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#1 illspen

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

If I buy 2 left ( driver side ) trailing arms, can it put one on the right side ( passenger side ). I have been looking for a right side trailing arm, but they stopped making them. So I'm wondering if I can put a left on it, cause it seems to be mirrored. And can't really see mush of a difference between the two.

Any thoughts would be helpful.

Or if anyone knows where one might be hiding....

Thanks ahead of time.

#2 Gloyale

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

Front?  Rear?

 

Which year?

 

Whatever part it is your actually asking about......likely is specific to side.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

86 brat, rear trailing arm.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

86 brat, rear trailing arm.

 

The arm that holds the wheelbearing/hub?  That would be the radius arm technically.  And these cannot be swapped side to side....they are R/L specific.

 

If you mean the actual rear trailing arm.....which is flat, with 3 holes, and has the Torsion bar inserted into it's end..........Then yes, they are the same side to side. which would explain why they only list one.

 

What is it you are trying to fix by replacing these?


Edited by Gloyale, 03 January 2014 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

Seems they have many different names, online at Subaru sites they were called trailing arm ( right, left ) here in this manual ( Chilton ) it's called inner control arm, and Haynes repair manual called it the inner suspension arm.

But both my left and right had rust holes in them, and I was going to weld them to patch the holes, but I probed around a bit and found them completely rusted out internally.

So I bought a left ( driver) side trailing- inner suspension arm- inner control arm, but still need to replace the right (passenger) side.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

I may have found a right trailing arm, but it's for a justy 2wd, I was reading in the Haynes book that they are similar, their print pictures seems similar as well, any one know if it is compatible with the brat.

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#7 illspen

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

The one on the left is a Justy, the one on the right is a brat.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

Justy parts will not interchange
 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

Ok

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

Your best bet would be to post in the wanted section here ont he board, and have someone ship you a rust free one from WA/OR/CA



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

Good idea

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:04 AM

Hmm... any one ever retro fit ea82 control arm and disk brake's

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:19 AM

Ea81 rear suspension has been retrofited before.it requires lift blocks that adapt Ea81 and Ea82 mounting locations.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:28 PM

Ea81 rear suspension has been retrofited before.it requires lift blocks that adapt Ea81 and Ea82 mounting locations.


keeping the ea81 tube? Anyone have a pic of the ea81 tube?




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