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#1 shanonsf

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Posted 23 December 2003 - 10:15 PM

hey all,

building up nerve to do a 5spd conversion and have some Q's
BTW: 82 GLW w/ EA81 w/ all the bits

1) Clutch assembly, is there a preferred clutch/flywheel set up?

#2 Qman

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Posted 23 December 2003 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 03:21 AM

ust the clutch for the trans, and the flywheel for the trans that you are using. bellhousing grind, the rest of the common info....

take a peek under half of the boards' rides............

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 10:56 AM

thx miles,

but didn't completely understand your reply.

use an EA81 clutch and flywheel or a basic EA82 clutch & flywheel?
and bit of grind on the bell housing.....
take a peek under half the boards rides (gallery?)

what axle/spline set ups did you guys use?? stock EA81?

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#5 Qman

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 10:58 AM

Read the article I posted. It will answer the questions you have.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 11:31 AM

thx Q,

EA82 clutch & flywheel, check.

I didn't see anything regarding CV/axles & splines....are the stock ea81 CVs compatable..? I thought the 5spd had a different spline count.

i got a custom set of CVs that the original 'pioneer' used on his set-up (from donor car). he also put in ea82 frt brakes. is that why he had the custom axls done. Do I have to convert the frt brakes to ea82 also to complete conversion or was that just another 'upgrade'?

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 11:58 AM

Yup the EA-81 axles will work with the five speed.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 12:40 PM

thx all,

learning here,

I have the full time RX 5spd D/R w/ ctr dif & LSD.
I believe the splines ARE different in which I will have to go the with custom axle set up & EA82 steering knuckles & brakes.......

didn't know that there are different configurations of 5spds

thx again
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Posted 24 December 2003 - 12:48 PM

You should use the search function - it will answer ALL your questions.

EA82T trannies have 25 splines - regular are 23.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 05:31 PM

hey when austin and I did his 5spd convo we used the ea81 flywheel and a ea82 clutch

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 07:38 PM

You can use either flywheel - you just have to use the proper PP that goes with it. You need the clutch disc that has the right spline count for the tranny. It's prefereable to use the EA82 flywheel and PP because this allows use of the EA82T or even the XT6 PP which is stronger.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 08:19 PM

Hey GD,

the EA82T presure plate is the same as the EA82 4wd presure plate.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 08:33 PM

thx folks

sounds like i should find/source a XT6 (EA82 4wd) clutch kit and PP. Anyone have thiws stuuf lying arounf per chance??

might need the flywheel too............

props all!!
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Posted 24 December 2003 - 09:08 PM

The XT6 PP is different then the EA82 PP

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 09:38 PM

could you get the flywheel re-drilled to fit the XT-6 PP or it the plate to big for the flywheel?

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 10:14 PM

It can be used one way or another - either with an EA82 flywheel or an XT6 flywheel. Qman has one in his Brat.

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Posted 25 December 2003 - 09:38 AM

since you are using the ea81 motor, the ea82 flywheel is what you will use, but you will have to grind away metal on the bottom of the engine bellhousing, to allow room for the teeth on the flywheel. you will use the ea81 flywheel bolts, although smaller in dia. than the holes themselves. but the flywheel wiss center on the crankshaft anyway

you winn also be required to use the ea82 clutch disc and pressire plate to the transmission you are using

its possible to use the ea81 flywheel, the pressure plate will bolt up either way, but the ea82 clutch disc(which you must use) may be too big for the ea81 flywheel.

search around, its all over the board. but anything you dsont find, just ask

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Posted 25 December 2003 - 05:44 PM

When searching for the axle information use Bratsrus1 as the user to search by. Some of his recent posts talk about the custom axles he ordered from cvaxles.com.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 03:03 PM

hey all

sounds like the 4wd EA82 clutch & PP are the way to go.
Kinda confused, how is the XT6 kits & PP different?

Ideally, which is best and most compatable?

thx all-
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Posted 26 December 2003 - 03:48 PM

EA82 flywheels are the most plentiful. Clutches should run $100.-125.

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 04:05 PM

the xt6 uses a lighter flywheel and a stronger pressure plate. but that and ea82 fits the same

i will be using an ea82 flyeheel and pressure plate with my xt6 transmission




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