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 Post subject: BenJ's Brake/Suspension Upgrades - Pedders Front Swaybar
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:09 pm 
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Gidday.

I started this thread last year, and will now continue to update this with some new information.

The original thread starts below.

Cheers
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Hi.

I am currently putting an EF XR6 diff into my EBII. As the EF diff uses the longer wheel studs, I was wondering if the EF/EL rotors fit the EBII at all.

Has anyone done this before, or does anyone know of any reason as to why they wouldn't fit. I would be fitting new slotted rotors.

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:14 pm 
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As long as the rotor diameter is the same every thing go together

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:42 pm 
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if the car has ABS, the ABS ring is different.. the ABS light will come on and stay on until you put eb rotors back on.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:43 pm 
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straight up fit champ only difference been on the ea-ed they had calliper handbrake and ef -onwards have a drum handbrake so it will be needed to modiy handbrake cabiling

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:19 pm 
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Hey guys thanks for the replies.

I don't think I made myself clear, and I apologise for any confusion on my part.

I am enquiring about the front rotors.

Re the back I am swapping the backing plate, calipers and discs from an EB onto the EF diff therefore retaining the original EB handbrake mechanism and cables.

Thanks again
BenJ

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:30 pm 
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o front rotors are a direct swap over all e series and au1 had the same calliper set up only au1 had hat type rotors instead of hub

 

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 Post subject: Rotors
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:54 pm 
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Not quite if you have ef or el and au and change to eb rotors studs wont be long enough to put your rims on properly.
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Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:08 pm 
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ea-el have same front rotors/hubs depending on if its got abs or not .

au1 has hat style rotor with different hub and upright assembly

all the above run the same callipers

hope that clears up what i was sayin before

 

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 Post subject: Pedders Swaybar - Woot - and Rotor stuff
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:06 am 
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Hi All

I was at Pick N Payless today doing some research into the Rotor Swap thing. For some reason the EF/EL Rotors are 1mm thicker new than the EB/ED ones. So to satisfy myself I played with some parts and fitted EF Calipers and Rotors to an ED. And of course it all bolted up fine.

This means I can now buy some EF/EL Slotted Front Rotors to go with the EF/EL Slotted Rear Rotors I have coming in the mail.


BUT, the cool part of this is that while checking all this out, I noted that there was an EL XR6 there, minus the engine etc, but it had a red swaybar on it. I thought thats odd, and on close inspection in proved to be an aftermarket Pedders Swaybar. So I wandered up to the front desk and asked how much is an EA-EL swaybar? $20 he said. So I quickly acquired the swaybar and Nolathane bushes from the car, handed over my $20 and fitted it as soon as I got home.

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Am I happy? Bloody Oath I am. Made a huge difference to the turn in and the car sits flatter as well. :D



A bit of Background:

The EB sits on King Superlows Front and Rear. The front has Boge Struts and there are Ultima Short Heavy Duty shocks in the rear. In addition I have inserted 10mm spacers in the rear to raise it slightly so it sits level and reduces some of the pinion angle rumble. The front has Nolathane Radius Rod and Swaybar Bushes fitted. Brakes are stock EB Front and Rear.



Future Plans:

Convert the Rear Brakes to EF/EL with Slotted Rotors.
Install EF/EL Front Rotors.
Brake Pad Choice still open.
Replace the Front Struts with Ultima Short Heavy Duty struts.
Replace the Steering Rack with a Speed Sensitive Rack or Standard Rack.
Possibly an EF/EL KFrame and Suspension conversion.


Regards
BenJ

 

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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:38 am 
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Good score Ben,
You keep up these midweek visits and there'll be nothing left for me on Friday!! LOL
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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:34 am 
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bloody hell $20 for the var and bushes!!!! Bloody good buy ben.

Been meaning to go and buy one of these for a while, just never get around to it.

 

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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:27 pm 
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What size bar is it Ben - 30mm??

Be an excellent score if it is.

You should grab the rear bar if it is a matching unit as well.

 

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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:42 pm 
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Hi Snap

The swaybar is definitely bigger than the stock one. I had use the nolathane D bushes as there was no way the bar would fit in the factory rubbers. I don't think there was a matching rear bar, but the EL XR6 upper control arms were still there.

I will have to work out how to measure the bar.

Cheers
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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:30 pm 
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Dammit Ben,
Those upper arms were a secret until I got them Friday, I suppose it's ok telling Snap but I wouldn't let Ray know, he's a junkyard junkie just like you!!
Loose lips sink ships...the walls have ears...you never know who's listening...Are you starting to get the picture big fella!!
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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:14 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
I will have to work out how to measure the bar.
Well if you can get Paul to forgive us, he might have a vernier you could use :P .

 

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