Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

wagonryan gets a big boy lift


  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

#26 torxxx

torxxx

    I void warranties

  • Members
  • 2,914 posts
  • Fairbanks

Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:25 PM

how much of your fenders did you cut?  guessing 2 inches or so?  You've got way more fender to tire clearance than I do on my OB, same size tires and the only rub issue I have is on the body behind the tire (right about where the dead foot rest is on the drivers side)   at MAX compression on drivers side it rubs on just the very lip of the rear of the front fender. 

 

Rears I have had 0 issues with rubbing, other than the tires hitting the spring perch on the strut.  1.5" spacers took care of that. 

 

and what rim and size are those?  I like the offset, they seem to stick out a bit farther than the stock rims, or do you have spacers as well?



#27 wagonryan

wagonryan

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 167 posts
  • Bellingham

Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

I ended up cutting about 2-3" off the fenders. have you chopped your fenders? its worth it IMO. I have loads of tire clearance vertically and laterally. From my 2 minute test drive the other day, the only place my tires rub are where yours are, on the back side of the front fenders. I got my car back in the garage, so on my day off i'll take my mini sledge  and grinder and see how much that helps. 

 

I have cragar soft 8's - 15"x7" with a 3.75 backspacing with 1" hub adapters for the 5x4.5 bolt pattern. They fit just how I wanted them to. they give the car a mean look and looks like it will be pretty stable as well. I have about 1.5" of space from the spring perch (don't mind the poor angle on the picture though haha, there is loads of room)

 

photo5-1_zpsb027c242.jpg


Edited by wagonryan, 22 March 2013 - 11:16 PM.


#28 wagonryan

wagonryan

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 167 posts
  • Bellingham

Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

just need to adjust the clutch cable and change the rear axle and I'll be able to cruise a bit!

photo6-1_zps8aef1fda.jpg


Edited by wagonryan, 22 March 2013 - 11:19 PM.


#29 torxxx

torxxx

    I void warranties

  • Members
  • 2,914 posts
  • Fairbanks

Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

looks good, I need to get rims like you have and get on the 4.5 pattern.  I know my car would feel a hell of a lot better in corners with the wheels sticking out



#30 hillbilly1

hillbilly1

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Madison, Wi

Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

That wagon is SICK! I'm getting a 1995 Legacy wagon L soon. Wonder if I could do something like you did to mine? Although mine will also have to serve as a everyday driver. Keep up the awesome creation!

#31 wagonryan

wagonryan

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 167 posts
  • Bellingham

Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:00 AM

Thanks man, you can definitely do what I did to mine on yours, same lift kit and all. I'd suggest something in the 4" range. Maybe 4" strut/4" sub drop to keep the geometry the same. Also shoot for a 27-28" mud tire. Keep the stress on the cv's low.This isn't my dd so I can get gnar with it haha

#32 torxxx

torxxx

    I void warranties

  • Members
  • 2,914 posts
  • Fairbanks

Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

If its an SJR lift, you are keeping VERY close angles to stock.  I used forester struts before I bought my lift and we (Scott and I) decided to only have 5 Inch strut tower blocks built, and I'm not regretting it.  The rump roast sags pretty bad and the axle of the lateral bars show that I could have easily ran another 1.5+ inch on them before I'd start breaking axles.  These axles are stronger than you think, its full Lock+WFO that breaks them more often than the angle they run at.  

 

 

We need to get with RCV and see if they could make use a offroad axle.  RCV's will run @ a 45 degree angle.   Worth checking out if you like bashing.   45 degrees at the steering joint, 28 degrees on the inner.   So I got an idea, we get them to run the steering joint on both ends?  Not only does that mean less breaking, but it means more suspension travel options


Edited by torxxx, 30 March 2013 - 01:01 PM.


#33 wagonryan

wagonryan

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 167 posts
  • Bellingham

Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

I'd be really interested in that. I'm considering the aus dual range again for regular drivability, and with stronger axles I could take the car on longer trips without worrying so much about breaking spoob.

I almost got the car driving, but broke a brake hard line from not supporting the hub when changing the axle. I adjusted the clutch cable, but won't know if it worked till I get that line fixed up :blowheadoff:

#34 RCR46and2

RCR46and2

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Alabama

Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:30 PM

I think a jdm dual range is gonna be cheaper than one from down under. Get a Jdm dual range with the piss weak 1.19 reduction gear and swap it with a gl 1.59 reduction gear. That's what I want to do when I lift my 03 outback 6 inches and throw it on some 29's, since I'm gonna be daily drivering it after it gets big!

#35 AWDsome

AWDsome

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Twin Falls, ID

Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

I ended up cutting about 2-3" off the fenders. have you chopped your fenders? its worth it IMO. I have loads of tire clearance vertically and laterally. From my 2 minute test drive the other day, the only place my tires rub are where yours are, on the back side of the front fenders. I got my car back in the garage, so on my day off i'll take my mini sledge  and grinder and see how much that helps. 

 

I have cragar soft 8's - 15"x7" with a 3.75 backspacing with 1" hub adapters for the 5x4.5 bolt pattern. They fit just how I wanted them to. they give the car a mean look and looks like it will be pretty stable as well. I have about 1.5" of space from the spring perch (don't mind the poor angle on the picture though haha, there is loads of room)

 

photo5-1_zpsb027c242.jpg

What Size tires are you using and where did you get your wheels and adaptors? I looked for a cragar with our bolt pattern but no luck and its even harder to find a wheel in a 15" x 8" with a -38mm offset. I was thinking of running a 225/65/15 tire but just curious what you are running. I am wanting the tires to stick out as much as yours do but am having trouble finding the right wheel set up online at least. next stop will be my local tire shop. I have a 92 Legy Wagon and will be running '04 Fozy Struts and eventually a 2" spacer lift if not even a whole body lift!



#36 wagonryan

wagonryan

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 167 posts
  • Bellingham

Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:50 PM

235/75/15. got the wheels on summitracing.com and the adapters are on ebay. they are the 5x100 ---> 5x4.5    the wheels are cragar soft 8's 5x4.5, 3.75" backspace 15x7".

 

I think you're gonna want a body lift, you can buy a 4" kit with strut tops and subframe spacers for a reasonable price.



#37 AWDsome

AWDsome

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Twin Falls, ID

Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:35 PM

Awesome! Thanks for that info! And where would I go about buying that kit?! :D

#38 Gloyale

Gloyale

    It's a sickness

  • Members
  • 9,512 posts
  • Corvallis, OR PNW

Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:26 PM

Awesome! Thanks for that info! And where would I go about buying that kit?! :D

 

HighGuysLifts.com



#39 wagonryan

wagonryan

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • 167 posts
  • Bellingham

Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:10 AM

what he said! lots of people making them



#40 AWDsome

AWDsome

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Twin Falls, ID

Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:24 AM

Thanks everyone for your help and info. I think for $750 I might try to built my own lift but we shall see. If I do I'll to a full detailed write up!

#41 NorthCoast

NorthCoast

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 458 posts
  • Puyallup, WA

Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:17 PM

So sad.... :banghead:

 

http://skagit.craigs...4726991855.html

 

I hope somebody that will wheel it properly will buy it and not some jackwagon.  For the work that has gone into this car and its future potential this is a steal.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users