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85 Brat axle, swing arm questions.

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#1 Flakrabbit


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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:46 PM

1. I have a leftover rear axle off a 5 speed 87 GL...will it replace a damaged axle on an 85 Brat?

2. Will the rear swing arm off an 85 Hatch replace one on a Brat, same year?

Got to know...effecting damage control at the moment and it may be time to scavenge...


#2 Turbone


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Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:15 PM

Its possible the axle off the 87 could have a CV joint on the outside instead of a DOJ. Then again, I dont know if the length, thickness and splines are the same either.
I do think the swing arm from the Hatch will work, if its a EA81 Hatch, and 4wd.

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 03:56 AM

EA82 rear axle is too long for an EA81 rig.


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Posted 28 June 2004 - 06:01 AM

EA82 rear axle is too long for an EA81 rig.


Thanks...saved me the two hours of rutting around looking for it...


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Posted 28 June 2004 - 10:16 AM

if you notice there are an inner and outer doj, one is more tapered than the other. but doj and all theinternals will swap between axles, the only difference between ea81 and ea81 axles is th elength of the axle shaft itself

and as far as rear trailing arms go, all ea81(4wd's) are the same

you can also fit an ea82 lower control arm if you ream out the mounting hole on the frame and use the larger ea82 bolt, the 3 bolts on the side fit s the same, ea82's have bigger drum brakes(or disc)

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