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thinking about lifting my 89 gl
Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:29 PM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:54 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 01:01 AM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 02:07 AM
My pics are on my Webshots page under the file: "Ozified...86 subaru". The pics with the new 15's are at the end of the list of pics...I just added them today.
That might give ya' an idea of what the tires and wheels will look like with an Ozified EA-82 lift.
Posted 15 May 2004 - 06:44 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 06:53 PM
Posted 20 May 2004 - 10:32 AM
Had to trim about 1" from the back of the front fender at the base. No rubs, now and drives actually better (has a more stable feel and turns seem more precise) and hardly any difference in power between 185\80-13 and 205\75-15 tire change....Only now, due to the low torque of the 1.8, highway speeds are maintained (70-80 mph) in headwinds and hills by remaining in 4th gear. In 5th, at 2800-3000 RPM the engine has a hard time fighting headwinds and steeper hills at 70MPH.
Regarding the lift....I have the standard 3" "Ozified" kit available from PK Davis here on the Board or at his site... www.Ozified.com. My 86 has the 85 adjustable front and rear spring height adjustments. In the pic, I have both the front and rear adjusted all the way up...Wish I had another 1" in the front on the lift cause it rides pretty stiff in the front with the spring adjusted all the way up (gives an additional 1" or so) but there are no 4" for the front, as far as I know. I could do some other options, thanks to some ideas from McBrat, but don't have the motivation to re-engineer right now...maybe later when I have more time.
Hope this helps...any more questions, ask on the board, there are lots of experienced and knowledgable "Subarites" here. Anything specific you want to know about mine or from me, feel free to PM me here on the Board or e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:21 AM
Putting your time and money towards a 5speed conversion, bigger tires and rims would be your best bet IMHO. The 5spd dual range would be a way better upgrade then just a lift kit. Even up on 15" rims and 25" tires you would be sitting pretty damn nice. With that setup you could get PLENTY dirty and have a blast.
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