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#1 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:22 PM

So I'm considering building new swing arms/A arms for my BRAT.
I'm going to widen the stance a bit (less than an inch so as to not mess with axles too much) add some extra adjustment points for camber and caster and maybe adjust the lower spindle mount to allow for a better/sturdier ball joint mount.
I'll get a picture up once I draw it.
I'll probably use the factory mounts so that bushings don't change or I may go with an upgraded bushing design.
Depends on what I can easily acquire.

Any suggestions before I start drawing?

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#2 MilesFox

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:27 PM

make them wide enough for ea82 axles with ea81 outer ends, or ea82 knuckle if you can make a strut top or sleeve.

for the rear make it ea82 width with double doj axles.

#3 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:13 PM

make them wide enough for ea82 axles with ea81 outer ends, or ea82 knuckle if you can make a strut top or sleeve.

for the rear make it ea82 width with double doj axles.


I can adjust for EA82 knuckles.
What's the benefit of the EA82 knuckles over EA81?
I'm looking to upgrade to a different strut. Probably EJ if anything. Is it easy to swap in EJ spindles? I'll drop 93 FWD Imp axles in if its easy to do EJ knuckles. I like the thought of dropping EJ (see:STi) struts under the front end. Maybe long travel struts...

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