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Transverse Link

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Category: Front Axle And Front Suspension

Sometimes called a "lower control arm" (LCA), the transverse link is the lower suspension member. The Tension Rod (castor rod) bolts to it, as do the Ball Joints. The inner end of the LCA bolts to the front Crossmember.

Also see Front_Suspension

Contents

Overview

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The inner end of the LCA bolts to the front Crossmember:
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Swaybar link bolts to the LCA
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B310 and late 1200 LCA are identical
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With B310 Ball Joints, the B310 Knuckle Arm fits, which will bolt to most Datsun-Nissan struts such as Stanza, 280ZX, etc.

Bushings: Stock vs Poly comparo
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Racing

Racing heim joints on LCA
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Upgrading

Late 1200 vs Early 1200

Later utes used the H85 LCA, *same as B310*. This started in 1975 October.

B310/A10

B310 (Sunny/210) LCA and A10 (Violet/Stanza) LCA are the same. Also same as late (1976 and up) 1200 and 120Y. They can be swapped with earlier B110 if used as a set (LCA + Balljoint + Tension Rod).

See discussion Negative Camber

Stanza balljoints increase the track ~32mm -- too far to be registered in ACT.

per side
+8mm strut/hub offset
+8mm ball joint offset

Some say it increases track ~50 mm.

See Ball Joint Comparison
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B310 vs B110 lower arms

As for the lower arms, they are indeed the same length. With the exception of the diameter of the bolts which hold the ball joint to them ...they are the same. However the [B]310 arms are made of a slightly heavier construction, so it would be a toss up between strength verses weight, when chosing which arms to use.

Utes ... use the bigger bolts like the [B]310's.

A14force

Backfire said the ball joint bolt pattern is smaller in B110 vs B310.

late ute ball joints (left) to stanza ball joints
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Both fit late 1200 or Stanza/B310 LCAs. Depending on how much track you want.

The Stanza/B310 ball joint uses a larger diameter taper than B110.

Nissan Competition

10MM longer for increased negative camber

See Racing_Suspension_System#B310

Custom

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Lengthening

Also See Camber#Lengthened_LCA

Adjustable LCA provides for lengthening/shortening
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Mad Dat

The Maddat unit is adjustable for changing track. Or in case you want to change camber and don't have Camber Tops.

Product No - LCA1200 1200 Adjustable Lower Control Arms (Mark II). Increase wheel track or camber angles by fitting these. Tig-welded with plenty of adjustment available. New polyeurethane bushes.
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Product LCA1200B Billet Adjustable Lower Control Arms. BILLET 6061 ALUMINIUM control arms with superior strength over standard pressed steel parts. Duel sway bar link pin mount holes. Chrome molly TIG welded adjustable T Bar. Supplied with new bushes. Can be adjusted shorter or longer than standard arms. Will Suit Stanza, Sunny, 120Y and 1200
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Part Numbers

NOTE: All parts are identical for 1971-1973 models (including sedan, coupe, wagon and truck).

  • 54110-H1060 Transverse link ass'y R.H (formerly H1000)
  • 54111-H1060 Transverse link ass'y L.H (formerly H1000)
  • 54131-H1000 transverse link bushing $10.83 USD

These parts also fits 1973-1975 B210 w/A12 engine.


Early LCA uses these for Ball Joints:

40160-H1000 BALL JOINT ASS'Y-lower 
fastening ball joint to knuckle arm
 08911-44210 NUT
fastening ball joint to LCA
 40178-H1000 BOLT "A" 2 (1 per side)
 40179-H1000 BOLT "B" 6 (3 per side)
 08911-60810 NUT (6) M8 High, medium carbon steel
 08915-13810 WASHER-lock (8) M8 Spring lock medium

On each side, 3 long bolts with nuts are used. The fourth bolt is shorter, and screws into the Tension Rod.
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1974-up B120 Truck

54100-H8500 ARM ASSY-LOWER RH 7712-8503
 superceded 54100-H7400* ARM ASSY-LOWER RH 7510-7711
54110-W5851 ARM ASSY-LOWER RH 8504-
54101-H8500 ARM ASSY-LOWER RH 7712-85037510-7711
 superseded 54101-H7400* ARM ASSY-LOWER LH 
54111-W5851 ARM ASSY-LOWER RH 8504-

Late LCA uses this ball joint:

40160-H7400 JOINT ASSY-BALL LOWER (2) 7510-
fastening ball joint to knuckle arm
 40177-H7400 NUT
fastening ball joint to LCA
 54480A outer tension rod bolt
  40178-H7400 BOLT 7510- (2)
 54480B inner tension rod bolt
  40179-H7400 BOLT 7510-7711 (4)
  40179-W5000 BOLT 7712- (4)
  08915-13810 WASHER M8
  08911-10810 NUT M8
 40160B outer ball joint bolts
  40179-H7400 BOLT 7510-7711 (2)
  40179-W5000 BOLT 7712- (2)
  08915-14010 WASHER M10
  08911-64010 NUT M10


