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New rear axle for me!!


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#1 Qman

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:09 PM

I have created the Subassuzu.

Subaru+Nissan+Isuzu= SUBASSUZU

What you ask? I have now installed a rear disc rear axle from a '90 Isuzu PU(Spacecab) The ratios aren't exact but close enough to work with my configuration. This worked out for many reasons. I ws able to discard the crappy Nissan rear drum brakes as well as the 2 1/2" wheelspacers from each side. Yep, 5" of wheel spacing to match the Sube. Having the flange changed in the morning and the driveline goes back in. Still have to get the shock mounts fabbed up but I knew the Nissan rear wasn't going to last and wanted to wait until a new one was installed.

Pics soon!

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:52 PM

Disc brakes and extra flex out back? Schweet. :drunk:

Anxiously awaiting pics.. (and a detailed writeup so others (me) can copy your setup :lol: )

#3 Qman

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:10 PM

Here they are!Shot from behind
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I installed new perches. Kept the Nissan mounting hardware and springs. Fabbed brake lines to match the Subaru system(two lines to the back). The e-brake lines are hung up out of the way for now.

#4 Qman

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:11 PM

This shows the offset now.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:13 PM

And the standard profile mug shot!

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#6 MorganM

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:22 PM

whats the final drive gear ratio on the Isuzu rear diff?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:25 PM

4.30 which is less than 1% off of my 4.37 front diff. I have been assured by Randy's ring and pinion that it will be fine. Could even run it on the road in 4 wheel drive for short distances.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:13 AM

Looks Good Bud.....

The things We do For Fun...... :lol:

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:41 AM

Looks good Ken. We'll have lots of footage of it in action to watch on rainy Saturday nights. I'm planning on filming the hell out of it and who ever else shows up at Evans Creek.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:09 PM

so you plan on boxing in the rest of that rear frame?
i know you have put lots of abuse on that setup and its worked great but maybe i am just a tad on the overbuild it side and get the creepy's when i see the back section of the spring mounts attached to the stock suby body and the front spring mounts on the nifty subframe
what with my exceptionally overactive mind i keep seeing visions of bent brat bed dancing in my head :)

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 09:14 PM

How did you mount the leaf springs to the subframe?




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