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gtfourdreams
09-12-2013, 02:47 PM
anybody know if these things are compatible? I know the ST165 and ST185 have the same part numbers. ST205 has a different part number but I've seen posts saying they're very similar or identical by eye. Anybody installed ST205 trailing arms into a ST165/ST185?

48780A ROD ASSY, STRUT, REAR
48780‑20180 ST205

48780A ROD ASSY, STRUT, REAR
48780‑20030 ST165

48780A ROD ASSY, STRUT, REAR
48780‑20030 ST185

48780A ROD ASSY, STRUT, REAR
48780‑20030 SV25 --- (camry alltrac)

gtfourdreams
09-12-2013, 03:07 PM
did some searching at alltrac.net and only thing i could find was about the Camry Alltrac, so I'm going to assume it's close enough to ST165/ST185. anybody else have any thoughts?

http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=248926

I can now verify that a full ST205 rearend fits in a Camry Alltrac. This includes the subframe, lsd diff, axles, lateral links and trailing arms. I reused my stock hubs and struts (for now, at least). The rear track was increased by about 2", and the extra 2*-2.4* of camber was removed with camber bolts and set near stock at .75*.

Even with the stock 14" wheels and at stock height, the wheels fill out the wheel wells much better. The stock track was about 1" narrower in the rear and it is now about 1" wider.

-Charlie

METDeath
09-12-2013, 03:53 PM
I know on the FWD some people put sixth gen arms on the fifth gen, so I imagine it couldn't be much different than that process.

gtfourdreams
09-12-2013, 04:44 PM
I know on the FWD some people put sixth gen arms on the fifth gen, so I imagine it couldn't be much different than that process.

not that i don't believe you, but do you have any examples or threads that refer to this? so i can get some more information?

crymson
09-14-2013, 05:49 AM
Fifth to Sixth member conversion (http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?34935-HOWTO-Fifth-to-sixth-gen-suspension-member-conversion)

Those the right arms?

METDeath
09-14-2013, 08:14 PM
That is the thread I mentioned... I couldn't find it, but was also busy with work all the past week.

alltracman78
09-14-2013, 11:56 PM
Wrong arms in that thread.
The trailing arms are the ones that are front to back and stabilize the knuckle.

IIRC the ST205 ones are the same as the others.
But they may be slightly longer, I'm not positive. If they are they'll change the caster of the rear wheel.
I know the no 1 and 2 suspension arms [AKA rear LCAs] are slightly longer.