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 Post subject: swap lower trailing arm all fixed
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:56 pm 
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hi there can i use rear lower trailing arms from a eb 1992 to go on a ea 1988

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 Post subject: Re: swap lower trailing arm
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:24 pm 
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The metal arms are the same, but the bushes arent.

So you're talking about a direct swap, no they won't fit.
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:27 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
The metal arms are the same, but the bushes arent.

So you're talking about a direct swap, no they won't fit.


ok i was talking about a direct swap so how hard are the bushers to change mine in the EA 88 one need to be changed for a roadworthy
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 Post subject: Re: swap lower trailing arm
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:41 pm 
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You'll obviously need new bushes and a 6ton press with appropriate tools to push the old out and new in.
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 Post subject: Re: swap lower trailing arm
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Oh.. is the EB an EB1 or EB2?
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:02 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
Oh.. is the EB an EB1 or EB2?


the ones that need to be changed are EA 88 but i have a EB 92 with good ones in them so i thought i could take the whole lower rear trailing arms and put them form the eb 92 to the ea 88
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:11 pm 
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I ask because EB1's had the same trailing arms as an EA. EB2 onwards are different.
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:15 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
I ask because EB1's had the same trailing arms as an EA. EB2 onwards are different.

i ve had a good look i think they will fit i going to try i dont have anything to lose if i win then i dont have to spend money just thought some one could tell me first before i pull them off to safe hard work thats thank for your time and input i will post back how i go
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 Post subject: Re: swap lower trailing arm
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:22 pm 
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eb s2 changed to live axel diffs, which then changed their bushes in the lower trailing arms, i had the same problem, the uppers fit from ea-el. i bought new nolathane uppers and lowers which cost me around $350 from repco, but that was with a staff discount.
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:25 pm 
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EA-SPAC-88 wrote:
eb s2 changed to live axel diffs, which then changed their bushes in the lower trailing arms, i had the same problem, the uppers fit from ea-el. i bought new nolathane uppers and lowers which cost me around $350 from repco, but that was with a staff discount.
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:lol: :lol: :lol: what are you on about, all e series are live axle... :roll:
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:36 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: what are you on about, all e series are live axle... :roll:[/quote]


i stand corrected, i read somewhere they never had them. never mind
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:41 pm 
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i stand corrected, i read somewhere they never had them. never mind



maybe your thinking of something else? falcons have been live axle since the first falcon in the 60's..
xe/xf sedans were the first to change from leaf springs to the 4 link rear end and it has been the same up to au where some have irs..
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:43 pm 
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well ok guys im stuck my roadworthy place have said to change lower rear trailing arm bushers now when i look in the book is the real name for them lower control arm
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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:45 am 
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EA/EB1 lower trailing arms are different to EB2/ED. The upper trailing arms are the same, except for the XR6 ones.
I have EA trailing arms in my ED.....I made spacers for them.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: swap lower trailing arm
Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:57 pm 
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thanks cjh i found that i have a eb2 so cant use them went a got bushers for then doing them now
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