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    Default ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    Hello people,
    Would somebody please give me some facts about the suspension for an ST185?
    Are they the same as the normal (non-widebody) to a widebody version?
    I believe it's not the same, considering the widebody has a wider stance and a bit more weight.
    I read an article that the widebody has inherited a stiffer spring to compensate for the changes.
    A friend of mine wants to buy a set of 2nd hand suspension from a normal ST185 to his widebody version and I don't want him to make a mistake.

    Thanks heaps to anyone who responds.

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    Default Re: ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    I am about 99.5% sure they are the same.

    The wide body has no wider track than the narrow body, just gets the big guards to swallow the wheels
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    Default Re: ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    As far as i have ever seen they are the same....the GrpA 185 has higher spring rates (well mine did anyways). However, when i did my 330mm brake upgrade kit there was a 3mm difference between the caliper offset between my widebody GrpA and the US narrow bodies. Only a small machining issue i sorted so never looked into the why's in detail.
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    Default Re: ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    I have owned both models simultaniously and can safely say that they are 100% identical.

    strut towers are identical as are the springs.

    cyas

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    Default Re: ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    Thanks for proving me wrong at least my friend won't be making a mistake.
    Thanks for all your help.
    It's great to belong in this group.

    Thanks Roundy (as always)
    Thanks Justen GT8
    and 100% thanks Warrior.

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    Default Re: ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    Hello again everyone,
    Another question regarding the similarities of ST184 and ST185.
    I came across a set of coilovers from an ST184 it's in very good nik and I was wondering if this would fit my ST185.
    Thanks again for anyone who have always been there.

    Regards
    Chris

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    Default Re: ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisGT4 View Post
    Hello again everyone,
    Another question regarding the similarities of ST184 and ST185.
    I came across a set of coilovers from an ST184 it's in very good nik and I was wondering if this would fit my ST185.
    Thanks again for anyone who have always been there.

    Regards
    Chris
    front are the same, however the rears are different. st185 springs are slightly shorter.

    Karl

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    Smile Re: ST185 widebody the same as normal ST185?

    Quote Originally Posted by warrior View Post
    front are the same, however the rears are different. st185 springs are slightly shorter.

    Karl
    Thanks very much Karl.
    I really appreciate it and a very fast response too.

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