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Progress on the EA71 to EA81 suspension swap
Posted 28 April 2004 - 10:56 PM
I also got some pics of the lowering job I'm doing to it. I cut 3 coils from each spring but I only have the drivers side loosly put on so I could see how much lower it is. It dropped about 2-3 inches. I have compared it with the back which I have yet to lower but will soon! Enjoy:D
Posted 29 April 2004 - 12:42 AM
Talk to you soon.
Posted 29 April 2004 - 12:51 AM
Posted 29 April 2004 - 11:20 AM
Oh and then when I get the front done, I'm gonna lower the back and do a disc brake conversion to it (I found like 3 sets for rear disc brakes in the j/y!!!)
Posted 29 April 2004 - 11:53 AM
Let me know what I owe you man!
Posted 29 April 2004 - 12:42 PM
1. I priced ball joints for an EA71 and the were almost 30 bucks a piece where the EA81 ball joints were 30 bucks for both
2. Parts are a little easier to find where as even though I live in the PNW, parts are still a little hard to come by
Well I want to get away from the yellow and go something else and I thought of black. I'm also working on getting my interior so it will be completely black too. Eventually, I'll prolly put an EA82 sunroof in it or something like that but for now, I'm doin my suspension and brake mods to help keep the cost of parts down.
I'll get back to ya on how much it'll be Todd but prolly about 30 bucks for the tins plus shipping. Sound good?
Posted 29 April 2004 - 09:09 PM
I would love to do a rear disc conversion on my car and I need to update the brakes on the front (they are squeling like they need to be replaced)
Maybe we can go pull some off this weekend?
I am planning on spending some time with Andrew on Sunday. Was thinking pool at the place in albany so I can have a beer.
Let me know.
Posted 30 April 2004 - 04:56 PM
Josh, yeah we can do the conversion but we're gonna have to modify the rear trailing arms (I can show ya on Sunday) but we sure can do a brake job on Sunday. If we can find an 84 EA81 wagon/hatch/coupe, we can get the front rotors off of it and capliers and do the vented rotor swap too if you want to.
Posted 30 April 2004 - 09:07 PM
Looks great so far. I didnt get your reasons for doing this till you posted. Good reasons. The parts cost alone would be a great reason. Plus it looks fun as fun gets. :cool:
Cant wait to see it lowered.
By the way are you going to cut the springs on the back as well? Or are you looking for more of a slope?
Ps how 'bout just outlining what your doing to the back.
Posted 30 April 2004 - 09:09 PM
Hehehe, seriously though, I have a complete EA82 power sunroof laying in my shed right now, yours for the one time only, low low price of 25 bucks, plus a drive to Medford, no way I'm shipping this pig. PM me if your interested.
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