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Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:23 am 
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Hi is it possibLe to fit springs & shocks from an AU1 into an EF? Are the shocks usabLe if springs are not? Cheers...

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:30 pm 
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has anyone attempted this or is it just a redicuLous question????

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:00 pm 
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They will bolt strait in. I've got a pair of BA struts in my EF wagon
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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:00 pm 
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I wouldn't say ridiculous but I don't think it really would be worthwhile. The front end is different and there may be issues with the shock fitting properly at the bottom. The springs are the same diameter at the TOP where they fit into the top housing, the top housing and rubber saddle have been the same since ED falcons.

I guess the main issue is ride height. I have never done the conversion nor have I had the 2 setups side by side so, I really can't give you a 100% go for it. Maybe someone else will come along and give you a bit more info.

Ha, just as I finish my reply Phantom gives the 100% cert :wink:
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Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:21 am 
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They will bolt strait in. I've got a pair of BA struts in my EF wagon


Interesting.

Is there any tangible benefit from doing this? As in, are the BA springs and shocks stiffer over all etc?

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 Post subject: Re: AU1 shocks & springs into EF?? Is it possibLe??
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:41 am 
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Hey yeah I'm keen to do as my EF is an EX NZ poLice (OPTION20) owned vehicLe fitted with biLstein suspention which is in need of rebuiLding at 230k. A set of AU HOT BITS front height adjustabLe shocks and coiLs and unadjustabLe rear shocks and coiLs aLL new and unused have come up on a Local auction site 4 saLe, Thinking of removing my shocks to have rebuiLt but thought this maybe a good option to fit as needing EF mobiLe 24/7. I'm a shift worker so pubLic transport is out of the question.. Have been offered this new setup for NZ$300

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:21 am 
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Just want to add that I was going to use my existing coils with the AU shocks, Cheers...

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:56 pm 
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Just want to add that I was going to use my existing coils with the AU shocks, Cheers...


Now, that will not work.

AU coils are much smaller in diametre than Eseries.

I believe you will need the complete strut shock and coil assembly.

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Yes Ben, AU and BA/BF taper down. The top of the spring is the same but the bottom isn't.
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