Rebuilding a ST185 front the front to the back!

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Rebuilding a ST185 front the front to the back!

Postby awdmofo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:04 am

about to remove the engine/trans this week. Noticed that the lower ball joint looked old, the sway bar end links also pretty beat up, and the shocks older than dirt. Since I have the axels out and the engine put I need suggestions for performance end links, quality ball joint, and anything else minor (besides going to coil overs, thats after I get the engine running) I should replace. I was thinking maybe the tie rods, maybe even control arms if there are performance ones?? Any help would be great. On a time crunch because I have to move in 3 weeks and I need her put back together then. :roll: :roll:
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Re: Rebuilding a ST185 front the front to the back!

Postby Kurt_st185_gt4 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:23 pm

awdmofo wrote:about to remove the engine/trans this week. Noticed that the lower ball joint looked old, the sway bar end links also pretty beat up, and the shocks older than dirt. Since I have the axels out and the engine put I need suggestions for performance end links, quality ball joint, and anything else minor (besides going to coil overs, thats after I get the engine running) I should replace. I was thinking maybe the tie rods, maybe even control arms if there are performance ones?? Any help would be great. On a time crunch because I have to move in 3 weeks and I need her put back together then. :roll: :roll:


As far as performance end links go. There's this european secret site.

http://www.gt4-racing.eu/index.php/toyota-celica-st185/front-sway-bar-links
http://www.gt4-racing.eu/index.php/toyota-celica-st185/rear-anti-rollbar-linksends

They also sell a bunch of poly mounts and bushings for our suspension and chassis components. For tie rod ends I bought two from rock auto from the brand Mevotech and I'm in the process of buying two ball joints from the same brand as well. They might not be the cheapest on the list but they have grease points on them which we never had from the factory so they can potentially last longer with regular greasing maintenance along with using a better grease than oem.
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Re: Rebuilding a ST185 front the front to the back!

Postby mx6er2587 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:10 pm

I have a few sets of stainless steel heim joint rear endlinks left over. $45shipped per set. If your interested let me know and I can send you some pictures. Don't have anymore fronts though.
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Re: Rebuilding a ST185 front the front to the back!

Postby awdmofo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:29 pm

Kurt_st185_gt4 wrote:
awdmofo wrote:about to remove the engine/trans this week. Noticed that the lower ball joint looked old, the sway bar end links also pretty beat up, and the shocks older than dirt. Since I have the axels out and the engine put I need suggestions for performance end links, quality ball joint, and anything else minor (besides going to coil overs, thats after I get the engine running) I should replace. I was thinking maybe the tie rods, maybe even control arms if there are performance ones?? Any help would be great. On a time crunch because I have to move in 3 weeks and I need her put back together then. :roll: :roll:


As far as performance end links go. There's this european secret site.

http://www.gt4-racing.eu/index.php/toyota-celica-st185/front-sway-bar-links
http://www.gt4-racing.eu/index.php/toyota-celica-st185/rear-anti-rollbar-linksends

They also sell a bunch of poly mounts and bushings for our suspension and chassis components. For tie rod ends I bought two from rock auto from the brand Mevotech and I'm in the process of buying two ball joints from the same brand as well. They might not be the cheapest on the list but they have grease points on them which we never had from the factory so they can potentially last longer with regular greasing maintenance along with using a better grease than oem.


Kurt thank you for the repose, I was looking at the Mevotech one but i've been out of the game for years and only know OEM/moog off hand for good quality. GT4 racing doesn't seem cheap but you have to pay to play right? :) thanks again.
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