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Front axle diferances(EA81-vs-EA82)


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#1 soobme

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 12:06 PM

I know that they are not the same length, but can U put an EA82 axle in an EA81 as a very temporary fix? Will it fit? Are the joints the same? I have an EA82 outer joint with no shaft or any thing that I gess I could use to push the car around with if I have to. It would just be ALOT eazyer if I could drive it the 100ft. or so that I need it to go.

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 12:12 PM

FWD axles are the same.

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 12:20 PM

COOOOOOL!!!! I'm off to go put an old one in!:wave:

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 12:23 PM

actually, as I remember it, the axles are the same spindle count and match up, but the EA82 axles are longer because of the body shape and location of all of the drivetrain stuff is different.

FWD transmissions are the same, and can be swapped between EA81 and EA82 designated cars... but the axles are longer or shorter, depending on which you're going to.

Sorry, forgot about all of that.

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 12:48 PM

That's OK man, I just found that long part out 1st hand:-p , she don't FIT. I don't care how hard far out U pull the spindel/ strut rump roast. it an't gona fit:eek:
I gess I will just put my stub in there so I can put the wheel back on and push it around;)

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 02:42 PM

slap it into 4WD and drive it as a rear wheel drive for a bit. Wont hurt it as long as you dont do it for a long time.

My front diff shed teeth and binded one time, rendering the front drive useless, but by slapping it into 4wd, it drove across three cities to get home...

#7 MilesFox

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 02:54 PM

there is a mod you can do to put ea82 control arms on the ea81, thus allowing use of the ea82 axle. go ask the trashwagon. mod invented by rguyver
i wish i had that diagram.....................i know its floating around somewhrer, someone HAS to have it

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:04 PM

The car in question is 2WD. I think he's using it as a pattern for my bumper... am I right Tony? Hehe. Too bad I'm not closer - I've got a couple spare axles.

You mean to tell me there's not a single EA81 in the JY around there that has an axle for you to pull? Man that sucks.

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:06 PM

Originally posted by StormTrooper
slap it into 4WD and drive it as a rear wheel drive for a bit. Wont hurt it as long as you dont do it for a long time.



i drove some at least 2000 miles, 100 mile stretches, and pizza delivery with a broken axle and in 4wd.

didnt hurt anything.




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