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Receiver hitch for 85 Brat
Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:43 PM
Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:26 PM
Best place to buy a receiver hitch for a1985 Brat?
You found it.
Post in the WTB forum, and you may find some bites.
Also, junkyards are your friend. That's probably your most likely find location.
I haven't looked into it, but you may still be able to buy one from u-haul.
Don't be too shocked if they want as much as you paid for your car for one.
Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:03 AM
Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:23 AM
Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:26 AM
Seriously, no towing?
Subaru Australia offered towbar fitment at the dealer for the Brumby
You might want to google "towbar fitment Subaru Brumby" to see what is still available here in Aus. Off the shelf, even with shipping, might still be cheaper than custom made there.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:50 AM
Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:42 AM
I towed an 88 dl wagon 85 miles on a towbar with an 86 brat with a tongue hitch. That was a bit much, not for the car itself, but for the driver. The vehicle in tow outweighed thebrat, so it was all driving skill makes it safe or unsafe. This would not be a task for a novice driver!
But the brat is perfectly capable of towing 1500 lbs such as a teardrop camper, a u-haul 5x8 trailer, or a aluminum fishing boat. Upgrades can be made to the brakes if you retrofit ea82 bits.
The dual range can be divorced and operated in 2wd if you disconnect some linkages. The 4wd and dual range are ganged together. The lo range can be operated independently if you disconnect it.
Otherwise, you can tart out in 4wd lo on a perfectly straight road for 1st and 2nd gear and shif itno 2wd hi. I only recommend this if you understand how the 4wd works with subaru.
Edited by MilesFox, 03 October 2013 - 10:43 AM.
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