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 Post subject: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:39 pm 
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Right well know the issue of the rear toe arms bending like a banana under load. My solution:

1. Check your local wreckers for a match that is close. 88-92 Mazda MX6 is a close match.
2. Burn out the bushing from the the Mazda and Suzuki toe arms.
3. Cut off the brake lines bracets on the Suzuki arm.
4. Weld the Suzuki brackets to the Mazda arm making sure to have them facing the right way
5. Clean and repaint the Mazda toe arms
6. Clean the Suzuki crush tubes as they will be reused.

At this stage they should look like this:


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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:42 pm 
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Stage two will be to set the crush tubes and fill with poly urethane, all up it should cost me just over $100.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:05 pm 
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Went back to the wreckers today to see if I could find a better set of toe arms and i did. I think they are off a early 90s Mazda 323 sedan. They are a lot beefier that the MX6 units, they only required a touch with the angle grinder and to have the bracket line brackets welded.

The suzi bolts have about 1-2m play in the crush tubes, but this should not be a problem when the nuts are tightened.

Below pics of the arm pre and post modification.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:14 pm 
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good work =D> =D> =D> =D>
but what do they do???

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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Just a guess here but I'm assuming its for use with a wheel alignment machine?

It adjusts the rear toe or your wheels.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:29 pm 
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Correct.. But reason for change is because the suzuki ones are pissy weak!

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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:26 pm 
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The toe bars with the brake line bracket welded and fitted. I did need to make sleeves as the Mazda crush tubes were about 2mm bigger internally. I ended up bending some radiator hose clamps around the bolts, a little bit of blood an filing later the fit perfectly.

Total cost $46
- Mazda toes arms $36
- Welding on the brake line brackets $10


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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:40 am 
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MX6 control arms filled with poly urethane and finished.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:10 pm 
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any chance you would make another set :)

im re-doing my entire setup and would love some adjustment at the back

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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
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I went to the wreckers the other day and had a look around at all the fwd cars with adjustable toe arms and came across the ae101 corrolla arms as an alternative as they look a little nicer but will need to be shortened by 70 mm easy enough if you decent welding skills

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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:59 pm 
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Pauly wrote:
I went to the wreckers the other day and had a look around at all the fwd cars with adjustable toe arms and came across the ae101 corrolla arms as an alternative as they look a little nicer but will need to be shortened by 70 mm easy enough if you decent welding skills


Here is a list of rear toe arm that only require a little modification:
Mazda MX6
Mazda 323
Possibly early 90's Nissan Pintara

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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:09 pm 
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instead of starting another thread i thought i might ask here.

does anyone know the size if the bolts that hold the rear toe arms?
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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:43 pm 
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If I remember correctly M12x1.25, length of the inner ones is 85mm.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY GTi rear toe arms
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:42 pm 
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thanks AleksandarSSGti

im thinking of making a set of toe arms myself but using heim joints same as the ones found in the suzitech ones.

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