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1982 Subaru Brat Help!!


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#1 stephen115

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:30 PM

I have a 1982 subaru Brat 4WD and the back is alot higher than the front and I want it to be level,all the pictures of my car are level and i need to know how to do that,can someone help me please!!

this is my brat.
http://oksc.org/foru.../file.php?id=38

#2 VaporTrail

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:45 PM

there is an adjuster bolt above the triangle in the mddle ofte tosion tube assembly (under the bed) you can bck the bolt off if it's been adjusted...
however, i may be in the stock location. the EA81 series had a pretty good stock rake to them....

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

there is an adjuster bolt above the triangle in the mddle ofte tosion tube assembly (under the bed) you can bck the bolt off if it's been adjusted...
however, i may be in the stock location. the EA81 series had a pretty good stock rake to them....


i have adjusted the bolt both ways and it doesnt lower or make it higher,what else can I do?

#4 1982gl4

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

There's an adjustment on the front struts right below the springs, but adjusting that up will mess with the front camber, and your front tires will wear faster, but I did it to mine and it looks pretty good. That will lift the front some to even it out.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:44 PM

Adjust the rear bolt all the way... it will move, just doesnt look like it.

#6 brat82

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 03:22 PM

I have 2, 82 brats, and both of em, the rear is higher than the front. It levels out when I load up with firewood or all my rafting gear, like 1000lbs.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 04:14 PM

Adjust the rear bolt all the way out. Then drive it. Look at it again, if it still sits to tall in the back. Adjust the front struts (two nuts under the spring) up to stiffin the front up a bit. Dont adjust them all the way, just a little as you need it. After you adjust, you need to drive it so the suspension can settle to the adjustment you made. NOTE: Adjust the front evenly or it will sit with a left/right angle.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:38 PM

If you ever feel the desire to part with your Brat please let me know.. I have a blue 'roo down in Altus that is awefully lonely by itself :)

That aside, my back end is up in the air as well... I would assume it has something to do with holding a load better.




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