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 Post subject: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:37 pm 
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my upper lower ball joints need replacing & im fairly certain that my tie rod ends are nearing the end of there life aswel. i could get new parts from ebay then have my local shop put them in for a total of around $400, but i have a chance to buy an old EF with nothing wrong (except no gearbox and engine has been picked clean) for $200 then i could just do a swap, that's IF they are compatible.

im looking at swapping the upper & lower ball joints (pull the entire thing out) and the rear shocks from an EF to my EL, are the two models compatible?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:29 pm 
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yep, exact same parts for what you want it for

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:29 pm 
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In the same vein does any one know how muck lower the EF/L XR is lower than the Gli?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:33 pm 
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about the same as putting king springs "low" springs in a gli i think, very similar anyway

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:48 pm 
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Cheers man

That is what I was thinking

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:22 pm 
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it would be f**k all difference in height if any

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Yeah I want to lower my Gli beng the first non-XR I have ever owend it feels very floaty and had mad ammounts of body roll,

But it is my daily so I dont want to impact on driveability in carparks ect

I was thinking of dropping it by about 1.5in.

What do you rekon?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:46 pm 
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my cars on low lovels springs and it scrapes the front bar in my driveway so its pissing me off at the moment but i kno it handles alot better than my old ef did with its standard height it was like driving a fishing boat around corners lol. but it could still definatly be improved with sway bars

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:57 pm 
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I know what ya mean but it is still an EF I am not gonna sike a but load of cash into trying to get it to handle like a Lotus.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:00 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
yep, exact same parts for what you want it for


cheers mate 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Sorry for hyjacking ya thred mate

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF & EL Suspension difference?
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Turbo Jimmy wrote:
Sorry for hyjacking ya thred mate


nah your right mate, it was along the same lines and we both got the answers needed all good. 8-)

 

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