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 Post subject: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:05 am 
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Hi all

Was wondering if ED spindles (the bit with the top and bottom ball joints) are the same in an ED as they are in an EL? I ask as the lower ball joints are a bit dodgy in the EL setup I have but the ED's are near perfect. I wanted to substitute the EL's for the ED's until I can get some new lower ball joints and have them pressed into the EL spindles.

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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:32 am 
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Yeah, they the same just upper & lower arms are different.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:37 am 
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Excellent, thanks cjh - thats exactly what I wanted to hear :) Bit short of cash at the moment so a temporary replacement is the way to go.

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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:53 pm 
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the el ones are longer they changed this from the ef 2
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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:55 pm 
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bazz wrote:
the el ones are longer they changed this from the ef 2

BUmmer! And I thought the guys on ebay were talking through a hole in their head when they listed spindles for EA-ED only.... seems the buggers were right! :)

Ah well, I'll whack the K frame in as-is and buy new ball joints later and have them done.

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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:29 pm 
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bazz wrote:
the el ones are longer they changed this from the ef 2


Got any comparison pictures?????? I want to see the difference.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:56 pm 
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no i havent its only a couple of mill ford changed them to make the ef handle better i found this o another site i was even told that the dics are diffrent from the eb to el it still should work
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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:25 pm 
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There's no great problem in the ball joint area, that don't move, just the boots are broken. They will definitely last a week or 2 until I get some new ones. Either way I would have to pull the front suspension to bits anyway so it's 6 of one.......

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 Post subject: Re: ED spindles, same as EL?
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:49 pm 
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bazz wrote:
no i havent its only a couple of mill ford changed them to make the ef handle better i found this o another site i was even told that the dics are diffrent from the eb to el it still should work



Yeah, the disc's are different, in metal composition & have longer studs, but you can swap them around. They also changed compound of the friction material too.

 

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