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YAY! My lift is in! - UPDATE - Installed the Tires today!
Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:05 PM
Here's some pics I took so far:
The rear end is very interesting, as it is not a body lift, but a real 3" suspension lift using EA82 rear struts. The rear diff is WAY up in the air!
I'll be getting tires soon, so I can have some fun with it.
What do you guys think?
Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:46 PM
That rear end stuff makes me kinda wish I had gone the mudrat route on my brat.... oh well, maybe on the next one I get lifted :-\
Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:57 PM
Posted 23 October 2003 - 03:16 PM
watch your rear tires. when I did the coilover on a stock Brat, the outside edge of my tires wore badly..... but it was all pavement driving. for an offroader, wouldn't matter....
Posted 23 October 2003 - 04:02 PM
Not sure - but the physics involved may flatten the suspension out a bit
Sweet82: Those aren't shocks back there - the're EA82 rear struts.
Posted 23 October 2003 - 04:28 PM
That same weekend, Mike W was trying out the first BYB kit to make it to America. Both were amazing after a couple of years of wheeling Soobs with no lift. The group photo of us up at Evans sits proudly in my photo album.
Good for you Rick. Get some tires on it now, get some practice in after that, then get up here and wheel with us at Evans Creek.
Posted 23 October 2003 - 04:46 PM
i think it even looks good w/the stock size rubber, but will look mean as hell w/some big ol' mudders on it!
ROCK ON:headbang: & LIFT WAGONS:headbang:
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Posted 24 October 2003 - 09:34 AM
It won't be running any earlier than next thursday I don't imagine. We may pull it and get two new gaskets, and some valve seals, and use heads from an engine with bad main bearings I was going to buy from andrew. Sounds like fun eh?
Posted 24 October 2003 - 09:36 AM
Got a lot of looks when I pulled into the gas station yesterday with it.
People seem to stay out of it's way a little more too - they probably look at the car and figure that the driver is probabably a little unbalanced......
*Jon: No prob man - we'll meet another time. Good luck with your head gasket.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 10:00 AM
Even for just the sound(s) I can't wait for my car to be driving!
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Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:32 AM
There's more to it than aligning it and drilling... there's a lip than needs to be sanded off, and that is alot of work in itself.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:55 AM
Thanks for you input but, just to clear some things up for you. It was my lift, and My hub convertion, that I brought to the board of the idea of re-drilling the hubs. and there is no lip that needs to be sanded if your refering to those nibs on the back those do not have to be ground off either, it's ok if you do but its not nessasary mine aren't the lugs will still seat just fine trust me like i said re-drilling the hubs came from me.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 04:46 AM
I probably am going to drill the rims. They are only $25 rims, and if I decide to do the 6 lug, I can always get new ones with my next set of tires (probably some interco's, or ???). Also - I understand that if you do the rear disc brake conversion, there's not much meat on the rear disc setup to mount the extra lugs...
The tires are 215/75R15, and the wheels are toyota 6x5.5 x 6 I believe. I got the tires for $93 each mounted and balanced, and the rims for $25 each. So a total of $472 for everything. I checked around, and could have gotten the Coopers for $99 probably, or the Les Schwab Wildcat EXT's for $110. I did a little research comparing specs, and found the specs of the cheaper tires to be better than the specs of the Cooper or the Wildcat (made by Cooper I think...). One place I called said they could get a 6 ply version of the Cooper for like $113..... that might have been interesting....
Posted 30 October 2003 - 08:47 AM
actually, drilling the hubs is ALOT more work than people tend to think.
Step 1: Drop off at machine shop
Step 2. pick up from machine shop.
You really should take the extra little bit of expense and effort to do the six lug conversion. Hassey preached it to me and I am very glad I listened. It is a much better design in terms of strength, and it opens up virtually every toyota wheel to you.
Posted 30 October 2003 - 10:20 AM
A 215/75 should be about a 29 or so? Wagon's gonna look tough.
As for redrilling the hubs. . . Ken runs the rear discs and redrilled his hubs. I'd say it's somewhat sturdy, we took it thru the Rubicon and then drove it 1000 miles to Eugene. No problems. Maybe shoot him an email or give him a call.
I say that redrilling the rims would indeed screw with their good looks, 25 bucks or 125 bucks. Extra holes look kinda goofy in my book. (no offense to folks running that set up.)
Posted 30 October 2003 - 02:36 PM
GD- not clowning on your choice, but it seems like you're going that far with a nice project, why not do it the way that's fool proof?
Solemente es mi dos pesos :bday:
- - those rims are dope!!
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