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#1 bratsrus1


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Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:58 PM

Hi Everybody This is Jerry , as some of you know i traded 4 jack mans wheels for a 86 maroon hatch back. It had no motor or tranny. I had a 86 rx turbo 5 speed dual range tranny so that went in it. Then i found a 87xt for Dave and traded him for a good running EA81 hyd. motor and that went in it. Now i had CVaxles.com build me a set of axles. They fit like factory, all i can say with those 3,70 gears for the street holy cow that little hatch is like the energizer bunny it keeps going and going i don't know what top speed is but it is fast. I called CVAXLES.COM yesterday and odered 2 more of those axles for spares. the price was 105 each not bad for new axles. Now to finish the trail hatch. Thanks Jerry

#2 ShawnW


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Posted 10 February 2004 - 12:02 AM

Somebody get Jerry a digital camera! He puts together some of the most interesting setups.

Jerry did u get the diff lock and everything to work?


#3 Turbone


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Posted 10 February 2004 - 12:07 AM

Hmmm, looks like a trip to Moxee Motors might be in order for early spring.

#4 bratsrus1


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Posted 10 February 2004 - 12:11 AM

Hi shawn This is Jerry, in 86 rx turbo 5 speed dual range tranny didn't have the diff lock. But i have an 87 and 88 rx turbo 5 speed dual range trannys and they bolth have the diff lock. Yeah i know somebody out there saying thats not fare, but 1 is for my new brat when i find it and the other 1 is for the 4.44 gears if i ever get them from Austraila. Brett Rogers where the hell are you i want my gears. Thanks Jerry

#5 ezapar



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Posted 10 February 2004 - 01:54 AM

Trip to Moxee motors is definitely in order soon! We should make it a day trip on one of the next few weekends. I gotta see your stuff in person Jerry, it's been a while.

#6 Meeky Moose

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 08:07 AM

hehe your hatch should fly.. drove mine from dc to baltimore the other day 80+ without any probs, thats with it being all stock.. the 4-speed lets the engine run at 3700 rpms at 80 mph.. hehe
and i got 32mpg doing it, lol..

#7 bratsrus1


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Posted 10 February 2004 - 11:36 PM

Hi Everybody This is Jerry, i drove my hatch again and all i can say is i don't worry about being pass on the freeway more. In town it is so high geared that i don't use 5th gear only on the freeway. This 5 speed is so e z to shift almost like nothing hook to the shifter. If anybody is thinking about the 5 speed swap don't think about it any more just do it, you will be amazed. Thanks Jerry

#8 Ratty2Austin


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Posted 11 February 2004 - 01:39 AM

hmmm... cool! sounds like its time for Patti and I to make another visit sometime soon :D

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