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Old Thu 5th September 2013, 11:52 AM
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L series Front & Rear Suspension Ford & Honda King springs

So ive just purchased online KDFS-14 & KHFS-58 King springs for my L series wagon. I tried to source some second hand ones from Perth Wreckers but it was half the price to get them new after postage up to KARRATHA

And my Question is...

KDFS-14 are the ford laser springs that will be going in the front, Has anyone fitted a new pair of these not second hand?

And the same for Brand new KHFS-58 the Honda accord springs that will be going in the Rear?

Ive also seen a few comments mentioning Putting an exhaust clamp under the strut seats to help support the extra pressure from stiffer springs??

Has anyone done this? How well did it work, What size clamp was used?, How well it fitted.


Any feedback would be appreciated!


I will post Photos when they arrive and of install!! cant wait

Got 195/80/R14 Maxxis 753 MT's @ $195 each on the way no body lift so a bit of cutting to be done should be a good finished product if all works to plan!!

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Old Thu 5th September 2013, 05:19 PM
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I will look forward to your update and pics, currently playing around with my l series in prep for a trip next winter to go up your way.
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Exclamation Just talked to king springs

probably should have checked this before i ordered them..

KDFS-14 is 20% stiffer than stock ford laser front springs

KHFL-54 is 25% stiffer than honda accord front springs

its going to be a bumpy ride....

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Old Fri 6th September 2013, 10:12 AM
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I will look forward to your update and pics, currently playing around with my l series in prep for a trip next winter to go up your way.
well you can learn from my mistakes! ha

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Old Fri 6th September 2013, 04:56 PM
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Price on tyres? I think the freight to you from perth, or Darwin, would likely be about the same for me... Alice Springs from Adelaide is about $80 on top of retail price, for 5 tyres
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Settle...that 20% stuff is to entice the market to upgrade - no one is gonna wanna buy std factory marshmallows - they wan't an improvement -s o, spring makers upgrade the spring rate to suit the market!
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Settle...that 20% stuff is to entice the market to upgrade - no one is gonna wanna buy std factory marshmallows - they wan't an improvement -s o, spring makers upgrade the spring rate to suit the market!
yeh makes sense..

so you think it wont be too stiff??
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so you think it wont be too stiff??
I dont think so. Satndard King springs for a Forester are also ~20% stiffer, while the raised springs are much stiffer on top of that. Thats what I have & while I find the ride firm I dont think its harsh. It certainly improves the handling onroad with heaps better cornering!
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Lightbulb after alot of thought..

ive also purchased new struts front brumby adjustable (thanks to FROG) backthe 2WD sedan ones to gain more height

Part numbers... Front Kyb #333231/0 Rear Kyb #341214

and also to try and put less pressure on the spring seat with dampers that actually work unlike the ones i have in atm..


i fitted my 195/80/R14(26.1") Maxxis 753 bravos on the weekend i gained 55mm ground clearance all round and lost a fair bit of power ha i would recommend going more like 25" to whoever is upgrading Tyre size with stock engine.

my L is stock height too so there was a lot of fender cutting and bashing..

i have posted some photos for some entertainment it looks pretty funny as i didnt want to pay $160 for fender flares..

http://www.ausubaru.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24095

but the end result.. NO SCRUBBING AT ALL and thats offroad over 5 klms of heavy rock trails was surprised she made it with no damage ha

GO Sporty Su!!

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Old Mon 9th September 2013, 05:35 PM
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i fitted my 195/80/R14(26.1") Maxxis 753 bravos on the weekend i gained 55mm ground clearance all round and lost a fair bit of power ha i would recommend going more like 25" to whoever is upgrading Tyre size with stock engine.


So what size would you think comes in 25"?
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