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#76 ryot1

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:50 PM

:)



#77 Uberoo

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

Needs MOAR skidplate! :)



#78 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

Needs MOAR skidplate! :)

its on the list



#79 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:39 PM

got this skid plate off the back of a 85 Bronco2, its a thick one, it was guarding the gas tank,

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I had this on a Jeep Cherokee I had, Ill be cutting it up to work on the Soobie

 

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Edited by Scott in Bellingham, 23 October 2013 - 10:42 PM.


#80 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

Looks good.  How was it for road manners?  I'm guessing a front tube bumper is in the plans.

 

 

goes great down the road, those front rims keep the tires close in ,near stock specs

 

 

heres a few photos from Facebook

 

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:47 PM

Nice pics, a little Subie-Yota dos-e-doe.  I think you need a retractable wheelie bar or a pre-runner style rear bumper now so you don't do back-flips.  That's quite the Washington crew you guys have got going on.  Looks like a good time.



#82 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:39 PM

got the bumper on

 

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:44 AM

You guys would be wetting your pants with the EJ dual range gearbox I reckon!

That thing's not my cup of tea, but it's pretty awesome to see in pics!

What's next in the mods?

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:03 AM

I like the personality of this car as it starts to gain more and more mods.

that bumper is ready for some serious brush!

Super sweet 2 winches!  B)  



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:02 AM

You guys would be wetting your pants with the EJ dual range gearbox I reckon!

That thing's not my cup of tea, but it's pretty awesome to see in pics!

What's next in the mods?

Cheers

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I have a 86 3.9 dualrange in this beast, Whats next, Skidplate up front , A arm extra pivot bushings and bracing, finish up the rear, exocage with built in roof rack, onboard air, CB and Ham radios, roof lights, ETC, 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:08 PM

That bumper should help keep the front "grounded to the ground" on those hill climbs.  That bumpers is even bigger than the one on my Legacy.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:07 PM

You subie nuts in Washington make me regret moving to Colorado. I wish I had the same support network the subie family has in Washington!

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:01 AM

You guys would be wetting your pants with the EJ dual range gearbox I reckon!

That thing's not my cup of tea, but it's pretty awesome to see in pics!

What's next in the mods?

Cheers

Bennie

Not so much. the AWD center section is not good for wheeling.Austin has a EJ DR, and it was ok until a tire or two came off the ground.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

painted the bumper gloss black, it was so moist out it looks more like satin black, been looking for some rear tires cant find any decent 33s used so looks like 2 new ones are in order



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

well I took a few weeks off the car, time to get back on it

 

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figurin out the front A-arm braces and 3rd pivot



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:35 PM

heres why Im bracin these up

 

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I cut some pivots  off  some bent A-arms  I cut the Swaybar mount off the crossmember it was in the way, Ill bench make all the parts and weld them up on the parts already on the  car,

 

 

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:50 PM

Might want to mount a steering rack in that crossmember to make sure tie rodends won't hit under compression.  There's a reason the swaybar has those curves in it where it went over the tierods.....right were your brace is going to go.



#93 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:51 AM

Might want to mount a steering rack in that crossmember to make sure tie rodends won't hit under compression.  There's a reason the swaybar has those curves in it where it went over the tierods.....right were your brace is going to go.

 

good thought, theres plenty of room thanks



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:13 PM

What about the tire rubbing ? ?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:16 PM

It looks like a pretty up grade ... I've got a few bent up a arms that's deff a week spot

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:32 AM

Your still only limited by the weakest point in the chain.Beef something up and it moves the failures to something more expensive.The control arm might not bend but the body might, or...On the other hand it could add enough strength that it completely solves bending altogether.waiting to see how this plays out.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:29 AM

after  I fiure this out Ill offer 2 kits one similar to what you see and another that braces up the stock arm , both weld on of  exchange



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:39 AM

Interested in see how these turn out. Let me know if you need someone to test them.  ;)

 

 

Your still only limited by the weakest point in the chain.Beef something up and it moves the failures to something more expensive.The control arm might not bend but the body might, or...On the other hand it could add enough strength that it completely solves bending altogether.waiting to see how this plays out.

 

or you could beef it up and have a tie down failure. :blink:



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

heres why Im bracin these up

 

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What your doing looks great........but I have to wonder.......since they always bend in this particular spot.....I think the hole is there to make a crumple point for crashes.  Might it not be easier to plate this area over the hole, and around the tube to reinforce it?

 

What your doing will work too.  Just purely a thought on why they always bend in that same place.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:27 PM

Not so much. the AWD center section is not good for wheeling.Austin has a EJ DR, and it was ok until a tire or two came off the ground.

It can be if utilized properly. LIKe in conjunction with an LSD. Or welded. Or spooled. Very common practice in the Subaru drift world.






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