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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:45 am 
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Could anyone tell me if AU and EB suspensions are interchangeable, front and rear shocks and all four springs. Cheers

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:53 pm 
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Rear (if the AU is live axle) possibly, but I doubt it.

Front is a no.
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:43 pm 
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pretty sure the rears would definately go in - but the fronts not 100% sure

Even though the front struts look identical, the springs are cone shaped on AU on. E series are all straight.

Also AU struts don't have the provision for the abs wire
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:19 pm 
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If the spring companies have different
part numbers for an E series and
an AU, wouldn't they be different springs..??
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:02 pm 
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tarphoon wrote:
If the spring companies have different
part numbers for an E series and
an AU, wouldn't they be different springs..??


yes they are, as noted above the AU springs are a cone shape, E series are straight

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:25 pm 
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HI
I have read a post somewhere on a forum (could have been another forum)that to overcome the k frame issues when putting a au engine into a el the guy used the au k frame and suspension and it did go in without to much hassle.. so i think the eb wouldent be much different so if you could put the au k frame and suspension in a el you should be able to put it in a eb..

the same guy also said that he had put the irs diff from the au in the same el.. but there was a fair bit of cutting and welding involved..

im not 100% on this because i have never done it..
but i can say i have read about it..

therefore anything is possible...
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:20 pm 
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you need to weld on all new brackets for teh au crossmembers - Its not just a bolt in jobbie!

As has been said NO! Au is double wishbone at teh front and different

 

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Neo_nick wrote:
Au is double wishbone at teh front and different


LOL!!

All falcons since the XL have a Double Wish Bone front end!! Its just the design has changed slightly

Look under the front of your NL Fool...

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:00 pm 
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fordzatmyplace wrote:
Neo_nick wrote:
Au is double wishbone at teh front and different


LOL!!

All falcons since the XL have a Double Wish Bone front end!! Its just the design has changed slightly

Look under the front of your NL Fool...


E-series front suspension is technically not double wish bone. There is a term for it, but I cant remember.

AU front suspension is a true double wishbone.

Look under the front of your NC Fool. See if there are 2 wishbones there. :wink:
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:51 pm 
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E-series front suspension is technically not double wish bone. There is a term for it, but I cant remember.

Its SLALS (Short and Long Arm Long Spindle)
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E-series front suspension is technically not double wish bone. There is a term for it, but I cant remember.

AU front suspension is a true double wishbone.

Look under the front of your NC Fool. See if there are 2 wishbones there. :wink:


meh all looks the same to me :P

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Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:37 am 
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fordzatmyplace wrote:
Neo_nick wrote:
Au is double wishbone at teh front and different


LOL!!

All falcons since the XL have a Double Wish Bone front end!! Its just the design has changed slightly

Look under the front of your NL Fool...


God your an idiot - e series suspensions has a radius arm that supports the control arm against the k frame there fore not double wishbone.
Au changed to two cross members and doesnt have a k frame. They have an alloy one and steel one. The control arms is cast as a ssingle piece making it a double wish bone and therefore doesnt have any radius arm as it is incorporated into the Lower control arm.

know your facts before you start mouthing off

If youd ont know what yoru talking about dont bother posting here - too many idiots who think they know everything and cant admit they were wrong - thats you in a nutshell champo!

 

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fordzatmyplace wrote:
meh all looks the same to me :P


then I suggest until you can tell the difference you keep quiet and post only where you can actually add value to a thread!

Quit this insane need you have to dribble s**t in everyone's threads!

 

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Quit this insane need you have to dribble s**t in everyone's threads!


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Here is the guy that has done it
http://www.trueblueford.com/shane_el.html

 

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