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Bob Johansen

92 Loyale 5spd. 4x4 cheap suspension lift

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find adjustable struts for the front, and fit honda accord rear springs in the rear coilovers, that can give you something. Do a search for accord springs. The adjustable front struts are found on early ea82 wagons ('85-86) I think. Other option is to make spacers for the strut tops/coilover mounts. Either way with a suspension lift you will be significantly decreasing the life of your axles. You can do it just be prepared to be replacing cv axles regularly.

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Which will be far more expensive and less functional in all respects than just buying the commercially available lift kit. To do a suspension lift right costs allot in money and time and involves major fabrication, upgrade to strut inserts, changed geometry etc. Even then you still pay the price in axle life.

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the accord springs you're looking for are the FRONT ones from an '86-'89 accord, to go on the BACK of your EA82 car. And the adjustable fronts as stated earlier. If that's not enough, just cough up the cash for a BYB 3" kit, you'll be much better off in the long run.

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The adjustable fronts aren't going to do you any good on a 4wd loyale wagon It has the longest available suspension of any of the EA82s..(87-94 4wd wagons).. The 85-86 adjustables, when cranked all the way up are about the same length as later model non adjustables. I have verified this by measuring the two side by side, out of the car.

 

Side note. The struts I have in my car are from a 90 loyale 4wd wagon. The rear (non adjustable) are actually a tad longer than the adjustables (on their highest setting)I had intended to put in there.

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I know everyone wants a suspension lift but you really don't need one on these cars. A body lift is plenty of lift for a Loyale to put in bigger tires and therefore gain better ground clearance. I continue to be impressed with what my Subaru can do with just a BYB 3" body lift, 29" tires and a whole lot of RPMs. :drunk:

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