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#1 NorthCoast

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

Just thought I would share a fun project that TSSFab has got going on right now.  A few of you have seen some of the pics but I figured I would throw it out there for everyone. Pics aren't necessarilly in order for the first post but I'll keep the updates coming as they happen.

 

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Front Subframe

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:29 PM

Can't wait to see its final travel numbers with axles.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:01 AM

....those control arms.............. :headbang:



#4 NorthCoast

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

This is the best thing I ever seen ready for more pics

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

As the name may imply... Are these guys going to beat me to it and complete the baja 500 or baja 1000 in a subaru?

 

Last I checked it had been tried by a couple rally subarus but none finished the race... or even made it more than 100 miles before the car sustained too much damage to continue. The suspension stiffness, lack of travel and ground clearance were to blame. This seems to be solving those issues.

 

If these guys have their sights set on baja I'll have to rethink my dreams... Maybe i'll be the first to finish in an 84 GL wagon. :D



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:29 AM

Hopefully he reinforces the stock upper strut mounts.
With resistance it is highly likely to blow that mount out at the seams.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

As the name may imply... Are these guys going to beat me to it and complete the baja 500 or baja 1000 in a subaru?

 

Last I checked it had been tried by a couple rally subarus but none finished the race... or even made it more than 100 miles before the car sustained too much damage to continue. The suspension stiffness, lack of travel and ground clearance were to blame. This seems to be solving those issues.

 

If these guys have their sights set on baja I'll have to rethink my dreams... Maybe i'll be the first to finish in an 84 GL wagon. :D

 

I know a guy in Astoria and he and his doctor buddy did it (Baja) in a 98 outback with a moderately beefed up suspension...mostly stock just 1" spacer and good nitrogen charged coilovers......not really "racing" so much as "also running" so that maybe why you didn't hear of it.



#10 NorthCoast

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:00 AM

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:22 PM

I suppose thats one way to get rid of tire-wheel wheel clearance problems.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

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Oooohhh my goodness that's so awesome.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:14 PM

As the name may imply... Are these guys going to beat me to it and complete the baja 500 or baja 1000 in a subaru?

 

Last I checked it had been tried by a couple rally subarus but none finished the race... or even made it more than 100 miles before the car sustained too much damage to continue. The suspension stiffness, lack of travel and ground clearance were to blame. This seems to be solving those issues.

 

If these guys have their sights set on baja I'll have to rethink my dreams... Maybe i'll be the first to finish in an 84 GL wagon. :D

 


Mine participated in the the SCORE 250 back in the late 70s...  She's beat up fairly badly, but perhaps one day it'll do the baja once again...



#14 NorthCoast

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:08 PM

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:56 AM

So with the upper control arms like that how does the axle fit in there?



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

It's MAGIC Robert! MAGIC.

 

 

If you drink a sixer of barley pops, puff down a bowl or two, then put on your shemagh and some mirrored aviators then you might clearly see through the optical illusion presented in the above pictures.  :ph34r:

 

There is a ton of room for the Ford Expedition axles that are going in the front.  Can you not see in 3D like the rest of us?   :P



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:01 PM

So, which ones?8.8's?
I just have to say, I still love the work, but If I was doing it and going Ford, I would go 9".But. regardless, the weight of the vehicle can be handled a bit by 8.8's.
Nice, was wondering which he was going with.
I like it. something I havee been contemplating for a long fawking time.
Glad someone is actually doing it . And proper at that. I would have built from the diffs out. , not to say he didn't, but it is kinda deceiving when you look at the pictars.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

Not sure, what ever is stock on an 04, I do know they will be custom with Supra inners and Expedition outers.  Apparently he's using a R154 Toyota trans with Supra diffs.

 

Making good use of the parts he has lying around. 



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:25 AM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

The shaft has about 2 inches of clearance in the front but for now im running rear drive with stock box till i can find a sti trans.
The rear is not ford at all its toyota supra diff 4.3 plate diff much stronger than 8.8 even though its only 8 inch, the cvs are
930 cv adapters and sand rail shafts with ford expo outers in the rear latter going to get bigger ones made. The hubs are
02- ford front hubs and custom knuckles i should have done 04+ 6 lug hubs bigger breaks more bolts just beefier but
considering the ones now are meant for a truck twice my subies weight I think we are ok. If you dont know who I am I have
done almost every rear diff swap in subarus and build subaru framing for a living for a hand full of the fastest subarus
around the world. Really glad you guys are fallowing the build cant wait to finish it. The car next is going to a friends and
we are going to build a sub chassis to hole everything from bending apart.

 

 



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

Great looking build! Most of the off roaders (mine included) are done on a very small budget and with used parts. Neat to see what can be done with a little more fab and $$$. Looking like a very capable rig.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

Great looking build! Most of the off roaders (mine included) are done on a very small budget and with used parts. Neat to see what can be done with a little more fab and $$$. Looking like a very capable rig.

1200 bucks so far shocks included



#23 Uberoo

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

How wide is that?



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:08 PM

90 the track is about 84



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 10:11 PM

its 4 inches narower than a F150 baja truck.


Edited by TSSFAB, 02 August 2014 - 10:11 PM.






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