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#426 JacksonRally

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

Did some revalving to the rear shocks.

Got some intel from Fox

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And made a nice mess

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I think I still need to do at least another round but I'll know more when i finally hit some trails.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

Thanks! But i do not have any intentions on making this a kit 

 

 

will you atleast think about selling a few of the front adapters?



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:53 AM

will you atleast think about selling a few of the front adapters?

He said that the ones he made don't bolt up to standard EJ struts. So it would have to include the modified strut cartridges, so now you're talking about getting STi rear strut "cores".

That just sounds like a nightmare for everyone involved.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

^^^^Yeah what he said. There was not enough room to keep the factory tabs on the strut or it would work as a kit. I already had to massage the sheetmetal a bit to make it work. .
Now a front STI strut might work because overall it is shorter and can possibly land above the adapter, then i could adapt down to the knuckle.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

thank you for taking all this time, when you say not enough room to keep the factory tabs meaning is messed up the alignment? of it rubbed on something? i really like this idea and would like to do something like this



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

thank you for taking all this time, when you say not enough room to keep the factory tabs meaning is messed up the alignment? of it rubbed on something? i really like this idea and would like to do something like this

 

By "factory tabs" he's referring to the flanges on the shock tube that bolt to the knuckle insert (in this case) or directly to the knuckle on an EJ car. Alignment isn't so much the issue, it's length; To get a longer travel shock in there, JacksonRally had to put his own flanges on the shock and it's not safe to weld to a sealed strut tube, hence the re-buildable rear sti tubes, also they have the right travel for his purposes.

 

Your questions were not real clear so I think I answered them. Let me know if I can clarify anything. Check your grammar and re-read them before posting next time so people answering the post can do so accurately and you get a clear answer (or drink less beer - I know I've been guilty of bad posting while inebriated :rolleyes: ). I think this is my biggest peeve on any forum. Kind of a help-me-help-you sort of thing.

 

I could be wrong about the tabs, though. We'll let JR weigh in.


Edited by kanurys, 25 April 2013 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

Ill see if I can take a photo of where it would have hit right now if I did not beat the sheetmetal. 



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

Here is a photo taken from drivers side in front of tire. Where I'm pointing to used to be bulged out about a half inch. Without beating this in the spring perch on the strut would hit. So to use the struts with factory tabs you will not be able to set the strut in enough to get within camber specs.

Whoops, forgot photo

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:06 AM

By "factory tabs" he's referring to the flanges on the shock tube that bolt to the knuckle insert (in this case) or directly to the knuckle on an EJ car. Alignment isn't so much the issue, it's length; To get a longer travel shock in there, JacksonRally had to put his own flanges on the shock and it's not safe to weld to a sealed strut tube, hence the re-buildable rear sti tubes, also they have the right travel for his purposes.

 

Your questions were not real clear so I think I answered them. Let me know if I can clarify anything. Check your grammar and re-read them before posting next time so people answering the post can do so accurately and you get a clear answer (or drink less beer - I know I've been guilty of bad posting while inebriated :rolleyes: ). I think this is my biggest peeve on any forum. Kind of a help-me-help-you sort of thing.

 

I could be wrong about the tabs, though. We'll let JR weigh in.

 

Wow my post was horrible, i see now what jackson rally was talking about in regards to what was not going to clear. Not being able to see exactly what he changed on the strut, what measurements he changed, makes understanding difficult. thank you jackson rally for blazing new trails. i hope to have something like your finished project soon.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:43 AM

Got around to mounting the winch control box just behind passenger side headlight. Had to make some longer leads to get it over there but i think its better out of the elements and under the hood.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

That's a useful little space, isn't it? I have  my coolant overflow reservoir there and an HID ballast for that light. My air-box is in the stock EJ location (where your EJ washer reservoir is) with a big hole cut in the engine bay to the fender. Eventually it will get a snorkel, which will also help with the low-end torque. My washer fluid reservoir is in the stock location with 2 bolts instead of 3. Just squeezed in there. It will have to go when I do the snorkel, though.

 

Looks good in there, dude. BTW, I have a whole A/C setup if you'd like it. I mean everything in the loop that is an exact replacement for your parts. Come get it and we'll go wheelin'!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

Heck yeah, dude!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Looks awesome! How are the axles liking that extra travel?



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:20 AM

Haha looks like my brother (subyspawn) has so spy photos :)

Axles are just fine. The ones i have in there right now are dual plunging from an 86. At their worst angle i can grab the half shaft and move it in and out of the cvs. So no bind.

I have some updates and a trip report that i need to get to. Been busy since we got back. Ill get to it.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:23 AM

I need to get the photos from my buddy who climbed that same rock in a modified Land Rover. Ill think you'll like the comparison.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

Finally all of my hard work has paid off. A few weekends ago we set out to the Mohave desert for the High Desert Trails Rally and to do some wheelin! After a year and a half of blood, sweat and tears we hopped into the ol GL and hit the road. The plan was to head out the night before the rally and camp, rally stuff on saturday and wheelin on sunday. This would be the first time camping from the car. I loaded up everything friday morning but waited til departure to try to actually drive the car fully loaded. When I say loaded I mean packed roof rack, packed cargo area and packed back seats. When we finally pulled away I noticed the car bottom out right away in the rear and this was with gas light on and no fuel in the aux can. O crap! At this point we were running late, luckily my buddy who we were meeting up with was having driveline problems in his Land Rover and turned back to get his truck. So this bought us some time. We decided to run into town real quick to pick up the Eibach springs I had ordered and grabbed those to install at the camp. So we hit the road for a 200 mile drive bottomed in the rear, loaded down like the Beverly Hillbillies, a/c cranking and stereo turned up. Everything worked pretty well but I was starting to have a little sputtering accelerating from a stop. O well it wasnt horrible , just put it on the list to check out when we get home. All in all we put in quite a few miles and many hours wheelin across the desert with out any real issues. 

 

Here are some photos.

 

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My brother has more photos, Ill have to get him to post those.

 

Also forgot to note his Forester was flawless all weekend aside from the blower motor for the a/c melting down.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

A few more

 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

here is the land rover comparison pic

 

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#446 JacksonRally

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Thanks brotha man!



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:03 PM

So i went on quite the mission yesterday, within a stones throw of the Mexican border to pickup some parts for the next phase of suspension work. I am consistently having a misfire problem only immediately after topping off the tank. Hours later when i refueled for the trip home i did not top off and no misfire!? Anyone have any idea what could be going on? Within about 10 miles of driving/misfiring, using a little fuel it will stop and run normal. Weird.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

O yeah it seems to be cylinders 2 and 4

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

That's very strange. The only thing I can think of is that it's a pressure problem which resolves when there is enough head space in the tank. Do you have a tank pressure sensor and vent solenoid hooked up? Maybe it's not liking the signal it's getting vs. the actual situation. Just speculating... Not sure why it's only one side of the engine. Maybe it has something to do with the vent line being submerged and messing with the regulator on that rail.

 

Nice desert pics. I took my 2" lifted outback to the desert a week ago and had a great time.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Thanks, the desert is fun but the rocks get annoying after awhile.

Im on the hunt for an 01 fuel tank and charcoal canister. I'm thinking about putting the whole sending unit in the 87 tank. Right now i have a walbro 255lph fuel pump. When hooked up to a Subaru scanner its saying its running rich. Maybe too much pump for the pressure regulator? If i do in tank pump it will just be stock pump.




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