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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:42 PM

saw this at Sno*Drift, and talked to the owner/builder quite a bit. It was finished the day before the event, and driven across the lower peninsula of MI to the event without problems. Cheers to them!


the recipe:
'96 LGT wagon
take the stock EJ25D, and add STi pistons and rods
then add a TD04 and associated intake/exhaust/IC parts
bolt it to the stock LGT 4.444 4EAT
add some 6" subframe blocks
some 6" strut top extensions
and some plates to extend the strut-knuckle connection about 2"
some 1.5" wheel spacers
and some 31x10.5" tires


as seen Jalopnik:
http://jalopnik.com/...dads-everything

we took a ton of pictures, which should be up very soon.

#2 Numbchux

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

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#3 WRX2FFU

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:58 PM

Looks great! I had my lifted bf there a few years back and had a blast with it.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:01 PM

Thats a nifty way to clear the strut spring perch, and provide a lift at the same time.
Thats nice.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:36 PM

That's really cool!! So does it have a front mount? I see no hood scoop.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:13 PM

so does it have to power to spin those 31's?ie offroad?:brow:

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the pics. That's a baddass car!

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:13 AM

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Super cool.

These pics make me think he needs either more lift.....or more zzz and more BFH

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:22 AM

That thing is freaking nutz. I'd love to see videos of it running and/or wheeling. I wonder how reliable that set up is...

#10 Numbchux

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:27 AM

he said they had a little rubbing in the rear on the way out. so some trimming will be happening when they get home.


with a 2.5 turbo and 4.444s....yea. probably had some pretty good power.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

did this guy say were he was located in MI?

I need to see this car.... now

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:25 PM

If it's who I think it is. Traverse city. They own a shop called subaruguys. IIRC.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

wow, I can't believe i didn't know about these guys! I would be willing to bet that it is the "Subie guys" from TC. Just look at this!

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 08:46 PM

They have a pic in their shop of that sedan with all four tires at least 10 feet in the air. :)

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:30 PM

I've been kicking the exact same idea for lower strut lift to run bigger tires.
How thick is the material you used on it?

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:35 PM

Just realized it wasn't yours.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:37 PM

I've been kicking the exact same idea for lower strut lift to run bigger tires.
How thick is the material you used on it?


he said 1/4". and that it was extremely tough.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:09 PM

i tried the same lift idea on the lower strut mounts on my outback wagon last night, i can do it, and even get the camber correct, but i would either need wheel spacers, or i would have to use some sort of fwd gm wheel, We tried one and it fit. With the Subie wheel, the tire rubbed the strut pretty bad.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:30 AM

There has to be the magic number! The sacred triangle! Whatever arc!:banana: Ya'll know better than me how to find it!:)

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

:-\

i tried the same lift idea on the lower strut mounts on my outback wagon last night, i can do it, and even get the camber correct, but i would either need wheel spacers, or i would have to use some sort of fwd gm wheel, We tried one and it fit. With the Subie wheel, the tire rubbed the strut pretty bad.


some 1.5" wheel spacers



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Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:12 PM

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love that bumper, wonder who made it.




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