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preeman80
17-11-2003, 09:02 PM
Hey,

Kings Springs vs K Mak?
Does anyone know anything about the two springs? I am not sure if it is even Kmack? Anyhow... some input would be appriciated.

Critter
17-11-2003, 09:22 PM
K Mac have been around forever and make a good product.

How they compare on a particular model I couldn't say, but the Kings springs are the best I've used.

On SP20s they are quite heavily progressive, you might look at K Mac's and compare in this way.

My last springs were Pedders and they were a constant rate spring and rode like a bitch.

JynX
17-11-2003, 09:29 PM
Lovell also make a very nice spring.

jcywong
18-11-2003, 11:46 PM
i had used lovell back 3 years ago, but they just don't impress me at all, maybe they had improved since then...

BigBoyLemonade
19-11-2003, 07:26 AM
I have had lovell's, Jumboz (All Springs), Peddars, K-mac and cut standard springs...

Kmac are the best out all of those guys. They make what ever height you like too :wink:

I have peddars at the moment in the V6 and find it fairly rough for the height of the car. When money permitting I am thinking of getting eibach springs and koni's or whiteline springs and shocks.

JynX
19-11-2003, 07:29 AM
I had a set of lovells and kyb sport shocks istalled all around and have been impressed with the improvment.

Cost was $1200 (inc fitting), so pretty good value for money

Dazz
19-11-2003, 05:04 PM
yep ill go with jim lovells are good springs they have a nice ride to them

preeman80
19-11-2003, 06:17 PM
I am going for K Mac springs $300 Fitted

BigBoyLemonade
19-11-2003, 07:55 PM
damn thats a good price considering they are $350 from k-mac + installation

preeman80
19-11-2003, 09:32 PM
yea.. we managed to get 4 cars in at one time.. so group discount. I guess 8)

jcywong
19-11-2003, 10:37 PM
I should have wait for a few months man, so damn cheap
I got kings for 270 and i gotta install it myself so 0 labour........

mrpayner
20-11-2003, 11:41 AM
Heh.. ahh.. i remember the days of asking how much K-Mac's were at the local Bob Jane.. at in excess of $700 they can go out the back and pull it a little harder.. needless to say i didn't like their bull**** attitude anyway and proceeded to purchase my springs online from www.autospeed.com . Mine are the Whiteline Flatout coils..

Great price though dude! Well done! :)

AP

pr1mo
20-11-2003, 11:48 AM
i have 2" kmacs. not too shabby :)


cheers mike

KEEVRS
20-11-2003, 02:16 PM
Hey guys,

One of the guys at my work, his Dad owns Spicer and Dowling springs.
Told me i can get #5mm dropped all round progressive springs for $200 the lot.
not bad!!!!!!

dfvadr
20-11-2003, 05:54 PM
any spring maker will make ur ordered hieght if you ask

what u do is measure the cars hieght not jacked up just sitting on level ground
u then measure the compressed spring from top off spring to bottom off spring
say that is 250mm an u want to drop it 50mm thats what u tell them

they will then feed the info into the computer it will work out the size steel ,an the progressive rate if the model has it then they make ur springs for you an the price should be the same

i had a set off lowering springs made for an 80series landcruiser yes that is rite a landcruiser lowered i dropped it 6" an cut the bump stops in half for a little travel
there r many more shocking stories i can go on about but i want bore/shock you guys to much lol

as stated u can have anything you like made u just have to ask

sik astina
20-11-2003, 07:30 PM
i had a set off lowering springs made for an 80series landcruiser yes that is rite a landcruiser lowered i dropped it 6" an cut the bump stops in half for a little travel
there r many more shocking stories i can go on about but i want bore/shock you guys to much lol


Got pics of this Landcruiser :lol: 8)

dfvadr
20-11-2003, 08:05 PM
not sure mik ill have to go through our photos an see if i can find sum
i also cut out the guts off the rear muffler an it had a 5"tip looked awsum

preeman80
29-11-2003, 10:51 PM
well kids, it's done, got the kmac springs in, '40 mm' drop. the rear springs could be moved around while fully jacked up (tyres off thr ground) is that a problem. should it be like that? (fronts are tight and don't move when car jacked up)

chipa
09-12-2003, 08:49 PM
If I remember correctly as long as the springs are still captive when fully unsprung, then you shouldn't have a problem. When I say captive I mean they might be able to spin around on the mount, but as long as there is no chance of the spring coming off the mount you'll be fine...... unless of course it is low! 8)