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#1 5veinte1

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

My son and I finally have Wasabi on the road.  Learned a lot, had quite a bit  of fun, some surprises, and a couple of disappointments, mostly of my making.  Thank you to all of you that helped with information and tidbits along the way.  Now we are on to the other truck we got, Soy. We have decided to sell Wasabi to make room for the Soy project and go all out with it.

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:06 PM

Cool,not digging the tundra wheels but it’s a great start. Looking good.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:08 PM

They came with it, and the tires are brand new, unfortunately trying to find 17 inch 6 lug wheels that will work on the truck and look good has been one of the challenges.  The things you learn as you go down the path....



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:08 AM

I think 16s MAX on a 521. Anything bigger just makes it look too modern.


15s with 205/55 or 195/65 15s fit on these things too good.
Maximum droppage without needing to compete with 17s.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:07 PM

I got some enkei sawblade knock-off wheels that I think I'm going to put on my other truck, 15x8 inch.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:37 PM

I got some enkei sawblade knock-off wheels that I think I'm going to put on my other truck, 15x8 inch.



I have 15x8s on my 521. 195/65R15 tires. Pretty low.
All I had to do was tuck the arch of the rear fenders ever so slightly.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:46 PM

Looks good! Go enjoy it

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

Is the SOY project the other 521?


 

 


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:40 PM

It is, we haven't figured out what to do just yet, but we are open to just about anything.  Suggestions welcome :)



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

The thoughts (and they are truly thoughts) range from a full WRX STI running gear and a lift kit with 31's, to a 289 with a tremec T5 and Volk TE37's with disc brakes, all while keeping the exterior basically intact.  Weirder the better, right?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

If you want to build something that everyone will likely be jealous of build a VG30/5spd 521, it's possible since it was done to a early 620 by yello620 and they are very similar, the transmission mount may be a challenge, along with the electrical wiring, but once done it would be an awesome truck.


 

 


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:37 PM

That ^ VG.


The 289 option would come next.


Skip the plans for the Subaru. You'll spend too much money/time trying to make the front axles stick.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:15 PM

I was kinda thinking the same thing about the Subaru underneath.  I was thinking in my head that the front wheel output shafts/geometry (which I failed in high school, LOL) would have to be pretty close to where the truck's wheels went and I wasn't sure that they were close.  Also when I started looking at the engine, I didn't realize how wide they were, and not sure there was enough width in the engine bay.  That idea is out!



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:06 PM

Where would you stick the axles through? They ain't fitting through the front wheel spindles.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

Another reason that idea is finished.  Probably would have had to fab some kind of upper and lower control arms, towers, etc.  Waaayyyyy to much thinking for me, not to mention the cost.