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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894379 posted 04/29/10 10:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi,
I did my search and from what I have read so far, most have used the bushing from their old rear
struts/shock from the galant vr4 or a 1g awd to convert the rear struts/shock from the evo. My question is, does the bushing really need to come from a galant vr4, 1g awd or even a ggsx? Can I just take an old rear strut/shock from a front wheel drive galant or eclipse? Thanks in advance.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894450 posted 04/29/10 01:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As long as the mounting design is identical to the GVR-4/DSM and will fit between the ears of the Evo strut I don't see why not.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894474 posted 04/29/10 03:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So, if the mounting design and bushing size fits between the evo shocks, it would be okay to use.
So it does not have to be from a gvr4 or any dsm? It could be from a toyota rear shock absorber for instance?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894480 posted 04/29/10 03:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah just make sure the inner diameter of the bushing will mount to the trailing arm on the GVR-4/DSM.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894536 posted 04/29/10 06:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I can confirm that the FWD rear bushing is not the same as the AWD piece that you need. When trying to hunt down some for my evo struts, a guy sent me some FWD bushings and they were a lot smaller than the ones that you need. They didn't fit in between ears of the strut.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894628 posted 04/29/10 10:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As Whoodoo says, you need the ones from an AWD car. Reason is, the inside diameter on the fwd is smaller & won't fit.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894649 posted 04/29/10 11:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Also to add I think the bushing inter piece is also a tapered cone shape as well. I think.... damn getting old and not worked on my car enough.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894690 posted 04/30/10 07:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^ As always more good info from here. Thanks a lot. I think this just made my junkyard run a little
more hard.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 894696 posted 04/30/10 07:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yes, it's tapered. All the 1g awd & gvr4's are.

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