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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:26 pm 
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I dont know :S :S :S

We will wait and see when i start looking for my car... The ED will be a better cruising car i reckon

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:26 pm 
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i would also go for a ed xr.
std its lighter than the ef/ef,and you can mod parts from the later models to fit.
making the old ed a much better car overall..

maybe im a bit biased because i own an early e series..
but i wouldnt swap my box car for no ef or el.. :)
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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:35 pm 
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after a year or 2 of working... i might own both! lol i wish.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:39 pm 
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By the way- don't initally spend money on s**t like monster tachos or big speaker systems, save it for the go not for the show.


Thats one thing i am definatly getting, sound system!! but performance is first priority, so only comming once i have extractors and zorst installed minimum

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:01 pm 
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EF-EL look way better than boxcars in general, plus boxcars are showing there age, they look like boxy volvos!

Interior, exterior, power, refinement, nvh...all better in late eseries. Why buy the inferior car?

EF-EL ftw

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:01 pm 
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but u can still make box cars look sick.. dw im 80% gonna get a EF/L but just exploring all avanues..

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:22 pm 
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Spoondog wrote:
EF-EL look way better than boxcars in general, plus boxcars are showing there age, they look like boxy volvos!

Interior, exterior, power, refinement, nvh...all better in late eseries. Why buy the inferior car?

EF-EL ftw


I think it is up to the individual to decide which looks better. In my own opinion the boxcars look much better, especially the rear end. And get your eyes checked if you think they look like Volvos. LOL

The rest, like the interior, NVH refinements etc can all be fitted to the earlier cars.

In the end, it will come down to your own personal preference, and what deal comes along during the search.

I hope you find the right falcon for yourself.

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:24 pm 
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but u can still make box cars look sick.. dw im 80% gonna get a EF/L but just exploring all avanues..


Buy an ED fairmont and put a EL/EF XR front on it! Easy! :P

But why do you want a huge sound system in a sports type car? the extra weight just defetes the purpose of having the extra power!

Light + Power = wweeeeee!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:50 pm 
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Cheers BenJ


4LEDboy yeah i know a sound system wieghs but c'mon lol

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:37 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Get the boxcar (ED) and then drop in an EL XR6 engine. That way you get the best of both worlds.


LOl so true el xr motor went in the other day with hollowed out bbm.
BOX-CAR FTW
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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:40 pm 
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how much work do u need to do to drop the EL XR6 engine in, is it simple? also how much does an EL engine cost??

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:45 pm 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/AU-4L-Engine-Conversion-d85.html

Privatly you would be looking at about $300 upwards. From a wrecker prolly close to $1000. Its a hassle you dont need really but you gotta make your own mind up I guess.
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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:55 pm 
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but isnt the base block pretty much the same on the ED to the AU engine...
how much has the XR6 engine changed in those years/how much more powerfull is it :P

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:59 pm 
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i gott a mate who keeps raving about the AU XR6 VCT engine saying its real good, is that the engine ur talking about popping into the box :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:09 pm 
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the base block is the same from ea to el..except there was a few differences in crank balancing as they got newer.

the au is the same shape but its different internaly (different crank,different rocker ratio, stronger bottom end!ect)
also the accesories mount slightly different.
the au non vct is the one ive put in my ea and the vct is the same bottom end as the std au. but the head is different(variable cam timing)

the vct has 172 kw vs 164kw for au xr6 non vct vs 157kw for std au.
the au is a much smoother revving engine. but the el would be the cheaper/easiest one to fit..
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