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 Post subject: AU1 offset
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:55 pm 
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I'm in the market for a new car. I want a AU1 XR. Before you say S2/S3 is better i don't care lol. I want a AU1. Prefer the bodykit.

Anyway the question was i was told AU1 had E series offset. But i thought that AU onwards was the later offset. So just wanted to find out

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU1 offset
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:02 pm 
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au 1 has same offset as au2,au3,ba ect...
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 Post subject: Re: AU1 offset
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:38 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
au 1 has same offset as au2,au3,ba ect...


that's what i thought. But was told they had E series brakes. E series offset.

so are just the calipers and rotors the same? and Spindle has the different offset but wheel bearings inside the rotor like E series?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU1 offset
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:45 pm 
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They have AU brakes, Rotor goes over the hub, the hub is not intergrated into the rotor. The limiting factor with AU I uprights is the position of the upper ball joint, It sits out like an E series Ball joint, get a late series one and there is a good chance it will have the AU II upright, this will allow direct bolt on of later series big brake kits that can be had for a good price.

But, +35 is the AU offset that you will be looking at.

It is the Upright setup that confuses some people as to what brakes and wheel combos can be had.

I am not sure what sort of work is required to change the uprights to a later series setup, but I would think, uprights and upper control arms would be a good place to start looking.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU1 offset
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:14 pm 
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It's pretty straight forward putting on the au2 brakes .I think there was a thread on boosted or aff on how to do it .

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU1 offset
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:23 pm 
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the way i saw it. go to local wreckers, bet uprights and upper control arms, discs, calipers and hoses of AU2/3. Saturday arvo to change (probably get new hoses anyway). Done

I get the AU1 i want but the decent brakes

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU1 offset
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:39 pm 
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with au 2 you can go as far as bf high series brakes, same suspension set up..

but to change series 1 au to series 2 brakes you need, uprights/stub axles, lower control arms, sway bar and chasiss brackets, rotors,hubs, calipers, ect
then its best to also change the booster and master cyl to series 2 aswell
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:51 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
with au 2 you can go as far as bf high series brakes, same suspension set up..

but to change series 1 au to series 2 brakes you need, uprights/stub axles, lower control arms, sway bar and chasiss brackets, rotors,hubs, calipers, ect
then its best to also change the booster and master cyl to series 2 aswell


Knew there was more to it than my paltry glimpse. Its a big job.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:12 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
with au 2 you can go as far as bf high series brakes, same suspension set up..

but to change series 1 au to series 2 brakes you need, uprights/stub axles, lower control arms, sway bar and chasiss brackets, rotors,hubs, calipers, ect
then its best to also change the booster and master cyl to series 2 aswell


the chassis brackets? for the Sway bar? do they unbolt?

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:37 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
with au 2 you can go as far as bf high series brakes, same suspension set up..

but to change series 1 au to series 2 brakes you need, uprights/stub axles, lower control arms, sway bar and chasiss brackets, rotors,hubs, calipers, ect
then its best to also change the booster and master cyl to series 2 aswell


the chassis brackets? for the Sway bar? do they unbolt?


yes, but to fit them to series 1 au the holes need to be drilled in the rail
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 Post subject: Re: AU1 offset
Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:14 am 
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sounds like a nasty thing to have to do

 

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