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#1 The Scooby

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:53 PM

ok on the front (86 ea82 with 2inch SJR going in) what is the easiest way to get the blocks in above the strut?

A: disconnect the swaybar and wrestle it in
B: remove strut and bolt her in but how to get back into knuckle
C: cuttin torch? (just kidding)

i got the rear in in about 20 minutes by myself. have to sort out a few things like the diff drop the 19mm bolts are ether too short or too long as well as i am going to have to enlargen the wholes. i think i might just get some longer bolts and just run those instead of trying to run 2 pairs of hardware.

thanks and for a faster responce hell give me a call at 206-245-9292

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 02:50 PM

ok scratch that, got the tops in, spot welded the bolts so they wouldn't spin on me on the strut extension.

now i cranked my suspension to the lowest setting and still cant get the strut back into the knuckle. i can get it over the whole but the control arm wont drop enough to slip it in. i already removed the sway bar.

any ideas before i pull the LCA from the subframe and get it that way.

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 05:21 PM

Try the Ball joint.

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#4 The Scooby

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:15 AM

thanks one eye, that worked. didn't even think about that.

got everything in and had to ajust my front suspension down because the tires were WAY positive cambered.

my only thing now is the front end is REALLY bouncy and i only have it cranked up about 1inch. its like i lost suspension travel. is that normal for the front to get so stiff after the lift blocks?

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:21 AM

If I don't make it down today, feel free to drop by after work. I'll poke thru it with you. MAAAAAAAAYyyybe, you put the blocks in backwards in the front. Did you beat the walls back to clear the blocks? That would limit movement as well as make noises.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:51 AM

Have you driven the car?

Normally after you lift it, you need to drive it around a bit to get the suspension to settle out.

I would almost bet you don't have anymore positive camber than before, you are just able to notice it more.

Also... you did drop the crossmember too, right??

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:15 PM

no its a 2inch lift from SJR, when i put the wheels back on after finishing the fronts where so bad the inside of the tire wasn't touching the ground. drove around the block and then it was fine.

i lowered the suspension on the front a little and its not crazy cambered now but its still REALLY stiff.

eric toss me your phone number so i can call before i head over to make sure i dont wake you up again.

also i didn't have to pound the inner fneders maybe i did put the lift blocks on the wrong sides (swaped driver w/ passenger dunno?)

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:55 PM


also i didn't have to pound the inner fneders maybe i did put the lift blocks on the wrong sides (swaped driver w/ passenger dunno?)


EA82 requires no pounding, just on the EA81s

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:06 PM

thanks again eric, well i took my wagon over to cap's place after work, ended up i swaped the driver and passenger front strut plates. so tomarrow ill have to stay after work and take it all back apart. ill have to make sure i remember to bring my welder so i can weld the bolts to the top of the plate so i dont have to try to hold the freakin things with a wrench.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:18 PM

got it in and redone today. here are some decent pictures for now until the show. few more things to do yet before the show.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:27 PM

Very nice I like it. Now you'll have to come wheeling with us. There is no reason why not to now!:headbang:
Aug 23rd would be a good day to try it out!!
http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=90757
Looks good.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:34 PM

Shean looks great can I use your pictures on my web site?
now lets go wheelin !

#13 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:00 AM

is it just me or are these similar

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:02 AM

The bottom one has all its' marker lights.

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#15 The Scooby

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:34 AM

ya scott go ahead, i would be honored.

jeff im gonna try but thats a long drive up to mount vernon for me the weekend after the show, i might not be able to aford it. ill let you know for sure, i would LOVE to go but i need to watch my funds after the show.

ive never seen that picture before, does look very close. i still have to finish my front bumper (extend the top bar to cover the corners of the fenders) and make the brackets for the rear bumper. as well try to get my car to run right, it cant push itself up a hill on the highway in 5th, im usually downshifting to 3rd or 4th to make them. its got no power at all right now.

#16 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:47 AM


jeff im gonna try but thats a long drive up to mount vernon for me the weekend after the show, i might not be able to aford it. .


dont give me that , its a Subaru not a Tank , you can afford it if you realy wanted to Ive driven farther for a outing then that

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:19 PM

dont give me that , its a Subaru not a Tank , you can afford it if you realy wanted to Ive driven farther for a outing then that


In his defense, he's just purchased an imp, lifted his car and is trying to put away $ to buy an ej adapter kit for his imp. And he has a wife he's gotta get a long with at the same time. :-p :clap:

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:39 PM

well i think its only getting like 17MPG right now, im gonna rebuild my weber today and put that on and see how she does.

like i said i have to have it in 3rd or 4th to get up the slightest hill on the highway.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

Just run it in low range, you'll never have to shift the whole way up. I got mine like that from Scott, at first i was a little dissapointed, but now that I have the 30's on it, it runs down the road perfect.2800-3000rpm @42mph, that is freeway speed, it is really about 60-64mph. I love it. And not only that I'm ready to start wheelin at the drop of a hat.:lol: :banana: :headbang: :-p

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:23 AM

lol ya thats true. i changed out my plugs last night, looks like someone didn't know how to gap them, one was almost closed. so its better now, so today i need to reset my timing and i hope it will be all better.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:30 PM

got it in and redone today. here are some decent pictures for now until the show. few more things to do yet before the show.

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What size tires?
BTW, nice looking car.
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#22 The Scooby

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

215/75/15's

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:59 PM

215/75/15's


Those are 215s? For some reason, they look larger than that.




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