Originally Posted by bigmuff47
the ef xr had differnt lights to the el xr. the el xr looks better.
The lights are the same, aren't they?? The EL has a different front bar, which is actually a 2 piece unit, made up of a standard EF bar with a different top glued on.
The EL XR had a thin side mould, whereas the EF had a thick one (similar to Fairmont). Different rear suspension. Different tail lights. As above, the EF had the AU style coil packs, whereas the EL ran the EA-D dizzy. Possibly the autos changed from EF to EL as well, it was around then that they went 'dipstick-less'. There would be dozens of little things as well, plus some other big ones not mentioned.