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84 Subaroo Hatch 4X4 cv axle ?????s

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#1 Subaroo Bratboy

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 04:16 PM

Unless someone on the board has a good one to sell, i need to know what other subaroos axles will fit a 84 gl hatch 4x4 passenger side befpre i go to pull and save to find one??:confused:

#2 Meeky Moose

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 04:21 PM

only $65 for a reman from the parts store.... just replaced both of mine in my 84 hatch

#3 Sweet82


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Posted 16 December 2003 - 04:27 PM

I had the same basic questions.

So, I put out a thread a long time ago, but I can't find it anymore?

It is my understanding that the 82-84 GL 4X4 Hatches are the same. An 85 will be different.

I'd bet any EA81 will fit.

Anyone else?
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01 Forester, still is...........

#4 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 16 December 2003 - 05:25 PM

Any EA81 axle - period. (the one exception being the 81 GL Brat - that's a no go).

However - a TRUE 4WD axle is about 2mm thicker than a 2WD axle. Often when you buy a "4WD" axle, they turn out to actually be 2WD ones..... some of the rebuilders don't really care I guess....

And frankly, I don't think it matters - I've never seen or heard of anyone breaking the shaft of the axle - it's always the joints that break. I have 2WD axles in my lifted wagon right now with no ill effects.

And there only $55 from www.cvaxles.com - which MANY board members recommend as the best. I don't think I would trust anything but theirs, or a new one from the dealer.


#5 Rooinater


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Posted 16 December 2003 - 05:28 PM

they are the same left and right. 1980 to 1989 4x4 hatch's axles, 80 to 1984 4x4 wagons, gen 2 brats. or in other words all ea81, no turbo, 4wd cars use the same front axles.

reman's are sold at all respectable parts stores. also www.cvaxles.com
granted i won't buy from them anymore. because i got 2 bad shafts from them. everyonelse seems to get good axles from them except me. local lifetime warranties are the better bet anyways. no shipping involved. and i tend to screw up front axles. so it's more convienent to go to the parts store to return. then ship them across the us.

same with the front strut s are all interchangeable on ea81 4wd. and i believe all if not most of the front suspension.
i have one hatch steering knuckle. and hatch struts on my wagon. just because that's what i found at the time. and it's all interchangeable.

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