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 Post subject: AU IRS into EF/EL
Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:46 pm 
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I was reading an earlier post on AU front suspension into EF where macxr8 mentioned fitting AU IRS into EF/EL. This is a conversion that I have been considering for some time but haven't had the opportunity to get an AU and EF together to do some measuring. I know that the IRS subframe bolts into the same mountings as the beam axle on AU, would it also bolt into the beam axle mountings on EF, assuming that the EF and AU floorpans are similar? macxr8, if it is possible could you outline what was involved? Please.
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:34 am 
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Have a look here http://www.trueblueford.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=2207

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:30 am 
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Thanks for that. Overall, it doesn't look to be too difficult. Photos are a bit blurry but I get the idea. It looks like the rear subframe mounting brackets were the hardest part. You talk about using the watts linkage panelling instead of cutting off the ends - I'm not sure what you mean?
Once again though, thanks for the info.
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:39 am 
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you need to remove the watts link paneling and reweld in the IRS one

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:05 am 
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would it even be worth changing it over to irs?
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 Post subject: info
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:34 pm 
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Hi any idea on full cost thanks
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 Post subject: Re: info
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:41 pm 
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lovxr6 wrote:
Hi any idea on full cost thanks


cost is so dependant on so many factors including but not limited to
A) New Or Used Parts
B) Your Mechanical Ability
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:48 am 
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personally i prefer live axel over IRS although phat camber on the back does look nice :P

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:48 pm 
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hey macxr8, does your car launch alot harder than it used to, or is it pretty much the same?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:56 pm 
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it launchs harder, but is hard to put down to the IRS or the VCT engine :twisted:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:38 pm 
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i thought live rear axle was better for straight line/takeoff.
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:11 pm 
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IRS is way worse for Launching!
That's why datto's struggle!

When the a*** end sqatts the tyres roll on their sides! not good for takeoff!

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:18 pm 
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Low profile tyres help, and going up 2 sizes in rims also help. I wasn't really interested in launching, was after better handling which I have acheived. Car is much more stable over bumpy surfaces, on smooth surfaces there would be SFA in it. Also going from a single spinner to LSD has also helped

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:48 pm 
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macxr8 wrote:

I cant seem to get the TrueBlue Ford website to come up.... is it still working????

any other links to the AU front/rear suspension into an E Series vehicle????
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 Post subject: Re: AU IRS into EF/EL
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:50 am 
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tbf has closed down for now

 

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