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#1 subyxx

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:58 PM

Hey every body am Andy and this is my new toy

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#2 subyxx

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

I need a little of help since here in Florida there is no snow and hills I would like to lower the car but I clue less since the rear it only brings a shock the car is a 87 GL 2wd 1.6. And I know I would put a lift kit but here in Florida there is not need too ;)

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

For starters, VERY cool hatch!  It looks like you snagged a good one!

 

As far as lowering goes....how low?  Short of something fairly custom, the options are pretty limited.  The rear is easy, the fronts, not so much.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:23 PM

some on here have cut a coil or two out of the springs.  I have contacted Eibach and they can make custom springs for around $300 stiffer and lower if you want. I didn't ask if I could get them progressive rate though which would be nice if just cruising and stiffen when trying to be aggressive.



#5 subyxx

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

Thank u guys. For the rear I will say 1.5 and the front 2. As far as the rear how easy is I only see a shock ?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:40 PM

it is a coil over strut.

 

You can chop coils all day to lower it, but in order to keep the alignment in check you will need to relocate the strut tops outward.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:48 PM

Is there any threat that u may know can u link here how to doit

#8 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:48 PM

How did you do the four lug conversion? And the rear should be a torsion bar and may have an adjustment bolt  accessable under the rear seat.  I am not sure I will take a look and get back to you.. Might be a day or so.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

I did the alignment recently and as far as the front and rear I have positive camber since am running 15x8 wheel with 35 off I will try to post the number tomorrow

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:53 PM

The lug convention was not easy I found a 88 wagon at the junk yard and I had to send to the machine shop to resurface the center and drill the holes at the end spend 300 :( but I was so desperate since I had those wheels sitting

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:55 PM

The lug convention was not easy I found a 88 wagon at the junk yard and i took the drums and the spacer I had to send to the machine shop to resurface the center and drill the holes at the end spend 300 but I was so desperate since I had those wheels sitting

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 12:56 PM

Here is the aligment numbers
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Wow, great hatch!



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:47 AM

The lug convention was not easy I found a 88 wagon at the junk yard and i took the drums and the spacer I had to send to the machine shop to resurface the center and drill the holes at the end spend 300 but I was so desperate since I had those wheels sitting

Just so I understand, you had a 4-lug that was 4x140, right?  You then took the rotors and drums off of another 4x140 Subaru and then had them machined to accept a different 4-lug pattern?  Is that right?  If so, what is your new lug pattern?



#15 subyxx

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:14 AM

Yes O.C.D just like you said and now I have 4x100

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

Awesome car! I love love love the rims :)

#17 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:38 PM

OK so I finally crawled around to look for adjustment on the 2wd rear.. NONE. NADA, Zilch.  The only way you are going to adjust the rear is by a reclock of the torsion bars.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:30 AM

Damn
ok got it thanks Mykeys

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

No worries, reclocking the rear is easy.  Way easier than keeping the front end aligned when you drop it.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

this weekend am planning to drop it like a 1.5 front and back i got it all square ;)

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

make sure you get pics or it didn't happen    ;)



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

oops double post


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

Nice hatch there. Very clean for it's age. How many miles?

 

Out of curiousity, that's $300 per spring, right? Are they fitted to stock type struts?



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:18 PM

Out of curiousity, that's $300 per spring, right? Are they fitted to stock type struts?

 

If that was directed at me that is $300 for the front (both sides)  on stock struts..2wd struts are a bit lower to begin with but raised mine back up some because of the 4wd springs which stiffened up my ride considerably.  



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

137000 as today ;)




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