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#1 shanonsf

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 10:57 AM

hey all,

I think I need rear disc backing plates to complete my conversion.
The ones I have are welded to the arms (RX/XT6?). Not sure if I want to go that deep right now though the sway bar would be nice. :brow:

If anyone has an extra set to spare I'll buy em ASAP, would like to do conversion buy end on Sept for Rally X!!

thx a bunch!!

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#2 baccaruda

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:06 AM

they're not welded, probably just stuck. get some good penetrant like PB Blaster, and a wire brush.. clean off the part of the arm that the plate will have to slide over and off of with the PB and the brush, make sure you take out and save (extras!) all 3 bolts per side (one has a nut on the back) . .i find that a rotating back and forth technique is good for removal. you can pry or use a hammer but don't hurt the plate too much. good luck.

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:14 AM

Hey Shanon-

Give me a day or so advance notice, I can buzz by your place and lend a hand (anything to get out of the 100 degree Livermore Valley heat!), maybe hit a PnP or 2.

#4 shanonsf

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 12:29 PM

baccaruda,

this wrx1ab's old project (parts doner), the three bolts are out.
it looks to have spot weld marks and a rusted/fused spot thru the plate, in other words these suckers aint coming off (at least intact)

so i am still in need of backing plates................keeping the conversion simple as possible

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 01:46 PM

Do not use XT6 backing plate, the rear rotor on the XT6 is a little larger diameter then the EA82 series rear rotors. Although the rear caliper are the same, is you use that XT6 plates, your pads will not match to the rotor.

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 03:46 PM

hey guys,

not sure which ones they actually are, I believe regular rear discs from a later sube, but they were apparently spot welded on

foto attached ( i hope i did this right)

if not tell me how to post pics..........

plate got torn during 'extraction'..may need new ones

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rally or bust -ha ha :headbang:

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#7 Dr. RX

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 05:43 PM

This is from my 4 to 5 conversion page.

This is the EA82 series
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And here is the XT6.
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Posted 27 August 2003 - 06:54 PM

thx Dr RX

i think i have EA82s,
i may need to find new plates for 'em if they don't survive extraction..........

BTW- how do put the pic in the message???

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:10 PM

Shannon. That large metal plate that is left on there, thats what needs to be beat off suspension. That backing plate is ruined :) Heheh. This is what it should look like when you finally get that plate off:

It should go from this:
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to this:
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There are plenty of backing plates up here Shannon. I will have Friday off and i have to goto the yard anyhow. Lemme know if you want me to pick up a set of backing plates for you

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:12 PM

oh, i misunderstood; i thought you meant it felt as if welded.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:49 AM

:banghead:

ha ha ha, crap.....
good thing I only manhandled the one side. Brian if your at the yard Friday, could I order a RIGHT rear EA82 backing plate......and a side of fries......

don't worry about the intake manifold, one's in the mail....arrives tommorrow.

thx

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