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Caution - A bit photo intensive J

I just couldn’t wait to take a wheel (or two) off and take some photos of the Encores Drivetrain & suspension. Once again, my wife asked “what are you doing to my car” to which I quoted from the first Dirty Harry movie “I gots to know”

I Took some 125 shots so far, some parts I recognize, some I surely don’t. Always nice to inspect & clean the under carriage when it’s brand new. I did treat a few exposed metal parts with Permatex Extend, just cause. – Time will tell if it really matters.

Here are just a few should you ever wonder…
What size wheels do we have:



Is there anything protecting the Gas Tank:


What does the Drive Shaft U-Joint look like:


Is there a drain plug for the Rear End Differential and how is the Diff attached to the Frame:


What does the Engine Oil Drain look like:


What does the Rear End Differential look like:



Are the front Sway Bars Links Metal? (Sonics are plastic)


How does the Front Sway Bar loop over the Drive Shaft? (and why???)


What does the Front Drive Shaft Look like:


How about the Front “A” Arm & Hub:


Flex Tube on the exhaust:
 

NormT

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Keep them coming! Maybe they'll make a sticky of this thread and we'll add torque bolt specs down the road.

I love the crash bar around the gas tank, like we'd go off road with our AWDs? :)

Is the wheel the same bolt pattern as the Sonic?

What is the diameter of the exhaust?

Are those painted calibers on the Sky?
 
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08Bluesky

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Though I’ve yet to swap them, it looks like the bolt patterns are the same 5-105 on the Sonic & Encore. (may yet buy a winter set)

Did not yet measure the exhaust, I just know it’s round J - I try to only replace what rots out and ever since my 84 Fiero with the ?beginning? of Stainless Exhausts, I’ve not had to touch one.

Yes that’s “go-fast” Red Caliper Paint on the Sky’s Brakes J
Are you also on Skyroadster forum? – for it’s a great community.
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NormT

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I figured the bolt pattern might be similar.

I spend modt of time at Kappaperformance but on all three forums including Solstice.
 
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