OFFROADSUBARUS.COM

OFFROADSUBARUS.COM (https://offroadsubarus.com/index.php)
-   Members Journals (https://offroadsubarus.com/forumdisplay.php?f=46)
-   -   Nachaluva's Foz (https://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4666)

NachaLuva 8th June 2013 11:18 PM

Nachaluva's Foz
 
Two years ago I got a heartbreaking call my brother in law had suddenly died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). He was a strong, healthy, fit man. They found him slumped over the table at work...apparently he was dead before he even hit the table, so at least he didn’t suffer at all.

My sister offered me his car, so I bought it. It was their 3rd Subie but my 1st.

I soon got tired of the poor lights so set out on my 1st mod...a headlight wiring upgrade & upgraded H4 bulbs. I soon ran into problems which is how I came upon AuSubaru while researching the wiring.

After much work & lots of help, esp from Gannon, my 1st mod was finished:
Headlights Wiring Upgrade - ORS

My 1st trip offroad was soon after to picturesque & historic Walhalla:
http://imageshack.us/a/img706/6453/t...crossing01.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...psonrnight.jpg

I discovered my suspension was completely shot, springs sagging & strut bouncing. With help from the forum I decided on raised King springs & new KYB struts. Very happy with the much improved handling & increased clearance, but I wish so much I had got the gen2 rear struts (SG)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800.../196/fozzz.jpg

I added Whiteline KCA414 Camber bolts which gave me neg camber on the rear but the best I could get the front was neutral.

A SubaXtreme sumpguard was next. I guess it did its job of protecting the sump but I found it very brittle & was soon falling apart
http://imageshack.us/a/img815/5301/20120115.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800.../834/orwzn.jpg

A Crossbred guard soon replaced it!

Dulagarl 12th June 2013 12:19 AM

Looking forward to more of this.

stilson 12th June 2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dulagarl (Post 60955)
Looking forward to more of this.

+1.

El_Freddo 12th June 2013 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dulagarl (Post 60955)
Looking forward to more of this.

Me too!

I'm also keen to see this thing out and about!

Cheers

Bennie

taza 12th June 2013 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dulagarl (Post 60955)
Looking forward to more of this.

Me 3!

Quote:

Originally Posted by El_Freddo (Post 60987)
I'm also keen to see this thing out and about!

Your not alone, I have a list of the Soobs I wanna see in action. I think most people would freak when they see me in action :lol:

jf1sf5 12th June 2013 10:26 AM

Whats your next mod ?

mr turbo 13th June 2013 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dulagarl (Post 60955)
Looking forward to more of this.

Me 4 :ebiggrin: & subscribed :)

Regards
Mr Turbo

NachaLuva 14th June 2013 03:02 AM

Thanks guys

Some great trips followed such as Mt.Cole
http://imageshack.us/a/img526/808/xd8q.jpg

Bunyip:
http://imageshack.us/a/img404/1525/img1996p.jpg

Wombat:
http://imageshack.us/a/img51/9786/img2687ul.jpg

Iridium plugs soon found their way into the engine. The next mod was hard wiring the rear accessories socket & an extra twin socket in the front:
Accessory plug consant 12V power - incl a walkthru

I was sick of the heavy & ugly steelies & hated how the mud built up on them making them very unbalanced. I found a set of alloys off an Outback at a wrecker, a little scratched but not bad. Steelie front, alloy rear:
http://imageshack.us/a/img689/1756/0p1y.jpg

Soon after I started on my 2" body lift kit. I wanted to strengthen it as well as sealing the ends to prevent rust, also tie the front control arm blocks together & also the rear trailing arm/moustache bar blocks. This would make it more stable & stop metal fatigue. Thread here:
NachaLuva's Body Lift

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6195/liftkit11.jpg

Front control arm blocks tied together for strength
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5690/7i8i.jpg

Rear Trailing Arm blocks & Moustache Bar blocks also tied together: There have been a few members who have had damage to the captive nuts using individual blocks. Doing it this way the stress is spread over 4 bolts, there's also no "rocking" of the blocks under load:
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3469/r3od.jpg

Before:
http://imageshack.us/a/img402/5968/liftkitbefore11.jpg

After:
http://imageshack.us/a/img819/4092/liftkitafter21.jpg

It took a while but was well worth it!

NachaLuva 14th June 2013 03:17 AM

The rear wheels were now sitting too far forward, so I modified the rear trailing arms:
http://imageshack.us/a/img248/3177/l9rz.jpg

Before:
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/2079/46qw.jpg

After:
http://imageshack.us/a/img23/3885/i5bb.jpg

They are now sitting where they're meant to be :biggrin:

Thread here:
Rear Trailing Arms

Next was the exhaust, it was sitting way too low after the lift, plus needed to be replaced anyway.

Old:
http://imageshack.us/a/img443/7443/oldexhaust1.jpg

New:
http://imageshack.us/a/img254/5322/exhaust2x.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img824/3456/exhaust6.jpg

I made up a slider for it so it wouldnt catch on rocks & twist like it had done previously, also protect it from dents:
My exhaust slider

Then I had the muffler lifted:
http://imageshack.us/a/img841/5150/img2943h.jpg

The middle section still hangs low but I cant do anything about it as the resonator hits on the driveshaft centre bearing :(

Scooby2 14th June 2013 05:47 AM

Nachaluva, very much enjoying your Foz's story. Looks like some great mods that get you places without any grief so you can Luv The Nacha ;-)


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 11:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.