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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:14 am 
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Yeah, I have got that issue of SM as well... good read. I'm not totally sure where my suspension stands at the moment... All I know is just about every Falcon (EA-ED) I see driving around all have the front suspension lowered (standard or custom???). I was thinking maybe Ford did this to increase the negative camber and improve handling since there was problems with the suspension from the EA's first releases.

Either way, I've got a set of spring compressors ordered off of Ebay, so hopefully next week I can get around to lowering the front end... if that gives me some negative camber @ good angles why bother shimming it.

I've never heard of these K-mac adjustors, who supply em? what are they and how much would it cost?

Thanks once again guys, you've been great help! ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:52 am 
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Just a follow up on this topic guys...

All that noise coming from the front was actually my engine mounts... missing all the bolts from the passenger side and the pivot bolt was extremely loose.

I did lower the front end, with King Lows, and with just those springs I can feel that it is a lot firmer. Only problem I had was getting the upper ball joints out (took 1 1/2 hours with the tyre iron and a hammer).

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:11 am 
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hi

just a quick note use later model falcon top control arms ie EF or EL they have adjustable caster/camber setup from the factory , straight forward swap.
im sure it be will alot cheaper than some of the aftermarket kits




what tyre and rim size are u running on the front ???
IS the tyre feathering on the insdie and outside edges of the type ???

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:26 pm 
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Can anyone confirm that EF/EL front top arms are adjustable??????????

 

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 Post subject: Re: Camber adj
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:22 pm 
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falconea wrote:
Can anyone confirm that EF/EL front top arms are adjustable??????????



hi

yes they are adjustable i have two sets at work and using one set on my EA Falcon twin turbo 4 lt AU motor

LOL

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:59 pm 
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Thanks for that. Were all EF/EL adjustable or only some years. Thet are shim adj I take it.
My Max ellery manual does not mention or show any adjustable front end?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:39 am 
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FPV_GTp wrote:
hi

just a quick note use later model falcon top control arms ie EF or EL they have adjustable caster/camber setup from the factory , straight forward swap.
im sure it be will alot cheaper than some of the aftermarket kits




what tyre and rim size are u running on the front ???
IS the tyre feathering on the insdie and outside edges of the type ???

cheers

 

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 Post subject: caster/camber
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:14 am 
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hi


theres a guy on the forum wrecking a EF guys link is

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... highlight=

theres a chance to buy the front top control arms :wink: adjustable caster/camber problem solved comes standard on EF falcon onwards obviously Ford forgot this feature on the early EA EB ED LOL :wink:

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