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 Post subject: WhiteLine rear upper trailing arms
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:15 am 
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Just have a quick read of this article if you haven't already.

http://autospeed.com.au/cms/A_108785/article.html

I'm going to do it to my car, hopefully it drives as nice as they say it does

 

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 Post subject: Re: WhiteLine rear upper trailing arms
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:33 am 
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Only if you can find a second hand set, they haven't made them for a few years now.

However if you can find them, they work really well, and no you can't have mine :twisted:

Nolathane make arms, but i think they are similar to the standard ones, which might mean they can't be located as far back as the Whiteline ones which have a scollop where it sits over the diff housing.
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 Post subject: Re: WhiteLine rear upper trailing arms
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:56 am 
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Considering they are drilling the hole in the same spot at EL XR's, then EL XR arms would do the job.

Sounds like a crok to me. Those things look like chopped up EB/ED XR arms.

I've had a set of EL XR arms sitting in my garage for 3 years now, didnt realise people still wanted them.

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Nolathane make arms, but i think they are similar to the standard ones, which might mean they can't be located as far back as the Whiteline ones which have a scollop where it sits over the diff housing.


Unfortunately you think wrong.
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 Post subject: Re: WhiteLine rear upper trailing arms
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:40 am 
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Wasn't the EL setup changed to the same as the EL XR anyway?

 

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 Post subject: Re: WhiteLine rear upper trailing arms
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:54 am 
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No... There are 2 different arms and mounting points in the EL range. XR and everything else.
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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:03 pm 
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so if i got EL XR upper trailing arms those mounting wholes would already be there for me ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: WhiteLine rear upper trailing arms
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:04 pm 
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If you still have an EL diff in your car, then yes.
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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:12 pm 
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ok cheers thanks for that, I'l have to see if they still sell them and with nolathane bushes

 

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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Nolathane sell new arms complete with bushes. I think they were around the $200 mark last time I bought them.

They are still in the current catalogue.
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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:24 pm 
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ok cheers, and they are the XR ones? or are they the same just mounted at different points?

 

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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:27 pm 
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Look up part numbers 46900A and 46900AHD on the Nolathane site. It will give you all the answers. :D
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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:47 pm 
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They may sound like a crok, but they do work, changed the whole rear of my car, much more solid.

The Nolathane arms look like the standard arms to me, perhaps slightly longer? but same general design. If I were to mount one in the same hole as the one the Whiteline arm is in, it would hit the top of the diff housing.

I haven't seen an EL XR arm to compare.

Nolathane arms, standard & lowered

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Whiteline arm, against standard EF

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ok cheers, I have the pedders sports rider kit and same height as superlow and a 30mm front sway bar. What would the best trailing arms to use?

 

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Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:01 pm 
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that whiteline arm does look like an ED XR arm, doesn't even look like they've done a thing except powdercoated it silver and pressed in poly bushes.

the EL XR arms are kinked to clear the axle tube.

 

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dsyfer wrote:
They may sound like a crok, but they do work, changed the whole rear of my car, much more solid.


Well, putting in arms that lower the roll centre with new bushes will do that regardless.

dsyfer wrote:
The Nolathane arms look like the standard arms to me, perhaps slightly longer? but same general design. If I were to mount one in the same hole as the one the Whiteline arm is in, it would hit the top of the diff housing.


To clarify, the upper arms from XE to EF are all 340mm centre to centre. EL and AU standard arms went to 320mm centre to centre, but the XR of both design retained the 340mm length and put a kink at the end that goes over the diff.

If you look closely at the pics, you will see the XR arms have the tubing welded on the 12 to 3pm position of the mount, whereas the standard arms are welded to the centre of the mount. You can also see the kink in the tube on the left of the arm in the pic. So there is really no chance of it hidding the diff, unless your running cut ultra low springs.

dsyfer wrote:
I haven't seen an EL XR arm to compare.

We'll, I have. And I can tell you the Nolathane arms minic the EL XR arms. Bit rough saying they wont work, blah blah, when you've never seen them. I've had 2 Tickford suspended EL's, and have bought about 10 sets of the Nolthane arms, so I know they work.

What Whiteline have done is taken the ED XR arm, which mounted in a similar spot to the EL XR, and chopped the excess off the U channel and painted them silver. These arms already had a kink in them too, so they would fit straight in. If they didn't cut that excess off, the arm would actually rest on the diff and have zero movement. I know this because C**k at Ford put ED XR arms in my EL under warranty and f**k up one of my holidays as the car was undriveable.

Not saying its a bad solution. It's just a simple way of being able to give EL XR suspension characteristics to diffs that weren't made for it.
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