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Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:35 PM
The question at hand is EA81 vs EA82 control arms. Are there any size differences, length, width? Do they mount the same? I've crawled around under my EA82, but haven't been able to really figure it out. Would it be really hard to swap a set of EA82 arms into an EA81 car?? Thanks.
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 06:45 PM
i have put ea82 lower controls in my 83. i weld an ea82 bracket to the ea81 frame. cause the ea82 AXLE is longer
i tried it first in the ea81 brackets, but the axle rubbed the frame, and it allowed to extend enough to pop the boot off
GD, my alignment was due to chopped tierods that were hastily built, and a wallowed out strut cap. all fixed now
the ea82 has the swaybar mount on the front, ea81's swaybar mounts to the strut brace
the ea81 ball joint holes are larger than the ea82's
to use ea82 control arms in ea81, you will need ea82 inner and outer tie rods. i suggest using the ea82 strut/knuckle assembly with a *slightly* modded atrut cap(spring tools required), so that way you dont have to ream out the tie rod and ball joint holes, and you get bigger brakes, too
with ea82 lower control arms, the wheels will be castered slightly forward, and camber slightly in, soo that will give you a better stance for cornering. the width of the track will be slightly wider, nothing that will interfere with the fender and wheels. i had 16 inch 205/55's with this
while at it, the REAR TRAILING ARMS between both will mount the same, but the ea82 has a larger bolt on the front part, and is *slightly* wider.
if using an ea82 trailing arm in an ea81, trim off some of the metal sleeve in the bushing, so it fits, and widen the holes on the ea81 brackets
the 3 bolts on the side will line up, as well as the shocks
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