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92 Loyale 5spd. 4x4 cheap suspension lift


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#1 Bob Johansen

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:54 PM

For just an inch or so of lift should I use end of coil spring spacers or clamp in place adjustable spring spreaders ? Pro's & Con's. Thanks 4 your help !:banghead:

#2 Bob Johansen

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:59 PM

For just an inch or so of lift should I use end of coil spring spacers or clamp in place adjustable spring spreaders ? Pro's & Con's. Thanks 4 your help !:banghead:

New 175/80 toyo premiums & this should give me the cablechain clearance im after.

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Posted 28 September 2004 - 11:57 PM

Or get a set of 14in Pug steelies and put some Snow tires on them. Should give you lots of clearance and shouldnt rub if the tires arent to tall.

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 02:32 AM

one con of suspension lifts is ur cv's are at a bigger angle and therefore wear quicker

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:43 PM

prolly stated somewhere before, but im tired and lazy at the time. whats the biggest size tire you can go on 15"wheels w/o having to get any lift? i got no prob screwin w/ the fenders to make it fit, just dont wanna have to pay for axles every month or a lift kit since ill be quite strapped for cash in a while.

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:40 PM

i guess 27s should fit with a bit of trimming and hammering, but 25s sould fit without any prob, and look good imo.

#7 MorganM

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 09:05 AM

You like changing axles right? Good... Now lets talk about suspension lifts. :lol:

Those little rubber spring spacers are trash. I tried them when my wagon was 2WD and unlifted. My strut cartraiges were worn out and I figured 'hey cheap lift!' right? Welp they fall out if you ever go offroad and your springs fully extend. You could easily loose them even on the road in certain situations.

I had a set of spring clamps on my old hot rod. Cheap way to lower the car in the rear. They worked great and held on forever. Never seen them used to extend the spring for a cheap lift. I would say those would stay in better... but if you ever start extending your springs they will prolly still fall out.

Point is these are really only options if you never offroad and just wanna look like its lifted on the tar.

For a cheap suspension lift I wouldnt bother with either of those. Get some 4WD adjustable struts from another Subaru. Swap those in, crank them up, then put on the biggest tire you can. Tires = real clearance; not lift kits. Lift kits just allow you to put on larger tires. This is prolly the cheapest lift you could do and still be reliable offroad. Struts and tires can both be had at junkyards really cheap.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 12:58 PM

The adjustable front struts will give you up to 2 inches more lift if you crank the adjusters up. There was a chart going around the board with all the 85-92 soobys and the specs on the shocks/struts. I think the RX has the longest rear strut, so if you can get em that will take care of the back. 85/86 4wd wagons have adjustable front struts. Now for tires...

I got a buddy up here with a 84 wagon and hes running 27 or 28s with stock suspension and no lift kit. Hes got yota offset rims that help with the rubbing on the inside. His car looks huge and he did it with just stuff from the junkyard. You may have to cut the front of the quarter panel to make them fit if you want that big of tires.

good luck

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 04:21 PM

woulda a 1" susp. lift in the back only screw anything up (besides the axles)? id do this purely for looks, since you cant do much with just a rear lift anyway (unless you offroaded backwards).

25" tires sound good. i dont know the width of the 15" wagoneer wheels that ill be getting, so if anyone knows of some 25" tires that fit those feel free to post some info. also, what is the metric form of 25" (ie 215/75/15 or something in that format) so i can look some tires up myself? gracias por la primero informacion.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 04:29 PM

TORXX: is your friends Subaru an EA81 or EA82? That's awsome tho! What size exactly are they? 27 or 28?

SubaSKEET: http://www.miata.net...e/tirecalc.html
That's a tire calculator. Should help you out a lot.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 05:00 PM

that link's awesome, thanks morgan!

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 01:28 PM

tire size calculator is extremely helpful! thanks.




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