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Old 04-16-2019, 08:32 AM   #1
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So I have a ej255 to go into my 95lx and I'm having some confusion on cross members and sway bars.

I've heard GD crossmembers work but I've also heard only wagon ones work as well. Also heard that notching crossmembers works for some people but not others. Just looking for a definitive which GD cross member will work and I'm okay with swimming control arms. I might just notch mine for the time being until the swap is ready as I have everything to turbo the 2.2.

Also what sway bars would be used with the GD crossmember.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:43 AM   #2
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Any turbo gd crossmember will bolt in, iirc for complete subframes the sedan width is wider by like a few MM or something so most people spring for the wagon for a perfect fit. I had complete gd sedan subframes on my car for years and it was fine, the wider stande actually looked better than the stock gc stance. If you use a gd subframe with gc control arms you have to put washers/shims to fit the larger mounts
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If you use a gd subframe with gc control arms you have to put washers/shims to fit the larger mounts
Do you happen to know if I'll need shims if I use GD LCA's?
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If you use GD control arms they will fit fine, because theyre designed to work with a gd crossmember
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The GD Control Arms are a better fit for the crossmember but they change the overall track width of the car. You'd need early GD (02/03) front axles and a sedan sway bar to match the width. And that's all true except for OP. The early GC's had a different spline count on both trans and the hub side vs the GD axles.

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So there are no axles that will work with the trans or his hubs that would allow for the .5" wider track.

Sway bars correspond to the track width. You would need turbo wagon sways to keep with the stock GC track and sedan stuff to fit with the wider.

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Another option for the control arms that I was just enlightened to is that you can run GD inner LCA bushings so that you don't have to shim the LCAs.

Selection of a crossmember is limiting from here in which steering rack you can run without modification.

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So I just bought a 03 jdm 6 speed swap and it comes with most the stuff I'll need minus the LCA. So it looks like I'll have to get those and I should be good to go
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The GD Control Arms are a better fit for the crossmember but they change the overall track width of the car. You'd need early GD (02/03) front axles and a sedan sway bar to match the width. And that's all true except for OP. The early GC's had a different spline count on both trans and the hub side vs the GD axles.

Axle Spline Count - NASIOC

So there are no axles that will work with the trans or his hubs that would allow for the .5" wider track.

Sway bars correspond to the track width. You would need turbo wagon sways to keep with the stock GC track and sedan stuff to fit with the wider.

gd wagons have the same track as the gc's. If you use a gd crossmember you need gd wagon control arms or shim the gc ones.
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