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#1 Decker_Forester

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 03:23 PM

go to this site and some one please tell me why the larger lifts are offraod use only

http://www.funonwhee...s/pricelist.htm

Thanks everyone, Ben

#2 Vanislru

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 03:29 PM

That's an Australian site and their reg's are more stringent for modifications than the US or Canuckstan.

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 03:32 PM

Canuckstan.


LMFAO

OMG that is great.... that takes the cake... a lot better then canadia

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 05:49 PM

yar, 2 inches is all you get... and i hear technicaly the byb 2 inch lifts are illegal over there...

#5 MorganM

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 11:00 AM

yar, 2 inches is all you get... and i hear technicaly the byb 2 inch lifts are illegal over there...


Brett (BYB555) tried to get his kits engineer certified but it was so much red tape.... more work than it was worth.

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 11:09 AM

go to this site and some one please tell me why the larger lifts are offraod use only

http://www.funonwhee...s/pricelist.htm

Thanks everyone, Ben


in the states it depends state to state. i'm in PA and the laws about offroad equiptment and race mods are very strict due to the State Inspection and Emmisions regulations.

I know that body lifts, altogether, are illegal. Also, offroad lights have to be covered at all times while on the road, and any fog lights (auxilary lights) have to shut off when the high beams are on.

so, it depends state to state.....like i said already.....

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 11:18 AM

Someone needs to tell the DMV in PA to try on a larger set of underwear. They are just too uptight.

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 12:29 PM

Hey, when are the monster 6" lift kits going to be available? Now that's the one I am waiting to buy! Will it be avaliable from BYB in the USA? Woohoo!

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 04:21 PM

i'm in PA and the laws about offroad equiptment and race mods are very strict due to the State Inspection and Emmisions regulations.

I know that body lifts, altogether, are illegal.


WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In PA you can have a "body" lift. It cannot be anymore than 4". Also I know this because..... I have a PA state inspection license.

Also aux. lights are not illegal and do not have to be covered up at all times UNLESS they are on a "roll bar" or a high mounted "light bar"

As for Pa's underware being too tight....HA!!!! were beyond that....were well into a wedgie now.. :grin:

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 06:21 PM

WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In PA you can have a "body" lift. It cannot be anymore than 4". Also I know this because..... I have a PA state inspection license.


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You may be right about the 4" body lift, but i think it's streching the meaning of the words, "175.80.5(vi) The difference in the body floor and the top of the frame rail exceeds 4 inches."

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 07:31 PM

its not streching the meaning of anything....there is a 4" rule and that is what it is. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:48 PM

its not streching the meaning of anything....there is a 4" rule and that is what it is. :rolleyes:

Matt


we fail them all time. no one's said a thing.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:48 PM

we fail them all time. no one's said a thing.



i think we've even called the state about it...

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:23 PM

go to this site and some one please tell me why the larger lifts are offraod use only

http://www.funonwhee...s/pricelist.htm

Thanks everyone, Ben


I heard back from them about a quote for a 6" kit for a 1985 Subaur Brat delivered to Dallas, Texas:

Thanks for your enquiry...
The 6" kit is available for your vehicle now.

The kit is $570.00AUD
There is 2 options for postage and they go like this.
Economy air-Delivery within 2 to 4 weeks - depending on destination-$359.00AUD
Priority air -Delivery within 3 to 10 business days, depending on destination-$427AUD

With the 6" kit being a bigger mod they are built quite a bit more heavy duty...hence the weight and postage costs.
So totals go like this...$929AUD which today converts to $736USD for "economy air"
$997AUD which today converts to $790USD for "priority air"

Payment for your kit confirms your order and the most common and convenient way to pay for it internationally is via paypal. When your ready to order your kit I will send you a Paypal money request via email.


Thanks,

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:31 PM

I wrote to find out about the 6" monster lifts at this site:

http://www.funonwhee...s/pricelist.htm


and they sent me a quote for a 1985 Subaru Brat kit shipped to Dallas, Texas:

Thanks for your enquiry...
The 6" kit is available for your vehicle now.

The kit is $570.00AUD
There is 2 options for postage and they go like this.
Economy air-Delivery within 2 to 4 weeks - depending on destination-$359.00AUD
Priority air -Delivery within 3 to 10 business days, depending on destination-$427AUD

With the 6" kit being a bigger mod they are built quite a bit more heavy duty...hence the weight and postage costs.
So totals go like this...$929AUD which today converts to $736USD for "economy air"
$997AUD which today converts to $790USD for "priority air"

Payment for your kit confirms your order and the most common and convenient way to pay for it internationally is via paypal. When your ready to order your kit I will send you a Paypal money request via email.


Thanks,

Dave
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I know some people will think that is steep, but it is a six inch kit. I am seriously thinking about buying one (the mortgage can wait). Does anyone have experience with this product they want to share?

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:38 PM

Questions To ask are.....

Does the Kit come with everything.....
Steering Linkage,Shift Linkage, All Blocks....among other things....???

If you want to build a Monster Ride, Go 2-4 More inches and Stuff a T-case in there....

I can Set you up with most of the hardware to make that happen.....The Rest you can find or source at your end.....Cheaper than you'll pay For the Aussie Stuff....

If you want more info pm me.....

Good Luck, John

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:42 PM

we fail them all time. no one's said a thing.


If you can get away with it go for it....I wouldn't fail you for it if I knew I could get away with it... I personally would just stick with the old "I didn't know officer...I just put it on and didn't know any better"

Just because I have a PSI license doesn't mean I am a car nazi. ;)

As for the rest of the post....that is a lot of money for a lift kit. Did you talk to John (mudrat) and see if he can hook you up?

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 04:22 PM

6 inch seems kinda useless, because of what mudrat says... build a moster rig with a tcase.
with a 4 inch you can fit 28s-29s, and still have the power to turn the tires. but if you go bigger, like what youd mostlikely do with a 6 inch, youd be driving around in low range just to get moving.

i always thought either go 4 inch, or realy realy big =]

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 04:38 PM

Does the Kit come with everything.....
Steering Linkage,Shift Linkage, All Blocks....among other things....???
John


Just emailed them requesting these details to satisfy curiosity.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 11:52 AM

Hi
The 6" kits comes with all body lift blocks, strut tops, full set of high
tensile bolts, all required washers ect, steering extension. As for brake
lines, no they are not included. For our 3 MY 6" vehicles on the web site
(the 2 brumbys and the wagon) we just released the brake line and they were
fine..

Thanks for your enquiry
Dave
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Seems like an all inclusive kit. Any other questions about it?

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 12:44 PM

I think a 6" kit would be allrigh as mentioned tho larger than 30" tires screw gearing pretty bad. I have close to 6" of lift[ 4 inch lift kit with 2" of rubber spacers in the strut and shock springs] while I've not had issues with clearance yet more would be better. I measured a total gain of 5.125" lift in the front and 5.5" in the back, and I think the car would look good with even more clearance between the fender and the tires. I have no desire for larger tires or a tcase, with the bit of suspension lift I have clearance is awesome and 29's are plenty big wnough for me.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 03:34 PM

I am presently developing a 6" lift for the loyale wagon the kit will consist of cast aluminum spacer lift blocks and some steel fabricted parts , I plan to launch the kit by end of May 2005, I plan on taking the Wagon to the Subaru meet in Mid July and will bring a kit with me for sale , I will also offer a front engine crossmember which will add diagonal bracing up front and be for a lift with the Transfer case conversion.After the wagon lift details our worked out I plan to work on a simnilar lift for the older cars. SJR




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