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Scott in Bellingham

Red Sedan Build , solid rear axle

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I agree, some people pay good money for those bullet hole stickers... you got em bigger and for free! :banana:

 

Funny you should bring this up, I don't understand the reason people put those sticker on there vehicles? To me its dumb, Does it make you tuff and ghetto or what? Just like all the prisom tape, WHY!!?? :-\

 

Lol

-Tom :)

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how's the diff clearance with the gas tank? be sure to put some bump stops in :)

 

+1, its no fun to have a crushed fuel tank on a trail.

 

Any updates Scott?

 

-Tom :)

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no its been sitting I did go wheelin , worked on the house ,and got the geo metro racecar going and took it around the track

 

Sounds like fun! a Metro huh, still running that 3-cyl suzuki engine? I would hope not hehe.

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Can't find the beater 'Yota, but these might be of interest

 

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/pts/1377626362.html

 

The axles on this are fullsize, but cheap

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/1374710270.html

 

And some Jeeps. I don't know about track width, but I'm sure they could work

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/1368633451.html

 

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/1352362543.html

 

Can't remember if this generation of Trooper has a solid front axle or not, but here's a possibility

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/1374758360.html

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I do believe the '90 Troopers still had a full axle (Not independent) I know I've seen Troopers up till '93 that still used the full axle.

 

Also, whats the diffrence between a front or rear solid axle? Besides the pumkin being at an off set on some. So why couldn't you use a rear axle in front, and just modify the housing for whats needed?

 

Just my thoughts

-Tom :)

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Also, whats the diffrence between a front or rear solid axle? Besides the pumkin being at an off set on some. So why couldn't you use a rear axle in front, and just modify the housing for whats needed?

 

Just my thoughts

-Tom :)

 

the front needs the ability to turn :)

 

the toyota 3rd members are interchangeable front to rear....

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how's the diff clearance with the gas tank? be sure to put some bump stops in :)

 

it clears even with the 31s stuffed all the way up, not much room for upper arms ., just might get some work done on it today , trying to decide if to stick with the subaru front end or solid axle it, leaning towards the suby stuff as I already have it and like the lite nimbleness , I guess if in the futre I wanted a solid axle up front I could always change it out , and i already have a nissan 720 t-case , its raining today good day to be in the shop

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the front needs the ability to turn :)

 

the toyota 3rd members are interchangeable front to rear....

 

OMG duh! Geez, strike that I said that. well I've had a feaver and a head cold for the last few days (Not in my right mind)

 

Scott, I would just stick with the subie diff and see how you like it (You can always change it out at latter date)

 

-Tom :)

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cleaned up the front and dropped the stock frontend parts, and mocked up the front diff crossmember from my old silver shorty looks like will aime at 7-1/2 in drop at the engine crossmember and bring it for ward 2" to help with tire clearence

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Progress or degress matters who you ask

 

 

ignoring the back for now , will get the front mounted up with a engine and tranny thrown in,

 

 

 

picture.php?albumid=176&pictureid=1668

 

this frontend is from the silver car a built a few years ago

 

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Yes thats a rear diff stuffed in the front

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thats in the stuffed location

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EA81, I think its a better engine all around. Personaly I don't think of the EJs as being good wheeling motors,

 

So yep, my vote is EA81.

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I am running 31" tires with an EA81 and it works just fine, and Im still using the stock Subaru drivetrain, no T-case. Its a little gutless on steep hills, but with the extra gears you have that wont be a problem.

 

-Bill

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I am running 31" tires with an EA81 and it works just fine, and Im still using the stock Subaru drivetrain, no T-case. Its a little gutless on steep hills, but with the extra gears you have that wont be a problem.

 

-Bill

 

Do we really need to run 31s? ;)

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got the frontend bolted up ended up doing a 8" lift and brought forward 2"

 

next install dual range and engine looks like EA81s going in , just have to swap out the fuel pump for a carb , going in today :banana:

 

Nice, are you going with a weber right away?

 

-Tom

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I'd put in one of your carbed EJ22's with a EJ 5spd. Weld the center differential and use the rear output for the transfer case. The lack of low range in the tranny will be made up for by the transfer case and the extra power of the EJ will help.

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