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The Desert Fox. My `84 DL Wagon
Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:29 PM
Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:39 PM
Got the tires installed. Tdf is riding so much better now. I will post pics in a few days and give an update on how they hold up. These things are probably 10 years old, maybe older.
I would watch them carefully. I have seen belt separations and sidewall failures on older tires, even on new ones that have been in storage for a number of years.
Edited by Crazyeights, 28 April 2013 - 07:39 PM.
Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:57 PM
Well, I've got about 1000 miles on these tires. No signs of danger, and they actually ride great. Here's some pics from a few weeks ago on the dunes.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:19 PM
Looking sweet. I really need to get mine up and running again!
Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:41 PM
Pushbar is great! Tires look awesome. What was the concern with them? Are they not automotive tires?
Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:01 PM
Thanks. The concern I had with the tires was because of their age. I got them from a dude who had put them on a nicely restored RX7, which was wrecked soon after getting these new tires installed. He saved them in his barn for a really long time. I use lots of tire shine on them, and they seem to be holding up just fine.
I replaced my rear shocks again, with the $5 Monroe shocks that were on Rockauto. the ride is better, and I think the rear sits a little bit higher now.
I had to swap out another front axle! The Drivers side lost its inner boot, and I actually broke the inner joint. not too happy about that. It seems like everything is tight under there, and the trans mounts are fine, so I'm not sure what happened.
I think that's it on updates. For the future, i have a set of wheels almost ready for some powder, and will probably do the A bar at the same time.
Here's some more pics.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:03 PM
Updates: TDF is still running strong as my everyday driver until they start salting the roads. I painted the pushbar and added a roof rack from a `95 Legacy.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:09 PM
Looking good! glad to hear it will not be meeting the salt monster.
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