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 Post subject: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:55 am 
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Wanting to change the offset on my EL, was thinking AU struts/hubs etc... would achieve this, am I correct in this assumption?
What do I need to be aware of? Will it bolt straight in, will the alignment be within reason?

Any pitfalls from someone who has done this? I read it on here awhile back but have been searching for the last 15minutes and can't find the thread :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:47 am 
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not an easy task!!!
the lower control arms are completely different and wont fit, so the au stub axle wont bolt up to the e series control arm..

if you were to use all factory au parts, you would need a complete au k frame ect, then some modifications to the e series rails is needed to bolt the au k frome in..

otherwise at the moment your only option is a aftermarket brake upgrade like a "racebrakes" kit..
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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:52 am 
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and then the rear you'd have to change the diff

 

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WILDEB wrote:
and then the rear you'd have to change the diff



thats the easy part! lol...
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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:56 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
and then the rear you'd have to change the diff



thats the easy part! lol...


thats true. i guy i know is trying to put the AU K frame in a EA and he has butchered the s**t out of the rails. also once the rails are modified you need an engineers

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:58 am 
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Cheers guys, sounds like a foolish undertaking :)

I think I'll give it a miss.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:32 am 
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Deff, it is possible to get a car certified with hub adaptors. There was a EF fairmont on trademe last week that was certified for 27mm wide spacers to suit AU offset wheels.

The only thing is if you going to go down the certification route you may as well get as much stuff as possible signed off in one go.

Below are the ones I used for my XE & EF falcon. From memory they need about 2mm turned off the internal diameter on the back side of the spacer to fit on a Falcon Hub properly. I was able to get them in the lathe without removing the studs.

http://www.redlineperformance.co.nz/?ac ... part=22130

I haven't had any issues with them since they were fitted. My XE needs certification anyway for the Turbo set up so will most likely make a few more mods to it before putting the car through for Certification.
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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:42 am 
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There is an EOI on boostedfalcon for billet LCA's to fit AU uprights into E-Series.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:05 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
There is an EOI on boostedfalcon for billet LCA's to fit AU uprights into E-Series.....

Interesting thread, not sure how it turned out though, the chap never got around to testing them by the looks.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:04 pm 
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He hasn't had the time to test fit them yet due to work and weather. We've had some shocking rain here in Brisbane in the last week or so.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:01 am 
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Either way the car will still need Certified for the changes.

spotted another EF certified for hub adaptors:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 324356.htm
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Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:55 am 
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bottlejack15 wrote:
Either way the car will still need Certified for the changes.

spotted another EF certified for hub adaptors:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 324356.htm

Nice looking spacers those.

Was hoping more for the brake upgrade but the rim options would be nice I guess.

 

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Deff wrote:
Nice looking spacers those.

lol they look pretty much identical to every other spacer out there :roll:

 

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krisisdog wrote:
Deff wrote:
Nice looking spacers those.

lol they look pretty much identical to every other spacer out there :roll:

Helpful reply.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Offset on a EL
Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:50 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
Deff wrote:
Nice looking spacers those.

lol they look pretty much identical to every other spacer out there :roll:


It's more the point they have been certified, which makes them legal for use on a public road in NZ.
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