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Who's Who Two (Roll call for lifted rigs)

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#1 ezapar



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Posted 20 May 2004 - 08:31 PM

Everytime I turn around lately, I see another member with a lifted Soob. I'm very happy about that. I remember when I only knew of one in the USA. That was just over 4 years ago.

If you would, please give a brief description of your (current) lifted Soob, list others you've owned or a link to their photos. Club affiliations please.
Also include one photo of it.


I'll start.
*Member of the Hatch Patrol and Oregon Offroad Subaru Club and the West Coast Stompers.
*I've owned 6 lifted Soobs prior to my current:
*1986 GL Hatch back, PK 3inch lift, 4spd dual range, Weber 32/26, welded rear diff, rollbar, rear discs, "Desert Rat" custom wheels, 27/8.50/14 Superswamper SSRs, KYB shocks and struts

#2 Qman


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Posted 20 May 2004 - 09:09 PM


'86 Brat
nuff said...

#3 bushbasher


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Posted 20 May 2004 - 10:48 PM

as of yet I only 1/2 count... rear lift just needs one more brace welded in, and the t-case mounts are mocked up but not even tacked in yet.

My sig says pretty much all of it.

#4 84Scoobaroo


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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:55 PM

No Club Affiliations as of yet :), Three Subaru's prior to my 1986 "Parts" Hatch :brow:. 28x8.5 TSL Swampers on 14" Steel Spoked Rims, Custom 3.5" Lift, Slantback Canvas Top, Welded 3.9 Rear. Most likely a Weberized EA81 with 5spd D/R.

Ill do this for Brandon since hes rarely able to get on the board.

84 GL Hatch No Affiliations, 3.5" lift, 28x8.5 TSL Swampers on 14" Steel Pugs, Weberized EA81, 5spd D/R, Welded Diff, Dual Batteries.

#5 ShawnW


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:13 AM

Cool thread idea Eric.

In progress is my 83 TurboTraction/RX wagon.
3" Ozified, 14" pugs with street tires, 5 Speed 88 RX Trans. 3.70 gear ratio with matching LSD, disc brakes all 4 corners, and custom front axles. Picture is old and pre-lift. Its been in the garage far too long but im getting there.

I bought the car not running. I have never driven it. I lifted it, did a trans swap, diff swap, column/key swap, full brake change, axle conversion, etc.....before EVER even hearing it run. Guts?

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#6 Flowmastered87GL


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:20 AM

No club associations yet:

Not lifted yet, but the PK 3/3 lift is in the garage boxed up ready to go on when I have a hand installing it and my 87 GL is out of the garage, but I will be lifting my 82 BRAT, bobbing it, and maybe experimenting with armoring the rockers a bit. They have rust on them now, but it will be fixed, ive thought about using angle iron of some size down there, havnt test fit anything though... just seems like it would help to keep the rockers nice and pretty (and give a stronger jack point on the body) Probably gonna have open diffs, and its going to be sold when its done even though it runs good.

#7 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:23 AM

I've been lifted for over 5 years now, although you didn't know me then, and it was a puny 2 inches. Anyways. I know you know, most of everyone else knows, but for all the new people, and those that have been in a cave for the last 3 years:

1982 Brat, DGL designation, mods: 6" NDJ Engineering Lift, MPFI 2.7L Flat 6, 5spd D/r 86 RX tranny, Nissan X-fer case, Lincoln Locked rear, GL-10 Seats, custom interior carpet, reverse cut rollbar, 17" Bobtail, 29x9-15's on 8" chevy "deepdish" rims, 6 lug, Jeep 4.0HO Grand Cherokee radiator.

And coming, this summer, to a shop near me, A Brat! A Brat unlike any that have been built before, the Hummer of all Brats! Muw wa hahahah. . . ahem, sorry.

Club affilations, Founder of the Rogue Roo's, Southern Oregon's one shop stop for all your Subaru desires.

Here's the pic: http://usmb.net/albu.../flinginmud.jpg
(On a side note, I shouldn't watch any of those empowering infomercials before hitting the board)

#8 nicky nighteyes

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:35 AM

i have owned 3 soobs, but this is the first lifted one, all mods are in my sig, except I also have a welded diff, a weber, and finally got the Hella horns installed.
affiliation: ATLAS

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#9 mcbrat


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:39 AM

I have had 4 lifted soobs so far.

My first one (still have it):
1986 GL Brat http://usmb.net/gallery/album89/after

3" BYB kit from Australia. ShawnW and I did the Installation
86k and this one sees no midwest salt. it stays safely tucked away. Plan on keeping this to give it to my son when he can drive....
Has short style push bar, low roll bar, and Genuine subaru 14" alloys with 205/70R14 tires.

