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#1 subiemech85

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 12:51 AM

what was the size for the ea82 flaps that were to protect the drive shaft boots

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 01:03 AM

the ones that hang from the car?

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 11:20 PM

yes, the little black rectangles that have two holes
I have no flaps, but want to make some

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 01:59 AM

I've never seen or heard of these flaps of which you speak. Could you explain just where they are and how they work?

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 02:49 AM

I think they are attached to the rear suspension, and about 4in square. They are supposed to protect the rear axle inner DOJ. And sorry, no. I'm not crawling under my car to measure it.
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Posted 12 January 2004 - 10:59 AM

I have seen the mounts for them, but never actually seen the flap. Maybe I will have to look a little hrder next time I'm at the yard.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 11:42 PM

does anyone know the sizes for the inner and outer flaps, nearest 1/4in.?
are they available for the front?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 11:53 PM

There's no need to make them exact - in fact the Aussies often enlarge them to better protect the boots while off-roading.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 12:16 AM

The manual doesnt show them on the suspension, so they must be on the body.
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:00 AM

They are only on EA-81 4wd cars, i've never seen them on a EA-82

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:05 AM

There on my RX and there on the Turbo wagon. But the rx ones are after market but I think the mounting brackets are factory.
I don't know the size but I will be under the car tomorrow and i'll check for ya, unless someone else figures it out.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:22 AM

Robs right, they are about 4 inches square, I don't have a tape measure right now though, so I couldn't be exact. For those that have never seen em before, you can see em in this picture:
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There is one on the far left, you can see a little of it, the one just to the left of the diff, and the one on the far right (the T on the tire is pointing at it.) They attach to the torsion tube on the EA81's, but I have seen em on 4WD EA82's too.

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 12:11 AM

super, did you check size?

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 01:13 AM

Wow, what a great idea!

I never was sure just what the heck those brackets were for. Maybe I'll make some up.

Does anybody know if these things actually work? I would imagine that they would at least prevent damage from branches and small debris that gets flung up from time to time.

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 02:05 AM

Oops! I figured sense the pic of it was posted like 10 minutes after I said that, that the question was answered. :o If u make something up like 5" x 4" it would work wouldn't it?

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 12:36 PM

As GD was saying, some Aussi's have made big rubber flaps to protect their boots from trail and rock damage. I myself have never ripped a healthy boot on rocks or logs but maybe I haven't tried hard enough. I guess I almost trashed an axle once but my mustache bars hit the log first. I bet flying rocks from gravel roads are the main reason for the OEM flaps.
Here's the flap pics that are on http://www.subaclub.com./ (in the "tech" section.)
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Posted 17 January 2004 - 02:44 PM

okay - now go forth and be fruitful and gain some rubberized mudflap material and some scissors and awl's cut, puncture and bolt 'um up folks.

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 11:14 PM

proboably going to cut up a junk tire from a pug
wide baler belting would work, convenient sizes




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