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How many inches lift do you think to fit 31"s on early 90's Legacy?


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#1 Phizinza

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:08 PM

So I plan to build up a Liberty/Legacy as a bit of a race car to replace my 83 wagon.
I'll be doing custom struts most likely so no rubbage problems as I'll use smaller springs and spring perches. But I want to fit 30 to 31 inch mud terrains to it and was wondering how much lift (body and suspension) people think I would need to do so? I'll be whacking the heck out of the guards and cutting the fenders back a lot, no problems with that. But 31" tyres are pretty big so I was thinking I need lift..
I also need lift (about 3" or more) so I don't just float in the puddles, need that body up high so she doesn't just boat it!
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 08:21 AM

i did 4" on this legacy 2" plus the outback struts

those are 30 x950 tires

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:13 PM

Ok. So 6" total lift will fit 30"s under it. That's cool Not to high then. Cheers :drunk:

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 05:22 PM

I think Scott meant 4'' total. 2'' bodylift and 2'' lift from the outback struts.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:35 PM

Oh, I see. So the Legacy's have much more room then the older EA81's then... Well at least I know I can fit the tyres I want to run under one now. Thanks

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

ONly problem is that you won't have the clearance at the spring perches.

Scott's blue sedan above has a lift design that allows for the bigger tires, and wide offset wheels.

Just using Outback struts and a conventional strut/body block lift you will be limited to about a 29" no matter how large the bodylift.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:23 AM

I think Scott meant 4'' total. 2'' bodylift and 2'' lift from the outback struts.


I currently own Scotts old Legacy, it has 4" blocks in the front with 2" blocks in the back and Outback struts on the back only. :drunk:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:57 PM

[quote name=''86 oopsie;882127]I currently own Scotts old Legacy' date=' it has 4" blocks in the front with 2" blocks in the back and Outback struts on the back only. :drunk:[/QUOTE']

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the lift from extensions on the bottom of the strut, between the strut and Knuckle?

It works, but is different than most of the "conventional" tophat style blocks most lifts use. It allows for more tire height.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the lift from extensions on the bottom of the strut, between the strut and Knuckle?

It works, but is different than most of the "conventional" tophat style blocks most lifts use. It allows for more tire height.




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you are correct , I would not have had room for the 31s if it was a top block

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:59 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the lift from extensions on the bottom of the strut, between the strut and Knuckle?

It works, but is different than most of the "conventional" tophat style blocks most lifts use. It allows for more tire height.


Yeah, sorry I did'nt get into detail like I should have:-\

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:39 PM

I was planning on doing a strut insert mod to the struts any how and while I am there I can move, shrink, etc the coilovers to make room.
Cheers for the heads up though!

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:29 PM

yes?you were saying?:lol:

I was planning on doing a strut insert mod to the struts any how and while I am there I can move, shrink, etc the coilovers to make room.
Cheers for the heads up though!



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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:15 PM

This is just for more travel and a lift for an old 83 wagon. But you can pretty much weld anything you want when the shocker is out of the strut so changing spring perches is no trouble.

These inserts are 388mm long body opposed to the standard 360mm struts. And have about 200mm travel opposed to the 125mm standard 4WD struts come with. So all up great for a 2 to 3 inch body lift and offer 3" more travel. I did however find they were weaker then standard (bent them doing jumps in the race wagon) but for general off road use they would be fine. Also you can beef up the outside of the strut to increase strength so.....




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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:41 PM

right, i've made a strut too....
for ea series, but nor for ej series ....
of which you speak
the weight will be the issue
cheers, rbain

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:38 AM

right, i've made a strut too....
for ea series, but nor for ej series ....
of which you speak
the weight will be the issue
cheers, rbain

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:58 AM

weight?

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:47 AM

if those shockers, are to light and got bent before,you might oughtta look at another for the EJ ya know?cheers, brian

weight?



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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:14 PM

With the EJ it would be easy enough to weld on extra reinforcing around the outside. The EA doesn't allow for this because the "slot in" type fitment.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:15 PM

i thought you were talking about the shaft of the strut itself, not the outside .......cheers, brian

#20 Phizinza

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

No, what bends is the strut at the bottom. In the EA, where it "slots in" to the knuckle it bends right at that mount. I'll have to go get a picture for you.




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