My second one (sold):
1982 GL Wagon - Mountain Grizzly http://usmb.net/gall...lbum93/PDC_0331

3" BYB kit from Australia. DesertSoob installed lift kit. ( I bought vehicle from him and turned it into mountain grizzly)
had weber 32/36, and GL-10 door panels. had power steering and power windows... sold it to a local guy who is still wheeling it.
Had LSD in rear, XT6 alt, rear disc brakes

My third one (traded/crushed):
1984 Turbo Brat http://usmb.net/gallery/album93/tbnew2

3" BYB/Ozified kit. Installed by Chris V. before I bought the vehicle. he also put a 4 speed into it.
I beat the hell out of the fenderwells and did lots of cutting to make the 30's fit. with the turbo and the 4 speed, I could still smoke the tires :)
Rusty, rusty, rusty. traded to ShawnW for another Brat...

My fourth one (still have):
1982 GL Brat http://usmb.net/gall...um109/PDC_0626b

4"/3" BYB/Ozified lift, modified and tweaked to be about 6" total lift (body/susp), but the weight of the winch and burly bumper bring it back down to 5".
Weber 32/36, 27x8.50x14 BFG Mud Terrains on pug steels. Rancho shocks in rear. RX Springs in front. LSD Rear, Dual battery set-up, SuperWinch.
XT6 alt, Accel Supercoil, custom 2.25" exhaust and Magnaflow muffler (1.75" headers), rear disc brakes.
Currently awaiting a 5 speed conversion and installation of 135 Amp alt (direct fit )
And another Mod will be coming soon to replace the weber :)

I'm a member of the Central Iowa 4 Wheelers (the only soob)...
Have made it out to WCSS3 in '01 and
wheeled a weekend with Qman and Zap in '02

#10 Turbone


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 12:46 AM

Eh, my old one is posted a couple of posts above :( Currently with out a lifted Soob. Have to wait till later this year to build a new one. I think I'm still a member of the HP :brow:

#11 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:28 AM

Well - I suppose I should put mine in here:


84 GL Wagon, 3.5" lift, 82 4 speed D/R, Weber, 28" Mud Terrains, 15" Chevy Wagon Wheels, Lincoln Locked Rear, TWB Fab Bumpers, Custom Skid Plate


ATLAS, Hatch Patrol

And this is the angle most of you will see me from :lol::

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#12 Jibs


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:38 AM

I am in the process of lifting my 83 Brat. Just gathering all the parts first, I have bought all ready:

Ozified 4/3" Lift Kit
S3500 Superwinch
Set of 5 US Wheels 75 Series 6 lug rims
Front Bumper

Waiting for

Machine shop hubs
Installation $$

#13 Bratwerst


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:49 AM

82 GL 4x4 Wagon:
4/3 Ozified Lift
5spd Dual-Range Tranny
Weber 32/36
Hubs drilled to accept 'Yota rims (6 lug)
Powerguard MT's on Yota wagon wheels
Roof mount spare tire carrier/Factory winch bumper/Custom Rear bumper

Club affiliation: Hatch Patrol? (I won't consider myself/ or even apply the decal until I've gone on a run with you guys... still take the HP stuff seriously) So try and keep me in the loop if there's some wheelin goin on :D

Turning around up in the Mt's...
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#14 Subarutex


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 02:48 AM

1986 GL Wagon
5spd dual range
2.5" cat back exhaust
3" Ozified Body Lift
14" Peugeot steels
28" TSL's
Welded rear diff
Reinforced moustache bar
Rear disc brake conversion
Custom overload springs (about 1.5-2" lift in rear)
RX front springs (coming soon!)
Custom rear tube bumper
Custom side skids
Custom front tow bar
Wilderness Roof Rack
Rack mounted full size spare
Lots and Lots of KC lights
Custom dash panel for switches
RX front seats
Rack mounted shovel
Air Horns
XT6 Alt.
CB Radio

Member of the Hatch Patrol and Team Intrinsic.

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#15 SuperRallyRoo



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Posted 21 May 2004 - 02:56 AM

1981 gl hatch.
Bought it for 800 needed lots of work, (still does) Fixed alot of stuff like vice grips holding exhaust on. Webered it, been out on one mini hatch patrol outing, don't know if that means i'm a part of it or not? The hatch has 27" kumhos but I usually roll around on the 13" wagon wheels when i'm on the street. Done lots of stereo mods It has a 1500watt amp with mtx 10" subs Pioneer 3 ways in back and 2 ways up front. Its a fun multi colored beast! Black hood maroon body beige fender blue rear hatch.
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#16 Subadoom


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 03:19 AM

This is my third subaru but my first lifted one. Im shure it will not be the last.

