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Old 09-02-2008, 21:39   #1
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CV axles same or different from 5/6 to 7/8/9

Are the front CV axles different for the 5/6 vs the 7/8/9? I assume they are, but if not that would be great.

Also, can I swap 7/8/9 front hubs on the car and use 7/8/9 axles? thanks
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Are the front CV axles different for the 5/6 vs the 7/8/9? I assume they are, but if not that would be great.

Also, can I swap 7/8/9 front hubs on the car and use 7/8/9 axles? thanks
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Front outer CV and shaft are different, hubs are different too

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Old 09-02-2008, 21:56   #3
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So is it possible to swap the hubs from a 7/8/9 to a 5/6? would you jhust have to use the outer cv joint on the 5/6 shaft? thanks
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So is it possible to swap the hubs from a 7/8/9 to a 5/6? would you jhust have to use the outer cv joint on the 5/6 shaft? thanks

Nope the later shafts are a bigger diameter, you may get away with swopping full shafts, hubs and struts, i dont know. Why would you wnt to do this?

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Old 11-02-2008, 18:49   #5
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the new hubs are stiffer as theyre forged, and theyre readily available in the US where as evo 5/6 ones arent. I know about the struts being different at the hub, but thats not a big deal. anyone else have this info? if the front hub/strut/axle will swap from a 7/8/9 into a 5/6?
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There's going to be another issue with the bottom balljoint, it's different on the later models. I'm not sure how it compares to the one on a 5 - you may be able to do something.

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So, can I go with the front control arms, hubs, struts and axles? I can easily find all that for cheap over here.
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You need evo6tme rs2 (gsr front arm the same?) front lower arm, balljoint of the evo7/8/9 reduced of 0.5mm in diameter with lathe machine and press into the arm.
The steering end rods is mounted upsidedown on the evo7/8/9 hub, a good machining workshop can solve the "cone" trouble.
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You need evo6tme rs2 (gsr front arm the same?) front lower arm, balljoint of the evo7/8/9 reduced of 0.5mm in diameter with lathe machine and press into the arm.
The steering end rods is mounted upsidedown on the evo7/8/9 hub, a good machining workshop can solve the "cone" trouble.
Shouldnt all the 5/6 front control arms be the same?
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they are not interchangable and the best way to resolve the problem. put the Evo 8 subframe on Mirage. then steering rack, transfer case and front suspension problems will be resolved.
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they are not interchangable and the best way to resolve the problem. put the Evo 8 subframe on Mirage. then steering rack, transfer case and front suspension problems will be resolved.
Uh, mirage? I have an actual evo 5... whats a mirage have to do with it? Can you elaborate? thanks
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Old 19-02-2008, 17:05   #12
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well... Mirage and EVO 4/5/6 share the chassis. The front half is very same and evo 7/8/9 use toatally different subframe and control arms. and different diameter axles knuckles and hubs. BTW, why do you want to upgrade to EVO 8 suspension system? I'm currently looking for EVO 5 if you are thinking about to sell the car, I'm the potential buyer lol
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They arent even close to the same chassis. they just have the same mounting points. evo chassis are usually 100-150% stiffer than the base chassis, or more.

No, im not wanting to sell. the new hubs are stiffer, have better geometry, and are available locally. good luck on your search for a 5, theres only ~5 in the country.
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Reviving this old thread.

Hey, RtsEVOIV, were you ever able to switch your car to modern Evo8 hubs in the front?

I need to replace my front hubs in an Evo6 and they are not readily available in Puerto Rico, like the Evo8 ones are.

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They haven’t logged in for 9 years so unlikely you will get a response.
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