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Call me Crazy!! an XT6 on Solid Axles????
Posted 06 August 2004 - 02:43 PM
The Clincher: Start today and get it done by WCSS6!!!!!! Not sure if I can pull it off but I'm going to give a good shot. I wanted to do a custom independent suspension set-up using datsun 4x4 parts to keep it all Fuji but I surely don't have the time for that, maybe next year.
I jacked the car up and put it on jackstands, pulled of the little 14" wheels and rolled the 33" meats into place and was instantly motivated!!! That ugly little wedge looks absolutely awesome up in the air!!!!
So I plan to spend as much of my evenings and weekends as possible on this project, SO WISH ME LUCK!!!
P.S. the XT6 drivetrain is for sale in the market place if you know anyone who wants it!!
Posted 06 August 2004 - 02:45 PM
I love the idea, RAGE IT! I think you will get it done in time... do YOU? 'Cuz thats all that matters !_!
Posted 06 August 2004 - 03:08 PM
Let me know if you need any "stuff" - NAPA 342-2626 Brian
Posted 06 August 2004 - 04:06 PM
Hope you know somebody who can do fabrication !
Let me know if you need any "stuff" - NAPA 342-2626 Brian
Hah dont exploit him 'cuz you KNOW he's going to need a lot of parts from Napa for this job!
Posted 06 August 2004 - 05:22 PM
it's the collective jaws of USMB doing this.
Good luck we need more people who can take their ideas into reality.
Posted 06 August 2004 - 05:54 PM
Posted 06 August 2004 - 09:07 PM
Stay off of the computer and you'll get it done.
Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:10 AM
Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:49 PM
Got the axles out from under the Toyota today. That was a project in itself, lots of rusty bolts that did not want to come undone.....
Posted 08 August 2004 - 10:03 PM
NOOOOO! that was my idea! except for the fact it would be a boxed Subie frame, and I wouldnt be using a nissan tx and subie engine and tranny due to financial reasons. Mine will be a little bigger hopefully (35's+) though .
OK, I'm a little nuts! Here is the goal: Tear apart a great old XT6 and put Toyota Axles under it with a 5spd Dual Range Tranny, Nissan transfer case, and 33" tires.
What are you going to do for steering? Thats what has my project held up right now....
Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:25 AM
make sure you make it a good functional offroader.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:13 PM
Check out some pictures: http://www.ultimates...=medium&cat=500
I pulled this off without modifying the XT6 body in any way. I could unbolt the frame I built under it and re-install the original running gear. Not that I would ever want to do this......
I know some of the folks at the show did not like that I used toyota axles. But, I really feel I have a vehicle that out performs most other cars. I see it this way, the attractive thing about a Subaru to me is it's performance per dollar factor. I could not have built a dual transfer case toyota for the low price of $1600, which is about all I have into this car (not including the value of a months worth of evenings and weekends and a wife who feels very neglected about now!!!!) I have a vehicle that hauls four people just about anywhere you would want to go.
I also doubt that I'll be the only one with solid axles next year!
Posted 31 August 2004 - 05:22 PM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 06:20 PM
and then the xt6 of doom
i now have inspiration for my own twisted 4x4 sube
solid front and rear.. and multilink suspension front and back
that xt looked dam good
Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:10 PM
Posted 31 August 2004 - 09:01 PM
I removed the subaru front and rear suspension parts, including the belly pan with rack&pinion.
Then I fabbed up a crossmember to hold the engine up that bolted into the same holes as the belly pan. At this point I had a complete unibody car that held it's own engine & tranny.
Then I fabbed up a rear sub-frame that held the rear leaf springs and bolted it into the holes that the old rear suspension mounted to.
Then I fabbed up a front sub-frame that held the front leaf springs and bolted it to the new crossmember that I made and to the rear most mount of the old front suspension.
All the "bolting" that I mentioned is to brackets that have rubber body mount washers (from a Jeep). So, The XT6 body rests on eight rubber mounts with bolts through them.
Then I attached the front and rear sub-frames to each other and hung the transfer case to that.
I ended up having to modify my front crossmember in the end to clear the steering u-joints & shaft as it was in the way.
The most expensive components proved to be the drive-lines as all three where custom.
I'd be happy to answer any other questions and even more happy to help someone else build themselves a monster (for a little cash of course, I'm a nice guy but no saint!).
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