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Lift kit rear shock extensions same? Wag/Brat
Posted 05 June 2003 - 06:03 PM
I have the square edged horseshoe type pieces that attach to the upper shock mount and the metal they attached to on the brat was flat where as the metal they attach to on the wagon has a big dishout thing on it.
Posted 05 June 2003 - 06:44 PM
if you install it loose it will all tighten up. Just be patient and make sure the bolts are threaded correctly before you tighten it up.
Posted 05 June 2003 - 07:43 PM
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Posted 06 June 2003 - 10:02 PM
I mounted the U shaped pieces after much fiasco, and now I cant tuck the bolts in to mount the top of the shock to the top of the shock mount.
Now I will rant and I am sorry to whomever was behind this update....
but why was the rear shock extension changed from the one that mounted at the bottom, to this!?!?!?! It seems to me that the old one was way easier to put on when I was helping Mick install the first kit to come to Iowa on his 86 Brat.
Was I supposed to put the nut/bolt onto the rear shock extension and hook it to the rear shock and then mount it to the car? That seems harder but I could be wrong.
The instructions I was pointed to on BYB's site are not describing this part of the procedure well. Do the AUS kits still contain the pieces like the old one I was used to?
Thanks, and nothing personal, I am just totally wiped from trying to do all this and frustrated. I weigh a buck forty after a full meal so this is a workout for me.
Normally, if I had ordered a new kit, would it have come with different pieces for this since its a wagon?
Are these U shaped pieces side specific?
Posted 06 June 2003 - 10:07 PM
They are not side specific, and i believe that is the part that Patrick supplies for both Wagon and Brat.
I drove the car for about a week with no rear shocks until my next day off. What fun
SubaruBrat has some good info on his site on making extensions for the bottom. Also, it might not be a bad idea to do what Jerry did with longer shocks.
Posted 07 June 2003 - 09:17 AM
Posted 07 June 2003 - 10:20 AM
I went looking this morning at every parts store in town and nobody could find one in the paper catalogs with the same mounts, etc.
Posted 07 June 2003 - 11:28 AM
BTW, watch out for an initial squirt of oil from the donor shock when you cut the bottom off. Use old inner tube to fill in the 1mm clearance, drill hole and bolt. My 86 is lifted 3" so I cut the donor shock at 6" but drilled the hole at 3". Amost no cost involved and easy to do.
Posted 07 June 2003 - 12:43 PM
Special thanks to Eric for the great email and Jerry for the idea of the rear shock. I went all over town looking for anything longer and nobody's paper catalogs were any help.
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