AU front wishbones to fit e-series - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes Sponsored by: Discount Tire Direct

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2004, 18:16   #1 (permalink)
boosted sleeper
 
blueoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Crusty Downs
Age: 37
Posts: 4,575
AU front wishbones to fit e-series

Can anybody tell how hard it is to fit AU front wishbone suspension to an E-series and how much it would cost to get done?

Reason I ask is that I have ssen it done on an EF fairmont and he had AU XR rims fitted. I didnt realise it till I asked about it and the dude said he changed the front susp to au.

Any ideas?
__________________
2000 AU2 75th Anniversary Futura
SUPERCHARGED & INTERCOOLED
205rwkw on Bruce Heinrich Dyno
blueoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-17-2004, 20:41   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: NZ
Posts: 29
Re: AU front wishbones to fit e-series

would be interesting to see how he has done that they are totaly different setup.
__________________
1990 EA S 5 SPEED , EF XR6 MOTOR , EXTRACTORS , K&N ,SPRINT INTERIOR ,16X8 REFLEXS , KINGS LOW SPRINGS,BILSTEIN SHOCKS.
NZ ea xr6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2004, 21:03   #3 (permalink)
boosted sleeper
 
blueoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Crusty Downs
Age: 37
Posts: 4,575
Re: AU front wishbones to fit e-series

tell me about it NZ.

I was told it was worth it at the time but now that you can get AU copies Im not so sure.

The reason I originally asked is because I have a mate who has a set of immaculate AU1 tickford rims in his shed and I believe they would look awesome on my car. But it may not be worth the extra hassle if the susp change over is too costly.
__________________
2000 AU2 75th Anniversary Futura
SUPERCHARGED & INTERCOOLED
205rwkw on Bruce Heinrich Dyno
blueoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2004, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
Territory TS - AWD
 
RAPTOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Age: 50
Posts: 2,374
Re: AU front wishbones to fit e-series

It would require a full front crossmember & suspension changeover.

I've done some investigation work and it is possible though involved. You would basically ditch the pressed steel K-member and everything attached to it such as the steering rack, sway bar, upper & lower arms and uprights from the E-series. The frame rails are basically the same shape E-series to AU but the locating dowels and bolt locations are slightly different. So these would need to be relocated to AU spots (grinding, drilling & welding involved I'd imagine). Then bolt in the alloy AU crossmember(s) along with lower suspension arms, steering rack, sway bars and uprights from an AU. The upper arms (must use AU to suit the AU upright - balljoints located differently) would then bolt onto the body as the E-series did.

If I was doing it I'd add an AU engine at the same time. Then it's basically how the cars are put togther at the factory. The best way would be to have the body raised and drop the motor, suspension etc with the K-member out from underneath and lift the AU equivalent into place.

Then you have to address the different track at the rear end or continue to run AU wheels front and earlier wheels out back - a bad idea IMO.
__________________
Territory - WHEELS COTY

Last edited by RAPTOR; 01-18-2004 at 02:04.
RAPTOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2004, 15:30   #5 (permalink)
boosted sleeper
 
blueoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Crusty Downs
Age: 37
Posts: 4,575
Re: AU front wishbones to fit e-series

yeah, thanks for that raptor. Sounds like its a headache just thinking about. Probably cheaper to buy AU copies and be done with it.

Cheers all
__________________
2000 AU2 75th Anniversary Futura
SUPERCHARGED & INTERCOOLED
205rwkw on Bruce Heinrich Dyno
blueoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2004, 15:59   #6 (permalink)
EB Series 2 XR6
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sydney
Posts: 37
Re: AU front wishbones to fit e-series

If only they made Au1 Xr Copies.......

Nath
Bladez_01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2004, 16:18   #7 (permalink)
boosted sleeper
 
blueoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Crusty Downs
Age: 37
Posts: 4,575
Re: AU front wishbones to fit e-series

I actually meant AU2 XR copies....
__________________
2000 AU2 75th Anniversary Futura
SUPERCHARGED & INTERCOOLED
205rwkw on Bruce Heinrich Dyno
blueoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fairmont Ghia, what to pay? adamw Australian Falcons 29 12-16-2003 22:47
BA Series 2 Crystal Ball Gazing DanielXR8 Australian Falcons 15 08-25-2003 17:45
Winterbottom's winning streak ends FPRXR-6 Ford Racing Across the Globe 13 08-12-2003 02:13
V8 Supercars Practice 1 & 2 JEM Ford Racing Across the Globe 1 04-26-2002 21:54

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:38.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.