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need thread for gen I brat lift 6" HELP!!!
Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:31 PM
Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:15 PM
Find an '82 to '89 GL Hatchback or an '82 to '87 Brat if you must have one. The Hatchback has a shorter wheelbase though and is better for wheeling.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:08 AM
Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:17 AM
Here is a thread by him its not a 6 inch not possible without serious modification but this is bolt on and would look good with some tires.
Edited by subaruguru, 25 April 2010 - 03:23 AM.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:19 PM
my brat is a custom convertible with a soft top
Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:24 PM
Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:04 PM
From what I've read, a high compression EA81 with EA71 pistons, shaved decks, a Delta torque or HP cam grind, Weber, and some porting can put out as much as 110 to 120 HP. Even at 110 horse, that's a 50% gain.
I'm collecting parts for a 5 speed swap in my own 81 Brat. Once I get tearing into it, I'll take lots of pictures in hopes of getting good advice on my own as well as making it easier for other people to do. There are people here who've done it before, but I've yet to see a photo spread or write up on the process.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:22 PM
Edited by subaruguru, 25 April 2010 - 04:24 PM.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:46 PM
I can't believe how smooth and uncracked your dash is.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:16 PM
Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:09 PM
EJ22 is the standard EJ swap - using an adaptor plate, redrilled flywheel, etc you can mate one to an EA82 5 speed D/R transmission.
1. Speedometer has no VSS output for the EJ22 computer.
2. Fuel lines are problematic for the high-pressure injection pump and stock pump is mounted in the engine bay which is not and acceptable location for the FI pump.
3. Externally regulated alternator - wireing will have to be changed.
4. VERY tight fitting the EJ22 into the engine bay. It will fit, but there is very little room on either side making maintenance a hassle.
5. Radiator and fans are also really tight. Can't use the stock fans at all and as with EA81's the solution usually involves a pusher fan in front of the radiator. Kiss the AC goodbye if you have it.
There are other problems but that's a start. It's no picnic getting an EJ into even an EA81 body. The EA71 Gen 1 body is even smaller. Maintenance of any kind other than oil changes pretty much demands you pull the engine to have room to work.
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