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Evo 5 or FTO front arms on a Gen2?
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Author:  Samurai Blues [ 27 Dec 2016 01:30 ]
Post subject:  Evo 5 or FTO front arms on a Gen2?

Hi guys. looking for some advice; hope you good lads can help.

I am looking to do a 5lug conversion on my Gen2. I was really thinking of the aluminum front arms off an Evo 5 and RS brakes.

Now its a given that the front track will be wider, can anyone tell me how much wider? And if anyone has side by side pics of a Gen2 front LCA and an Evo LCA would be awesome. Also can anyone who has done it before share with me if it alters the wheelbase of the car? I was wondering if it does does change the position of the front wheels, so much so that the wheels doesnt sit center in the front fender?

Author:  loz [ 27 Dec 2016 21:43 ]
Post subject:  Re: Evo 5 or FTO front arms on a Gen2?

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Track will come out about 8mm per side from memory.

Wheelbase wasn't any different to the eye, maybe a few mm at most.

The steel arms are evo 2 but should be same dimension as gen 2

Author:  Samurai Blues [ 28 Dec 2016 05:48 ]
Post subject:  Re: Evo 5 or FTO front arms on a Gen2?

loz wrote:
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Track will come out about 8mm per side from memory.

Wheelbase wasn't any different to the eye, maybe a few mm at most.

The steel arms are evo 2 but should be same dimension as gen 2


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i found this pic somewhere. afew mm would be enough to push the front wheels off center :(

seriously, any performance benefits? Apart from the added strength of the components, i am not sure if they any lighter than factory arms, maybe even heavier. Also not sure if the new ball joint will make a difference?

Author:  BoomRS [ 27 Apr 2017 07:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Evo 5 or FTO front arms on a Gen2?

The biggest advantage is the Castor change, which visually will push the wheels towards the front of the arch.

Author:  Cameron [ 09 Jan 2018 15:49 ]
Post subject:  Re: Evo 5 or FTO front arms on a Gen2?

Correct the Caster change is significant, EVO 6 arms being the largest, i run Racefab EVO 6 arms on my CJ Mirage, i cant run guardliners now as the front wheels (205/50/15) touch the front of the guard liner when the wheels are straight :D

All EVO 1-6 arms bolt in, EVO 4-6 arms you need to change the kunckles and you can get a short sway bar link and run to the arm rather than the long one to the shock (which makes quite a difference)

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