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14-05-02, 09:24 AM
Hey guys and girls, just wanted to clear something up. I'm buying a new set of springs for my trx, how would i go about lowering them? Do they need to be chopped at all or can adjustment be made? They are springs you buy from Super Cheap Auto.
Thanks in advance.
Buy springs that are already shortened i.e. shorter than standard length. DON'T chop springs, and depending on how much you're lowering you might need to get new shocks too, since they will be too long and if the wheels droop your springs might unseat. Generally you can drop 1" without having to buy new shocks. Only downside is that without new shocks your spring rate might not match the shocks and give you a crap ride.
14-05-02, 10:50 AM
Thanks mate, any idea on how much it would cost to get new shocks? I know a set of springs would be around $120....
I wouldnt suggest you buy springs from Super Cheap unless they are standard height and an exact match for your car model.
If you want lowering springs without shocks you are better off going to a specialised suspension place. They will try and match spring rates to your stock shocks.
A set of Lowered springs will cost you between 300 - 500 fitted compared to a couple of thousand if you are going to do shocks as well.
15-05-02, 08:14 PM
what model trx do you have, if its the late 80's early 90's model and you want to do it yourself its a pretty big job.. the entire front strut assembly has to come off, disc and all..
king super lows is about the lowest you can go and you may still have to lip the rears.
15-05-02, 08:46 PM
i am going to lower my AU next month and the quote i got from pedders is as follows:
40 - 60 mm lowering:
just need to replace the springs, which are around $140 - $160 a set(2), i can if i want replace the shocks as well but i got told it is not neccessary
=> Total: $280 - $320 (+labour & WA)
superlow: 80mm lowering:
springs: $200 a set
shocks: $160 a set
=> Total: $720 (+labour & WA)
all i can say DON'T cut your old springs! and be careful what sort of springs you buy, supercheap might not give you the quality u'll need (cheaper is not always better :) )
just use the prices as guide, they shouldn't be toooooo far off ...
15-05-02, 09:20 PM
thanks for the help guys :)
04-06-02, 02:31 PM
i seen a car at the wreckers (sigma) with lowered springs, and the gut took them out for me and i paid $30- plus a mechanic charged me $70- for fitting. They are 2 inches lower than original!! The originals had 8 coils and were fully spread out, and the lowered ones only have 4!!! Looks heaps better, but a much harder ride.
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