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#101 O.C.D.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

Top mount is prone to heat soak and at lower speed will do more harm than cooling. If you are able to do a FMC you will be better off. Don't worry about snow either, Colorado is not that bad to hurt that. Unless you are gonna be plowing snow and drifts that is.

If it were mine I would do a FMC.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:16 PM

Just make sure the FMIC is protected. You have a skid-plate for the oilpan, make sure the intercooler is tucked away or has reinforcement in front of it.
*Mad-Max ideas popping into head* :brow:

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

Im just thinking. i live at 8700 and i always drive up to go snowboarding (every weekend and more) so that was my only concern.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

Forgot to ask where you snagged the doors?! I can't find any local parts.

Not to deter the thread but do you have access to any fenders?

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:28 PM

Forgot to ask where you snagged the doors?! I can't find any local parts.

Not to deter the thread but do you have access to any fenders?


There was a brat at the Denver Junkyard (off I76) and i grabbed the doors, and roll bars etc. The fenders were pretty good at the pull and pay my old doors i have no use for besides spares so I'm contemplating on what to do with them.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:52 PM

If you go there be careful the engine/crossmember isn't connected to the frame anymore. i had to take the bolts out to get the bumper bar off (i took the bolts too)

Just make sure the FMIC is protected. You have a skid-plate for the oilpan, make sure the intercooler is tucked away or has reinforcement in front of it.
*Mad-Max ideas popping into head* :brow:

Also whats your ideas?! :D

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:50 AM

Also whats your ideas?! :D


Well... :D

Wrong Brat I know, but with fmic it will end up something like this:

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Wheather or not you use one this big or cut through the bumper is your choice.


And I was thinking of a skidplate that comes up in front of the intercooler, that way you have protection for both oilpan and fmic with one deal. Something like this, maybe a little taller in the front for more intercooler protection:

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Thats if you want to stay stock height or maybe lower. If you are going for a lift I was envisioning a up-side-down cow catcher type tube bumper. Kinda like trophy truck style.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:07 AM

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Well i do have this that I'm going to put on, so just fab up a plate type thing like that skid plate! :banana: Also how much room should the IC cover the radiator if i do have to have some over lap?

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

Ive been looking around and this seems like it would work. waiting on some confirmations about it. But this is #1 on my fmic list. its 4 inches think tho..

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

So I've been looking around this forum and I'm super confused. On a ej transmission what spline count would a 5mt be?

What spline count is a 79 brat manual?

What spline count is a newer 6 speed?

Also my friend is contacting some of his machinist buddy's to see if they would re drill the hubs to 5x100 rather than doing the whole 5 lug swap. Which would mean I can run better bigger brakes with out the major mods.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

Bump anyone know this stuff?

Moved it to my house instead of one of my other properties. So lots of long days of welding ahead. :Flame:

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:02 AM

I love this project. So many would not have taken it on. I really hope you save it. Looking forward to thread updates. Best of luck!!!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

Alright, i am pretty sure I'm going to get someone else to do the harness for me. I don't trust my self enough! hahaa.

But I've also been looking at which would be better, a FRONT mount intercooler or a Top mount? i know theres fab work in both, but is one "better" then the other? Would having a FMIC be bad in the winter because of snow?


The wiring is very similar to the naturally asperated Ej22. Less than 5 wires if I remember correctly. Honestly, I would just put an Ej22 in it. Lots of issues to solve like fuel delivery (pump and lines), engine crossmember notching, and such to do either way but running the turbo engine with the little EA71 style radiator might be pushing it.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:38 PM

The wiring is very similar to the naturally asperated Ej22. Less than 5 wires if I remember correctly. Honestly, I would just put an Ej22 in it. Lots of issues to solve like fuel delivery (pump and lines), engine crossmember notching, and such to do either way but running the turbo engine with the little EA71 style radiator might be pushing it.


I'm just not sure how to wire it all together. I have found some 22t radiators, I don't mind messing with fuel or notching the cross member. There's a 2.2t up in conifer (right near me for 1000 with full exhaust) I'm considering trading my yz125 for it... But not sure. I have done a lot of thinking about 2.2 vs 2.2t and I don't mind the further agrivation to build a sweet a** subi!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:39 PM

I love this project. So many would not have taken it on. I really hope you save it. Looking forward to thread updates. Best of luck!!!


Thanks. My mom keeps saying I should get rid of it because my dad and I keep buying more cars.

I am having some trouble finding 18g sheets up near me tho

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:40 PM

Just saw this thread! If you see a lifted black Brat running around, that'd be me. I go through Conifer on occasion to hit the trails.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:42 PM

Just saw this thread! When you get this done, we need to go wheel the Brats together!


Or a cruise or something. I'm also looking into a machine shop that my dad has know for 20+ years about re drilling hubs to 5x100 or building adapters. But I'm lowering it. If I get another brat I'll lift it

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:07 AM

Thanks. My mom keeps saying I should get rid of it because my dad and I keep buying more cars.

I am having some trouble finding 18g sheets up near me tho


I had to go to a metal/fab shop to get mine, Lowes/Home Depot don't carry. 18g should be common at a fab shop.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:16 AM

I had to go to a metal/fab shop to get mine, Lowes/Home Depot don't carry. 18g should be common at a fab shop.


There was some at my local hard ware store but I bought all they had.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:20 AM

DenCol in Denver should have it. They are at I70 and Washington, the bright yellow buildings on the corner.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:52 PM

DenCol in Denver should have it. They are at I70 and Washington, the bright yellow buildings on the corner.


I got some at a machine shop fo free! 4 foot by 3 feet of 18g

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

Just saw this thread! If you see a lifted black Brat running around, that'd be me. I go through Conifer on occasion to hit the trails.


Please call me when you are going to go. Would like to tag along or bring a ride along too.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:12 PM

I had a Interesting idea.. Not even sure if it's possible or would work... But what if you took the front calipers off a xt6 or any other car and put them on the rear so you would have the rear E-brake?

Well got the metal measured and going to get it cut tomorrow then more welding. :Flame:

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:20 AM

So i need a LEFT REAR taillight, I'm starting to put some stuff together again, but since my seats are so tore up, I'm weighing the options of getting them re-upholstered, vs something like this http://www.oreillyau...N0600&ppt=C0379

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:52 AM

As you are not going for a full resto I would buy some different seats. Reupholstering is going to be near that cost anyways. Heck, new ones are always better anyway.




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