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  • S chassis spindle to strut bolt distance?

    Thinking about possibly using some S chassis parts on my SW20 if they fit. Can someone measure:

    1. The distance between the two 12 mm /14 mm bolts that hold to the strut to the spindle?

    2. Also the width of the spindle in that location (distance between mounting ears of strut bracket).


    Thanks!


    To add a pic of the bolts I'm talking about,

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  • #2
    I have a different mr2 buddy looking to try the same thing.

    I have some stock housings and i think one stock spindle that I can measure up for you. Give me a couple days to go find it all.


    Wilhelm Raceworks stuff is what I have been telling him to buy, but he doesn't want to spend the money.

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    • #3
      I can get you that info in a bit.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by e1_griego View Post
        I have a different mr2 buddy looking to try the same thing.

        I have some stock housings and i think one stock spindle that I can measure up for you. Give me a couple days to go find it all.


        Wilhelm Raceworks stuff is what I have been telling him to buy, but he doesn't want to spend the money.
        I've considered just welding onto some aluminum 8610/8611 M55 sleeves I've got sitting aside for this project, but if I can easily add spindle height adjust ability on the front for minor cost - why not?

        I'll probably end up welding something together for the rears, as it seems like the popular thing with MR2s is to go to the next longer damper to gain a little more droop I guess? I can always machine up an end cap, weld that on, and then weld on the spindle mounting ears and sway bar mounts with a (permanently retained) threaded spring perch for height adjustment. Or I could maybe make it work with a 8610-1463 shorter strut and do that, but I'm guessing it might be limited on droop.
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        • #5
          Bolt spacing ~61mm
          spindle width ~30mm
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          • #6
            Think that bolt spacing could actually just be 60 mm?

            Thanks for the measurements tho!
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            • #7
              I kept getting 60.8mm so I just rounded up. Possibility though. I'll double check tomorrow.
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              • #8
                Heres an OTS solution for using KONI 861X on the mr2.
                An auto x buddy of mine with an MR2 sent me this when we were talking about using the 8611's.

                https://wilhelmraceworks.com/koni-coilovers
                Custom Koni coilovers for SW20 MR2. Double adjustable race suspension.

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                • #9
                  I'm aware of Alex Wilhelm. Actually met him in person when I drove my MR2 across country after purchasing it. He makes nice stuff, but I figure if I can put together an arguably superior setup (double height adjustable fronts to precisely set the amount of travel before engaging the bumpstop), it's worth the effort IMO. Plus I've got some of my M55 threaded housings set aside, so that's a large part of the expense already covered.
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