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in my quest to find subaru parts to build my buggy i ended up with a 86 dl i want the trany out of (a non hi/lo 5  speed)

so i hafta lift it and drive it a bit. so here is my lift attempt 

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i bout accord rear springs and temo/topaz front springs (the front springs look like they will not work so well) 

look to big

FORD ESCORT(1985 - 1989)

FORD TEMPO(1985 - 1994)

MERCURY LYNX(1985 - 1987)

MERCURY TOPAZ(1985 - 1994)

 

then i couldnt find my spring compressors so i went and got a new one (what a pos)

it was the only one they had 

 

 

 

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what is wrong with the tempo springs?can you post a pic of them?I have lifted my car with springs before.

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they are WAY to stiff ... 

 

I am one of those who have used Tempo Coil Springs on EA82 Subarus, and as far as I Know the V6 Tempos with Auto Trans + A/C uses a Coil Spring which is way too stiff, some USMB members have cutted one and a half turns out of those in order to let them work; I used the ones from a 4 Cyl, engined Tempo with manual trans, also the ones I used where from a Junk Yard, so they were not too stiff, I used them Without cutting anything.

 

The Part Numbers of those two different Tempo's Coil Springs are given in This Writeup:

 

~► http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/106807-improved-shock-absorbers-and-spring-coils-on-loyales/

 

I Guess that you obtained the Stiffer ones.

 

Kind Regards.

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not sure how far to go with the lift?

2" w/ springs and 2" blocks w/o body lift or if im going to body lift it should i do 2" 4" 6" ?

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W/ 2inch strut top lift AND stiffer/taller springs you are gonna want to drop the crossmember a bit.  1 or 2 inches.  If not you will be hitting the axle shafts against the A-arm pivot points, and you'll eat axles and tires like crazy.

 

Also, you will want to undo the clip on the small end of the inner CV boots.  Slide the small end of the boot up the shaft a bit, and reclamp it.

 

Running this "over stock" geometry will stretch and tear the CV boots shortly if you don't reposition the CV boots.

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well im going 2.5 body 4" suspension 14" wheels 225/85/r14 tsl

 

(kinda funny found my wheels at the wrecking yard had them for a few days went to  drill them out and seen some one had marked 3 of them to drill for a subaru 

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well im going 2.5 body 4" suspension 14" wheels 225/85/r14 tsl

 

(kinda funny found my wheels at the wrecking yard had them for a few days went to  drill them out and seen some one had marked 3 of them to drill for a subaru 

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Has any one tryed this? Its a pice of 2" tubing said 1.84 id 2 od

i was just standing in the garge looking at my painted parts and thought ide try it

looks like it worked good and realy cheap but its probly been seen by every one els im just a noob

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Has any one tryed this? Its a pice of 2" tubing said 1.84 id 2 od

i was just standing in the garge looking at my painted parts and thought ide try it

looks like it worked good and realy cheap but its probly been seen by every one els im just a noob

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Its been raining and the mess is a garage so no room to get the car in. So i havent worked on it painted my lift blue and one of the others red and one blackpost-47875-0-08417900-1377594407_thumb.jpg

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Well still no title. Mager bummer, time to part it out. And build somthing els. Ive had a buggyworld.com frame i had sitting in my dads shed for 10 years so i drove down and picked it up and started mock up today. Going to part out the dl into this frame

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Well this would be less work if i was using 4th gen parts but im going to make due but if some one had some garbage front struts for a dl i cut the bottoms off of that they would be willing to donate that would be cool as i want to make a upper control arm's

im near kent wa

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Has any one tryed this? Its a pice of 2" tubing said 1.84 id 2 od

i was just standing in the garge looking at my painted parts and thought ide try it

looks like it worked good and realy cheap but its probly been seen by every one els im just a noob

 

Will make it sit up stiff and tall, but since you aren't making the strut longer you will be shortening the amount of travel.

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Will make it sit up stiff and tall, but since you aren't making the strut longer you will be shortening the amount of travel.

Just thouught it was better than buying honda springs and these older cars can be droopy in the bum

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Just thouught it was better than buying honda springs and these older cars can be droopy in the bum

 

Teh spring would be so compressed once assembled, that there would be no travel left.  The coils would be touching eachother.  might as well put a solid bar in there.

 

Similar in concept to this mod I've done, but much less extreme.  I used the old spring perch from an old shock, flippped over underneath the perch of the new shock.

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Teh spring would be so compressed once assembled, that there would be no travel left. The coils would be touching eachother. might as well put a solid bar in there.

Thats an idea

good thinking if you have the parts there

 

Similar in concept to this mod I've done, but much less extreme. I used the old spring perch from an old shock, flippped over underneath the perch of the new shock.

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