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Anyone know where I can get rear trailing arms for the 2nd gens? Looked pretty much everywhere I could think of.
 

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Welcome to the forums. I saw them on ebay, from sellers who are dismantlers. Each entry shows a picture of a typical 2nd gen Escort, with the price for a rear trailing arm, presumably from the car in the picture. So these are used items. The prices for the part were reasonable, but the shipping cost seemed to be pretty steep.
My guess is that the rear trailing arms for all 2nd gen escorts are the same.
 

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Also, be sure its for a second Gen...Contrary to many normally reliable sources, the rear suspensions of the 2nd gen and 3rd gen are all but completely different. The only shared component is the front trailing arm bushing.
 

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Also, be sure its for a second Gen...Contrary to many normally reliable sources, the rear suspensions of the 2nd gen and 3rd gen are all but completely different. The only shared component is the front trailing arm bushing.
Yes! I thought 2nd and 3rd gen trailing arms were the same also but found out they are completely different. I'm gonna search in my yards for 2nd gens and try and grab a couple pairs. I'll message you before I get them to see if you still want them but I need to go anyways because I owe another member a set.

John
 

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Also when you are working on the trailing arms of the second gen, particularly in the rust belt, you may want to replace the lateral arms too. They like to snap off at the top pivot. I suspect this is one of the reasons why the 3rd gen rear is different. With the tubular arms in all directions and I understand a stiffer sub frame, you may just want to swap the whole rear subframe assembly if you can into your 2nd gen. I believe it is a direct bolt in.
 

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At one time Specialty Products listed an adjustable arm. Part # 67070. Getting them off a rust belt car, difficult at best. Getting them to move patience. New one better way to go. Don"t for get to have the alignment adjusted after replacement.
 
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