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Differences compared in EA71 and EA81 suspension
Posted 17 April 2004 - 04:40 AM
Knuckle is very similar, stock EA71 strut bolts into it perfectly, wheel bearings appear to be the same size, axles appear to be the same diameter and spline count (gonna check that tomorrow to be sure)
Ball joints mount differently (EA81 mounts the opposite way as the EA71), control arms seem to be waaaaaay different.
So, if I want to make the EA81 suspension work in my wagon, I figure I'm gonna have to modify the EA81 control arms to fit. One of the reasons is because when I was pricing the amount for ball joints, EA71 ball joints were almost 30 bucks a piece where the EA81 ball joints I could get both for the same price as one EA71 ball joint. Tomorrow I am also gonna check to see if the bolts that mounts the control arm to the crossmember is the same and to see if the control arm is the same width as an EA71 control arm. I'm hoping this works pretty easily and it'll be a great suspension upgrade for all of us gen 1 guys:D
Oh and I'm also gonna see about putting the 84-newer vented rotors and calipers on it too:banana:
Posted 17 April 2004 - 02:19 PM
Posted 17 April 2004 - 04:36 PM
Posted 19 April 2004 - 08:01 PM
I'm giong back next week to see if i can work somthing out for the fronts to get the ventid discs up front.
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