Abra lift completed

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Re: Abra Cadaver lift problem

Post by AndyG » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:50 pm

Yes, what Petros said. Just a two-tone paint made by the last owner. @seantp
@Petros yeah I agree with ya on that, an endless task to keep it clean. I’m obsessed with cleaning though so it’s a frequent routine for me. Although it can be tough for me to stay motivated keeping it clean while using it as a daily car. I try to wipe mine down every time it’s dry out, after a commute from work when I get home. I usually wash my cars like twice a year, and most the time I just wipe it dry with a microfiber towel, and sometimes spray it down with detailer spray.

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Re: Abra lift problem *solved and complete*

Post by AndyG » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:27 am

I may paint it soon, not sure what color. I was thinking either just recoat it and keep the color (just paint the driver door, and some other touch ups), or maybe like a cream color.

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Re: Abra Cadaver lift problem

Post by YakSr5 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:43 am

AndyG wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:46 pm
@T4WDgambler yup those will fit. I got them on now with basset steel wheels. Boy, it sure is a heavy setup for these under powered cars. The tire itself is 25lbs and it feels like the wheels are about the same weight. I had to cut out some plastic out in the wheelwells, and bend/pry/hammer away at some metal. Also pulled the fenders out a little more. Still occasional rubbing cranking the wheel or going over a large bump fast but for the most part I can drive. I’ll have to do some more prying/cutting.
More pics! looks great. what is the tire size? how much did the whole set up cost you?

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Re: Abra Cadaver lift problem

Post by terceldude » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:50 am

AndyG wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:53 am
She is lifted. 1 1/2 inch in the front, 3 in the rear. Now I just gotta throw my big tires on. I doubled up on the rear upper spring seats to had a little bit more height to it. I may cut out a 1/4inch spacer from a kitchen cutting board to lift the front a tad more. Just to make the ride height a bit more even.
NICE! Care to lift mine too? Unfortunately mine recently has suffered some left-side suspension damage making the left side of the car sit lower than the right thanks to NATICK, MA and WESTON, MA roads!! :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
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Re: Abra lift problem *solved and complete*

Post by AndyG » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:36 pm

@Abra-Cadaver Absolutely, thank you Arbra for your write up! I’ll have to change the title, it’s a bit misleading since my issue didn’t have anything to do with your lift.

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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by AndyG » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:44 pm

@YakSr5 I’ll upload some more pics later. Whole entire set up (lift, tires, wheels) costed me about $1,000.Lift $260, tires around $460, wheels were $275. Mounted them myself at home, and balanced only the fronts for now at Les Schwab for $30. Tire size is 27x8.5r14.

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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by AndyG » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:41 am

Yesterday’s drive
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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by BaileySims » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:07 pm

This looks so damn good!
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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by seantp » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:49 pm

Did you use wheel spacers? Do the tires rub when you turn or go over bumps?

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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:11 pm

This is totally OT, but .
The quality of those photos - esp. #1 - and their composition (and the shininess of the Terc) could have been in a dealer brochure long ago.
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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by AndyG » Mon May 21, 2018 9:31 am

Haha, thanks @ARCHINSTL! Photography has been a hobby of mine the last 5 years; I always have my camera on me when I take the turd out.

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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by 8ton » Tue May 22, 2018 10:46 am

Wow! Both the car and photography are fantastic!!

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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by terceldude » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:48 am

Just paint the corner lens plastic frames black again with some of this: https://www.ebay.com/i/163197846476?chn=ps :)
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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by YakSr5 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:03 pm

Did you use wheel spacers to get them outside of the fenders like that?

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Re: Abra lift completed

Post by AndyG » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:25 am

@YakSr5 used 1 inch spacers on the rears only. I took them off recently because the tires were rubbing bad

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