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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:05 pm 
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Anyone know what the difference is between EF and EL front sway bars?
https://www.whiteline.com.au/ lists BFF35xxx for EF and BFF39xxx for EL, both same size diameter.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:29 pm 
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I'm pretty sure they have different D link mounting bushes.
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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:59 pm 
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Thats because the EL D brackets have a corrugation - they will fit earlier models.
You'll find the EL front bars to be around $40 cheaper also.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:25 pm 
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Grab EL links as well if you are getting the EL D brackets.
They are alot beefier then EA-EF.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:23 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
Thats because the EL D brackets have a corrugation - they will fit earlier models.
You'll find the EL front bars to be around $40 cheaper also.


So the EL D brackets will fit onto earlier models? Or the D bushes will fit into earlier model brackets? Are the EL brackets better (i.e. is it a decent idea for me to swap my EF ones for EL ones (one of my EF ones needs to be replaced anyways)?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:26 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Grab EL links as well if you are getting the EL D brackets.
They are alot beefier then EA-EF.


Do the EL links fit into earlier models?
I notice that Nolathane (http://nolathane.com.au/proc_selection.php) list the same part number for the bushes (42384) and cup washers (42933) for both EF and EL though...

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:28 pm 
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I'm wanting to get a new front swaybar - an adjustable whiteline one, so I'm just trying to decide weather or not to order the EF or EL one. I'll go the EL (BFF39Z) one if the D mounts are better design and I'll replace my current ones - links aswell if they're a straight swap.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:36 pm 
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Yeah the threaded parts are the same as EA-EF, but the link is alot thicker in the centre.
They will fit straight up.
Pretty sure its only EL that got them?
Do EF links kind of taper in towards the centre?
EL ones are same thickness in the middle, don't taper in.

EL D brackets will fit straight up, makes sense to do them if one of your EF ones is F**k.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:27 pm 
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Yeah., I think my EF ones that are on there ATM are the tapering ones. See:

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:56 pm 
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Nah EF/EL must be the same, EA-ED are even thinner, the whole centre bit flattens out, I always thought EF was the same, obviously not!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:20 pm 
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The EL D brackets do use thinner metal than EF ones, but I'd imagine the whole bracket would be stronger due to the corrugation I've mentioned earlier.

 

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