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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:28 PM

finally started on cutting steel for the lift
here it is so far

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plans are to build a lift of 4" using the stock Legacy struts , using a extension at the bottom of the strut to allow for a larger tire , I will be using 30 x 950 M/T Hankooks


heres a wore down 31" tire , its about 29-1/2"

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hope to get it going soon, would like to take it to the sand dunes at Sand Lake Oregon in August this year

#2 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:09 PM

progress

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How are you going to manage the camber with that setup? Looks like the top of the knuckle is pushed outward quite a bit. How will you keep it from stretching the axle?

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:15 PM

Very nice! :clap:

I posted a thread asking about a strut bottom lift a while back.... good to see someone making progress in the EJ lift area! :headbang:

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:40 PM

Scott is that how far the tire is going to stick out when mounted using your lift, because that looks sick :headbang: and is the exact look I am going to go for when building a legacy. When do you think you will have kits for sale for legacies and other EJ's. Also are you just gonna do the 4 inch lift or are you gonna do 2 and 3 inch later on. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see how it turns out :slobber: .

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 05:00 PM

Scott is that how far the tire is going to stick out when mounted using your lift, because that looks sick :headbang: and is the exact look I am going to go for when building a legacy. When do you think you will have kits for sale for legacies and other EJ's. Also are you just gonna do the 4 inch lift or are you gonna do 2 and 3 inch later on. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see how it turns out :slobber: .


no that tire is just sitting there and hitting the strut , if you want that look you will need different rims, hope to offer this within 6 weeks, if theres a demand I will do 2 and or 3

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:15 PM

Do you have a price decided yet? Just a rough idea so I can start trying to save some money. I'm curious to see the final product...

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

What about a top mount strut extension? Not too keen on the bottom extension especially since I have the OB struts mounted and this would just push them forward even more. I do like the idea of being able to have a larger tire but without a divorced t-case anything above 27" is pointless.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

Im all for the bottom lift, personally.

It sucks not being able to go more than one tire size over stock.

With the weight of the EJ chassis, I wouldnt want to do any hardcore offroading, but some larger tires for the snow and spring season would be a welcome thought!

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:51 PM

keep up the good work i would like to see the progress

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:09 PM

Do you have a price decided yet? Just a rough idea so I can start trying to save some money. I'm curious to see the final product...


No, would like to keep it under $500 we shall see , havent even started on the rear yet ,almost have all the front parts all done

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:56 PM


heres a wore down 31" tire , its about 29-1/2"

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hope to get it going soon, would like to take it to the sand dunes at Sand Lake Oregon in August this year


I WANT!!!!:eek: Even though I love my legacy as a street suby I would love to have tires like that under it. More access to camping spots.:headbang: Keep up the good work mate!!

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:21 PM

I would like to see the progress



Here you go , got all the blocks cut, ready to bring the car in the shop, should start it Saturday :banana: still have the rear strut extension to design will do that last,


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Posted 07 June 2008 - 02:19 PM

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got most the rear blocks in

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:01 AM

all the rear blocks are in now to finalize the design of the strut extension



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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:00 AM

Is this one going to be wheeled or is it still a daily driver?

I think it could be a good wheeler:grin:

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:03 AM

Is this one going to be wheeled or is it still a daily driver?

I think it could be a good wheeler:grin:

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:25 PM

That still looks like it's stance would allow it to be let into Rally X.
Nice.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:15 PM

wow

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:58 PM

Lookin' good. :headbang:

But I want to know how you are gonna decide which new project to bring to WCSS 10 ? :)

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:57 PM

wow


Backs all done, ended up adding 4-1/4 " lift in the rear ,

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maybe I should just leave it like this Huuuuuuummmm:rolleyes:

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:57 AM

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

looking good!

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:48 PM

More More More More More More More:popcorn: :drunk:

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:47 PM

Scott, do me a favor and measure the rear diff clearence on a flat surface or me. I am just trying to compare to my 90 leg wagon with 2" blocks and OB springs.


Sorry to hi-jack, Thanks.

Looks good!

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:10 AM

That's looking sweet:clap: . Do you think you could build it with the 4 inch strut extentions but use maybe 2, 2.5, or 3 inches for the blocks, depending on what the axles and cv's can handle, because that diff looks really low, I think the axles and cv's could handle more of an angle. The pics from the ones in australia seem like the diff is higher, I have my 95 legacy lifted with just outback struts and springs running 27.4 inch tires, my diff looks like its got a little more ground clearance under it then that one, so mines all suspension, and my axles and cv's haven't had any problems. Its just a suggestion you might look into because its always nice to have more clearance under the diffs.




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