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Old 02-25-2003, 00:54   #1 (permalink)
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Switching springs and shocks from EF to ZL fairlane

I have been offered the suspension out of my friends EF XR8 for a rather cheap price.. He has done a couple of change overs before from EF-EA & EF-ED and they worked but he is not sure whether the suspension is compatible with older models IE my 87 ZL.

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hmmmmmm..............at a guess id say no is would be a strut type rear end and yours would be a leaf spring type rear end somhow i doubt itd even be worth trying to make it fit
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hmmmmmm..............at a guess id say no is would be a strut type rear end and yours would be a leaf spring type rear end somhow i doubt itd even be worth trying to make it fit
Well for one thing ZL's have coil rear suspension

Krazyluke - you MIGHT get away with the rear springs as the basic setup on the sedans haven't really changed that much since the XE. The fronts though, definately won't fit as the E series have a completly different setup and the spring is a lot longer than the one on the ZL.

It might be better just to pay extra and get the right springs in the first place.

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The rear will certainly fit but remember the ZL is a heavy car which means it will sit very low in the rear maybe to low
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yeah rear should fit but the front wont have a look at your front suspension and then his and you will see why the front are different.
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fairy sitting at 4WD height

You could try swapping it with some suspension out of a 4WD, there is a fair chance this suspension wonít fit but Iím sure it would be a fun time by all trying to fit it! Then think of all the fun times you could have in your fairy sitting at 4WD height. You could go camping, you wouldnít have to slow down for speed bumps, you could look at cleavage while sitting at the traffic lights, when you think about the possibilities are endless.
Thatís it Iíve talked myself into it, Iím going out next weekend to get quotes in turning my car into a 4WD, the first EF XR8 4WD!!
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