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Installing 3'' byb lift in my 86 rusty wagon? problems?
Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:42 PM
ps. sorry for rambling on haha
Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:52 PM
Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:54 PM
Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:08 PM
Let's see what others have to say. I am not an expert in this area, I have never actually installed one of these lift kits on a subaru, This is just info that I have gathered over time. Like I said earlier, If the body is THAT rusty, I wouldn't waste the time.
Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:10 PM
Posted 29 July 2004 - 12:04 AM
now how rusty is your car, if the body is starting to go, thats one thing, you should repair it and let it go NO further, but check underneath your car, at the framerails, points where your suspension is bolted to your body, (where you'll be installing your "spacers") and under your hood, look at anything structurally important. if any of this is geting cancerous, you should make her as comfortable as possible because at that point its only a small matter of time.
inspections or not, for your safety and anyone elses, dont, because having your car drop or collapse on you on the interstate will definately put a damper on your day.
now if its ONLY body panels, go ahead with the lift, but be sure you fix what rust you have now.
check the "type" of rust and let us know.
Posted 29 July 2004 - 05:58 AM
Posted 29 July 2004 - 08:33 AM
why not!_!? morganms car is rusty and has a lift, so now he reely doesnt have to worry about messing anything up. "oh crap a dent, oh well"
his car is reely bad, rear seatbelts fell out, but where the crossmemebers bolt(what you have to remove to install lift) its still pretty solid metal.
the fenders and floorboards will fall off long before its structurally unsound. rage it! then there will be two lifted subarus in minnesota.
Posted 29 July 2004 - 08:40 AM
Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:24 AM
Go for it!
Posted 29 July 2004 - 12:18 PM
I noticed the 'rusty winter beater' portion of your post. That's key here. Youre obviously not going to go buy a new mint body to lift nor spend the money and wasted time repairing the rust. Lift that thing UP. When you go offroading in her you wont feel bad at all about coming down on a big rock or bumping into that tree.
If you feel safe in it on the road right now it's really not THAT much of a difference lifted. I'm more worried about ball joints and axles than my rusty unibody.
Posted 29 July 2004 - 04:19 PM
my only bad experience with rust was above the tube frame assembly, inside the rear wheel well, if that part is rusted OUT, then you may droop in the rear suspension (after a while, or some tough baja'n). i wouldnt worry too much, go for it!
Posted 29 July 2004 - 05:56 PM
Posted 29 July 2004 - 11:16 PM
Posted 30 July 2004 - 10:22 AM
can anyone show me pics of the underneight of a car that i have to deal with in order to instal a lift? like were the suspenton bolts to the frame? thanks guys
Where are you in Minnesota? I'm in the twin cities. If we are close enough we should just meet up and I'll show you everything involved. You can also see how rusty mine is and I think youll feel a lot safer in your rig
Posted 30 July 2004 - 11:46 AM
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