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#1 subeman90

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:26 PM

ok here is the deal....I am going to hook up a board member with my snow tires/wheels off of the 83 GL and they are going to put them on say a 92 loyale. Will the wheels fit from one car to another. I remember something about brakes hitting but ??????? FWIW, the 92 in question is a 2wd car and the 83 is a beautiful black car with really low miles on it....and yes I realize i am just rambling right now but i am having withdraw from not driving that really nice black 83 GL. (shhhh its sleeping for the winter already :headbang: )

And just b/c it is my thread and I am in a strange mood...I am going to make my post eleventybillion times better with a few naners... :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

#2 Cougar

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:34 PM

I don't think the rim will fit. The change over in '85 called for a different rim I believe.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:59 PM

Ea-81 rims generally do not fit around EA-82 front rotors

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:15 PM

Ea-81 rims generally do not fit around EA-82 front rotors


correct, and just for the record, there is no difference in the brakes from FWD to 4WD.

usually, it's the steelies. it may still be worth a test fit, but don't be dissapointed if they don't fit.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:19 PM

generally

Looks like it's a test it out situation. This is what I have heard too. Some fit, most don't.

#6 subeman90

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:19 PM

Thanks guys...I was 95% sure this was the answer before i posted but i wanted to be 100%. My main problem with "test fitting" is that the cars are about 150 miles apart. :mad:

Thanks again guys. :headbang:

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:21 PM

matt, if you need someone to help you test fit to double check, youre more than welcome to try to put one on my wagon.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:28 PM

Thanks john....I just had a bright idea....there is a loyale sedan FS at a car lot about 2 miles from here. I might have to take an extended test drive. :grin:

But if that doesn't work out....I might take you up on that. :headbang:

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:37 PM

Thanks john....I just had a bright idea....there is a loyale sedan FS at a car lot about 2 miles from here. I might have to take an extended test drive. :grin:

But if that doesn't work out....I might take you up on that. :headbang:


cool, just gimme a ring or send me a pm if you want help.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:44 PM

Hey Matt..Since Bucky is the 92 Loyale in question its really not a big deal...I happen to have a tire guy who will swap the rims super cheap!...Will just give me another reason to come back home to PA to Harrys U Pull it to swipe a couple more rims.. If I wait a couple more weeks I may be looking for XT6 parts and I happen to know where there is a couple.;) ;) ..You still the man Matt and I still want them...and dont forget..sometime I soon I should have my EA81 back again:banana: :banana: :banana:

#11 subeman90

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:35 PM

you let me know when, what,and how and we'll go from there....they are holding the front of the 83 up at the moment so i don't think they are going anywhere.... :burnout:

#12 jacobs

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 09:56 AM

It seems like I read in a previous post here that with a "little" grinding on the front caliper, they will fit.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:21 AM

I was wondering about that too....hmmmmm:D

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:18 PM

It seems like I read in a previous post here that with a "little" grinding on the front caliper, they will fit.


I made a spacer for them years ago. It was either 1/8" or 1/4" thick.




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