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#701 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

Dear Thomas,
 
Thank you for Sharing so many Great photos of that event, looks like it was very nice and Fun; also I recognized some people on the Photos and the Subies are Magnificent; I bet that your SafariWagon was the most "Beast" one 
(in the good sense), it really Looks so Good, prepared for any mountain climb around; I like it very much.
 
 
About this:

 

... JesZek, you were right! This spring setup is a good way to go. I am now very pleased I went this route!

 

Knowing that the suspension modifications I suggested, satisfies you, made my day ...  :) ... Thank you!

 

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

Please post more Photos of the SafariWagon.

 

Kind Regards.


Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 18 August 2014 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:50 PM

Hey do you think you could post a picture of how you got your snorkel to hook up to your intake manifold. Are you using a stock air box?. I just got my snorkel today and trying to think of how I should connect it from this fender to the manifold. Thanks a lot

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 10:37 PM

I will be getting something a little nicer for the old wagon soon. We'll just say, the Pugs will be wrapped in new street rubber and will be going on the '83 Coupe'

 

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 11:02 PM

This is what to come, wrapped in something 235/75/15 (30-31")

 



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 04:04 AM

What are you doing with the old tires?

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:23 AM

Those Black 15" rims are nice looking!

 

and seems to have the Proper offset for the Loyale.

 

May I ask you an Update about the Honda Fit Rear Wiper?

 

I'll Like to know how it performs on the SafariWagon.

 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:25 AM

What are you doing with the old tires?

 

... the Pugs will be wrapped in new street rubber and will be going on the '83 Coupe' ...



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:43 AM


Yes I see what he's doing g with the wheels. That doesn't answer my question of what he's doing with the old tires.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:58 AM

Yes I see what he's doing g with the wheels. That doesn't answer my question of what he's doing with the old tires.

 
 

Oh, yes... I was lost in translation, once again... sorry.

 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:13 PM

No worries. The Bighorns have about half life and may give them to my Landcruiser (Jason) buddy for his RZR if he wants them. Do you have a plan for them? They have no patches and the tread is wearing more flat since the new lift.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:18 PM

I'd love to have them. I'm sure shipping would hurt though.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 09:28 PM

Yeah no doubt, they probably wouldn't be worth the shipping. A new set is like $500 or less I think. I bought them locally at a DLS center, I think pretty much any tire shop can order them in. Maxxis is pretty popular with street tires.

 

JesZek, As for the Wiper arm. It is perfect! Very nice and easy direct bolt on upgrade. Wipes harder and hollows the same wiping path.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:22 PM

This is what to come, wrapped in something 235/75/15 (30-31")

 

Not to be a debby downer but a 235/75/15 is more like a 29".  I have a set of bighorns on my wagon in that size and have been pleased with them so far.  A little bit of trimming and bashing but not bad.  Still need more in the front.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:25 PM

Finally an update. Here are the current things that have been done.

 

This is what the hole in the passenger side strut tower started off as.

 

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During. This was the hardest spot to recreate due to all the layers. But I think this area is now stronger than it would have been from the factory.

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And this is after. I still need to recreate the inner fender wall/liner and another layer to tie the seat backing hinge to the chassis, but the fender wall will have to wait till I get the new wheel arches in so I have something accurate to go off of.

 

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These are the wheel arch stampings from MillSupply. I will need to trim off what I don't need, but they are nice quality!

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Subaru with 8-lug Dodge wheel on 245s. Ideas.

 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:32 PM

Yeah I figured this out lastnight, today I put a stock landcruiser tire (Michelin 30") up to the Loyale, Looks like it would possibly clear in the front and maybe the rear with a little redesign on the Rocker end (Which can still happen since they aren't finished) either way, a 29" tire it plenty for this rig, which pretty much has a 6" lift between Suspension and lift blocks. (Actually, I will be putting 6" blocks in the front to level it out since the back end it way in the air.

 

What Backspacing are you running? I ordered these new wheels with 4.50BS which is close to stock. The 6lug Landcruiser wheels use 4.75" bs and I think Subaru is about the same. I am not sure what my Pugs are, I am assuming 4.50" but will measure them to be sure. I just didn't want the wheels sticking way out, kind of like what you get with the old GM wheels.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:35 PM

I've only posted about MillSupplys body panels for like 3yrs lol. I posted about them long before I ever did the resto on the Skiwagon. Glad you found a post that made your day though! Thats kinda the whole post of build threads for me, posting solid info and ideas for others, to help out.

 

Cheers Ben!

 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:22 PM

Yea, seriously using the money i got from selling the lift to get new rockers and quarter arches.  Seriously made my day.  I thought i was gonna need to cut them out of a arizona car or something.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:28 PM

Now if only someone made new stampings for EA81s. I dunno what I'm going to do about the Coupe yet. I am trying to secure a fuel tank from a Brat thats in OR. Hoping I can snag this. Although, I remember how last time went with shipping a fuel tank from the West-coast went lol.

 

I'm kinda getting tired of old rusted Subies, relying on people in the rust free areas to send me goodies haha. Ugh, addictions.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:38 PM

Yea, next one just get from down south.  I will say this, guido has his rust problems but unless there well hidden not like the ones your battling.  Have you ever measured the track width.  Im trying to measure the track width from drum to drum on the ea82 rear ends.



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 03:54 AM

Yeah no doubt, they probably wouldn't be worth the shipping. A new set is like $500 or less I think. I bought them locally at a DLS center, I think pretty much any tire shop can order them in. Maxxis is pretty popular with street tires.
 
JesZek, As for the Wiper arm. It is perfect! Very nice and easy direct bolt on upgrade. Wipes harder and hollows the same wiping path.

Yeah no way I can afford new tires lol.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:12 AM

I haven't measured the track, but I could do it this weekend. What are you doing, that you want to know the width?

 

Jason, I dunno how soon I can get the Bighorns off, drill my hubs and mount new tires on those black wheels. But once I get that done, I can see what shipping those would run.



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 01:37 PM

Just want track width dimensions for a new axle or irs assembly ill be putting into mine.  Its kinda hard to get an exact measurement when a 9 year old is holding the other end :)



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 02:24 PM

I have offen wondered how much would be involved with retrofitting the rear suspension/crossmember from a 1st/2nd gen Legacy/Impreza into an EA82 chassis. I want to say Nico did this to his Turbo sedan, but not certain. I will get you a measurement soon though :)



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 02:51 PM

I took a quick measurement with the tires on, but from Drum to Drum (Outer side of drums) it was about 95-1/2" wide. This weekend I will try to get something more accurate and possibly a picture (We ALL like pictures!)

 

If I remember, a Yota mini-truck axle can fit under the EA82 and will be pretty close to the same width (But then you need to figure out Leafs or possible Coil spring locations along with Link bars and track bar)






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