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Would this work as a cheap lift?
Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:51 PM
I made little 2.25" tall by 2" wide blocks that i was thinking of putting as inserts (spacers) for the bolts for in-between the top hats and the body.
I was looking at something for a more solid "all around" bolt-in but not really much in creativity.
I'm not too convinced this'll work (how i was going to do it) because I think it'll bend the tophats?
Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:03 AM
Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:09 AM
yes many lift kits are simply spacers like you said. they are offset though to allow for proper camber adjustment, otherwise the top of your tires stick out and wear on the outer edges like crazy.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:25 AM
You could just pop a set of legacy outback struts on it. You can do those with no other mods and get a solid inch. Then you can fit slightly larger tires to get another 1/2" or so.
With no cross member drop I would do about 1.5" spacers at most on the struts. You want to make them tall enough that you don't need to knock the old studs out of the strut mounts. To get the studs out the mounts have to come off, which just adds time and extra work to the project.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:30 AM
If I were to make it just an inch, maybe an inch and a half and not knock out the existing bolts. Having these blocks on the bolts won't hurt it?
I really want a larger lift but don't have really any idea how to do it, other than these spacers. What to drop, angles, etc...
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