Quick question re GT/GTA brake upgrade to a std 156
As above some quick questions for those who have done this or seen it done.
I have at facelift '03 156 1.9 JTD Sportwagon.
I have acquired from a 2010 3.2GT; front uprights, 330mm brembo calipers, rotors and pads, bolts etc. The car had only 13K on it when broken. My brakes are due for changing although more importantly I need to change out a damaged lower ball joint so will refresh the suspension again (my car is now on 134miles)
I have original 17" GTA teledials for clearance, and they're lovely looking things.
I have purchased new front wheel bearings/carriers as I will have to either reuse and refit my original hubs to the GT uprights to accept my drive shafts and I understand that removing the hubs from the bearings essentially destroys/seperates the bearing.
Two quick questions.
1. I have been told, but can't find any info online; that I will also need GT/GTA tie rods/steering arms? I'd really like to understand if this is correct, as I don't want the car off the road when I swap it all over for want of an extra part.
2. Does anybody know if the hubs from a 2litre twinspark or JTS are the same (splines, shaft thickness, etc.) as the 1.9JTD?
If so I can assemble the entire new upright without removing anything from my car. Australia never recv. the JTD whereas there are plenty of dead petrol 156 I can source a pair of hubs from to save time disassembling mine if the hub is identical (my internet sleuthing is not qualitative)
03 1.9JTD8v Sportwagon +GTA teledials for the win!!
Last edited by craig_m67; 20-07-16 at 03:16.