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About jf1sf5

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    EJ22 swap and long travel suspension
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    I am joiner but love mechanics so I am in the long process of modifying my Forester to become a multi purpose vehicle.
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    '97 Forester

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  1. Beautiful work on the bumper but it must not be light !
  2. Thats what I thought too but I did find a small difference between different rear/right axles. I had a r/r axle popping out the differential when going through rough terrain so I compared it to other r/r axles I have and found they all have a different length of a few millimeters, just enough to keep the axle in the differential.
  3. jf1sf5

    03 outback rear suspension on EA81 - T-bone 2.0

    Nice grinding of the cups, how much of an angle do you get now ?
  4. Have you already changed the SF (40cm) lateral links with SG (41,5cm) or WRX (41cm) lateral links ? I opted for the SG's. The axles on SF's and SG's are the same length but I found a little difference between left and right, about 5mm if I remember correctly.
  5. You will be limited by the plunge at the front even with the ball spline axles, they only have 45mm plunge. And because the control arms are shorter than the axles, the more droop you have, the more the axles go towards the inside of the cups. At the rear, with ball spline axles, you shouldn't be worried as much as the lateral links and the axles are about the same length. And the inner CV's can go about 40°
  6. I had some Heri ball spline axles for three years in the front of my '97 Forester, they did the job but I wouldn't recommend them, they had a lot of play and I was always scared to break them.... Now I have oem SVX front axles, 30°+ vs 25° for the oem Forester axles. If you install ball spline axles at the rear of the Forester you don't need them to have much plunge as the lateral links and the axle are about the same length.
  7. jf1sf5

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    The humming noise could also come from the rear differential, but if so, it usually makes more noise on acceleration or deceleration but not on both. Nice pics of your travel by the way !
  8. jf1sf5

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    In my opinion, your vibrations come from the front inner CV's. You should add a body lift or lower your strut lift. And take the sway bar out...
  9. Because you love jumps and because I just found this video...
  10. Your best video, really enjoyed it !
  11. Your Outback is like the Terminator in the first opus, it just doesn't die !
  12. Another nice trip report, thanks ! As for the jumps in the video, it seems that the 35mph is the most comfortable !
  13. I would love to have your machining/welding skills !
  14. I maybe didn't use the right word. I thought that the shims were the washers used to slow up the piston in the shocks. How do you name this part ? Valving washers ?
  15. Maybe on the Fox shocks is it easier to change the shims but on the HotBits, I would have to drain the oil too thus why I changed the viscosity of the oil instead of the shims. The recommended nitrogen pressure is around 8bar/120psi and I went up to 12bar/180psi and everything is still fine, nothing's leaking, the nitrogen in the canisters is separate from the oil with a floating piston, not a membrane, this maybe helps for more precise oil filling keeping the seals in good operating conditions.