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Grand am rear
Friday, May 20, 2011 8:50 PM
Is it possible to swap the rear axle in a 97 cavalier over to a 98 Grand Am disc brake axle.


Raceaddict

Re: Grand am rear
Friday, May 20, 2011 9:42 PM
sure anythings possible, but save yourself the trouble and do the Neon disc swap


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Re: Grand am rear
Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:06 AM
Or the OP could just read the Sticky at the top of the forum about the IRS swap... and get the Grand Am rear IRS in addition to rear discs... which is indisputably, much better than just a set of Neon rear discs.



Re: Grand am rear
Saturday, May 21, 2011 2:40 PM
ture, but alot more work if hes just seeking disk brakes.



Re: Grand am rear
Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:36 PM
Spencer wrote:

ture, but alot more work if hes just seeking disk brakes.


Also very true. That swap costs a lot more than you would think and I have yet to see someone actually do it right. That being getting a custom coilover made for back there or finding a coil over from another car thats fits and doing the math to get the correct spring and get it re-valved.


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Re: Grand am rear
Sunday, May 22, 2011 6:44 AM
Spencer wrote:

ture, but alot more work if hes just seeking disk brakes.


No, he specifically asked about swapping the axle:

raceaddict wrote:

Is it possible to swap the rear axle in a 97 cavalier over to a 98 Grand Am disc brake axle.


The answer is yes, and the how-to is in the sticky at the top of the forum.

Leafy wrote:

Spencer wrote:

ture, but alot more work if hes just seeking disk brakes.


Also very true. That swap costs a lot more than you would think and I have yet to see someone actually do it right. That being getting a custom coilover made for back there or finding a coil over from another car thats fits and doing the math to get the correct spring and get it re-valved.


My swap cost me about $300 and I have no issues.. out of curiosity, what about my swap is not "right"?? I have a pair of N-body Eibach Pro-Kit springs in the back to match the pair of J-body Eibach Pro-Kit springs in the front.. so I'm matched in that respect. KYB N-body struts in the back too. If you want coilovers, use a pair of the rears from an N-body, I know they're out there.



Re: Grand am rear
Sunday, May 22, 2011 6:59 AM
N-body coil overs? I looked a while ago and didn't see any. Honestly the fact that no one has every built this setup for handling is not surprising since it would put you in some stupid class for auto-x. I'm tring to figure out a way to make it solidly mount to the trailing arm mounts and then user a stupid stiff spring to hold the subframe up into place do that it will be legal in street mod.


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2002 Chevy Cavalier LS Sport Coupe: In a Junk Yard
1995 Mazda Miata R-package Class=STR
Sponsored by: Kronos Performance

WPI Class of '12 Mechanical Engineering
WPI SAE Risk and Sustainability Management Officer
Re: Grand am rear
Sunday, December 23, 2012 5:49 PM
98 grand ams DO NOT have discs or were available with them.
Re: Grand am rear
Sunday, December 23, 2012 6:31 PM
98 grand ams have drum

why would anyone use neon brakes then since 98s have 5x100 bolt pattern



JBO since July 30, 2001
Re: Grand am rear
Sunday, December 23, 2012 8:31 PM
Why the eff did this even get bumped?


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