Theres never any Toyota Tercels on these threads, so here is mine.
I had an 84 Tercel 4WD with the 6-speed manual. I loved that car, one of many I kick myself for selling...Thanks I just put on the tires. They are General Grabbers AT2 27x8.5R14. I never measured it stock but I'd bet 4-5" lift.
Stock photo from last winter.
Threads like this are pretty much why I bought a basketcase 88 GL wagon (and a donor RX turbo), but lack of time was why I let them go a couple of years later...So many subarus...
Looking good. :thumbup::thumbup:Here is one from the rally this weekend, new rear suspension worked awesome, this is with 300# of tools and spare parts in the trunk, and I hauled 3 people! Spring rate is a bit much when not fully loaded so I'm gonna try a few other sets to find the right balance.
I only dropped like ~2 mpg, with the lift and the twice as heavy wheel and tire combo. And I didnt notice a difference which the initial lift.I've been through that thread a few times and it was one of the reasons that I bought the car that I did. I knew it was possible. I'm not going to go as far as he did. The biggest issue that I'm wrestling with is that I really like the fuel economy of my TDI and I don't want to lose it (~42 mpg) by going higher and the Golf TDIs come with the same sport suspension as the GTIs and it's been a blast to drive, I just need to get a few trail heads here and there. Air bags?
No fab work to make the bds shocks fit. Just measured the sprung height and called the local 4x4 shop and asked for a shock with that as a midrange and for a shock with a eye/post setup.I remembered reading how you did it, I'll skip the 1" spacer since I don't need to go as high as you did. Any reason not to do the Tig shocks in the rear? You had to do some fab work to fit the BDS shocks didn't you?