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lift for 84gl

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#1 jack84


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 10:41 PM

has anyone put a suspension lift in a 84gl hatch? where do i start? whats involved with the front end? HELP! i can do the work myself, i just need to know what to do. HELP ME PLEASE!

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#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 10:53 PM

I am going to put a lift on my '86 hatch also.Check out the byb lifts,and I think some are available by allied.Just check around and I know you will find what you are looking for.:)

#3 soobmater


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:28 PM

As far as suspention lifts, you can't do to much with that on these roo's. u jack the suspention up and they will go threw axle's like a kid and candy:lol: But like Jerry said, totally go with a lift like a ozified lift, www.ozified.com. Also talk to scott in bellingham. (aka SJR) Also look into allied armament, but i think they are going to stop producing subaru products tho. Maybe try to get in on they're group buy they are having right now. Also check this out man http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=24980..

That should be able to help you with just about anything you could wonder about offroading subarus.

#4 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 08 August 2006 - 12:59 AM

Rear is easy to do suspension lift on - just clock the torsion bar down a notch, and get some longer shocks. EA82 rear axle joints will afford the needed stretch for the axles.

The front is messier. It CAN be done, but the axles do not have as much extension ability as the rear. Half body, and half suspension can be made to work and not stress the axles too much. Stronger springs can be added, along with strut cartridges that have more extension - blocks need to be added to the cross member to keep the alignment, or new lower control arm mounts have to be created, and the leading rod (some call it the radius rod) needs to be lengthened. 1" - 2" of suspension in the front is possible. And with a 4" block lift, you can get 5"-6" reliable, not strain the axles all that much, and still keep the camber flat. It's all about fabrication, and a little investigation of parts.


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Posted 09 August 2006 - 01:20 AM

is a leading rod the same thing as a tie rod. i had a friend warn me about that. is the only solution to extend them? what about the half shafts?

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