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I need a little of help since here in Florida there is no snow and hills I would like to lower the car but I clue less since the rear it only brings a shock the car is a 87 GL 2wd 1.6. And I know I would put a lift kit but here in Florida there is not need too ;)

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For starters, VERY cool hatch!  It looks like you snagged a good one!

 

As far as lowering goes....how low?  Short of something fairly custom, the options are pretty limited.  The rear is easy, the fronts, not so much.

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some on here have cut a coil or two out of the springs.  I have contacted Eibach and they can make custom springs for around $300 stiffer and lower if you want. I didn't ask if I could get them progressive rate though which would be nice if just cruising and stiffen when trying to be aggressive.

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it is a coil over strut.

 

You can chop coils all day to lower it, but in order to keep the alignment in check you will need to relocate the strut tops outward.

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How did you do the four lug conversion? And the rear should be a torsion bar and may have an adjustment bolt  accessable under the rear seat.  I am not sure I will take a look and get back to you.. Might be a day or so.

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I did the alignment recently and as far as the front and rear I have positive camber since am running 15x8 wheel with 35 off I will try to post the number tomorrow

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The lug convention was not easy I found a 88 wagon at the junk yard and I had to send to the machine shop to resurface the center and drill the holes at the end spend 300 :( but I was so desperate since I had those wheels sitting

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The lug convention was not easy I found a 88 wagon at the junk yard and i took the drums and the spacer I had to send to the machine shop to resurface the center and drill the holes at the end spend 300 but I was so desperate since I had those wheels sitting

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The lug convention was not easy I found a 88 wagon at the junk yard and i took the drums and the spacer I had to send to the machine shop to resurface the center and drill the holes at the end spend 300 but I was so desperate since I had those wheels sitting

Just so I understand, you had a 4-lug that was 4x140, right?  You then took the rotors and drums off of another 4x140 Subaru and then had them machined to accept a different 4-lug pattern?  Is that right?  If so, what is your new lug pattern?

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OK so I finally crawled around to look for adjustment on the 2wd rear.. NONE. NADA, Zilch.  The only way you are going to adjust the rear is by a reclock of the torsion bars.

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No worries, reclocking the rear is easy.  Way easier than keeping the front end aligned when you drop it.

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Nice hatch there. Very clean for it's age. How many miles?

 

Out of curiousity, that's $300 per spring, right? Are they fitted to stock type struts?

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Out of curiousity, that's $300 per spring, right? Are they fitted to stock type struts?

 

If that was directed at me that is $300 for the front (both sides)  on stock struts..2wd struts are a bit lower to begin with but raised mine back up some because of the 4wd springs which stiffened up my ride considerably.  

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