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EA81 Front suspension swap


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#1 carfreak85

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 11:49 PM

Ok I've heard that swapping an EA82 front suspension onto a EA81 chassis can be done with some hassle. I know that a few people have done this and i would like to hear from them how it could be replicated.

#2 MilesFox

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 12:43 PM

you will have to cut away part of the lower control arm mount from the ea82 crossmember and weld it behind the mount on the ea81 crossmember. this woll locate the ea82 lower control arm back farther, to make up for the curvature. if you put the ea82 lower control arm with out first swapping the mount, your axles will grind on the frame, and they will hyper extend on extreme suspension travel. once the swap is done, you will have to use the ea82 axle

there is a diagram by rguyver floating around, but i dont know where to look it up!

on my installation, i used the ea82 strut, knuckle, and spring, and it all fits with a modified ea81 strut cap. you will have to swap in ea82 inner and outer tierods, but i had to modify ea81 because i had a manual rack.

you can also put in ea82 rear trailing arms, if you trim them up a bit

#3 carfreak85

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Posted 29 October 2003 - 08:38 PM

got pics? i really would like to see what this looks like! rguyver, where are you?

#4 MilesFox

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Posted 30 October 2003 - 02:24 PM

if you wouldnt ming going to bonners ferry idaho, you can take a peep under my wagon. i'm sorry for my lack of a camera with most of my work!
some of it is still yet to be believed!!!!




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