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WERX
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PostSubject: Down we go   Tue May 04, 2010 8:35 am

Getting it lowered next week, not too much but enough. Keep you posted.
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VOZZA
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Tue May 04, 2010 2:41 pm

how? by who?
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Tue May 04, 2010 2:42 pm

You guys, belly rubbers!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Tue May 04, 2010 10:51 pm

had mind dropped 2", looks good and no difference to ride, plus i can get under 1.85m height restrictions now :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Tue May 04, 2010 11:04 pm

Heasman Steering Princes Highway Sydenham, they were recommended. Turn down front torsion bars, realign fron steering and new lower springs in back. Only going down an inch due to lots of speed bumps in my area.
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Tue May 04, 2010 11:44 pm

They have a good rep, wots it costn?
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Tue May 04, 2010 11:59 pm

Bout $600 - not cheap but I could never trust Pedders!
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Wed May 05, 2010 3:17 pm

I have a set of custom built rear springs, lower about 40mm. Never used. Cost me 100, happy to let them go if anyone wants to make me an offer....
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Wed May 05, 2010 11:24 pm

Lowering the front will mean the wishbones will bottom out on the bumpstops earlier and cause the van to pitch
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Thu May 06, 2010 12:01 am

Depends how low you go. Yes I had that problem in my old Kombi but it had a drastic lowering job!
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Thu May 06, 2010 7:58 pm

About 50mm is the max, when i had the 40mm on mine it was close, was ok in normal driving, but you noticed on serious bumbs. I'm down about 25 / 30mm at the moment and the ride is as good as it was at full height
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Thu May 06, 2010 11:58 pm

Thanks entwistlea, I was getting worried for a minute! Did you change the front shocks?
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Fri May 07, 2010 4:27 pm

I fitted new shocks before i lowered it, so they are standard. They seem to work fine at the height i'm running, no adverse handling or ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Sat May 08, 2010 11:49 pm

Does anyone know if front shocks from any other Toyota model fit? Especially UK spec vehicles
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Sun May 09, 2010 4:11 pm

I couldn;t find any when i looked, but standard shocks from Toyota aren;t expensive. The rear are also unique to the SC, so standard Hiace don;t fit !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Thu May 13, 2010 8:12 am

Taking longer than I thought, I may be vanless over the weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Thu May 13, 2010 9:29 pm

No wild parties then ??
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Thu May 13, 2010 10:48 pm

Too right!
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Sat May 15, 2010 3:09 am

Back at last, looks great, drives great, just subtle enough for me to notice. Been dropped an inch and a half, guys reckon that is max before changing rear shocks. It does tighten up the whole van, handling steering etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Sat May 15, 2010 9:11 am

cool, post some pics when you can !
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Sun May 16, 2010 9:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Sun May 16, 2010 12:05 pm

Looks good, same colour combo as mine. Think its a little lower than mine, but may be that you have bigger rims. Liking the look !!
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Mon May 17, 2010 9:48 am

Looks sharp mate
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Mon May 17, 2010 1:51 pm

Yeah looks sic. afro Must go around corners on rails! Hay Rex glad you got rid of those sun damaged front corner lights. Oh and what the? noticed yours doesn't have moon roofs? Thought all SC had them? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Down we go   Mon May 17, 2010 11:19 pm

Not all, think I got the poor mans version! must try the corner of the Cahill Expressway onto the Harbour Bridge, that's the real test - without rolling it!
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