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Advice on Installing EA82 control arms -> EA81

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#1 carfreak85


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:45 PM

So I've been told in the past that to fit EA82 control arms on my EA81, I would have to relocate the inboard lower control arm mounts.

Here are the old threads: http://www.ultimates...light=ea81 ea82

http://www.ultimates...light=ea81 ea82

Anyway, now I have a spare crossmember I can start fiddling around with. Can anyone tell me, by looking at the pictures below, in what direction and how far I would have to move the mount to fit EA82 lower control arms to my EA81? I don't really see where or how the mount could be moved except inwards.

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#2 bratman18



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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

jbbvw did this on his EA81 and did not have to move the control arm mounts. I would ask him. He explained a lot of it to me.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:45 PM

Dang... greeezy pizza. Making me hungry:slobber:

#4 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:05 PM

If I were doing it I would likely just shorten the control arms and also reinforce them at the same time. Kill two birds that way and don't have to mess with the x-member. Just cut out a slice in the straightest section - make it 1/8" more than what you need to remove. Then weld the two peices back together with a section of 1/8" flat bar inbetween to reinforce. Then fully box the ends for strength.


#5 TomRhere


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:11 AM

MilesFox has done this.

Do believe he said you cut the formed piece out from the inner area of the X-member, then reweld it to the outside on the rear of the x-member.

#6 ivantruckman


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:15 AM

you gonna eat that cardbord ?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:29 AM

I'm telling ya, contact jbbvw, he had all the answers for me! I hope he gets on and sees this thred

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