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#1 LeDevil

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 09:29 PM

Ok I have a 83 2wd 4 dr. sedan and I was wondering if a the 4wd lift kits will work on it.
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#2 calebz

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 11:47 PM

Short answer.
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#3 the sucker king

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 12:18 AM

why not? is seems to me it would work, you'd just have a couple blocks left over. or were the sedans somehow different?

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 12:34 AM

I know of a few ea81 sedans that were converted to 4wd and had kits fitted. I can't see why with a bit of creative engineering you couldn't fit a liftkit to a 2wd sedan.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 12:45 AM

i don't see why you'ld have to be creative. you leave the mustache bar step out and you'ld have a couple paperweights

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 01:57 AM

You can lift anything. Are you wanting to keep it 2wd or convert it to 4wd? Jon Bloom (Mudrat79) lifts anything. Contact me for his number.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 02:02 AM

The rear is different. I dont believe the torsion bar blocks will work with the 2WD rear suspension.

If you convert your 2WD over to 4WD it will work. Remember to swap the front struts and everything in the rear, from the torsion bars to the diff hanger, and even a 4WD fuel tank. Then the lift will bolt right in.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:59 AM

the 2wd tortion bar assembly i have from a hatch seems the same where it bolts to the body. if not, you still wouldn't need to convert to 4wd, just swap tortion bar assemblies. the 2wd gas tank should be ok with out a diff, especially since it will be lifted. i still say it will work fine.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 12:50 PM

If you fit the lift kit at the same time wont the 2WD gas tank work??

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 01:00 PM

Just got back from pull a part. Took a look at both a 4X wagon and a 2X wagon, both ea81s. I don't see any reason why an Ozified lift kit wouldn't be 100% compatible with the 2wd ea81s.


I've installed 13 of the kits, I would be familiar with them.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 01:17 PM

Just got back from pull a part. Took a look at both a 4X wagon and a 2X wagon, both ea81s. I don't see any reason why an Ozified lift kit wouldn't be 100% compatible with the 2wd ea81s.


I've installed 13 of the kits, I would be familiar with them.


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#12 archemitis

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 01:25 PM

but you gotta unbolt it all anyway, so goin 2x with a lift would be useless imo.

#13 MorganM

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 02:34 PM

but you gotta unbolt it all anyway, so goin 2x with a lift would be useless imo.


Yeah I did 4WD conversion at the same time I lifted my EA82 wagon. No sense doing it all twice :D

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 02:39 PM

some people with limited mobility like the higher stance the body lift provides. much easier to get in and out of a car that sits higher....

#15 MorganM

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 02:49 PM

some people with limited mobility like the higher stance the body lift provides. much easier to get in and out of a car that sits higher....


That was the first thing I noticed when I got big tires on and went to get in.... I dont have to sit DOWN! I just slide right in! :brow:

#16 88HatchMonster

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:15 PM

I built the rear of my 4" lift for my 4wd EA-81 Hatch using a 2wd Hatch torsion bar for a jig, so I too have to say it would probably work just fine.

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:04 PM

The Rear of a 2WD is Identical in design to a 4WD ...Minus the Mustach bar, its mounts, A diff, axles, and 4WD hubs.....Oh and Fuel Tank....

Ozified Lift will Bolt right in, you will have a Few rearend Parts left over is all......

If you are just wanting to get the height out of your Car Go for it as is.....

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#18 MilesFox

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:55 PM

if 4wd parts fit on a 2wd body, then why wouldnt a 4wd lift work on a 2wd. my 2wd wagon actually had tapped holes for the mustache bar

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 09:10 PM

some people with limited mobility like the higher stance the body lift provides. much easier to get in and out of a car that sits higher....


For those of you who aren't 5'4" i need a ladder once the brat gets a lift. And oh, man, it's coming...

Went down to dad's place, the Subie graveyard (nations largest independent subaru repair/resale/used parts). As far as the '83s go, the majority of what you're looking for is compatible 2-4wd. Just look out if you know you have someting not stock or something on there (i seen one switched to the legacy pneumatic, likely ain't yours, but worth looking at before doing anything). Or air bags... haha, just kidding. i know you all are above that.. but a basic lift should be alright.

Just don't try to lower it like AJ using a spring compressor. fool. worked for 5 miles and one shot right through his fender.




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