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92 Loyale 5spd. 4x4 cheap suspension lift
Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:54 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:59 PM
New 175/80 toyo premiums & this should give me the cablechain clearance im after.
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 !
Posted 28 September 2004 - 11:57 PM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 02:32 AM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:43 PM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:40 PM
Posted 01 October 2004 - 09:05 AM
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.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 12:58 PM
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.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 04:21 PM
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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