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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-21-04, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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EL/AU steering rack into ED?

My steering rack in my ED XR6 is no good. Pedders want $400 for a reco, but i'm considering getting a good one from the wreckers - i'm getting the BBM set-up so it it might work out cheaper getting the lot. Does the EL/AU rack bolt straight in, or are they different lengths/shapes,etc?
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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

EF==> racks wont work with your steering column. $400 for a reco is insane. $250 is what most wreckers would charge for an exchange reco unit

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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

if you change the column as well, you can then fit EF - AU momo steering wheels, grab a blown out airbag to use the covers from a wreckers
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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

ED racks are different to EF and EF is different to EL EL are different to AU, if ya want a reco exchange one i can do ya one with 2 year 50,000k warranty for $242 and you organise freight, from brisbane
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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

doesn't the EF/EL one bolt up slightly different as well (Kframe wise)

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i do believe so.
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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

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doesn't the EF/EL one bolt up slightly different as well (Kframe wise)
Yer, I'm 99% sure bolt holes are closer to the middle.

Or closer to the end.

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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

IT would of been so easy for ford to make them inter change easly.... Au racks are a def no no not a chance of fitting.....

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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

Thanks all for the info. I actually had a look myself to see if there is any adjustment for freeplay(after Pedders said that "No, there's no adjustment on the rack, when they get loose you need another one"), and there is! I backed off the locking ring then took out the freeplay, and it worked very well - virtually no rattle and more stable on the road(less floaty feel). 'Cobalt bucket' - i'll see how it goes for a while, and if I still need a rack i'll let you know......
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Re: EL/AU steering rack into ED?

LMFAO @ Pedders!!!~!

What the hell were you thinking??!?

Go to a real suspension place... Fulcrum are pretty good if you have a store there.
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