B210 JAPAN

54100-H1060 LINK ASS'Y-transverse with bushing (R.H.)
54101-H1060 LINK ASS'Y-transverse with bushing (L.H.)
40160-H1000 BALL JOINT ASS'Y-lower, front suspension
 08911-42210 NUT [castle]
 40178-H1000 BOLT (2)
 40179-H1000 BOLT (6)
 08911-60810 NUT (6) M8
 08915-13810 WASHER-lock (6) M8
B211 A12S + A14 (from 75-12) + B210 VAN (from 75-10)
54100-H7400 LINK ASS'Y-transverse with bushing (R.H.) -7711
54100-H8500 ARM ASSY-LOWER RH 7712-
54101-H7400 LINK ASS'Y-transverse with bushing (L.H.) -7711
54101-H8500 ARM ASSY-LOWER LH 7712-
40160-H7400 BALL JOINT ASS'Y-lower, front suspension
 40177-H7400 NUT [castle]
 40178-H7400 BOLT (2)
 40179-H7400 BOLT (6)
 08911-60410 NUT (8) M10
 08915-14010 WASHER-lock (8) M10
B310 JAPAN
54529
54100-H8500 ARM ASSY-LOWER RH B310
54530
54101-H8500 ARM ASSY-LOWER LH B310

B310 use one LCA, but two different ball joints. The parts catalog is ambiguous on usage.

40160-H7400 JOINT ASSY-BALL LOWER RH [short type]
 S,K A12S,A13S
 Van
 40177-H7400 NUT [castle]
40160-W5000 JOINT ASSY-BALL LOWER RH [long type]
 S,K.A14,A15
 Wagon [W=Sunny California from introduction Jan 1979-]
 40177-W5000 NUT [castle]
40178-H7400 BOLT (2)
40179-W5000 BOLT (4 OR 6)
08911-60410 NUT (8) M10
08915-14010 WASHER-lock (8) M10
A10 Japan
54101-H8500 LH 7712-
54111-W5000 LH -7711 <> 54101-H8500
54100-H8500 RH 7712-
54110-W5000 RH -7711 <> 54101-H8500

B210 USA (HB210) - same as JDM PB210 (L-series engine)

40160-U7000 ASSY-BALL JOINT,LOWER 0775-
 superseded 40160-A8600 ASSY-BALL JOINT,LOWER -0675
40179-A8600 NUT-HEX SLOTTED M14
54499-H7600 COMP-LINK,TRANSVERSE RH 0177-
 superseded 54499-U0102 COMP-LINK,TRANSVERSE RH -1276
54500-H7600 COMP-LINK,TRANSVERSE LH 0177-
 superseded 54500-U0102 COMP-LINK,TRANSVERSE LH -1276
54535-A0801 ASSY-BUSH,TRANSVERSE LINK
08130-82065 BOLT-HEX WITH WASHER M8X1.25 (4) 0875-
 supersed 08130-32065 BOLT-HEX WITH WASHER M8 (4) -0775
08134-04510 BOLT-HEX M10 (4)
08912-44010 NUT-HEX M10 (4) M10


B310 USA

Ball Joint
H74 CAN B310
W50 USA B310
Castle nut is listed as same for both.

Uses three LCA, including the late B120 Part number. All use same ball joint & bushing

54110-W5801 LINK ASSY-TRANSVERSE RH FED,CAN
54110-W5000 LINK ASSY-TRANSVERSE RH CAL -0878
54110-H8500 LINK ASSY-TRANSVERSE RH CAL 0978-
54111-W5801 LINK ASSY-TRANSVERSE LH FED,CAN
54111-W5000 LINK ASSY-TRANSVERSE LH CAL -0878
54111-H8500 LINK ASSY-TRANSVERSE LH CAL 0978-
40160-H7400 JOINT ASSY-BALL SUSPENSION, LOWER CAN,A12  
40160-W5000 JOINT ASSY-BALL SUSPENSION, LOWER
 40177-W5000 NUT-SLOTTED HEX
 40178-H7400 BOLT-FIX BALL JOINT [transverse link inner] (2)
 40179-W5000 BOLT-HEX(BALL JOINT C) (6)
 08915-14010 WASHER-SPRING LOCK (M10) (8)
 08911-64010 NUT-HEX HEAVY (M10 X 1.25) (8)


All B210, B120 and B310 use the same LCA bushing as B110 (except USA B210 and PB210).

Photo Index

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B10
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Datsun 910 & R31 LCAs
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