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The bearings in my 83 Brat are shot, and the subaru shop nearby wants sonewhere close to 350$ to replace them so I was wondering If I couldn't just replace the whole trailing arm with one from a low mileage car at the junkyard. My real question is if I could replace it with one from an rx or something with disc brakes. would this work? what would I need to do the swap, other than the trailing arm? Or should I just go for another ea81 and swap over the rear discs? Thanks.

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Hey Jibs This is Jerry, the EA81 cars will fit but the EA82 cars won't fit they are to long. Yes get another trailing arm from a EA81 car and at the same time get the rear disc off of the EA82 and do the swap. Thanks Jerry

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I have a complete ea-82 rear assembly from disc to disc with callipers, it's very clean and tight, CV's are in great condition. 3.9 gears. Yours for $100, I can even deliver if you are semi-local. I'm in Portland, OR. 503-784-3437

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Dont waste your time with EA82 stuff Jibs. The rear disk brakes will bolt up to EA81 trailing arms and it will be alot easier to work with EA81 stuff.

 

Any rear trailing arm from any 4WD EA81 wagon, hatch or sedan (even brat) will work. I would look for something in the 1986 range at the yard, to ensure the lowest of miles.

 

-Brian

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