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#1 Natemanas

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:58 PM

Hey all,
I just recently bought a 92 Loyale, AT, in exceptional condition aside from a leaky engine and sloppy suspension ;-P
Upon reading the suspension upgrade by BumbeBeast, He writes about using the 4runner front shocks, and accord front springs.
I'm wondering  if it'd be better to just use the 4runner shocks AND springs? I assume this'd lift the rear up a bit more than the 2" the accord springs would give, which is good by me.
Any suggestions or comments?  I'm down for other suspension suggestions than accord/4runner also.
 

Looking forward to learning a lot about my ride, and eventually swapping in the EJ (when my meager budget and time allow)



#2 man on the moon

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Sounds like the car is in about average condition :). It will grow on you. Ask questions and tear into it!



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

I have no idea why these old things grow on us so, but you are now officially in the club. I can't imagine getting rid of mine, and even hesitate to let others drive it in case they wreck it!



#4 Natemanas

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

Yeah, My dad had an 85 GL wagon, which is essentially the same car, so I was stoked to get this old beater.. Just such a bummer they stuck us with such a bunk motor/tranny setup ;-\
I've talked the wife into the EJ22 AWD swap for next year...
Well, While we're here, where are you folks finding roof racks for the Loyale for an affordable price?



#5 man on the moon

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

Craigslist is your best bet, or wander around the junkyard and look for racks attached to cars with a gutter system like your 'roo has.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

Yeah, I'll have to scour.. There are VERY few older Subes here in NC, but maybe other areas.  Thanks for the idea.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

Rack doesn't have to be on a Subie, just has to be the same type of tower that can fit into a rain gutter type thing on the car, like this:

 

http://www.rackattac...tter-towers.asp

 

They come on lots of cars, and I think Thule makes something similar. Thin rubber 'wedge' toward the inside of the vehicle, and a thin hook/L-shaped metal piece that slips underneath the flashing/trim above the window.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:16 AM

Yeah I think I've come up with a good solution I'll build myself with that principle.. I'll post it up when I've built it.
Thanks Moon






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