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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:00 pm 

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Shocks and springs?

While there could have been special sway bars, the torsion beam rear axle would be a substantial variation and I'm guessing same as base model.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:15 pm 
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The front sway bars were different

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:43 am 
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I believe USA '85-86 had different rear end set up.

Yes, front sway bars are thicker, as well as the strut rod bushings ID not interchangeable with N/A versions.
The rest is pretty much the same.
Several versions of spring rate available, aftermarket mainly in AU and Europe for 1.3 GT,
as well in USA for AC equipped cars (additional weight). Custom spring set is best bet but
runs $100 per spring, send a sample in, front and rear and request % change to your spec.
Whiteline makes a solid bushing for rear arms last I checked, picked up a set last year.
Poly bushings available for front mount sway bar bushings easily available online,
just measure swaybar OD and Google or Ebay it. Be sure to get a stout housing bracket,
as I've had the aftermarket ones crack and break, most likely to find Energy components
through Jegs, Summit or other online sellers, shop around for best price.
Custom solid panhard rod, adjustable will run you buck, buck fifty or so from any good
custom manufacturer, lighter materials will cost more, plus bushings.
There's been many coil over conversions posted here, pillow ball mount, etc.
sky's the limit....get creative. Tire/rim combos are huge upgrades for suspension as
well, but don't get stupid. This is now, right fabricator, cash, you get whatever you want.
Just do the research and be specific, and well... the trial and error. Ugh

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:06 am 
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front wheel bearing are different

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