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Front Height Adj

EA82 height

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#1 rrgrr


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:56 PM

My 85 4wd wagon has a bit more rake than I'd like with the 2" lift -when it rains and I brake, it floods the windshield. If I could get it up in front an inch, it would help. Everywhere including the owners manual says there are adjustment nuts, but I don't see them. Forum searches are coming up vague as well. Don't see any plug for the rear torsion adjustment either. Mfg date is 12/84. I think the PO said the d-side strut was newer-the label there is readable,"KYB gas Replacement" -both sides look identical. Could the replacement strut be missing this? Am I not seeing something here?



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#2 bratman2


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:34 PM

The replacement KYB is not height adjustable! For the rear there should be a rubber plug to acess the rear adjustment of the torsion bar, if  am not mistaken.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:13 AM

Correct on the front struts. The plug for the rear is under the back seat I believe (its been a while since I've had a gen 3 wagon)

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:24 AM

Thanks, guys. It was part of the strut, that was replaced, what I was looking for. I only see one plug under the back seat, that is access to the fuel line. If I could, I'd lower that to level it. Guess I'll live with it. Don't really care to get into spring swapping and such unless necessary. The front wheels sit nice and straight, and seem to be wearing evenly.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

If its an 85, then you've got shocks & springs under the back, not torsion bars like the previous posts have been referring to.


I'm assuming you've got lift blocks on top of the front struts.

Unfortunately, you've either got to get longer front springs, or shorter rears.

If its got a lot of rake, maybe you have FWD rear springs fitted, they are longer the 4wd versions.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:36 PM

It's ~2" higher at the rocker panels in the rear. It doesn't look stupidly jacked up, just a bit more room fender to tire in the back.

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