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has anyone tried to modify or swap out the back suspension on their dodge caliber? i got a few ideas ill try to do see if it works out
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Is your Caliber the FWD (front wheel drive), or AWD (all wheel drive, four wheel drive)?

On my AWD, I've thought about eventually turning it into an electric car, with an electric motor mounted in the front, and attached to the driveshaft for the back wheels (RWD).

Unless, by then, I can find a '70s Blazer K5 to mount the Caliber body onto its 4脳4 frame. 馃榿馃懡

What are you thinking about changing?

A cantilever suspension looks like a fun project:

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has anyone tried to modify or swap out the back suspension on their dodge caliber? i got a few ideas ill try to do see if it works out
What changes are you considering?

Here is a post on the changes I鈥檝e made on my Caliber: Do the subframes have bushings where they interface with...
My next idea is to replace all the Caliber suspension components with the suspension from a Mitsubishi EVO X.

The chassis of both cars were co-developed and the EVO parts will bolt in.
seriously

im intrested what year ?




My next idea is to replace all the Caliber suspension components with the suspension from a Mitsubishi EVO X.

The chassis of both cars were co-developed and the EVO parts will bolt in.
seriously
The 2008+ Mitsubishi Lancer has suspension nearly identical to the Caliber and most/all suspension parts are interchangeable. This is good because there are several improved suspension parts marketed for the Lancer that will bolt right into the Caliber. See my link in post #3 above for examples.

The 2008+ Lancer EVO X has the same body suspension hookup points as the Lancer/Caliber, but some parts are different/better setup for the track.

If I ever came across a great deal on a wrecked but running EVO X, I'd try to talk my teammates into swapping the full EVO X 4WD drivetrain, engine and suspension into our Caliber.
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Better setup for the track; in what way?

Should I be interested in this swap with off-roading intentions?
Better setup for the track; in what way?

Should I be interested in this swap with off-roading intentions?
Patriot or Compass with FDII drivetrain swap for such application perhaps?
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well ill take photos of my current suspension im pretty sure all of them are failing at the moment but for the rear. the front been done
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I had a Dodge Shadow look like this soon after I drove it through Freeport, Texas and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Apparently, 1)Dodge doesn't float, and 2)Dodge doesn't like salt water.

I think all those affected parts on the Caliber are replaceable.

Does anyone know if we can sandblast (walnut blast?) these areas to find the extent of the damage? I'm wondering if welding some areas could be an option here.
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