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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Hi there folks. I have recently (literally) inherited an ED sedan. My question is: did they come with a rear sway bar as standard?

The reason being that the ride seems to be very "choppy". It's not the shocks as I have replaced them out of necessity, and replaced the rear springs with standard ones. It did have Pedders "Heavy duty" ones in before.

I once had a ZK Fairlane, which, IIRC, had the Watts linkage rear end, but I don't seem to remember it having a rear sway bar.

I look at other EA/D's on the road, and they seem to ride a lot better than the one I've got :?

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 Post subject: Re: rear sway bar?
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:21 pm 
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yes they do have a rear sway bar, maybe the shocks and bushes are shaged???
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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Shox are new, and I checked the bushes when I was underneath with the shox, and there didn't seem to be any unusual movement.

I have an EL wagin that is lowered (not a lot) with stiffer rear leaf (whiteline) etc., and that rides a lot better than the ED.

If the bushes were stuffed, I reckon the ride would be "sloppy" rather than "choppy"

Even my 80 year old mum reckons the ED has square wheels!! :(
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 Post subject: Re: rear sway bar?
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Could be upper or lower control arm bushes, Sway bar bushes, or Watts link bushes. Have you checked that it has the sway bar fitted, could be sway bar bushes.
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Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:42 am 
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All Falcon sedans since 1980 have had rear sway bars.....standard.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:20 pm 
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O.k., thanks for that. I will just have to put up with it :lol:

It's no big deal, I was just wondering
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 Post subject: Re: rear sway bar?
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Hi,

from what we are aware the ED do not come from factory with a sway bar and why our kit has all mounting points and links and brackets etc.

They are leaf sprung on the wagon and there is no watt link or rods.
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:28 pm 
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even ea's had rear sway bars from factory, all e series ive seen or worked on had rear swaybars std..
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:59 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
even ea's had rear sway bars from factory, all e series ive seen or worked on had rear swaybars std..


not wagons tho :P

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:34 pm 
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ausedwagon wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
even ea's had rear sway bars from factory, all e series ive seen or worked on had rear swaybars std..


not wagons tho :P


yep, i know wagons dont, the sedans are whats been asked about by the op..
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:51 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
ausedwagon wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
even ea's had rear sway bars from factory, all e series ive seen or worked on had rear swaybars std..


not wagons tho :P


yep, i know wagons dont, the sedans are whats been asked about by the op..


i know but just sayin coz i can

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:46 pm 
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I was working on an AU series 1 Fairlane Ghia and noticed it didn't have a rear sway bar......it had a VCT engine, and a single legger diff too.....it is all original, untouched.

 

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