suspension woes

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Terrence the Turtle
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My tercel:: 1984 4wd Wagon

suspension woes

Post by Terrence the Turtle » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:40 pm

so this may be way over any of us, but i just purchased a rough 89 mr2 gt(aw11). and i need to redo the suspension. I'm aware mr2 strut mounts can be used on a 4wd tercel(al25) but what about the other way around? i know i will have to drill a forth bolt hole for the mr2.

any help would be much appreciated.

and i apologize if i'm posting this in the wrong area.

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My tercel:: '84 Tercel4wd w/extensive mods
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Re: suspension woes

Post by Petros » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:19 pm

those parts are commom and not too costly, best use was is designed for that car. likely has them.

the front upper mounts can be interchanged, but the MR2 ones are 12mm (1/2") shorter, so either the MR2 will ride a half inch higher if you put in Tercel upper mounts, or a tercel will ride half inch lower if you install MR2 upper mounts.
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