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Old 16-08-2022, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hi Guys, After looking at all the options out on the market i have ordered a shockworks coil over set up for my BA XR8 Manual Sedan. Iam looking for a better ride and sharper handling. The delivery i of my order is coming today..
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Old 16-08-2022, 05:55 PM   #2
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Jeez blast from the past days mate.
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Old 16-08-2022, 08:28 PM   #3
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Hey long time man
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I put them on last year. I haven't done enough driving since the change but I think they were worth it.

Good to see you still have your car too.
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Old 17-08-2022, 08:04 AM   #5
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Yep still have it. It’s done a lot of klms over the years.I have maintained it to keep it in excellent condition. I have owned it coming up to 17 years.
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Mine is coming up to 19 years. The km's have slowed down but it's in excellent condition. Getting a bit excellenter every month lately too.
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Old 17-08-2022, 01:58 PM   #7
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don't talk age fellas
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Old 17-08-2022, 04:51 PM   #8
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Hahah
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Old 18-08-2022, 02:57 PM   #9
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My plan is to fit the my coil over package over the weekend. Carnt wait?
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Old 18-08-2022, 03:34 PM   #10
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Will be interested in your feed back orsm8
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What setup are you replacing with the Shockworks gear?
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Not sure what you mean?
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What is your current suspension setup?
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Old 19-08-2022, 05:17 PM   #14
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Fair enough. Shortened kb Schockers and king springs at standard hight
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Old 22-08-2022, 09:15 PM   #15
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Oh I think you will like the Shockworks gear!
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Old 25-08-2022, 10:00 AM   #16
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Yes they are an improvement over the previous set up. I have the fronts in which are great so far. I will put the rears in on the weekend.
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Cool, post some pics when you are done.
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Old 27-08-2022, 10:45 PM   #18
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Out of interest what sort of $$ are we looking at for the shock works set up ?
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Old 27-08-2022, 11:39 PM   #19
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Have a look on the website the prices are listed
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Old 29-08-2022, 11:51 PM   #20
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All finished . Just playing around with ride height. I have taken a couple of pics but im not sure how to up load them on here. Anybody got any tips?
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Old 30-08-2022, 12:02 AM   #21
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load tapatalk app on the mobile, easiest way to load pics.
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Old 31-08-2022, 10:26 AM   #22
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I have the app but not sure how it all works
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Old 31-08-2022, 01:19 PM   #23
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Old 31-08-2022, 03:57 PM   #24
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Thank you. I will give it a try later.
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Old 14-09-2022, 04:43 PM   #25
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Well its been a few weeks now and the new coilovers are going well. The car rides a lot smoother and copes better with bumps.I think i have my ride height just about right. I removed my 30mm front sway bar and fitted the original one from factory and it goes around corners and bends very well.I am going to Batemans Bay this weekend for a week and see how it goes over these roads they call highways.
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Nice! Any pics?
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Old 22-09-2022, 11:40 PM   #27
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car is a bit filthy at the moment. Just back tonight from the Batemans Bay. Car went realy well. Suspension worked wonders coming down the twisty hill leading into Batesmans Bay. Raced a mustang on the passing lanes and out handled the stanger. I was impressed how the car struck on line through the corners.
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I’ve been running the Shockworks gear in my XR8 since 2016 and recently had it put under my Pursuit project, absolutely fantastic set-up, alongside the Brembos would be the the two best mods I’ve done to it.

Absolutely night and day compared to standard but rides as nice or better than the Passat I drive at work.
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Old 23-09-2022, 06:16 PM   #29
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Yeah I have the 4 pot brembos on my car since 2007. I have been through 3 sets of rotars. I have upgrades the rears with similar set up as fgx xr8
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Sweet, i will grab a set, cheers for the review
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