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 Post subject: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:20 pm 
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Is this possible in an EL XR6?

and how much do you reckon it will cost?

I know this is a very grey area.

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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:45 pm 
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deffinately possible

cost is hard to judge, those who have generally done it have gone the DIY route.

theres atleast 5 EF/EL's with IRS that i know of.
one is sitting in my back yard.

 

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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:53 pm 
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As above there has been a few IRS conversions; as far as I have seen into E series they have all been using AU gear, although there could well be BA set ups I am unaware of. Either way they both have similar handling characteristics, although the BA set up is a bit lighter (AU is a monster).

There was a build thread on here I thought that had quite a few pics of the process?

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:54 pm 
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mre-05l's build thread

 

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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:57 pm 
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That's the one.

Funny this topic came up, after reading this a while ago it has been giving me some crazy ideas for my next project car :twisted:
http://www.zakphoto.com/xbcoupe/

 

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EVL098 wrote:
Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:15 pm 
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sweet thanks guys

at least I now know that it is possible.

but with changing the rear suspension, that would mean that the wheels are no longer in a Pre AU offset, so should one change the front as well to match?
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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:20 pm 
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Yes, you will have mixed up offset. There is no simple way to change this without getting custom LCA's made up or (I think) changing the K frame over to an AU one (I think mac_xr6 did this?).

Three words: c*ntish engineering costs.

 

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EVL098 wrote:
Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:23 pm 
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hmmm i see

or get 2 wheels with Pre AU offset and 2 AU onwards offset lol

wats LCA's
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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:27 pm 
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LCA = lower control arms.


A few people have put BA/AU kframes into eseries aswell.

BBQBurner on boostedfalcon.net has done the front end, is in the middle of doing the IRS now.

look for phantom's wagon on here also, he's done the kframe change.

i'm planning on doing the kframe change soon too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:51 pm 
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cool

sweet thanks
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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:25 pm 
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IRS can be done, floor was very similar between E and A's. some minor welding is needed


EFFalcon wrote:
look for phantom's wagon on here also, he's done the kframe change.

i'm planning on doing the kframe change soon too.


is it a hard thing? havent heard this one before. It make it easier to slot in a Barra motor?

 

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 Post subject: Re: suspension upgrade from live to IRS
Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:49 pm 
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does any one have pic of what needs to be removed to fit irs in to ef

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