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 Post subject: Falcon BF front and back suspension repair.
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:26 pm 
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hi guys below is the repair items for my ford falcon bf. front and rear suspension.

i would really appreciate your expert advice and comments.

pedders suspension near my place has quoted me with $3500. its really steep.

Front Suspension:

1. Lower ball joint (both lower)
2. Lower control arm & inner bushes. (lower arm front bushes soft)
3. upper ball joint (Both upper)
4. Wheel bearing(both front bearings)

Rear suspension:
1. Lateral arms - Upper (RH front rose joint worn)
2. Trailing arms lower (lade bush soft)
3. toe arms (both lower rose joint)
4. x Member mounts(3xdiff Bushes)
5. Sway bar & bushes - D rubbers worn 19 MM

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 Post subject: Re: Fqalcon BF fron and back suspension repair.
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Find a workshop that works on taxis and get a quote from them, should be much cheaper. I have no time for pedders!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon BF front and back suspension repair.
Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:34 am 
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blueblood wrote:
Find a workshop that works on taxis and get a quote from them, should be much cheaper. I have no time for pedders!



Thanks blueblood. i never taught of that.

cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon BF front and back suspension repair.
Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:30 am 
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unable to upload due to size restriction. will try again after resizing.

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon BF front and back suspension repair.
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:01 am 
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Hey there. Whatever you do don't use nolathane or super pro bushes...stick with rubber. My BA XR6 has had front & rear suspension replaced twice in it's lifetime (10 years and +350,000ks). Each time the bushes flogged out quick and it sounded like it was running on a railway track...clunkitty clunk. Since reverting to rubber bushes have had no issues. Used Pedders...once and Fulcrum...once.
Strongly recommend you find a performance house in your area specialising in the blue oval and build a relationship with them. I've done that here in Townsville and they do everything in-house...even dyno-tuning.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon BF front and back suspension repair.
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:05 pm 
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pulyurethane bushes need to be installed by a competent installer. if they are put in the wrong way around, greased up improperly or torqued up wrong they will give you grief.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon BF front and back suspension repair.
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:38 pm 
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Thanks. I understand that so that's why I used nationals like Pedders and Fulcrum. Interestingly the guy who is working on my restomod had a super snake sitting on stands for nearly 12 mths fitted with nolathane and superpro. Guess what when they took it off the stands the bushes had deteriorated without the car even moving, there were blue and red bits all under the car. That's why I went back to rubber; with suspension setup I have in the XR6 it's still fantastic.
Go the Fords today in NZ....good on ya Frosty!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon BF front and back suspension repair.
Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:57 pm 
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and as a counterpoint i installed nolathane in my ED 100,000 klms ago, have towed 20+ vehicles on tandem trailers with it, done 30 or so passes at the strip, gone offroading and it is only now starting to squeak groan and shimmy. if you use the wrong grease on poly bushes they will s**t themselves immediately and if you tighten them up wrong they will also s**t themselves quickly.

I sell poly bushes and have undertaken the suppliers training and have completed a bachelors degree in engineering (as a backup of my qualifications on this subject) , poly bushes if engineering,manufactured and installed properly should outlast and outperform a rubber bush which is a compromise between performance,cost and ride quality from the outset. **edit** removed that bit as it looked as if i was directing that at teretonga

 

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