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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:59 pm 
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im helping a mate fit a diff on the weekend, he got hold of a el diff with el control arms.

anything else ffrom the EL that we need to do this?

im gathering we use the EL arms right?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:15 pm 
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You also need the EL hand brake diff cable and EL watts link.

Lower arms are identical, Upper arms are either shorter or the Longer (XR) ones. so... you guessed it, use the EL uppers.

Alternativley you can change the hat on the diff and retain the EF setup.

Reason: the EL had revised suspension and lowered the centre point of the watts link to cure 'some' body roll.
The handbrake cable also travels throught the guide on the EL diff and on EF it is enclosed in a casing above the diff.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:15 am 
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hey rushed. I have a EF XR diff sitting here that I want to put into my EL, if that diff is a 3.45 EL LSD then Im happy to swap them to save all the hassles! At least thought I would try my luck.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:07 am 
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Krytox wrote:
You also need the EL hand brake diff cable and EL watts link.

Lower arms are identical, Upper arms are either shorter or the Longer (XR) ones. so... you guessed it, use the EL uppers.

Alternativley you can change the hat on the diff and retain the EF setup.

Reason: the EL had revised suspension and lowered the centre point of the watts link to cure 'some' body roll.
The handbrake cable also travels throught the guide on the EL diff and on EF it is enclosed in a casing above the diff.
Why the watts link? The hat mount point is different are the bar lengths different? I am using an EF one without any apparent issues.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:33 pm 
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good point, i forgot why i changed mine, either the hinge was longer of the ef, but im sure i needed the el one. I'll check this w/e, they may be identical!

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:16 pm 
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mooseman, sorry but this isnt my diff, and its a 3.2lsd anyway...

so the EL upper arms
and the ef watts link

what im confused about as i hant been able to compare the two diffs is the handbrake cable, whats the go there.

as my mate picked up the diff today, and said it only came with the arms, im unsure iff the handbrake cable came with it, but suppose worst case senario what do we do if we only have an ef handbrake setup?

cheers guys.

p.s. were fitting this tommorow.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:48 pm 
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I ran an ef handbrake cable on an EL diff for a while, bit dodgy but it will get you by until you can get the propper one.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:53 pm 
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hope this tread helps someone in the future...

as my friend just came over to my house, and he got a bloody EF diff, so theres no drama's

thanks for your help guys.

hopefully it goes in easy, as ive got to do this one, and then fit my working LSD very soon.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:47 pm 
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can anyone post up some pics of the EF and EL handbrake setup differences? pls

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:51 pm 
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ill grab the EF ones tommorow

 

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