Re: EA Pedal Box
There's no difference between XR's and the like. I think the ED one is the strongest. I've done 2 T5 conversions and both pedal boxed come from EA's, but they had an ED sticker on them, so they'd been replaced previously.
You are correct that the dash has to come forward and the steering column has to be dropped. As daunting as it seems, it's really not that bad. Just take your time and remember where all the screws came from. Getting a mechanic to do it would cost an arm and a leg! There is heaps of info on here about changing pedal boxes. It'll take about 2-3hrs to do, but allow half a day to do it.
1992 AXII Telstar TX5 Ghia
121kW 2.5L DOHC V6 in a car that weighs 1100kg's and looks like a 4 banger from the outside......SLEEPER!
1988 EA S Pak 3spd CFI.....Soon to be a 250rwkw HSV eating machine.