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78 brat vs 82 brat NEED QUICK RESPONCE


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#1 spinsirs

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:35 AM

the 78 im looking at has been transfored to the 1800cc dual range 4wd and the 82 has a webber carb. i think i like the style of the 78 but is their any differnce in wheel dimensions/ground clearance is one just a better vehicle? i want good off road capabilities, is the 2nd gen easier to upgrade?

#2 richierich

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:13 PM

I believe the 82 is a better vehicle to lift.


The reason I like the 82-87 is that the bed is 4 foot wide and I can fit a piece of plywood in the back. Not really a big deal if you have a full size truck, but if this is going to be your only "truck" then it something to consider.

#3 VaporTrail

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:15 PM

the 78 im looking at has been transfored to the 1800cc dual range 4wd and the 82 has a webber carb. i think i like the style of the 78 but is their any differnce in wheel dimensions/ground clearance is one just a better vehicle? i want good off road capabilities, is the 2nd gen easier to upgrade?


the second gen has a readily available lift from http://www.ozified.com , but you can get a lift for the gen1 from mudrat79 in Eugene.

parts are probably a bit easier to find for the gen2, but since the 78 has already been converted to 1800 and D/R. it will come down to other less important things:

tilt steering wheel
roominess in cab
bed capacity
body style you prefer

I like the style of the Gen1 too, but prefer the bigger size of the Gen2...

#4 ezapar

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 12:32 PM

How tall are you? If you are 6 ft or better, you definitely want a gen 2.

#5 lepetitprince

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:36 PM

How tall are you? If you are 6 ft or better, you definitely want a gen 2.

:) I like that word choice, 6ft or better. The apartment I live here, it says "Luxury Apartment for those are 55 or Better"
Of course my daddy is over 55 and I live with him.
Dan




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