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#1 Goatboy

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:20 PM

What does it take to do a lift on an EA82 Wagon?? Money wise and work wise?? Don't want nothing massive but want something

#2 Free Range

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:28 PM

Call up John (Mudrat79) in Eugene:541-729-8490
independent subaru fabricator, mechanic and fanatic,

or E-mail PK Davis for an austrailian built lift kit

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:42 PM

The aussie kits that PK Davis sells are a few hundred dollars, and most people install theirs in a weekend. In australia they offer 2", 3", and 4" lifts for the ea82. I'm not sure what is offered stateside, but I think it's the 3" and 4".

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:43 PM

Yeah - John can do it. For a reasonable price too.

You can save a bit of money probably by having him build the kit and installing it yourself.

Or PK makes AWSOME kits too. It's just that John is local for you (and me).

See the pics of mine in the image gallery. (With Johns lift)

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#5 Goatboy

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:50 PM

I can't find your pics. Can you post a link?

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 09:22 PM

Here's a bunch I've lifted with the Ozified kit. Except the XT.
http://community.web.../37919799NGXlOA

#7 NoahDL88

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 11:39 PM

In america for the EA-82 they have 2 or 3 three inch is 355 and if you send back your steering link you get 25 back, or at least you have in the past, go for the three with PK and you will never regret it, i have had one for over a year and love it, i havn't seen mudrats lifts in person but i can vouch for his quality and craftsmanship, i havn't heard of a dissatisfied customer of his, ever, so either way you will be garunteed to enjoy the lift, they are worth every penny.

word of caution the lift will not increase ground clearance but the bigger tires taht you can run will, 28's are about max with minor trimming, and peugot rims are the way to go for bigger wheels, stay away from the 309 metrics which are 15.3 inches, or you can redrill hubs or wheels to fit like toyota 6 bolts.

#8 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 11:50 PM

Oh - sorry - here's the link:

http://usmb.net/gallery/albuo72

And here's some other shots:

http://usmb.net/gallery/albup19

John does a real good job - that I can vouch for - and tho I have not yet bought a PK lift, they are also extremely tough. Seen a lot of cars with his lifts.

If I were you I would talk to John first, since he's pretty much local for us. If you want to install it yourself, then I'm pretty sure he can just make up the kit, and you can go pick it up. Great thing is if you have any problems, he's not far away, and could correct it quickly.

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#9 Goatboy

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:12 AM

GeneralDisorder--What size lift was that? Are there any performance regrets? Also you mentioned removing the AC, that wasn't necessary was it?? How bad do the larger tires effect the day to day driveability? I have driven lifted Chevys with big old tires before. Up to 38 inchers. So I don't mean handeling. I mean power wise. I mean heck, my motorcycle has a bigger engine and produces more torque and HP then my Roo does.

#10 incognito

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 01:21 AM

Tip: Dont do drugs when installing a subaru lift kit. :brow:

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 01:25 AM

btw: EA82 lift to Alaska was $400 bones... I had to spend about $50 extra dollars for extra bolts, lockwashers, washers, and nuts.

took about 8 hours with help from a friend who's not too mechanically inclined. I used hand tools as well.

And as you see in my signature, PKDavis is 'da man.




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