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highway driving with lift kit
Posted 06 September 2003 - 02:16 PM
Posted 06 September 2003 - 03:13 PM
The ride is alot smoother on my wagon than my brat.
Posted 06 September 2003 - 03:19 PM
Posted 06 September 2003 - 05:33 PM
Posted 07 September 2003 - 03:25 AM
but anyway, i took the lift out, and the ea82 suspension (gave me about an inch or two of wheel travel, ride height, is that a lift?) gave a decent ride across the vast nation we go to jail in! except it tore up my tires from my eye-ball off center chop and weld tie rod mod ification.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 03:57 AM
Posted 07 September 2003 - 04:52 AM
whatever is your bag. at least i had fun with it!!!!
Posted 07 September 2003 - 10:49 AM
Posted 07 September 2003 - 01:47 PM
Originally posted by snowstormer
how do the ea82 cars handle on the road with lift kits installed? [pk davis 3" most likely.] i want to lift an 87 gl wagon. just curious if they handle any differently cruisin at 65 etc. any input is appreciated. thank you.
I liked the way my EA82 handled after the lift. It didn't feel too tippy or anything like that, plus I felt taller and thus in my mind a lil safer running near trucks.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 03:31 PM
No bag intended.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 11:57 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 12:06 AM
90mph is fun tho with a Subaru thats 6" higher than stock
Posted 08 September 2003 - 01:36 PM
i was fortunate to have my bos's building to use, but a driveway with an extension cord works just as good!
either way i drove my car all over, so my point is it was driveable regardless. just a matter of how bad a heap you can keep under control on the road! towing trailers with notheing but the parking brake while passing the sheriff in a half painted dog-tracking under-rated for a 2 axle trailer is not the best of ideas. but it has been done!!!!!!
hey snowstormer, i'll stop by when i get my car back from idaho(and i will have a valid license this time) keep an eye out for the wrench I left behind, and dont let that junkyard rip you off!
Posted 08 September 2003 - 02:20 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 03:19 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 05:51 PM
Originally posted by snowstormer
hey miles. got your private message but screwed up my reply. im about 5 hours north of lacrosse wi. stop by when your in the neighborhood.
well, next time i go out west i would consider US route 2, rather than the interstate 90/94.
that would take me more northward and probably closer to ya. how far is us 2?
Posted 12 September 2003 - 06:42 PM
But, I can tell you that after the trip to Burningman two weeks ago - thats a 3000+ freeway miles trip i REALLY like how it handled the trip. I still have the air ride suspension too.
The tires are 185 70R13's as i haven't had time to plan the XT6 conversion yet sooo. its still the stock wheels etc.
The one odd funny note for visibility is that it does feel neat to be eye level with alot of the "newer SUV's" around town.
The route we took from Denton Texas to Northern NEvada.
287 to Amarillo then i think is was I-52/64 over to I-25 in NM then up to Denver and across the Vail summit and a sunrise dip in the sulfur springs of Glenwood Springs.....
then a right turn at Solina in Utah up to Salt Lake city and across on I-80 till the Nevada small highway up to Black rock city.
Speeds of speed limit and occasionally significantly over were often seen but at all times the ride was just as good as stock height.
There had been a couple times i saw "Dip" signs and well we did a dip-see-doo... and got a little air but not much we were heavily loaded with camping gear so.... it was fun...
the trip back was taking the Moab exit in utah and then sliding over to Hwy 666 down to I-40 was it??? and then back down 287 to denton... all in all a wonderful drive and the turbo didn't seem to knock even when i had to use $2.38 a galloon of 87 octane as it was the only fuel at the station that day of the trip.
there were a couple $2.12 89 octane fillups as well. lets just say that i am just now getting around to totaling the gas cost of this drive. thankfully i'll be spliting it up with someone else the visa card isn't to happy with the level of spending on it now.
Side note.... I did a search for PKDavis and found non and seeing as how we are "advised" to not send an "ATTN" subject message I'll await a reply to this thread as to WHAT his ID is now and then email him directly about this spare stock steering knuckle awaiting an address to be sent to him..... (wink wink) He did say he was sending me a couple of Ozified decals for the car and I have yet to recieve them some 3+weeks later (knowing grin of patience)
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