Offroading Subarus

General Category => Offroad => Topic started by: subie_fan on April 11, 2008, 11:28:58 AM

Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: subie_fan on April 11, 2008, 11:28:58 AM
hello
im interested in lifting a subaru gl wagon. i would like some input on the easiest and cheapest way to go about this. if you could help me out i would be grateful
thanks.
Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: Phizinza on April 11, 2008, 11:55:53 AM
Where in the world do you live? I can suggest some companies to look at.

Easiest is a body lift. This puts blocks between the engine, gearbox, diff, suspension and body of the car. It gives more clearance between the wheel arches and wheels allowing larger tyres. The tires are what will increase your clearance, body lift won't.
Suspension lift is possible, but only about 1" over stock , otherwise your front CV joints won't last more then a couple of months.
Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: subie_fan on April 12, 2008, 09:58:34 AM
i live in washington.
and i was just tryin to find out how to get the most clearence.
if you could tell me some of the companies that would be great.
thanks alot
Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: Phizinza on April 12, 2008, 06:26:18 PM
In washington you have SJR http://www.sjrlift.com
You can also get lifts from PK Ozified http://www.ozified.com

Hirise in Australia also exports them to the US if you want.

Most people in the US go for the 4" lift with 27 or 28" OD tires.
Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: rabbits on April 13, 2008, 12:19:13 PM
I am planning on buying the lift from sjr. Has anyone used these lifts and dealt with the steering shaft extensions? I know that they do not provide these and other lifts do. I was wondering what the cost would be or if I could fab it myself if I had a welder.

Also, what is your guys opinion on new stiffer springs and struts?

Thanks guys,

i am new to this site and hope I will have some good input. I will update everyone on my build. I am starting in about two months.

-aaron
Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: Phafin on April 22, 2008, 07:43:20 PM
Stiffer springs are a mistake, you don't need them in an off roader. but make sure you extend your engine stabiliser bar. It runs from your firwall to your bell housing and stops 4wd engaging when you take off hard.
Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: metalman on August 09, 2008, 05:51:51 AM
Another US company is allied armament...Kind of weird:guns, guns, guns and subaru stuff:eek:...I think their one of the first results if you google "subaru lift kits":smile:
Title: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: Maxxair on August 09, 2008, 08:12:17 PM
king springs with KYB shocks. they are great, especially offroad. subarus are never gunna flex anyways. hande exellent on road and makes my touring wagon handle curves sitting flat and sideways.
Highly recomended.
cheers mate.e
Title: Re: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: loyale86 on December 09, 2008, 05:09:34 AM
I am planning on buying the lift from sjr. Has anyone used these lifts and dealt with the steering shaft extensions? I know that they do not provide these and other lifts do. I was wondering what the cost would be or if I could fab it myself if I had a welder.

Also, what is your guys opinion on new stiffer springs and struts?

Thanks guys,

i am new to this site and hope I will have some good input. I will update everyone on my build. I am starting in about two months.

-aaron

I have a loyale and is wondering the same thing?? Please help
Title: Re: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: Phizinza on December 09, 2008, 09:22:41 AM
Yes, the Loyale is the same as the older EA82 with the exception it is always fuel injected (not an option like the older EA82's) and does not come with dual range gearbox (no low range for offroad).
Title: Re: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: The Scooby on January 28, 2009, 04:11:21 PM
i have the SJR lift, 2inch on my blue 86 wagon, as well as 28inch tall tires, 215/75/15's, on 15inch alloy peugeot wheels, custom bumpers, legacy EJ22 engine swap, roof basket, etc. etc. check out ultimatesubaru.org/forums

alot of us in washington and alot of us wheel on the weekends.
Title: Re: simplest way to lift a gl wagon
Post by: Loyale 2.7 Turbo on June 05, 2016, 03:57:51 PM
You might find Useful information regarding Suspension and Lifting of EA82's here:

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

Kind Regards.