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#1 soobme

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Posted 10 October 2003 - 11:36 AM

Are the front struts on an EA82 the cartrige style or a 1 pice? What about the EA81's and XT6's?

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Posted 10 October 2003 - 12:09 PM

EA82's have a McPhearson strut with a cartraige inside up front.

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Posted 10 October 2003 - 12:34 PM

COOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!

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Posted 10 October 2003 - 02:11 PM

What is the atatchment? Do they screw in or clamp in? (the cartrige to the strut body that is)
I bet somone out there can tell where I'm going with this allready:-p

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Posted 10 October 2003 - 02:34 PM

uh... my cars dont have cartriges:cornfuzz:

both have complete strut assys. sealed.

they bolt onto the spindle assy and have a clamping bolt to tighten down on the strut housing.

what are your plans?

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Posted 10 October 2003 - 03:46 PM

Well...with cartrige stuts, when I do my lift I can make my oun NEW body for them insted of strut spacers. AND I can make the new body to use coil-over springs insted of the factory springs. The new body could be made from MUCH stronger stock than the OE units.

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Posted 10 October 2003 - 08:40 PM

design a housing that can accept more rugged struts, if possible (rancho, etc)

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 09:54 AM

Originally posted by soobme
What is the atatchment? Do they screw in or clamp in? (the cartrige to the strut body that is)
I bet somone out there can tell where I'm going with this allready:-p



ea82 struts in an ea81? and by thus doing so, xt6 suspension pices?

i know how to do that, if i had all the parts!

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 10:06 AM

Originally posted by soobme
Well...with cartrige stuts, when I do my lift I can make my oun NEW body for them insted of strut spacers. AND I can make the new body to use coil-over springs insted of the factory springs. The new body could be made from MUCH stronger stock than the OE units.



I measured a ea-82 strut tube at just over 2.0". You might be able to just cut off the botton section of tube with the bracket and use an insert type cartridge, designed for coilover applications, inserted into the resulting "cup".

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 10:30 AM

if you are using ea82 struts, you will need to modify the ea81 strut cap to fit them.

ir try getting ea82 knuckles to fit on the ea81 strut?

or do the whole ea82 lower control arm/axle/knuckle/strut swap, using xt 5lug and swaybar!

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Posted 11 October 2003 - 10:57 AM

Uhhh....thanks for the input Fox, but I am working on an EA82T wagon(gess I should have made that more clear:-p )
I gess if I need to I could just make the new body to use cartrige struts from somthing other than EA82.




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