but because they filled the guards more it looks lower, even though its higher and more practical now :D

asanga 21-06-2009 10:19 PM

Changing to oversize tyres would cause the tyres to rotate at a slightly slower speed relative to vehicle speed than the stock tyres.Though the difference isn't much, it may be enough to upset the calibration of the ABS (if u have ABS)

frizky101 24-06-2009 08:27 PM

are pedders springs good?

mussing 25-06-2009 12:52 AM

I think the consensus on that one is "no".

frizky101 25-06-2009 09:45 AM

lol ok

frizky101 28-06-2009 11:20 AM

would kings superlows for my BJ have a crap effect?

(scrubbing, bad ride quality / handling etc)


i was thinking about buying a set, but then i was just thinking about just getting lows.

chicaboo 28-06-2009 11:49 AM

I'm not a fan of the King lows, I can't imagine what superlows would be like. As it is a lot of ppl get "tuck" on their back tyres with just lows. Superlows would prolly see your rims getting tucked in too. Eibachs without question are the best, but they are expensive. Lovells might be ok?

Gav.

frizky101 28-06-2009 11:54 AM

how low do eibachs go? i want a spring that is low, but still good.

Rupewrecht 28-06-2009 05:46 PM

About 40mm with the Eibachs from memory

frizky101 28-06-2009 07:06 PM

how low is that compared to king superlows?

project.r.racing 28-06-2009 07:12 PM

lows = 25mm-40mm-ish
superlows = 40-50mm-ish

frizky101 28-06-2009 07:19 PM

hmm..i should scrap the thought of getting superlows aye..maybe eibachs are the way to go? 40mm is a fair drop isnt it?


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