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#1 drake13

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

So on this coming Tuesday I should be ordering my 2" lift kit from Subaru gl lift, does anyone have any side pictures with the 13" rims still on it? I won't have the money for the larger rims and tires for a few months and wondering if it will look goofy or OK with out bigger tires. And with the the 2" lift what's the biggest tires I can put under it. Also with out getting pug rims what what 6 bolt rims do I drill out and use?

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:59 PM

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 both of my loyales had 2 inch lifts the silver one has sttock tires on it the white has 195 /75r14 on pugs i think

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

make sure your lift has crossmember spacers or you will eat right threw axle boots



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:15 AM

make sure your lift has crossmember spacers or you will eat right threw axle boots

This is not necessarily true. Undo the inner boot clamps and you'll be fine.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:01 PM

So then how big of tires will I be able to fit in it?

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

If you get pugs or redrill some wheels and go to a 14" then you can fit about a 26.5" tire without trimming anything. That's similar to a 205 75 14. Some have fit 27" but you'd have to do some trimming.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:55 PM

What kind of vehicle has 14" rims that I could re drill? I know every one says gm 6 blots but the smallest of them I have seen is a 15"

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

mazda pickups late 80's had 14" 6 bolts with good offset.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:44 PM

Dodge D50/Mitsubishi Mighty Max trucks from the mid 80s also.

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

This is not necessarily true. Undo the inner boot clamps and you'll be fine.

he is right its not necessary but with my experince on two different cars both with the same 2 inch lift my axles would hit my x member right on where the inner control arm mounts . it would also tear boots resulting in a axle going out. the axle would last over a month easily with daily driving but with my driving it seemed like every time i would go wheeling they would break. On top of that my car also seemed to lift quiet a bit in the front when i would accelerate and created terrible camber wear .  when i lowered the tranny and engine x member it all went away . . just my opinion



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:23 AM

he is right its not necessary but with my experince on two different cars both with the same 2 inch lift my axles would hit my x member right on where the inner control arm mounts . it would also tear boots resulting in a axle going out. the axle would last over a month easily with daily driving but with my driving it seemed like every time i would go wheeling they would break. On top of that my car also seemed to lift quiet a bit in the front when i would accelerate and created terrible camber wear .  when i lowered the tranny and engine x member it all went away . . just my opinion

I've heard of this stuff a few times. I have had 3 with a 2" lift and never had an issue. Guess I just got lucky.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:33 AM

This is not necessarily true. Undo the inner boot clamps and you'll be fine.

 I've not done this, maybe I should -Do you just leave them loose or do you clamp them higher up for more flex?



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:53 AM

 I've not done this, maybe I should -Do you just leave them loose or do you clamp them higher up for more flex?

I'd personally remove the clamps, move them up higher, and then use a big zip tie to keep the boot sealed up.






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