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Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:07 am 
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EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos,anybody go photos of an orig el , i want to see the bent arms and the mounting point on the diff

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:20 pm 
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These are of an EL diff upper mounting point.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:58 pm 
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The pic above shoes the standard arm fitted into the correct hole, front. The EL XR arms would mount into the lower rear hole.

In these pics the std arm is on the left and the XR arm is on the right. You can see how the XR arm is longer by 20mm and is kinked at the diff end to clear the axle tube due to the lower mounting point.
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 Post subject: Re: EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:04 am 
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thanks gents this has answered everything,i have the bent xr6 arms and the el diff so im progressing the way i wanted , now hows this for strange took the arms of a el gli at a wreakers here in hobart, stock as , thought something was going on when i noticed the alloy shaft and the xr6 pinion snubber

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:26 am 
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It should be noted that the EF had the same length upper arms as the EL XR, but were not kinked at the end.

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:53 am 
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just a question guys, I've got a NL, (not the tickford version) its lowered, does that mean i need to change where the bolts go though that hold the upper control arm???

Is that what the over two holes it used for??? for lowering the car?

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:00 am 
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Hi Laticia

Unless you actually have the EL XR arms, do not alter where the std arms bolt to. It would mess with the pinion angle big time.

There are three holes in the pic. The top hole is actually not fully round, and is in the normal location for previous E series. The front lower hole, is where the std EL upper control arm mounts too. The rear lower hole is designed for the EL XR arms to go in as they are lower and assists in correcting the pinion angle.

If you can source the EL XR upper arms, it would be a worth while upgrade.

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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:09 am 
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okay thanks for that, yeah, i wondered what the 3 bolt holes are for!! I'll just leave them in the normal place :)

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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:51 am 
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these holes are for corrrecting the pinion angle after lowering the reaer of the car. if you have lowered your car you can use the xr hole with the standrad trailing arm from what Ive been told. one of our members here, "shav" has done this on his au. i need to do it on mine as the pinion angle is incorrect and vibrates badly on decel. has ruined a few sets of bearings now.

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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:13 am 
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Grimketel wrote:
these holes are for corrrecting the pinion angle after lowering the reaer of the car. if you have lowered your car you can use the xr hole with the standrad trailing arm from what Ive been told. one of our members here, "shav" has done this on his au. i need to do it on mine as the pinion angle is incorrect and vibrates badly on decel. has ruined a few sets of bearings now.

thanks amatuers who did my diff.


so, cos my car has been lowered, I should use one of the other holes in the upper traliing arms? .... what ones would I use??

- Also, which ones are the XR holes??

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:38 am 
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I disagree here strongly.

Your pinion angle would be much worse in the wrong direction if you tried to put the Std EL arms in the rear lower XR hole.

You can try it if you like, but you will find that the Pinion will be at an awful angle.

In addition the XR arms are kinked at the diff end to allow for full travel of the diff without the axle housing fouling on the upper control arm.

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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:11 pm 
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im just going by what shav did with his au. his build thread is in the garage somewhere.

edit: found http://www.fordmods.com/commercial-sponsors-forum-f53/shav-s-au2-futura-t73167.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:34 pm 
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Shav's thread confirms my own opinions.

He originally used the std arms in the lower rear (XR) hole and had bad vibration. He fixed it by moving the std arms into the front hole, correcting the pinion angle to the std position.

If Shav was to fit XR upper arms into the lower rear hole, it would improve the situation again.

From Shav's thread

shav wrote:
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ok here is the situation.

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In new position.
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Diff now in new position
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As you can see its in a far better position and seems to sit straighter

and the verdict is:

we have a winner!!! Took the car for a little drive up the main road, and what do ya know, no vibration, smooth as a baby's bum.

Im so relieved its not funny.

For anyone looking to do this mod, just be real careful where the upper trailing arm is positioned and check the position of the diff.



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 Post subject: Re: EL XR6 upper trailing arm to diff photos
Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:53 pm 
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does also work for a EL XR6 cause i lower it with kings super lows and mine makes a vibration at around 100 kms when decal and pass 100 kms it vibrates aswell. i had all uni's replace and rear bush in the gerabox.
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Wow, I wish I'd've found this thread earlier :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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