Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
biffy1984

A series and B series axle differences

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Can anyone tell me the differences between the 2? I believe the A series axle is an inch narrower, can anyone confirm this?

Also, what diff fits in the A series axle? Can a 2 litre or 1.8 B series diff fit in an A series casing?

Edited by biffy1984
Typo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

A series is 5 cm narrower i think. I have a b axle in my A. Had to turn up shock absorber stiffness if i have much in the boot or the tyre can rub on arch if you hit a bump. 

Width aside, the axles are identical. 

(Except the 1.6N and smalled engined cars which had a different smaller axle)

Edited by Shug

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Shug said:

A series is 5 cm narrower i think. I have a b axle in my A. Had to turn up shock absorber stiffness if i have much in the boot or the tyre can rub on arch if you hit a bump. 

Width aside, the axles are identical. 

(Except the 1.6N and smalled engined cars which had a different smaller axle)

Oh perfect, A series axle is exactly what I need then! I need a narrower axle so the 9 inch back wheels can still turn should I burst an airbag👍🏻

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As shug says they are the same design just with different length tubes and halfshafts, think its 55mm difference from memory.

Damper mounts and trailing arm brackets are in the same place so that all lines up perfectly, can't remember if the panhard rod does though.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Am i right in saying you could essentially fit a A series axle to a standard or 400 kitted manta or ascona, cav! And run ridiculous offset! 

Surprised no one has done it! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...