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Old 05-09-2003, 20:37   #1 (permalink)
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Stock Suspention on EF?

anyone know the stock height of a EF GLi?
centre of hub to wheel arch would be best.
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Old 05-10-2003, 01:05   #2 (permalink)
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can't find this info anywhere....
surely it must be documented?
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Old 05-10-2003, 03:38   #3 (permalink)
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395mm-410mm Front and rear
Depends on options fitted and if springs have settled
410mm new
395mm settled
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Old 05-10-2003, 04:02   #4 (permalink)
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My stock series I EA was those heights - surely by the time EF came around Falcons were dropped a little bit!!!

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Straight out off the Ford EF-EL Workshop manual.
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Old 05-10-2003, 05:23   #6 (permalink)
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fark, my rear has dropped!
its sitting at about 370mm!
front is almost stock @ about 390mm
thanks for that, i now know how low i can go with insurance :)
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Old 05-10-2003, 05:30   #7 (permalink)
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hmm.. looking at that now, king springs seem to make a 30mm drop basically..
365mm front and 375mm rear, 3cm = approx 1.25"
Insurance should be fine!
how would insurance determine if its more then 3cm lower then standard?
all springs sag in time.. surely it just wouldn't work!
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Old 05-10-2003, 17:20   #8 (permalink)
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If yor dropping your EF down be a bit carefull, If your using kingspring superlows, this will tilt your rear axle/diff on to much off an angle, this will put the stress on your driveshaft and in time bugger your transmision output shaft bearing. If your EF is a XR6 or 8 however, you should be able to adjust that angle on the rear axle/suspension set up.
Ive got an EF Futura, was going to drop it on superlows untill i spoke to a number of people that have had this problem. I ended up using springs from a EL XR8 and shocks from a AU2 XR8, made a HUGE difference in handling, and looks good too. For some reason though when i compare the height to a XR8, mine seems a bit lower too, i thought it would be the same. Well worth it.
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Old 05-10-2003, 18:59   #9 (permalink)
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i might look at getting XR suspension.
i will have to talk to insurance company when i do it.
where would the best place be to find EL XR springs? wreckers or should i get em new from somewhere?
you got any pics Rusty?
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Old 05-11-2003, 00:45   #10 (permalink)
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If you want to lower the rear alot, get Whiteline modified upper control arms and an XR diff cover (It allows the Watts linkage to sit further up - I think its up?)
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