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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:27 pm 
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hey guys,

I am uneducated about the rear shockers but can you get independent suspension for the back. What do you need to do....new axle, etc?

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please don't tell me it already has it :oops: :oops:

be gentle if i am wrong as i have no clue.
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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:00 pm 
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Don't worry, your EA doesn't have Independent Rear Suspension (IRS).
The only way to do it would be to rip the whole rear subsection out of an IRS AU.
And weld the f**k in to your E-Series.
Basically.
It's probably alot more complicated then that.

I'd be happy with the live rear end if I were you :D

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:19 pm 
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so in your words...keep the idea as an idea and and not a plan of action. :D
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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:22 pm 
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f**k expensive proposition.....

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:35 pm 
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i'm pretty sure i read on fordforums that someone has fitted the IRS into pre AU.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:09 pm 
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I don't doubt that it's possible.
And sure the AU IRS is a nice piece of kit.
But you tend to wonder.... why?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:32 pm 
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it weights 200Kg more than a standard diff too,

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:08 pm 
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And its an ea. point

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:21 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
I don't doubt that it's possible.
And sure the AU IRS is a nice piece of kit.
But you tend to wonder.... why?


It will fit. Ive checked and done a little bit of measuring. But the offset will cause a problem I think.

The a** end of an AU is almost exactly the same as an EL. Ford had to design a way to allow the existing live axle and IRS to be bolted to the same body. So they built the IRS as a separate unit that could be bolted into the same mounting points as the live axle. It also needs 2 more holes to be drilled to mount the rear of the unit. Impressive idea from Ford really.

But I soon scrapped the idea as I cant see the greater pro in handing over adding about 100kg of weight to the car and making it even slower than it is. Maybe if my car had a turbo so I could offset the weight... Maybe oneday. :D
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