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Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap over

Postby gomulletgo » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:18 pm

Hi Guys,

I've searched, couldn't find what I'z looking for. There are threads "will this swap on to this" etc. example: http://www.clubisuzu.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=519

Perhaps we should create a FAQ master thread that has all the answers in it? So members can quickly see what it is possible to swap between vehicles.

For example I want to know if the lower wishbone / A arm will swap over from a First Gen Isuzu Bighorn appx 2.3 diesel to a 4wd Second Gen Isuzu (Faster) Pickup? I also want to know if the front hubs, axles etc swap over from a First Gen Isuzu Bighorn appx 2.3 diesel to a First Gen Isuzu Bighorn 2.8 4JB1-T?

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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby isuzurob » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:44 pm

1= think the arms are different not 100 percent though
2= no they dont fit hubs are smaller on 2.3 and cvs are tinny on 2.3
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby geeves » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:22 am

to fit your wagon anything from a pre 96 Mu (4 bolts in upper arm) Tie rods the same idler and steering box the same dont know about drag link
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby gomulletgo » Mon May 18, 2015 1:52 pm

Following on from this,

Are the power steering boxes the same between Isuzu Bighorn UBS55 and UBS69 ? What about the MU?

TIA :)
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby geeves » Mon May 18, 2015 3:44 pm

steereing boxes are the same
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby gomulletgo » Thu May 28, 2015 6:29 am

Thanks Geeves, based on what you said I just fitted a MU steering box to a UBS55 :)
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby geeves » Thu May 28, 2015 3:12 pm

I did the same on the old ubs55
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby Magro275 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:57 pm

The rear diffs between mu's, ubs55 and ubs69 manuals and with disc brakes are all the same too?
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby geeves » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:06 am

All Mus have the same diff mounting but UCS55 has a disc handbrake and the mount to the diff housing is smaller than the UCS69 which has the drum handbrake (which works) You could swap the entire diff housing to get the better rear brakes
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Postby Magro275 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:15 pm

Thanks Geeves. The rear bearings of my 1990 bighorn start to getting worn and i looking for second hand complete axle shafts. I find a 92 mu and a 96 bighorn from the wreckers and both have disc brakes like my bighorn. Both will fit?
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby geeves » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:28 pm

Short answer no they will not fit. Better to take the axles out and take them to your favorite mechanic who will be able to press the old bearing off and press new bearings on. Alternately the book says carefully cut the bearing most of the way through with a grinder cut off blade and give it a wack with a cold chisel. The bearings are cheap enough and all the second hand axles will have old bearings as well. Are they noisy or lots of play? They are a sealed bearing and should have a small amount of play.
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Postby Magro275 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:32 pm

they just play a bit but no noise. The wof guy says is not too bad for now, but have to be fixed for the next inspection
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby geeves » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:13 am

Next time go to a different mechanic. Job done. Where in chch are you?
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Re: Isuzu Parts Compatibility / Interchangeability / Swap ov

Postby isuzurob » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:18 pm

I have some ubs55 axles, can also fit new bearimg kits to them if you would prefer that
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