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ea81 springs on ej knuckles?


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#1 86hatchback

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:46 PM

I'm doing the five light swap on my hatch and wondering if it's bad to put the ea81t springs on legacy struts with the turbo tophat? I know most guys are running coilovers, but I have these springs.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:41 PM

I'm doing the five light swap on my hatch and wondering if it's bad to put the ea81t springs on legacy struts with the turbo tophat? I know most guys are running coilovers, but I have these springs.

Any thoughts?
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Those springs won't fit those struts. Sell them. EA81T springs are a decent upgrade for a street-going Brat/Hatch. You shouldn't have any problems finding a buyer.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

Yeah I've got the whole vented rotor knuckle kyb strut and turbo spring combo, what's something like that worth?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

Yeah I've got the whole vented rotor knuckle kyb strut and turbo spring combo, what's something like that worth?


Hard to say with so many people tightening their belts. I know I just gave away a vented front knuckle setup, though.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:33 PM

So is there as factory spring that will fit the legacy strut and fit up in the ea81 strut tower? Or is cheap ebay coilovers my option till I can afford good springs?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

So is there as factory spring that will fit the legacy strut and fit up in the ea81 strut tower? Or is cheap ebay coilovers my option till I can afford good springs?


I'm not totally sure yet. It looks like STI springs will fit with either a small spacer or by hitting the outside edge of the tower with a hammer. I'm not sure which route I want to go, though.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

Do the sti springs lower the car at all? Be curiosity what you come up with.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

Do the sti springs lower the car at all? Be curiosity what you come up with.


I have no idea yet:-p

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

What springs are you running now?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

Right now, it's up on jackstands with no springs, let alone struts, hubs, wheels, tires or brakes. My last setup was 2WD struts with RX springs, but that was a 6-lug setup.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:47 PM

Hey my hatch has the same stance. It's been sitting on jack stands for far too long. Started to change the water pump ended up in ej22, custom transmission, powersteering and a five lug swap.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:28 PM

Here's the setup I used on my hatch:

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:32 PM

I've seen those as your hatch has been the inspiration for mine. They're for a 90's VW right? What did you pay and where did you find that set up?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

Ya, they are for a mid 90's Golf. I paid $250.00 for them used.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:19 AM

Nice, I keep hunting craigslist hoping to find something that would work. Nothing that cheap has come up yet.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:05 AM

i'm running TEIN adjustables with bearing adaptors i machined up to fit it to the EA81 strut caps

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:53 AM

yeah I'd like to do coil overs when the budget will allow. How much do you have into your set up? I'm probably just going to buy cheap coilovers for the stock struts or go Sentra strut combo since the springs are pretty close to the ea81 size. Measured it in the car in a junkyard so it wasn't very scientific.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:17 AM

i didn't cost me much to get my struts cos i bought them off the the local equiv of ebay....the ears that fit onto the knuckles where bent on one of the struts so i got them real cheap...

i looked at the damage in the pic's on the auction and reckoned that i could fix it....hydraulic press fixes all lol

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

Yeah I keep trolling craigslist to see if I can find something. Lucky honda coilovers sell pretty cheap. Just need funds lol




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