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  1. waderobertson

    XE/XF Spring Heights??

    Sounds like you've already asked and answered the 1st real question - Do I want to change what I've got? Next question is what quality do you want? Cheaper options will do a job but it's the old adage about getting what you pay for. I went for high spec because I knew I wanted to push the boat out. The short body Koni shock fits both low and super low so I knew I was only buying them once whether I changed my mind on the spring front in the future Then you get to your question above If you have the $ then spend it, if not then buy what you can afford and accept them for what they are and how they perform.
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    XE/XF Spring Heights??

    Hi @cisco I've posted some stuff in this thread mate: I run super low springs front and rear with short body konis. Wheels are 17 inch and with the tyres on them they have the same diameter/ circumference as the stock/ original wheel and tyres that were on the XF. It looks the ducks nuts but @deankdx is 100% on the money wrt ride quality and handling. If I had my time again I would go for low springs and 18inch wheel to fill the guard out - it'd just make life easier all round... no cutting bump stops (not by much anyway), no potential ball joint binding, no rear suspension arm contacting axle under compression. My springs are made in NZ and lows are about 30mm lower than standard with super lows being 45-50mm lower than standard. Springs do tend to settle too, I reckon my fronts had 7-10mm guard clearance when I put them in and are right on the guard now. Like I say, it looks the ducks nut but it wont be long till I take the manufacturer up on their offer to reset the springs up to 15-20mm once they've settled. Hope that helps.
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    250 Xflow Water Pump Pulley - non clutch fan version

    Thanks @Thom the search continues...
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    250 Xflow Water Pump Pulley - non clutch fan version

    Hey @deankdx I'm running the non-viscous version of the water pump for the rebuild. It's already installed. My existing donk (and the donor) has the clutch fan version of the water pump despite running an electric fan. It made sense in my mind to avoid the fan thread poking out the front of the pulley, and of course now I have 2 pulleys that don't fit the water pump I thought there might be another obvious option that people knew about e.g. perhaps all small block ford pulleys fit and so I might widen the search? Thanks for those contacts. I've got a lead here in NZ but if it doesn't land I'll get hold of those ones.
  5. Having a shit of a time tracking down a pulley for a water pump that isn't the viscous hub clutch fan version. Has anyone: Modified the clutch fan version to suit? or Robbed a pulley off another engine that fits? i.e. XD or XE? or Got a line on a new aftermarket option? I've tried Proflow in NZ but no reply. Also tried Rare spares and online auto parts (where I got the pump) to no avail! Cheers, Wade.
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    9 inch air filter for weber 34

    This may end up being the option I think...
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    9 inch air filter for weber 34

    Has anyone got a round 9 inch air filter on the 34 ADM carby? I'm trying to hunt down a black air filter, which they do for the likes of the Holley 350 & 500 but no bueno for the Weber. Redline do a chrome option https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/REDLINE-AIR-FILTER-9-X-55mm-SUIT-WEBER-ADM-XE-XF-FALCON-16-22-/152454690051 and I guess powder coating black would be an option... I'll touch base with a few suppliers but wondered if anyone here had been down the same path.
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    The tyre clearance v's bump stop thread

    Nope they're still on the website mate. They didn't actually acknowledge the manufacturing flaws, just apologized and stumped up the refund.
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    The tyre clearance v's bump stop thread

    An update on this. Restocountry refunded my purchase price and I've just today ordered a set of the open tracker roller spring perches from the US. Once I fit them and the LCA bush then the front end is done burger! Until the budget allows for wedged ball joints and a beefy sway bar... maybe.
  10. When I was removing front hubs, stubs and calipers to redo suspension rubbers and ball joints a wee ball bearing dropped out of the passenger side caliper when I removed the brake line. No ball bearing in the drivers side caliper and no mention of them in my workshop manual so I pulled the brake lines off another set of front calipers I have in the shed to do a little applied learning... no ball bearings in either of the front calipers. Yeah, nah?
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    The tyre clearance v's bump stop thread

    So it looks like I have two issues. @SPArKy_Dave you were right, the after market spring doesn't have the small straight 'tail' and is about 15-20mm short of the tab. @Kiwi-E you were also right re: fit (obviously) and it's the spring saddle that's the issue. As you can see from the photos below neither the original or aftermarket spring align with the the saddle, in fact they're not even close when you remove the rubbers. These are from Restocountry (ex AUS) so I'll be in touch with them. Original vs new spring saddle - note new saddle is about 4-5mm shorter in width New vs old spring in original saddle - despite the new one being short of the tab both fit well with no rocking. New vs old spring in new saddle - no possible way to make either work. So it appears I'm on the hunt for another new set of saddles and I'll be off to the suspension shop to yack to them too. Can anyone confirm if the Kings has the wee straight bit that these are missing? The springs are the same price as Kings and are from a well known/ reputable outfit here in Christchurch so I'll be interested to hear their thoughts. Also, mindful of the thread hi-jack so happy if someone wants to bounce this over to my build thread!
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    The tyre clearance v's bump stop thread

    Thanks for that @SPArKy_Dave good to know
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    The tyre clearance v's bump stop thread

    I'm gonna need some help deciphering that code @slydog
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    The tyre clearance v's bump stop thread

    Copy that, both sides clearly marked and on the correct side. Looking at the drivers side saddle the tab is definitely doing it's own thing when compared to the passenger side and how it comes off the saddle itself. If i turn the spring so the cut end is flush with the tab there's a gap so suspect the tab has had a whack or shoddy manufacturing.
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    The tyre clearance v's bump stop thread

    Yeah that was an absolute ass to line up on that side, passenger side is ok. Its like the tab is not quite on the right angle... as simple as a little gentle persuation perhaps?
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