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Old 05-28-2004, 09:04   #1 (permalink)
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Just changed the rear springs on my EA Spac from the standard ones to a set of king spring lows, and wow they are heaps better!!!

My car previously had this problem:

http://www.eafalcon.com/ownersclub/f...ea/gmanea1.jpg

With the usual jacked up ass end, and low front that the EA-Spacs seem to have(maybe ford went cheap and only put lows in the front?). Anyways now it looks heaps better, and it feels awesome when taking corners now, no longer feeling like the ass is lifting up and pushing sideways but instead following where ever I point the nose of the car.

The sad part is that the low king springs are just as soft as the high rider standard ones, if not softer! I was quite surprised actually as I have had king spring lows in the front and the ride quality was shocking so I ended up having to put the standard springs back in.

Next job... king spring low comforts in the front, new front shockies and a EF swaybar
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Oh yeah and another thing, when we changed the springs over I noticed I had no rear bumstops. Now I can't say I have really noticed this(maybe suspension never went that low), and have never heard back metallic noises over bumps, but I'm guessing with the low springs I should get these replaced right?

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I just bought a front EF swaybar yesterday to put into my EA GL, compared the two and there was only 1mm difference :( EAII I guess came out with s-pac swaybars as standard, so I wasn't really impressed that i'd spent $18 on that :(. Sorry not really related to the origional topic of the post

You got no pics of the car as it sits now??
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Ive got an ED XR6 sway bar if your interested.
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Nah haven't got any pics, that one i posted was of GmanEA's car.

Basically the back and front are now level, whereas before the back end was clearly jacked up a bit.

How much bigger are the ED XR6 sway bars compared to standard?
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I believe since yours in an spac, the swaybars are already about 2mm bigger than standard GL swaybars, which means XR6 swaybars are only 1mm bigger than the your swaybars. EB/ED XR6 swaybars are the same size as EF swaybars.
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The EA S pac bar was 25mm, 1mm bigger than the GL.
ED XR6 front bars are 27mm, i am now runnign a 30mm, i may be getting an Adjustable bar very soon.
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Hmm... this is confusing... so let me get this right:

EA GL = 24mm
EA S-Pac = 25mm
XR6 = 27mm
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EF GLi = 25mm?????

Is that right?
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So both the XR6 and EF GLi swaybars are both 27mm, correct?
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Yes.
The rear on my ED XR6 is 24mm.
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