2018 projects, found a spoiler

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AndyG
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2018 projects, found a spoiler

Post by AndyG » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:23 pm

Went to the wrecking yard last weekend to look at a tercel wagon. I came too late. The thing was stripped clean! Oh well, it was a fwd/auto anyway. I did some looking around, and I found this spoiler off of a 85 Subaru Loyale. I’m tempted to put it on my wagon but the down side is that it’ll cover up the iconic “Toyota” vinyl on the back which I really like. I also ordered some 14” deep dish Bassett steel wheels that should arrive Friday. Very excited! I’m tired of these steel wheels I have on. Don’t like the design of them. Soon after that, I’ll order some 27x8.5 tires, and figger out the lift part. I will need some tips on the lifting part. Someone listed some moog springs (pathfinder/Cherokee) on here to use as a part of the lift. Not sure what to use as the shocks/struts. But from what I hear, a 3 inch lift is bad on the axles, correct? Someone who’s owned multiple t4wd in Oregon did a 3 inch lift without dropping the transmission, and claims he has no problems with the axles. I’m not sure if he’s a part of this group, but I’ve been following him on Instagram.
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Re: 2018 projects, found a spoiler

Post by Petros » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 am

if you mount the spoiler a bit higher, rotated up over the top, you can than see about half of the toyota emblem.

nice wheels, the worst thing about the factory steel wheels is they are flexy flyers. I learned that by accident, I switch from the steel wheel after many years, to 14" alloy with lower profile tire. a lot more accurate and responsive steering, as I would expect. thought the low profile tire helped. but later I bought another project car that had steelies with bad tires, so I happen to have a set of 13" alloys with decent tries so I changed it. The handling improved almost the same amount, crisp responsive steering, just like the 14" wheels and low profile tires. I realized the difference was the steel vs. alloy wheel, not 13" vs. 14". that means those steel wheels flex a lot when you drive the car, not a good thought. but if it is enough to feel it, it means it is not insignificant. Now I do not trust steel wheels, at all, especially mass produced ones purchased on the basis of "minimum bid" for the production run.
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Re: 2018 projects, found a spoiler

Post by Hoodwagon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:10 am

I like the spoiler! I am excited to see how you get it mounted!
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Re: 2018 projects, found a spoiler

Post by AndyG » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:10 pm

Me too! I might mount it, possibly after I get the car painted.

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Re: 2018 projects, found a spoiler

Post by AndyG » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:14 pm

Very excited today! Got all 4 rims now, and two of the tires so far. Got one mounted by hand at home. Love the look of this setup.b
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Re: 2018 projects, found a spoiler

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm

For lifting advice, refer to the sticky in the general section. It has a variety of options, and links to a couple of the threads.

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