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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:40 pm 
Parts Gopher

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VIC, Australia

hey guys,

havn't posted on here in a long time but i am just wondering if its worth keeping my car, its a 95 EF with 250k on the clock, however still runs pretty nicely.

When i purchased it we found out the k-frame on it was bent, so this appearantly got fixed, however recently we were told by someone else, that this k-frame is bent.

My front wheels have shifted to the drivers side of the car, and i get decent speed wobble at around 100km/h(wheels are alligned), could this be the k-frame or is my chassis twisted, or something else?

if it is the k-frame does anyone know what sort of cost is involved with getting a good one and getting it swapped.

Thanks guys
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:12 am 
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Chances are no-one ever replaced it to begin with.

Replacing the K-frame is a reasonable job, you can do it with the engine in the car (supported from above) unbolt suspension, steering drop the k-frame etc.

Getting a second hand K-frame is easy and they're around $50 from most do it yourself wreckers.
Problem is, someone will charge you a fortune to do it.

I did mine around 2 years ago, not because it was bent, because the engine had to come out anyways and I never liked the dents on the bottom from rocks.

Speed wobbles at 100K would really indicate warped rotors, common and cheap to fix.



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Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:47 am 
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Speed wobbles at 100k also indicates wheel balance?
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