|Originally posted by Will:|
Pontiac 6000 (and Chevy Celebrity, Olds Ciera & Buick Century) with JA2 brake package have 5x115 hub cartridges and are a bolt-in swap for '84-'87 Fiero parts. The rotors are ~10.25 x 1 vented.
They include larger 27 spline outer CV joints that plug right onto the stock Fiero manual transmission axles. They use the same ball joint and tie rod end as the '84-'87 Fiero.
Oh **** ... glad I clicked this link. This is excellent information.
I want to make sure I understand correctly. Since the rear suspension of the Fiero is actually the front suspension (more or less) of other cars, I can get the JA2 (I recall hearing about this years ago) package from say, an Olds Cutlass Sierra, and install that in the rear on my 87 Fiero?
Before I put my Fiero away in storage, I rebuilt the entire front end and went with the Grand Am slotted / cross-drilled rotor package with the larger calipers, and even the so called "big bore" brake master cyl that everyone was doing back in the day. It's all rebuilt, sitting in storage.
I haven't done the rear of the car yet, but I am collecting the parts. I was planning on just re-using the old rear disk brake configuration (though, everything is new). What "parts" do I need to get for the whole swap? As a reference, the car will be a 5-Speed manual.
So, is all I need from a JA2 is:
- Steering Knuckle (front of Cutlass Ciera for my rear)
- Wheel Hub + Bearing
- Brake Rotor
- Special Half-shaft? (can you explain this? Do I need one side from the Fiero, and another side from the Cutlass Ciera?)
- Anything else?