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#1 AD6

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

Has anyone lowered a 88 gl hatch before? I see them raised up all the time but why hasn't anyone lowered one? They do it to old JDM cars but why not a sub??

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

I've seen a number of pictures of lowered wagons. Haven't read anything on how to do it, but I've seen it done.

I know I wouldn't lower my wagon because, 1) there isn't much ground clearance stock, and 2) that would take away any offroading ability from my car.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

theres been a few people who have lowered thier subarus,
are we talking about a EA81 car? or EA82?
if its ea81 you need some lowering springs for the front and you need to "reclock" the torsen bar in the back.
which means taking off the rear suspension and pulling it apart and putting it back together one or 2 teeth lower from where it was. I have never done this but once you start looking at it it will make sense.

if its an ea82 you just need lowering springs. honda coil over sleeves off ebay work good and they're cheap as hell.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

I have a EA81, I have been trying to find springs but cant seem to find any. Any websites that have them? Thanks for any help in advance

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

I've seen a number of pictures of lowered wagons. Haven't read anything on how to do it, but I've seen it done.

I know I wouldn't lower my wagon because, 1) there isn't much ground clearance stock, and 2) that would take away any offroading ability from my car.


Not much into the offroading, building mine for running the touge.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

check my old threads man. Pm me if you want to talk about it

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

check my old threads man. Pm me if you want to talk about it


Alright will do, thanks

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

Some threads on the Subject:

~► http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=136899

~► http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=68965

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

Some threads on the Subject:

~► http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=136899

~► http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=68965

Kind Regards.


Thank you

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

You're Welcome! :)

I will like to see Photos of your Subaru, could you post some?

Especially if you do the Lowering.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

I have a EA81, I have been trying to find springs but cant seem to find any. Any websites that have them? Thanks for any help in advance


Nothing specific for that vehicle

Rear suspension is torsion bar, so you'll have to disable/declock those. And then fab in some sort of coilover shock like from an EA82 car. It's been done, but it's not terribly simple.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

You're Welcome! :)

I will like to see Photos of your Subaru, could you post some?

Especially if you do the Lowering.

Kind Regards.


Yeah I will have some photos up by tomorrow. The lowering wont be done for a couple weeks. Also I have been reading that you can use Honda civic coilovers, anyone done this?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:28 AM

Pooparu did a super-custom lowered hatch, but unfortunately almost all of the pictures are gone from the thread.

http://www.ultimates...highlight=hatch

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

Pooparu did a super-custom lowered hatch, but unfortunately almost all of the pictures are gone from the thread.

http://www.ultimates...highlight=hatch


Checked it out, all the photos are gone. Really would like to see it though. Anyone else have any photos?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:35 AM

http://www.cardomain...1982-subaru-gl/

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

Pooparu's hatch?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

Pooparu's hatch?


That would be the one.



I have an '85 Brat that I will be lowering.
Its not gonna be "stanced" or "dumped", just trying to make it look a little more sporty.


I will be using ea81 FWD struts and springs up front, ea81 FWD shocks in the rear, and I will un-clock the torsion bar either one or two teeth depending on where the front is height-wise.


I was thinking of just using cut springs up front along with the FWD struts, but it might make the car sit a little lower than what is practical with road conditions around here.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:06 AM

you can use NA/NB miata shocks and coilovers in the rear, chop them fronts.

/if you have an ea82.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:40 AM

miata shocks can fit ea81 cars as well




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