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1 1/2" EA82 Lift?


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#1 Tman1058

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Hey, so I just got an '87 Wagon, and I'm thinking that it needs some lift... I'm thinking 1 1/2" lift, to take it easy on axles. Should I do 1 1/2" or just go to 2"? Has anybody done a 1 1/2" lift, if so can I see some pictures (of how you lifted it and the car once done).

 

Your opinions are appreciated,

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#2 Subruise

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

go 2". research first



#3 Gloyale

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:14 AM

Do a 2", but then install an Outback crossmember spacer and MT trans spacers to drop the suspension 1-1/4"

 

This will keep your axle angles good.

 

If you go straight 2", no drop on the crossmember, you will be running the axles at an extreme angle.  If you do this, you will want to unclip the small end of the inner CV boots, and slide them further up towards the joint.  Otherwise boots will rip from being stretched all the time.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

Do a 2", but then install an Outback crossmember spacer and MT trans spacers to drop the suspension 1-1/4"

 

This will keep your axle angles good.

 

If you go straight 2", no drop on the crossmember, you will be running the axles at an extreme angle.  If you do this, you will want to unclip the small end of the inner CV boots, and slide them further up towards the joint.  Otherwise boots will rip from being stretched all the time.

you can use an outback xmember on an l series?



#5 Gloyale

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:43 PM

you can use an outback xmember on an l series?

 

No....not bolt on.

 

But the spaceing of the bolts at each rail is the same L series to EJ, so you can use the Fuji factory spacers from an outback on the L series crossmember. Applies to EA82 only, EA81 doesn't fit.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:59 PM

would you have to extend the steering linkage with the outback spacers?



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

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#8 Gloyale

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

would you have to extend the steering linkage with the outback spacers?

 

Yes. You will need a longer one.

 

One from a Legacy will work.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

I build and sell lifts for your car at  www.sjrlift.com  can do custom whatever you want   Scott






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