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#1 Mr. Brat

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:25 AM

Picked up a brat body the other day...

Plans:
WXR motor and manual trans
Front and rear WRX suspension
Shaved front and rear bumpers
Caddy style tail lights
WRX seats
Custom dash and center consol
Custom stereo

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#2 monstaru

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:31 AM

caddy style lights?cheers, b

#3 Mr. Brat

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:52 AM

Caddy style, being the tail lights will be sunk in the rear... or hot rod style. Look something like this...

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:18 PM

Are you going to build yours kind of like these:

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Link to another WRX BRAT Build here: http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=58869

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Good luck on your build.:)

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:21 PM

Here's another link that might help you : http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=44201

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:28 PM

Yes like those you posted. But I am going to use the tmic, I think its a cleaner install. As for all the ones you posted, they don't have the wrx suspension. They are using the xt6 5 lug swap.

Which leads me to another question... Has anyone put the xt6 air suspension under an EA81? If it does... does a xt6 trans bolt up to a EJ20T?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:47 PM

You want to install the WRX subframes under the Brat?
See also http://www.ultimates...scotland&page=3

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:24 AM

As for all the ones you posted, they don't have the wrx suspension. They are using the xt6 5 lug swap.


I thought that blue Sti brumby was running full wrx sti suspention.
Its Also fitted with a 6spd.
I read a few articals about that one a few years ago.
Had a whole crashed V7? Sti wrx that was used as a doner car.

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#9 Mr. Brat

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:22 PM

I thought that blue Sti brumby was running full wrx sti suspention.
Its Also fitted with a 6spd.
I read a few articals about that one a few years ago.
Had a whole crashed V7? Sti wrx that was used as a doner car.


Kiwi- I was thinking the same think, but his wheels don't stick out near as far as yours you. They are still inside the funders.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:25 PM

Kiwi- I was thinking the same think, but his wheels don't stick out near as far as yours you. They are still inside the funders.


Don't the gold Brembos imply that it is STI suspension under there? Or lots of fabbing, I suppose.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:08 PM

Don't the gold Brembos imply that it is STI suspension under there? Or lots of fabbing, I suppose.

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not necessarily, not too difficult to put EJ brakes on EA trailing arms.


But, I do believe it was running the EJ suspension anyway. Considering the amount of fabrication required to mount the EJ crossmember and fabbing strut towers, making the track narrower while you're at it would not be difficult at all.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:19 PM

not necessarily, not too difficult to put EJ brakes on EA trailing arms.


But, I do believe it was running the EJ suspension anyway. Considering the amount of fabrication required to mount the EJ crossmember and fabbing strut towers, making the track narrower while you're at it would not be difficult at all.


Ok. I was thinking about the front only, and I was thinking the same thing as far as making the wheels stay in further since you're already changing everything else.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:45 AM

I got the artical some where on that STI brumby. I mite scan it and put it up.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:35 PM

Here is a Brat running a full Wrx running gear including the subframes. http://z15.invisionf...wtopic=178&st=0
It's a very cool build!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:22 PM

That is the brat that got got me going on this. I was thinking of the frankin motor... but that still leaves the weak EA axles and washy suspension.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:35 AM

Not if you are doing it like I am, I will still have the brats stock suspension, but most everything in the front is now ej/xt6
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Soon I will be upgrading to coil overs in the front, and I'm going to get upgraded sway bars. I don't think that it will handle that badly when it's all put together!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:51 PM

That is the brat that got got me going on this. I was thinking of the frankin motor... but that still leaves the weak EA axles and washy suspension.


nothing wrong with the axles. And with a basic 5-lug swap, the suspension is pretty easy to fix.


I really don't understand the reason to go to the trouble of swapping the whole EJ rear suspension under an EA8x car. A whole lot of work, that has to be very accurately done, for....what?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:12 AM

I really don't understand the reason to go to the trouble of swapping the whole EJ rear suspension under an EA8x car. A whole lot of work, that has to be very accurately done, for....what?


I agree with this too, I have talked to the owner of the black brat posted above on another forum, and they said that they would never do it again, it was a really big pain and took a lot of time to get it right. They also are a bit wider so it needed those flares, the gas tank has to be removed and relocated, and you have to build your own strut towers.




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