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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:22 pm 
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Just wondering what suspension differences there are between these two cars as ive heard from some people the EL was 'significantly revised' and things to that effect.

Wondering if any of these changes are worth while/possible mods to my EF boat.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:49 pm 
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just get new after market stuff, im asuming the el suspension was improved but get a set of low springs and a half decent set of shocks monroe etc, will cost u around 750 fitted and ull be laughing plus its all new stuff
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:05 pm 
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I'm pretty sure the only change to the actual suspension geometry was the rear upper trailing arms on the EL, using the XR units. Other than that chanegs to spring/damper rates? Maybe someone more knowledgable can back me up.
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:30 pm 
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yup already got lowered springs and pedders shocks. still not happy though so I guess its sway bars and bushes next.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:50 pm 
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yerp, you will want some new bushes and a good thick sway bar to help even it out more..
It all adds up and should work out better than el i nthe end, compared to stock of course.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:57 am 
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The watts link part that attaches to the diff was lowered a bit. Also they changed the whole upper arm setup and included 3 holes in the EL diff instead of one - this way they used a different upper arm (shorter) and you can relocate the pinion angle depending on ride height.

Not really worth the upgrade, you can still lower quite a bit with the EF setup.

 

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