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911 struts on 914 A arms?

If I set the 911 struts on my '74 914 A-arms (ball joint) will it be very apparent they fit or don't fit correctly? I was told I need to get 911 ball joints .

FYI..The 911 front end is from a '74.


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They will work no problem. The differences are at the top side of the ball joint where it attaches to the strut. The pinch bolt type is apparently prefferred. But your strut dictates which type ball joint is used. As far as new is concerned, if they are loose or have binding spots, then replace them.

The reason many change the control arm is so they can use the 911 torsion bar which has a different spline than the 914. And there is a wide variety of torsion bar choices in the 911.
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The 74 911s & 74 914s both use the "wedge bolt" attachment at the ball joint. My 80, 911 struts went right on, no probs.
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Hum,

Milt,

Every size that they have for a 911 they have for a 914. There is only one place that makes torsion bars for all these suppliers.

Sway-A-Way.

I like being told that I cant fit anything larger than a 23mm bar...

We run 26's if the car doesnt have coil overs.

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B, do you run 26's on production or lightly mod'ed cars, or just the tube frame sheridan monsters (or both)???

I haven't ordered my front bars yet...

Along the same lines I know you can get just about any rear spring you want but the main suppliers only list 180's or maybe 200's as the max. I have either 140's or 165's on the car now and some new 180's in a box but dunno what I want to run on the car.
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Chris, everything is coil over now (legal in the SCCA production and GT classes) so.. I run 23's in regular DOT tire'd 914's who wont see a GoodYear R430 slick.

As far as the rear goes. We run Eibach or H+R 2.5 inch ID springs. You can buy them in 25lb increments.

Normally run a 10 inch 2.5ID 175 spring for Laguna and a 200 for Thill (for comparison purposes) in a 4cyl 2.0 car with cage and adjustable Koni's.

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Milt,

Every size that they have for a 911 they have for a 914. There is only one place that makes torsion bars for all these suppliers.



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I guess I should be more clear. I was thinking of used bars that might come with a front suspension off a 911 instead of forking over three C-notes for new ones. As far as I know (and I know very little) 914s came with 17mm bars. So it's hard to get a used 21mm bar that fits the 914 spline whereas the 930s all had them. There might be a few piled up at the salvage yard.
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I gotcha... the cheap route.

I almost forgot about that path.

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