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Lookin' for a Front Li'l Lift

Front Lift EA Lift Suspension Mods Loyale 2.7 Turbo Front Modifications JesZeK

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#26 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:05 AM

Then, the Finish:


 

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After waitin' for Hours, is Ready to install   :burnout:


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 28 May 2013 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

Finally, I installed the SJR Lift Kit!

 

:banana: 

Have you ever broken a stanley adapter, while tightening a screw?

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 28 May 2013 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

I Lengthened the Steering Shaft...

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 28 May 2013 - 10:17 PM.
This pic is for reference only, not my actual part.


#29 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:30 PM

...and this is How it Looks installed, in my BumbleBeast's Dirty engine Bay:


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:31 PM


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:35 PM

Inmediately after the instal finished,
I went to Test Drive the Lifted BumbleBeast
to the "Agua Blanca"
(White Water) Mountain:


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:39 PM

I Made a Short Video while Driving, Here you can see it:



Please, Let me Know what do you Think about it! :burnout:

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:00 PM

I Measured the Vehicle's Tallness from a Flat Floor to the Fenders' top middle (The Wheel well's top) on the four corners, riding on 25" tires:


- The Rear has 28 inches, Carrying some load, such as a Full sized spare tire, three tool boxes, a medium sized fire extinguisher, an amplified SubWoofer, etc...
(due to my own suspension lift, Details, photos & Part numbers ~►Here.)

- The Front has 27.5 inches.
(With the 2" SJR Suspension Lift + Ford tempo Coil Springs, see the above link for details.)


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 25 December 2013 - 04:48 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:11 PM

...and that measurements are with 205/60 R15 Tires.

The measurements should increase with taller tires. :brow:

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:40 PM

The first thing I did when I finished to install the Lift kit, was to Take the BumbleBeast to a professional Tire Shop and let them adjust the Alignment, Then I Went to the "Agua Blanca" (white water) Mountain trial.

My BumbleBeast Now Runs on 205/60 R 15" tires...
(maybe I'll put Bigger tires soon) ... :D ...

Do you want to know how the Overall vehicle's performance changed with those bigger Tires?

My Little country, Honduras, has an extremely mountainous geography ... now I need to Shift down to Second gear on long uphills on-road, when in the past my subie did climb in third gear, But something interesting is that the second gear downshift on high RPM's driving with the Bigger tires, makes me feel my BumbleBeast even Faster than it was on the 13" wheels on same RPM's!  :burnout:

However, the speedometer reads around 15% lower than the actual car's speed, the overall Vehicle handling stays the Same, even with the Lift kit.

 

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► Edited to update the Links.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 28 May 2013 - 10:38 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:24 PM

I Found interesting that No one said on the other Lift Threads, that when you Drop the engine Crossmember (and with that the engine sits Lower on the Engine bay); the Pulley driven fan, found on some EA82's will Hit its surrounding Frame that is mounted on the Radiator!

I Know it is Logical... but it worth be written here because someone could forget about that and Damage the Fan.

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 28 May 2013 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:46 PM

There's a similar issue with the EA81 4" (and greater) lifts too; particularly if your EA81 was equiped with an A/C unit. Dropping the engine 4" into the engine bay as you "lift" the body for larger tires, results in the A/C compressor colliding with body/frame of the car. So, I removed the compressor and sawz-all'd the aluminum bracket off.. See the result by clicking the link below: (maybe this will work)

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Congrats on the successful 2" lift; looks great!
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I Found interesting that No one said on the other Lift Threads, that when you Drop the engine Crossmember (and with that the engine sits Lower on the Engine bay); the Pulley driven fan, found on some EA82's will Hit its surrounding Frame that is mounted on the Radiator.

I Know it is Logical... but it worth be said because someone could forget about that and Damage the Fan.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:52 PM

...Congrats on the successful 2" lift; looks great!
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Thank You... I'm Glad that you Liked it.

Your Lifted EA81 wagon Looks Awesome!

Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 28 May 2013 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

The first thing I did when I finished to install the Lift kit, was to Take the BumbleBeast to a professional Tire Shop and let them adjust the Alignment.

Then I Went to the "Agua Blanca"
(white water) Mountain trial. ...



I Forgot to Post the Results of the Front Alignment on my BumbleBeast:


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Let me Know what do you Think about That.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

Looks like the front right and rear left have a ton of camber, and the other two don't. You probably want around 1 degree of negative camber at each front tire, and they could probably use more caster, too. And the toe-out in the back would be worth a look.

On my car with the EJ22 swap, when I accelerate, the front lifts really hard and causes the front tires to get a ton of positive camber, making them ride on the outer edges and get almost no traction, so I tend to burn out a lot. I ended up cutting bigger bolt holes in the strut tower, so at rest it probably has a couple degrees of camber and caster. Had to play with it a bit so it would drive straight, but it does help.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Seeing the Alignment Report on the Previous Page, and this post:

Looks like the front right and rear left have a ton of camber, and the other two don't. You probably want around 1 degree of negative camber at each front tire, and they could probably use more caster, too. And the toe-out in the back would be worth a look...


Made me Think if there could be a Chance to use Camber correctors while the car has Lifting Blocks...

is that Possible?

Or there is another Way to Correct the Camber issues?

There is a local chain of Professional Alignment & Tire Shops here, they claim that they could Fix the camber issues on my BumbleBeast... they doesn't give much feedback but their clients and some local friend mechanics said to me that they could do that... but is Expensive and somehow involves a Strut Tower correction!
... :eek: ...

For now the Alignment is accurate, the only issue I notice is that the front wheels, (one Specially) tends to sit more on its inner edge.

So the Front wheels looks somehow like this:
| \ One worse than the Other.

Please, let me Know what do you think about that and if anyone has faced such problem... and the Solution if you found one!
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

You're probably thinking of having custom camber plates made, which is always an option.

I did it the easy way. Drilled out the strut mount holes to be a LOT bigger, then got some thick fender washers. If I let the struts sit all the way inward, it gives me probably 3 or 4 degrees of negative camber.





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