I have a 84 GL Wagon

6 inch home made lift
samurai T-case with 4:1 gears
31X10.5X15 tires on Toyota mags
6 lug
home made bumpers
8000 lb winch
welded rear diff
home made diff hangers
home made lower A arms
much more in mind but i need to stop being lazy and get them done

I am a member of the Rogue Roos


#17 chef_tim


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 06:08 AM

Four so far......

First one was an 86 GL10 turbo Long gone, but parts still live on in other cars.

Current three.......

Mine, 86 GL Hatch Most obvious addition is the Brat fun top. CCR engine, 5spd D/R with Jerrys adaptor kit, 28" Swampers, LSD, Latest "toy", Kenwood sterio. 3" PK/BYB, Weber. Almost everything has been replaced on this car. "RUZILLA"

Her's, 87 GL Wagon 3" BYB lift, Weber, LSD, 205/75/14 Terra trac OTR's, GL10 swap including rear disks, 209K and still going strong. "DRTYGRL"

Spare, 87 GL Wagon 3" lift, weber. Aquired under very unfortunate circumstances, but we love it like one of our own:) "RADIO"

Hatch Patrol's the only ones who will have us;) . Later, Tim

#18 DaveAP


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 08:17 AM

'78 brat, 3"lift, weber, low roll bar, custom front bumper, hitch, steel 14" jackmans. No current pictures, one is floating around somewhere,shows brat with a '78 suzuki DR in the back. Dave.

#19 MorganM


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 08:29 AM

MorganM reporting in :D

1988 GL wagon. EA82 SPFI. 3" BYB lift. 2WD -> 4WD conversion. 15" steel pugs. 29"x8.5" Liberator ATs. Everything else is strictly custom :brow:



Have also owned a 1990 Legacy L wagon. Loved that thing! Need to get me another soon.

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#20 NoahDL88


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 10:37 AM

88 DL, thats mostly GL now, its all in my sig.

Proud member of the hatch patrol, i have the scars to prove it, luckely not on my dad's forrester, which i took out once, but with ken's expert spotting i was able to get out unharmed.

#21 lumpycam


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Posted 21 May 2004 - 03:17 PM

I've got two:
The first is the Notorious (UNHATCHED)
The original t/c conversion
6 in lift and so on.
soon to be reworked.

The second is ...................TOP SECRET!
tease........already a trophy winner.......never before done!

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#22 mudrat79



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Posted 22 May 2004 - 12:21 PM

Ok, Here is My List....

First was a 79 Brat.I had it from 1991 to 1996 R.I.P. it had
2 inch suspension Lift
14inch tires
Duel Exhaust
Ea-81 and 4 sp.Hi-Lo Transplant
26 gal. Auxillary Gas Tank in Bed
Custom Bumpers Front and Rear

Many others From then to the BEAST

The BEAST was an 86 Hatchback
3 inch Mudrat Design Lift,
Custom 2" Exhaust
Built Ea-81 Motor
5 sp. Hi-Lo
3:90 LSD
Rear Disc Brake Conversion
Custom Mudrat Design Bumpers And Roof-Rack
Weber Carb
many little goodies
29x8.5x15 Wildcat EXT tires


12 inch Lift
2.2 Motor and AWD automatic Conversion
Nissan T-case
4:11 Diffs with Licoln Locker in the rear, and LSD up front
Recaro Seats
Custom non-cat 2" exhaust
Rear Disc Brakes
Custom Bumpers
Custom Roof-Rack
32x9.50x16" Wildcat EXT tires
All Mods Done by
Mudrat Design & Fabrication with the Help of Lumpcam (Rob)
R.I.P. BEAST-A-CON........


NEW PROJECT.........TOP SECRET............SEE AT WCSS 6........

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The Oregon Off-Road Subaru Club

Member of The Hatch Patrol

later All.....John and Crew in Oregon....

#23 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 22 May 2004 - 09:30 PM

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1984 GL Wagon, 4spd D/R 4WD.
1.8L EA81 w/hitachi.
3" PK Lift
26" Cooper Discoverer STT's on 14" Pug alloys
TWB Front bumper/guard & Soobfari roofrack.

Uhm... yeah, nothing special... just another lifted Wagon.

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Posted 23 May 2004 - 08:58 AM

86 BRAT 3" byb lift. Owned since 2002. Fun vehicle that gets many many looks from people. Posted Image

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 01:41 PM

1980 wagon. info below and hundreds of pics linked below.

:D just wait a year and see what happens to it next.....

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