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Old 03-25-2004, 04:03   #1 (permalink)
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converting to AU wheel offset.

ive been told that it is possible to convert an E series falcon to have AU wheel offset.

now before i get flamed i dont want to use AU or BA wheels. the reason im considering this is because all the wheel manufacturers have decided not to make wheels for "older fords" <---their wording .


its aparently easy as pie.
aparently AU hubs will go onto my stub axles, the using AU calipers, the front is done.

the rear is also pretty easy aparently. an AU diff suposedly bolts in.

anyone see any reason why this wont work?? i wouldnt mind being guinea pig, only i cant afford the parts if they dont do the desired result.

anywyaz out of here for now i'm extremely interested to hear anyones thoughts.
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

This is not about your topic but i want to know if you still want the headrests? thanks
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

I have heard of an ED running around with the AU offset but I have yet to see if myself. Im not entirely sure if the diff housing itself would be interchangeable however its possible that you can use the AU axles in the EF/L diff...again not entirely sure.
There will be a way to do, with slight modification or not
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

The rear should be easy, the IRS from the au surposedly bolts in under teh E series, the reason i say IRS, is if you where going to do this that would be the way to go.
The live axle and the IRS have the same mounting points.

The front sounds reasonable, but id check it out first.
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

I would say that if you are the true guinea pig (ie no-one else has done this), then the only answers you are going to get are speculation and best guesses. "Should" does not mean the same as "Does".

Let us all know how you go.
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

Suck it and see.
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

Give it a whirl, although, I have a funny feeling it is only the fronts that are different, someone else could probably add some more to this.
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

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The rear should be easy, the IRS from the au surposedly bolts in under teh E series, the reason i say IRS, is if you where going to do this that would be the way to go.
The live axle and the IRS have the same mounting points.

The front sounds reasonable, but id check it out first.
ive been toying on going the IRS route for as long as ive had the car, but i was just trying to do this on an extremely tight budget at the moment.... if the front is possible, the IRS will come later

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sorry mate i couldnt reply to ya pm.... yes i do still want the headrests. i should have the cash in about 4 weeks..
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

Are you sure it is only the hubs that are different, and not the stub axle giving the different offset ??

just asking.
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Re: converting to AU wheel offset.

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Are you sure it is only the hubs that are different, and not the stub axle giving the different offset ??

just asking.
from what we can gather from DBA's parts catalogues and stuff, the measurements give the opinion that hte hub itself is dofferent, i was just hoping someone here might be able to confirm

thats the purpose of this post, so see if anyone knows anything that can be helpful
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