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Lifted hatch population grows in Colorado!


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#1 eyesore

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:39 PM

Woo Hoo!!!
FINALLY, i'm pimpin a lifted rig. Shawn W. and I installed a 3" PK lift on Saturday.
Overall, everything went pretty well. Accidentally split the seam on the gas tank a tiny bit in the process of beating it back to fit the lift block. Minor leak, a sweat, not a drip. Tank sealant seems to have done the trick.

Looks sooo good. Got my 14" Pugs sandblasted and freshly painted awaiting 14" Super Swampers. (still a couple months off)

Does seem to have excessive positive camber. Normal? (I do still have 13's on it.) Not horrible, but looks, to the eye, to be a bit much.

This week is shakedown, and I'll (we'll) go through and tighten everything up again next weekend. Then she'll be ready to have some fun in.
I'll be bringing her to the meet Sunday, so the lifted Soobs can represent! :-p

#2 75subie

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:41 PM

post pics when you get some:D

#3 eyesore

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:51 PM

Sis got a digi cam for X-mas, so I should have some pics up in a day or two.
Still figuring out how everything works on it, havent gotten to uploading to the 'puter yet.
Worst case, I'm sure we'll get some pics at the meet on the 15th.

#4 eyesore

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:53 PM

BTW, A BIG shout out of thanks to Shawn. There's NO way I could have done it, certainly not in one day, without you. You da Man!!

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 09:19 PM

congrats see ya at the meet

#6 DrKrazy

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 09:25 PM

Nice been waiting to see you lift that hatch. Can't wait to see it :headbang:

#7 ShawnW

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:18 AM

Was really nice to see that car lifted. It was just screaming lift me with all the extra touches you have added to it.

Mad props to the car for putting up with all our cursing. :)

Ill be @ the meet 4 sure but if I had my way it would be in the new "soobie". Deadline is a little unrealistic but well see. Thats what I get for having 2 car projects @ once.

#8 wesley willis

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:43 AM

hope to see pics. my hatch is going to undergo growth surgery soon as well.
ea82 coilovers + extension in the rear and blocks in the front. of course, gotta put in the 5spd dr and rear end first.
anyone live in bc or seattle and have a driveshaft for a hatch?

lifted hatch's are like quads with heaters and sometimes radios.

#9 kingbobdole

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:59 AM

I also have another lifted Ru... Lifted Rus rock... we need even more in colorado

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:34 AM

HA! more proof that the camber 'issue' is not just an AA problem, but a symptom of the lift.

they all have it some. it won't eat through the tires funny, just looks weird. it'll also settle a bit after driving it for awhile

great to hear that thing's lifted! I agree with Shawn....it was SCREAMING 'lift me!!!!'

#11 eyesore

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:15 PM

Thanks guys.

Yeah, I've had plans for the lift before I even bought the car. Finances and timing finally came together. :banana:

The camber doesn't feel bad, just looks odd. I think a lot of it has to do with the small size of the 13' wheels making it look even more pronounced. (not used to seeing the entire top of the tire in there.) Also the little wheels make it look even more lifted than it is. Kinda cool.

Can't wait to do a final tightening, and get her out on the trail!! See ya at the meet.

#12 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:54 PM

Thats great that you got your hatch lifted.I am looking forward to seeing it at the meet.

#13 ravenes

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:38 PM

wait....a meet in colorado??! where? when?

#14 Numbchux

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:42 PM

beleive it or not...the camber will look more pronounced with bigger tires....and so will the lift, the fender gap will be smaller, but the whole car get's even higher off the ground, it's awesome!

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 08:05 PM

Nice work. you too shawn!! I can't wait to see the pics! Most definatly, when you put the tires on, it gets, well, like twice as high. At least it seams like it, keep us posted :banana:

#16 ShawnW

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:03 AM

wait....a meet in colorado??! where? when?


Sunday, 11 am, Red Rocks lower north parking lot. PM me for a phone number if you want somebody you can call for directions on the way to the meet. Would love to see ya there.

#17 kingbobdole

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:19 AM

wait....a meet in colorado??! where? when?

This sunday at red rocks.... check the meet and greet section




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