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#26 TheLoyale

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:52 PM

I agree, some people pay good money for those bullet hole stickers... you got em bigger and for free! :banana:


Funny you should bring this up, I don't understand the reason people put those sticker on there vehicles? To me its dumb, Does it make you tuff and ghetto or what? Just like all the prisom tape, WHY!!?? :-\

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:53 AM

how's the diff clearance with the gas tank? be sure to put some bump stops in :)

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:36 PM

how's the diff clearance with the gas tank? be sure to put some bump stops in :)


+1, its no fun to have a crushed fuel tank on a trail.

Any updates Scott?

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#29 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:45 PM

+1, its no fun to have a crushed fuel tank on a trail.

Any updates Scott?

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no its been sitting I did go wheelin , worked on the house ,and got the geo metro racecar going and took it around the track

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:52 AM

no its been sitting I did go wheelin , worked on the house ,and got the geo metro racecar going and took it around the track


Sounds like fun! a Metro huh, still running that 3-cyl suzuki engine? I would hope not hehe.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:53 AM

I'd find a way to SAS the front, too, that'd be crazy-awesome.:eek:

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:54 AM

I'd find a way to SAS the front, too, that'd be crazy-awesome.:eek:


might happen if I find a front axle , know of any ? even a complete rig

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:00 AM

There's a beater Yota 4x4 on Bellingham Craigslist. I'll see if I can find it.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:12 AM

Can't find the beater 'Yota, but these might be of interest

http://bellingham.cr...1377626362.html

The axles on this are fullsize, but cheap
http://bellingham.cr...1374710270.html

And some Jeeps. I don't know about track width, but I'm sure they could work
http://bellingham.cr...1368633451.html

http://bellingham.cr...1352362543.html

Can't remember if this generation of Trooper has a solid front axle or not, but here's a possibility
http://bellingham.cr...1374758360.html

Edited by jg09, 17 September 2009 - 11:16 AM.


#35 TheLoyale

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:12 AM

I do believe the '90 Troopers still had a full axle (Not independent) I know I've seen Troopers up till '93 that still used the full axle.

Also, whats the diffrence between a front or rear solid axle? Besides the pumkin being at an off set on some. So why couldn't you use a rear axle in front, and just modify the housing for whats needed?

Just my thoughts
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:42 AM

Also, whats the diffrence between a front or rear solid axle? Besides the pumkin being at an off set on some. So why couldn't you use a rear axle in front, and just modify the housing for whats needed?

Just my thoughts
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the front needs the ability to turn :)

the toyota 3rd members are interchangeable front to rear....

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:51 AM

how's the diff clearance with the gas tank? be sure to put some bump stops in :)


it clears even with the 31s stuffed all the way up, not much room for upper arms ., just might get some work done on it today , trying to decide if to stick with the subaru front end or solid axle it, leaning towards the suby stuff as I already have it and like the lite nimbleness , I guess if in the futre I wanted a solid axle up front I could always change it out , and i already have a nissan 720 t-case , its raining today good day to be in the shop

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 07:25 AM

the front needs the ability to turn :)

the toyota 3rd members are interchangeable front to rear....


OMG duh! Geez, strike that I said that. well I've had a feaver and a head cold for the last few days (Not in my right mind)

Scott, I would just stick with the subie diff and see how you like it (You can always change it out at latter date)

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:44 AM

You'd get a lot more travel and flex out of a solid axle, though. Or at least easier axle articulation.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:12 PM

cleaned up the front and dropped the stock frontend parts, and mocked up the front diff crossmember from my old silver shorty looks like will aime at 7-1/2 in drop at the engine crossmember and bring it for ward 2" to help with tire clearence

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:27 PM

Progress or degress matters who you ask


ignoring the back for now , will get the front mounted up with a engine and tranny thrown in,



http://www.ultimates...&pictureid=1668

this frontend is from the silver car a built a few years ago

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Yes thats a rear diff stuffed in the front
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thats in the stuffed location
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#42 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:35 PM

see any similarities

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:35 AM

I need to decide on a engine I have a running EA81 also a EA82 and could do the EJ2,2 , thinking I should put the EA81 in it and add a Weber what would you guys do?

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:30 AM

EA81, I think its a better engine all around. Personaly I don't think of the EJs as being good wheeling motors,

So yep, my vote is EA81.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:46 AM

I am running 31" tires with an EA81 and it works just fine, and Im still using the stock Subaru drivetrain, no T-case. Its a little gutless on steep hills, but with the extra gears you have that wont be a problem.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:10 AM

I am running 31" tires with an EA81 and it works just fine, and Im still using the stock Subaru drivetrain, no T-case. Its a little gutless on steep hills, but with the extra gears you have that wont be a problem.

-Bill


Do we really need to run 31s? ;)

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:13 PM

My vote= EA81...easier install and sufficient power with your gearing. Only freeway use would necessitate the EJ :burnout:

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:20 PM

got the frontend bolted up ended up doing a 8" lift and brought forward 2"

next install dual range and engine looks like EA81s going in , just have to swap out the fuel pump for a carb , going in today :banana:

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:37 PM

got the frontend bolted up ended up doing a 8" lift and brought forward 2"

next install dual range and engine looks like EA81s going in , just have to swap out the fuel pump for a carb , going in today :banana:


Nice, are you going with a weber right away?

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:47 PM

I'd put in one of your carbed EJ22's with a EJ 5spd. Weld the center differential and use the rear output for the transfer case. The lack of low range in the tranny will be made up for by the transfer case and the extra power of the EJ will help.




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