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Guest Message by DevFuse

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stronger springs for the front of an EA81?

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#1 Uberoo


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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:04 AM

I have an idea of using a free 35 HP deutz two cylinder diesel engine to power a subaru offroad toy.I checked the specs and it makes 88 Lbs of torque which is close enough to the EA81 to not really matter. However, weight wise its a whole nother ballgame the little diesel weighs 155 KG or 341 LBS where the subaru weighs about 195 lbs.I wont need a radiator so that cuts like 30 lbs of weight difference off(radiator,water pump,coolant,etc). That still is a minimum of 116 lbs heavier.I will probally need some really strong springs to hold the front end up.I know ford tempo springs work in EA82's, I wonder if they would work in an Ea81?I suppose I could crank the suspension all the way up which might help a bit.

Vehicle is question is an 84 GL 4x4 wagon...

Edited by Uberoo, 22 March 2009 - 12:13 AM.

#2 mcbrat


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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:22 AM

RX front springs have a higher spring rate.... and fit right on ea81 struts....

#3 Uberoo


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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:16 AM

damn, RX's are kinda hard to find in pull and saves...

#4 monstaru


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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:20 PM

i have a set of RX springs right now.100 bucks.cheers, brian

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