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#1 Uberoo

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:10 AM

for a lift kit can I put spacers to lower engine 2" and have 3" strut extentions? without too much issues with the front axles?Thanks in advance.Now that I will be starting a new job I will have money for a lift kit..

#2 offroadsubaruguy

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 05:55 AM

more info about the car would be good here......

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 09:14 AM

yep, that's pretty much the only way to do it

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 02:52 PM

car is a 1984 brat.Im just looking for a little more clearance under the front.but will the axles take the strain?

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 03:12 PM

car is a 1984 brat.Im just looking for a little more clearance under the front.but will the axles take the strain?


yes, a 1" difference is not very much. that's how ALL three lift companies make their lifts.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 03:15 PM

Im pretty sure my 3" lift drops the motor 3" and the suspension 3" to retain stock CV geometry.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:32 PM

i have 4" at the motor and struts,3" at the tranny crossmember .fine on angles.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 08:35 PM

I'm building a 1" drop for the enginesubframe, 5" drop for the struts, redesigned control arms, and new lower subframe to support them.









But I'm using a t-case and differential up front.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 02:58 AM

3" strut extensions with only 2" crossmember extensions will give you more positive (bad) camber.
I suggest getting more clearence via tire sizing.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 07:22 AM

3" strut extensions with only 2" crossmember extensions will give you more positive (bad) camber.
I suggest getting more clearence via tire sizing.


Depends on how you build you strut extensions. They can be built to compensate for this.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:01 PM

Depends on how you build you strut extensions. They can be built to compensate for this.

But if you compensate for this in the strut lift you also need that BFH for the strut towers... Not what I like to do to mine nice lttle roo.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:13 PM

My 3" lift needed some BFH work done near the strut mounts. OUt of sight, out of mind.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:39 PM

Mine actually doesn't have strut tower extensions or even strut towers! It does have full camber adjustment though!

BFH, sawsall, welder... I guess my roo's a little less precious :)

That's an EA81 hatch engine compartment BTW despite the motor etc.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 03:51 PM

^^ NICE!!

my 4" AA kit has 4" strut, and 3" engine and tranny....

my 3" BYB EA82 kit (first one in the US), has 3" strut, and 2" engine and tranny...




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