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#1 True2Blue

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:04 AM

I'm doing this project simply because I want to. I'm posting it for a few people that wanted to see it. So please no negative or sarcastic comments on my build thread. Thank you

pics will do most of the talking ill keep the thread updated

Before:
Day 1
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2 weeks went by (new wheels)
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parts/materials:

12" travel coil/over ballistic-shock (X2)
14" travel coil/over ballistic-shock (X2)
billet reservoir clamp (X8)
1.5" DOM tubing (46 ft.)
Tube adapter 3/4 thread-1.0 ID/1.5 OD left hand thread (X2)
Step down spacer for tierod-Steering bar (3/4 - 5/8) bolt (X4)
QA1 chromoly hiem joint,3/4-for steering (X4)
Misalignment spacers-for 3/4 hiem (3/4-5/8) bolt (X4)
Lower link adjustable x member-brackets (X4)
upper link mount,22.5 degree (X4)
Multi purpose tabs (X4)
Axle link/coilover mount (X2)
Coil over shock tower (X2)
Toyata rear axle truss w/-triangulated top link tabs (X1)
Toyota front axle truss 97-85 (X1)
Tube adapter 7/8 left thread-1.0 ID/1.5 OD (X1)
Tube adapter 7/8 right thread-1.0 ID/1.5 OD (X8)
Forged chromoly 2.63 joint,-left hand thread 7/8 shank (X8)
Forged chromoly 2.63 joint,-right hand thread 7/8 shank (X8)
coil for 2.125 shock (X8)
1985 toyta axles an 5 speed transmission with married t case
Bills w series subaru to toyota adapter
Procomp extreme mud terrains 33x10.5R15
Eagle alloy rims with caps and lug nuts model 058
1985 toyota 224mm clutch disk
1998 legacy subaru 224mm pressure plate
1998 legacy subaru 224mm flywheel
New OEM 1998 subaru legacy Clutch fork
New OEM 1998 subaru legacy cf pivot ball
MORE TO COME:)


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The torsion setup ill be using
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Edited by True2Blue, 26 June 2011 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:54 AM

Cool.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:02 PM

awesome, ive wanted to do this for a while also, keep us posted

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:18 PM

awesome, ive wanted to do this for a while also, keep us posted


Absolutely, ill post pics as often as i can and update the parts list as it goes

Things to buy


Torsion system
Disk brake conversion kit
Shifter relocater
Steering box
Bumpers
And all the goodies IE lights, winch ect.

Edited by True2Blue, 16 June 2011 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

I was wonderin what happened to this. Good to know its being worked on. Are you gonna fill the ends of the frame?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 03:23 PM

I was wonderin what happened to this. Good to know its being worked on. Are you gonna fill the ends of the frame?


yea after i coat the innards it will be the last thing done

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

its a sway bar that uses a torsion spring from a toyota pickup and locking hubs to disconnect and reconnect.

they work awesome with proper leverage, and are dirt cheap to make

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:39 AM

Posters please keep negative comments to a minimum. Read the post to see why it's up in the first place. I'm doing everything the way I am cause I want to simple as that, I hope that clears up all future questions as to why I'm doing this project.

The torsion setup is cheap and easy it's also faster call me lazy I don't care I know what's up.

This project will be complete at 10-11k then the interior will be modified why? Cause I want to.

The engine mods or possible swap will be decided once I get home and start my high performance powertrains courses at wyotech.

Edited by True2Blue, 30 May 2011 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:09 AM

Woot! That's like 10 grand in parts alone! Some very nice parts!
One things for sure, it ain't gonna break.

Good luck with the build man. ;)

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

Woot! That's like 10 grand in parts alone! Some very nice parts!
One things for sure, it ain't gonna break.

Good luck with the build man. ;)


I got a good job offer and ive sold all of my subaru's cause times were hard. I have the chance to do it big so im taking it.

Thanks for the positive feedback. I'll post pics as they come in.

I can't wait to leave this hot rump roast desert 120 everyday is okay but at 80% humidity?! Nah lol

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:52 PM

I've been reading up on the yota fourms and there's a debate between 4.56 and 4.88 what would you (everyone) run with 33's?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:03 PM

as a toyota builder, i would suggest 4.56 for 33s, 4.88 for larger, or towing

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:09 PM

as a toyota builder, i would suggest 4.56 for 33s, 4.88 for larger, or towing


thats what most lean towards. do you know if there is modification needed to fit it in a 4.10 diff?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:31 PM

I've been reading up on the yota fourms and there's a debate between 4.56 and 4.88 what would you (everyone) run with 33's?




I've been running the stock 4.10s with 33s for years. My clutch is fine, but the little 22re has a real hard time pushing them any faster than 65. With your 2.2, you should be fine. 4.56s oughtta do it.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:43 PM

thanks for the input zap

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:42 PM

you can add 4.56 to any 8 inch third member, i would suggest looking for factory toyota 4.56 gears (i have them in my 4runner)

look at 90-03 3.4 v6 auto with the "high rise" or 265 tire option, most came with 4.56 and lockers, pre installed

check out "car-part.com" there is a set of 4.56 thirds in kittitas wa.....

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:58 AM

any completed pics of frame?cheers, b


You've pretty much seen it unless you wanna see it under the car... The drop brackets are being made for the front axle right now and the coils are ordered and were awaiting delivery.

The bell housing for the w series yota tranny to ej engine arrived a few days ago.

There is more to come once the drop brackets are cut and installed the links will get bolted up and pics will be on order.

I know I'm a lol over due for pics

Edited by True2Blue, 28 June 2011 - 06:28 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:44 AM

i love it. thank you for finally posting this thread. i have recently moved and havnt had a good chance to use a computer to look at your thread but bad rump roast man. i agree on the stock toy axles with the built in locker and 4.56's i worked for toyota for a while and your subi would be awesome with them and you car doesn't weigh enough or have enough power to break them so you would be set with 33's. personally when i finally get the parts to do this build i am going with a bigger tire but the people i wheel with do more then trailride. good luck and hope to see it in action soon!!!! :lol::lol::lol:

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:46 AM

also where did you get the adapter for the ej engine to toy tranny?

#20 True2Blue

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:12 PM

A fellow member makes them...

http://www.ultimates...09&goto=newpost

Edited by True2Blue, 07 June 2011 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

New warn locking hubs

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:38 PM

so does your axle have the Aisin hubs, and if so do you want to sell them :)

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:48 AM

Off to a great start!! Here's another great site for Yota info.

http://www.yotatech.com/forumindex.php

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:51 PM

Just bought the clutch fork and pivot ball assy.

the clutch setup will be ordered tomorrow

Whats left:

drive lines/brakelines steering box and a sway bar system

THATS IT!:banana:

Project end date is mid july

simply cause were waiting on the coils and some misc parts

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:20 AM

clutch kit purchased

looking for a second set of hubs since the warns are being used for the torsion setup.

$10,507.46 into the project so far (all parts):eek:




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