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    Is there any suspension differences between the 2 and 4 door aspires? And the hubs have the same spline count between manual and auto right?
    Tyler

    91 Festiva, 5spd, B8 swapped, now for paint and suspension

  • #2
    Never messed with the suspension much, but Napa doesn't show different struts (front or back) between the 2 and 4 doors, all seem to use the same struts. As for the hubs, yes, they are the same. The only difference is the rotors and calipers. I bought the whole front assemblies off an auto Aspire once and about 3 years later finally got around to installing them but by that time the bearings were toast because they were sitting in the carport and water got in them so I didn't use them. I pulled everything off the auto hubs and picked up a good pair of manual hubs from the jy. Auto rotors and calipers bolted right up to manual hubs, no issues.
    No festiva for me ATM...

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    • #3
      Cool, that makes me happy ha. I see you have a Miata...drove one for the first time last night and they are sweet!! I'm 6'1" and 225 but I fit in it pretty well.
      Tyler

      91 Festiva, 5spd, B8 swapped, now for paint and suspension

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      • #4
        6'3" 220 here, and we took in on a 2000 mile roadtrip last august for our wedding and honeymoon, they aren't too small, just not much room for luggage in the trunk lol
        No festiva for me ATM...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ShagFestiva View Post
          Is there any suspension differences between the 2 and 4 door aspires?
          BTW, I can tell you firsthand that the 2000 & 2001 Kia front struts, springs & strut mounts are similar as well. I just installed a set into an Aspire with no modifications necessary.

          http://fordaspire.5.forumer.com/inde...=0&#entry47208

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          • #6
            Besides the obvious differences, the only main difference I know of between 2 and 4 door Aspires would be the gas tanks. The 2 door is the same unit used in FI Festivas while the four door tank won't work.

            Does anyone know if the e brake cables are the same between 2 and 4 door Aspires? I would guess they are the same, but I'm not sure.

            Karl
            '93GL "Prettystiva" ticking B3 and 5 speed, backup DD; full swaps in spring!
            '91L "AquaMutt" my '91L; B6 swap/5 speed & Aspire brakes, DD/work car
            '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, salvage titled, waiting for repairs...
            '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX; needs overhauled
            '89L "Muttstiva," now a storage bin, future trailer project

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Safety Guy View Post
              Besides the obvious differences, the only main difference I know of between 2 and 4 door Aspires would be the gas tanks. The 2 door is the same unit used in FI Festivas while the four door tank won't work.

              Does anyone know if the e brake cables are the same between 2 and 4 door Aspires? I would guess they are the same, but I'm not sure.

              Karl
              I might be able to measure the e-brake cables on both. I'm guessing something in it would have to be longer because of the extended wheelbase.

              Also, the 2-doors all had manual steering, while 4-doors could come with power steering. But that really is the only other major thing that I know of under the car.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Aspire View Post
                I might be able to measure the e-brake cables on both. I'm guessing something in it would have to be longer because of the extended wheelbase.

                Also, the 2-doors all had manual steering, while 4-doors could come with power steering. But that really is the only other major thing that I know of under the car.
                I think my 1995 2-door Aspire SE has P/S; I'll check tmw.
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                • #9
                  The 4 door automatics have stiffer springs than the 2 door manual or 4 door manual.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TominMO View Post
                    I think my 1995 2-door Aspire SE has P/S; I'll check tmw.
                    Oops, nope I don't have P/S.
                    90 Festy (Larry)--B6M (Matt D. modified B6 head), header, 5-speed, Capri XR2 front brakes, many other little mods
                    09 Kia Rondo--a Festy on steroids!

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                    • #11
                      All of my 2 door Aspire haven't had PS. My current 97 does and is very nice to have!
                      91 rusty Festiva 260k

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ericsmith32 View Post
                        All of my 2 door Aspire haven't had PS. My current 97 does and is very nice to have!

                        Yeah, they don't put the PS in the 2 doors & when the strut mounts start to get old it takes a lot of muscle to turn the wheel.

                        That's why I installed the Kia strut mounts; they have roller bearings instead of bushings...at slow speeds, I can whip the car around with a lot less effort.

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                        • #13
                          I just put the 2-door & 4-door emergency brake cables together...if anyone cares...the 4-door is about an inch longer & has a different type of mounting system for routing next to the gas tank.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Aspire View Post
                            Also, the 2-doors all had manual steering, while 4-doors could come with power steering.
                            I Want to add that I think P/S was only an Option on 4 Door Automatic Transmission Equipped Aspires Only? but I may be Wrong

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                            • #15
                              Aspire wrote:

                              "I just put the 2-door & 4-door emergency brake cables together...if anyone cares...the 4-door is about an inch longer & has a different type of mounting system for routing next to the gas tank."

                              Thanks Aspire! Good to know.

                              Karl
                              '93GL "Prettystiva" ticking B3 and 5 speed, backup DD; full swaps in spring!
                              '91L "AquaMutt" my '91L; B6 swap/5 speed & Aspire brakes, DD/work car
                              '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, salvage titled, waiting for repairs...
                              '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX; needs overhauled
                              '89L "Muttstiva," now a storage bin, future trailer project

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