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RE: ' 86 4000Q questions

1st of have you confirmed that it is the lifters?  Have you checked the vaccum 
pump?  It is much more likely the pump.  Been there and replaced those lifters 
only to find out is was not them.
I have 16x7 wheels and they work great.  But make sure the offset is correct.  
Many listers have put 7 1/2 custom wheels on only to have them rub in the 
back.  Offset should be at least 40mm for a 7 1/2 wheel.   Also keep in mind a 
few things before going to a 16" wheel.  You are stuck with VERY expensive 
tires that don't last long.  The only exception is the bfg euro trash a.  
These only com in 205/40/16 also so they really ride hard and euro ta's do not 
have a good reputation for performance.  The only other sizes that will work 
are 195/55/16, 195/50/16, and 205/45/16.  You could roll the fenders and solve 
the problem but short of that DO YOUR HOMEWORK.  As far as I know d40 m2's do 
not come in one of these sizes.  There is very little room to play so 
205/55/16's will most likely rub even with rolling the fenders.
Pat Martin
864000csq  2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge,advanced and loving it.  Drilled and 
stopping it.  Koenig Cobra 16x7 with AVS Intermediates, turbo coming soon, 
95 subaru legacy 
Bothell, Wa.

Hi listers,

     Okay so I have more than one question...  Has anyone put larger, wider
wheels on their 4000 of around this year?  I'm thinking of going with 16x7.5"
TSW with dunlop d40 m2's, driving impressions anyone?  Also it is time to
change those lifters, cause I'm sure that the people of the Sacramento valley
are tired of listening to my car when the lifters are making themselves
heard, I've gotten a few estimates like this, OEM for 30.00 bucks each and
aftermarket at 15.00 or so.  Any good reason to stick with OEM other than the
obvious?  If anybody has done this can they relate their experience?  If you
reply send a copy to my address as well as the list's. TIA!!

Happy motoring,

Rob Hill
' 86 4KCSQ