Oh, the 5-lug woes....having interesting issues with this project. The rear was easy, but the front? Oh my...
Out with the old:
Can you tell this poor roo hasn't been out and about in a while?
Pulled it all out...drilled out the holes in the crossmember for the XT6 control arm to 15/32" and installed the control arm:
I had to pull the sway bar and the steering rack out to give me enough room for the drill so I could drill out the holes for the bigger bolt. I used 2 bolts from the my parted out Sportage to bolt it to the car.
All was going well till I ran into this little hiccup:
Humm.. that won't do....
Oh, most definitely not! 92' Legacy springs are WAY too wide!
So, a "quick" run to Tucson and found these:
95 Impreza sedan spring and Legacy strut - much better!
After getting that straightened out, I attempted to install the CV axel, but it's too long! It's at full compression with the suspension at full droop. Somethin's wrong here....I checked Napa's web site, since that's where we got them from, and the part number of the half shaft I have, is the shorter of the two axles Napa lists
What's odd, is the used Legacy axle we pulled from the donor car, is shorter than this one.
Off to more solving of this interesting puzzle....
Well, after Perry Mason is over.