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Join Date: Mar 2003
Help Identify this Trailing Arm
I spotted a brand new Rear Trailing Arm on Ebay and thought I'd take a punt. As you can't buy the main rubber bush I could at least extract it from this one. It was described as a Drivers (Off Side) rear trailing arm. But I could see it wasn't. It was pictured upside down which might have confused the seller.
Having now got it I can see why it ended up as an Ebay item. The Part Number clearly attached in 2 places is 0051799868 which ePER states is an Off Side assembly for the 4 x 4 range. It's also stamped in the metal as 51855804 (but this may be a sub assembly stamp before welding)
If you look in the attached picture you will see it's a Near Side assembly. My Sportwagon is not a 4 x 4 but this unit looks identical. I can't see on the specs that the 4 x 4 has a different geometry so I'm guessing the 4 x 4 arm has to have some clearance issues.
So maybe this is really a Near Side 4 x 2? And can be used so that I have a new unrusty arm.
Anybody able to confirm?