The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by Termell » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:56 pm

LowBuckCanuck wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:50 pm
seantp wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:18 pm
What is the maximum tire size that won't rub with the one inch lift?
I'm pretty sure the max for 14 inch rims without lift is 195/75/14r, I personally wouldn't go much bigger even with the lift.
Same safe max size I read somewhere.

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by C130 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:22 pm

Here is the invoice for the retreads I went with.AbraCadaver did all the research and found these bad boys.
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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by seantp » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:54 pm

Thanks! Not a bad price at all.

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by travelbyota » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:38 am

Termell wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:56 pm
LowBuckCanuck wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:50 pm
seantp wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:18 pm
What is the maximum tire size that won't rub with the one inch lift?
I'm pretty sure the max for 14 inch rims without lift is 195/75/14r, I personally wouldn't go much bigger even with the lift.
Same safe max size I read somewhere.
Can anyone confirm this will fit without lift? Thanks,
K
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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by seantp » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:43 am

This might be helpful. It shows stock 175/70 R13 vs 195/75 R14. I am still wondering how soon they would rub when turning.
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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by travelbyota » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:22 pm

I'm lifting later down the road and was looking to get rid of the rubber band tires on it at the moment. I can see the issue arising near full steering lock using just a tape measure. I'll probably do some 185 75R14 snow tires to fill the wheel arches up for now...thanks for the info!
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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Mon May 21, 2018 1:55 pm

How much do the Monroe ma700's leak down over time? I installed a set, and they are dropping about 5-10 psi every day.

I already had one shock out to re-weld a garbage bead around the top of the shock. I will probably have to do the other one. Not impressed with the factory weld quality.

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by jimcrazy » Mon May 21, 2018 4:53 pm

spray some soapy water around the hose fittings to find you leaks,, dont over tighten them,mine set from november till april lost 3psi

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by Sevinatenine » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:35 pm

I have a 89 Toyota Tercel coupe fwd I was wondering if the #2- The Abra-Cadaver Lift will work on mine since it’s 2wd not 4wd. Thanks

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by Petros » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm

not likely, the design of the suspension and drive train is completely different, you have the 3rd generation design Tercel. Much has changed in the model change over.

the same ideas may work, but you would need the correct parts to make it work.
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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by Sevinatenine » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:13 pm

Dam okay thank you. Would anyone happen to know anything about this? Or have some sort of knowledge on the subject lol iv been looking for ways to lift it for awhile now and can’t seem to find any information on it

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:50 am

Sevinatenine wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Dam okay thank you. Would anyone happen to know anything about this? Or have some sort of knowledge on the subject lol iv been looking for ways to lift it for awhile now and can’t seem to find any information on it
If your car has macpherson struts front and back, I would recommend the cutting board/spacer lift. That is what subie owners do to get some lift.

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by darkhail » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:53 am

What brand of lift kit can you suggest?

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:37 am

darkhail wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:53 am
What brand of lift kit can you suggest?
There is no lift kit available from any manufacturer. If you read this thread you will see the different ways you can go about lifting a tercel. Often these lifts are an accumulation of parts from other vehicles.

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Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Post by Petros » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:19 pm

I would suggest the "picknpull" brand: go find the parts that fit, and gives you some lift, trial and error. cheap and fun experimenting on your own car.
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'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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