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#1 one eye

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

does anyone have pics of the way that they mounted a D/R in an Impreza? Ive searched but the threads just sorta Trail off with no real end of the thread.......................

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:28 AM

Drill some holes in the forward crossmember.

Gotta notch out the bottom side of it for access to the nuts below your holes.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

So the crossmember that is there now, you can just drill where the D/R trans mounts will go? its in the correct place?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

So the crossmember that is there now, you can just drill where the D/R trans mounts will go? its in the correct place?

Jeff


correct.

If I remember correctly though, we added a shim under one side mount to correct the angle.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

I'm planning this swap in the near future. When I do, I'll post up a write up with pics. Not enough dual range cars on the road out there. Most of the 80s subies have rusted their way into junkyards or scrap metal around here.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

A DR impreza would be super awesome!!!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

Well not to let the cat out of the Bag on my self, but Im going up 9" on a 94 Impreza Wagon, Brain found one down in oly. and told me about it, I got it home and now the fun shall begin, there are so many things I dont know about Impreza's so I might be asking some dumb questions, Just a heads up, It will be Green I think its going to be named Turtle................ :)


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Edited by one eye, 23 April 2012 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

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here is what it looks like right now................


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

these are the tires for it......... I think.........................

http://thumbp12-ne1....h=480&httperr=1


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

Can wait to see this thing....!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

It'll never work.your dumb you ************in hillbilly....:)

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

Ill make it work you *******R *****G*R*** GRR*****S I made those up they arnt even swear words, lol Anyways I think Im goint to try and go 3" over stock with just the axles, since that would be a little less than a forester strut, I just cant afford what junk yards want for them. Sunday the big show starts motor and trans will be coming out then the D/R will be going in then the lift shall really start coming together...............................

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Anyways I think Im goint to try and go 3" over stock with just the axles, since that would be a little less than a forester strut,
Jeff


Forrester struts are barely 2" taller than facotry Imp ones.

I think 3" over stock height is gonna put the axles at bad angles. Possibly even hit the A-arm mount at full drop.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Posted Image

here is what it looks like right now................


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NICE !! I see you've got your own project going on lol :banana: Cant wait to see the outcome of that thing !

I just threw my rig in the garage, resealed the oil pump. Gonna start tearing off the old lift stuff and throwing on the 6" kit. Ill get ahold of ya about those struts pretty soon probably ....

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

Forrester struts are barely 2" taller than facotry Imp ones.

I think 3" over stock height is gonna put the axles at bad angles. Possibly even hit the A-arm mount at full drop.


should be fine if you use the legacy outback body lift kit. it'll help correct that somewhat

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Forrester struts are barely 2" taller than facotry Imp ones.

I think 3" over stock height is gonna put the axles at bad angles. Possibly even hit the A-arm mount at full drop.


I think Jeff misunderstood me.4 inches ish with the strut tops I built(in conjunction with strut tops ,which are not the listed
Extended lengths).then the tires which gave me about 6.5ish-7.5ish total.

Edited by monstaru, 26 April 2012 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

got ya, Im going to go 6" body 8" struts just sort of like butters......

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

8" strut spacers or are you extending the struts?:confused:

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

Any progress?






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