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Components of an EA82 lift
Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:55 PM
So here's a picture of someone's lift. I didn't use SJR's cause I'm sure they don't want to help people steal their ideas. If anyone can help me identify each of these parts and where they go, or if I'm missing anything, me luv u long time.
1) Front strut lifts
2) Engine crossmember drop blocks (i'm guessing)
3) ??? transmission crossmember drop blocks ???
4) ??? part of the radius arm drop blocks ???
5) ??? other part of the radius arm drop blocks ???
8) ??? rear suspension K-member drop blocks ???
9) Rear strut lift brackets
Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:02 PM
The picture in here is more of what your going to want. And as far as I know and have built my self, 4,5,6 you don't need. I'm pretty sure.
Diff plate drop
Diff hanger drop
Rear strut lift
This is all sjr used for his 4" lift. 3" frame blocks, 4" at struts.
And that picture you have looks like a 3/2" lift.
Hope this helps.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:59 AM
Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:11 PM
Gotcha, was looking at that pic too. But what about blocks for the rear K-member? I made my 4" rear strut brackets, but I can't get the rear control arm to pivot down far enough to install the damn things.
For the 4" I depending on what size tire your going to want to run. You'll want to drop that 2" If you want a little less rubbing room for larger tires. Putting the 4" on the front strut moves the tire forward, and dropping that puts it back, kinda like the radioes rod exstention.
Hahah! Dude it's a pain, same problem for me, what I did was take a long 2x4 stuck it on top of the hub and jumped on it pushing it down, till it'd go into place where I could get one bolt in. Lots of WD40 helps.
http://www.ultimates...t=110173&page=3 look through this guys build, shows everything. I think that's a 6" lift though but same consept.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:25 PM
I think I need to lower my rear K-member by about two inches, since I've been running it at a two inch strut lift just fine. I just ordered up some 4runner front struts and Honda Accord springs to replace my stock rear struts, and since they're stiffer, my plan is to change the upper mount so it's angled much sharper, thus giving me more travel and a smoother ride. If I have more travel, that will help immensely with my articulation issues.
Funny that SJR's 4" lift doesn't appear to lower the rear K-member at all.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:31 AM
Edit: Think I figured it out.
1) Front strut lifts
2) Rear K-member blocks, rear parts
3) Rear strut lift brackets
4) Trans crossmember blocks
5) Engine crossmember blocks
6) Part of front radius rod blocks
7) Other part of front radius rod blocks
8) Rear K-member blocks, front parts
Edited by Cyfun, 11 July 2012 - 06:54 AM.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:30 AM
For the trans in this case there's 4 blocks, to on each side, there a step in the frame, so it's not a continuous block.
http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=127240 the rear xmember is only needed depending the size of you tires, it dosnt change much. It's kinda more of an 6" that you'll need that on. Idk up to you though, more work or less haha. Or just do it last a d see if you really want to.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:33 PM
I know I could probably get away without lowering the rear crossmember and just muscling the rear trailing arms down, but I have something unusual planned. I'm currently replacing the rear struts with 4runner struts and Accord springs, and then I will be relocating either the top or bottom strut mount so that it's angled sharper. That will give me more travel and a smoother ride, and with any luck help with my articulation issues.
I'd prefer to shift the upper strut mount, but there really isn't any room unless I tear out that bump stop bracing in the car's body. So my other idea is to cut out the bump stop plate on the trailing arm, then weld a new bracket for the bottom of the strut up an inch or two. We shall see what happens.
Edited by Cyfun, 11 July 2012 - 05:38 PM.
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