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#76 Ioku

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:50 PM

So I got one coilover built, I used Rancho RS5000's and bigo1966's fence post sleeving trick, is 2 and 3/8 inch fence post bty, and for the lower spring perch I used some 3/8 wall tube that happened to be a nice fit around the post material.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:34 AM

what did you use for the upper and lower springs?

#78 Ioku

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:00 AM

the upper black spring is just a stock ea82 rear spring and the blue spring is off some lowering set up that came on one of my Impreza's.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

the upper black spring is just a stock ea82 rear spring and the blue spring is off some lowering set up that came on one of my Impreza's.


both probably stiffer than you'll need, but might work out OK. 2.5" springs are easy to come by if you want to change it up.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:35 PM

Yeah I have know idea what the spring rates are on ether of the springs and I'd like to have a bit softer spring to replace the stock one, but they were free so I'll start with this and then work on fine tuning it after I have it running.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:32 PM

I used honda accord struts from 1992 to 1995 they are 6 1/2 inches longer and they are rated for 1600 lbs they sat my wagon at 5 inches

#82 Ioku

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:28 AM

Posted Image Good news everybody, I finally finished my crazy front suspension I've been working on.

Custom Coilovers

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All installed with outback brakes

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Also braced and reinforced the strut towers

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On some temp wheels and tires till I get some 31's and something with more offset.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:00 AM

there are some cool options for making that center bar in the engine bay removable.Polyperformance has some cool brackets ......
looks good, What rate of springs?looks good man.cheers

#84 Ioku

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:48 AM

I've seen those locking tube ends or whatever there called on some desert race trucks that have so much caging around the engine that without them you couldn't even get it out. But that bar I have on there is far enough back that getting the engine in wont be a problem.

As for the spring rates, I'm not sure, the black spring is a stock ea82 rear spring and the blue one came with some coilover set that came on one of my Imprezas.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:24 AM

Very nice. :)

You'll be able to fine tune the springs once you get it together. Those Impreza springs look to be a standard adjustable coilover kit size. So there should be quite the catalog of rates/lengths to play with when the time comes.
But who knows, it could very well work out to be just right.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:28 AM

great thread, im going to send a link to my buddy at WARN, maybe it'll help them start making some parts for 25 yr old subarus. LOL! wink wink.

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definately looking forward to seein the progress of this!

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:36 AM

looks good, have you thought how to keep it from eating front axles.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

Did you paint the surface of your rotors? :dead:

#89 Ioku

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:55 PM

Did you paint the surface of your rotors? :dead:


Yep done that lots of times it burns off in the first mile I just do it to keep the hat and vents from rusting.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:55 PM

Yep done that lots of times it burns off in the first mile I just do it to keep the hat and vents from rusting.

but the rust gets scrapped off in that amount of time too.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:41 PM

but the rust gets scrapped off in that amount of time too.


If your brake pads are rubbing on your rotor hats....you got a bigger problem than rust!

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:06 PM

So what's the rear going to look like 😁
You know your going to have to go for the rear leg spins to Match the front total fab rear k frame 👍👍👍👌

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:28 PM

Damn Ioku goin for the sky! Do it big! haha sick! :clap:

#94 Ioku

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

Got some work done on the rear suspension, Built a new rear crossmember thats moved forward about 4 inches so the control arms can be longer.

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also built a new rear diff mount to accommodate the 3 inch diff drop

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Next mocking up and building the rear arms.

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Also messed around with some ideas for a paint job.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:20 PM

Very shmexy! What are you going to do for shocks/springs in the back?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:40 PM

I'm going to build another set like I have in the front.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:34 AM

That's looking sweet man!:clap: I've got to start collecting parts to build mine. Looking at yours makes me sick of thinking about it and anxious to start building it. Keep it up!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:42 AM

Have you thought about doing something angled on the rear, either inboard or tilted forward? Been tossing around the idea of getting mine angled forward at the top to get more travel and a bit softer ride. I need better articulation badly.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:30 AM

Can't wait to see this all finished!

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:56 AM

Been awhile sense a update, but been busy with work, helping friends with there projects, and all the holiday crap, But finally got a chance to make some progress on the rear suspension.

Got the new longer and stronger arms built, now I need to built another set of coilovers.

And looks like I can get about 12 inches of travel out of the rear.

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