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L series: what lift do i need to run 31"s?


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#1 Fatz

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:58 PM

Hey all.
im about to lift up my l series wagon and put some 31 mudz under her.
I have ordered a 4" lift kit but can change it to a 6" in the next day or so.
Has anyone here done a lift to squeeze 31s under an L before?
If so what lift did you do to achieve this, and do you think a 4" will work?
Thanx all for your time.
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:21 AM

Most here don't know what an L-series is, it's the 85 to 89 style for those who don't.

I have seen a 6" lifted Brat with 30"s and seems the L can natrually take larger tires I'm guessing 6" with plenty of cutting will work.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:23 AM

Cheers,
my mate runs 30s on his brumby with a 4" lift. he said he could fit 31s, but wouldnt be very comfy.
Was just curious if anyone knows with an 85-94 model.?

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:17 AM

29s on a 4" lift requires a bunch of trimming, especially to allow the suspension to travel at all.

6" will probably still require some fender cutting....but it'll be a much better fit.


31s will REALLY hurt your gearing, and put alot of stress on axles though....




btw, we call them EA82s in the US.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:13 AM

31s will REALLY hurt your gearing, and put alot of stress on axles though....

Pretty sure Fatz is running on a 4.44 VTD Auto or something like that. So, maybe it won't be so bad? Still, it's going to put a lot more strain on the torque converter.

What can't a subie do with 28.5"s that it can with 31"s?

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:23 AM

if you're gunna run the ej driveshafts and awd box you can get another 30 to 40mm with springs without any ill effect to said driveshafts say a 4inch kit with raised springs[pedders] gives you 5 more clearance under the guards.A 2" kit with 27 rubs a little so 4" would give you 29' with rubbing so 31 =?.Ive only done the maths with tape measure and car.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 02:24 AM

Pretty sure Fatz is running on a 4.44 VTD Auto or something like that. So, maybe it won't be so bad? Still, it's going to put a lot more strain on the torque converter.

What can't a subie do with 28.5"s that it can with 31"s?


I do have a spare 4.44 vtd auto box lying about. But this time im considering a manual 4.11 ej box. with the l series low range. If that doesnt work then ill go back to the auto.
As for the tyre size difference, prolli nothing at all. I just wanna do something different to the rest. No real reason or anything. Not too many BIGger L series in Aus. None in tassie.
Ill be running EJ Cvs up front with the coilover kit on my outback struts.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:11 AM

I just wanna do something different to the rest. No real reason or anything. .

Good enough reason for me mate :cool:

I still think even with 4.11's you won't want to climb rocky slopes or things like that with 31"s. But for a sand rig 31"s would be awesome. You thinking 10.5" wide? Or wider?

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:28 AM

Good enough reason for me mate :cool:

I still think even with 4.11's you won't want to climb rocky slopes or things like that with 31"s. But for a sand rig 31"s would be awesome. You thinking 10.5" wide? Or wider?


10.5s will be wide enough for me mate;)

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 09:42 AM

Hey all.
im about to lift up my l series wagon and put some 31 mudz under her.
I have ordered a 4" lift kit but can change it to a 6" in the next day or so.
Has anyone here done a lift to squeeze 31s under an L before?
If so what lift did you do to achieve this, and do you think a 4" will work?
Thanx all for your time.
Adam



Here's what 31/10.50s look like under a brat. You'll want a transfer case, your a/t 4.44 or whatever won't stand a chance against 31s. At least a 6 inch lift and lots of chopping and banging.
Yours is a wagon? You'll need to do some serious beating behind the doors I bet.
Your axles will be your new worst enemy unless you do a solid axle swap or something.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 04:11 PM

ok cheers guys.
i have changed my order form a 4 ro a 6.
Will see how it goes;)
so no one has put this size on a L series? (except AA)

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:10 PM

heres mine with some 30 x 9.50 -15s with a 6" lift


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Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:59 PM

fatz, is this on the sedan or a wagon?

What did mud rat run under his 5" lifted sedan?

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:02 PM

fatz, is this on the sedan or a wagon?

What did mud rat run under his 5" lifted sedan?


Wagon mate.
Im gunna sell the sedan soon.
mudrat ran 29s i think. Pretty sure he has a 3"bl and 2" worth of raised springs.

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:53 PM

fatz, is this on the sedan or a wagon?

What did mud rat run under his 5" lifted sedan?

THE last time i heard he was having 5 or 6" strut tops made up.
a 6"lifted L won't stand out much in Tassie.They look like a hilux coming down the road,maybe put some toyota badges on it.LOL

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:56 PM

THE last time i heard he was having 5 or 6" strut tops made up.
a 6"lifted L won't stand out much in Tassie.They look like a hilux coming down the road,maybe put some toyota badges on it.LOL

He must love pulling driveshafts out, unless he has some way around eating them

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 12:01 AM

THE last time i heard he was having 5 or 6" strut tops made up.
a 6"lifted L won't stand out much in Tassie.They look like a hilux coming down the road,maybe put some toyota badges on it.LOL


Haha. This 6" lifted L sereis will make a few heads turn.. Specially with the Bovs going hard with my TT setup;)
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 10:29 PM

If you go with a manual EJ AWD box you might want to look into fitting the pinion and front diff of a 4.44 box into a Liberty D/R box running L series low range. This should work just as long as the pinion on 4.44 boxes is the same fitment onto the centre diff as the 3.9 box.
This would help a LOT with your 31" tyres.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 11:04 PM

sweet. cheers, ill look into it




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