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1983 Turbo Brat Questions
Posted 10 April 2005 - 03:21 PM
I would like to go back to the fuel injection and turbo (depending on the costs). My future plans are to find a totaled WRX and drop the entire powertrain i.e. motor all the way down to the wheels and tires but I am a poor student and dont have the fund for that kind of project right now
My questions are:
What motors will fit in this thing and about how much am i looking at for costs?
How much would a stock engine cost and where would I look to find one?
I have been trying to do some reasearch on doing a 5 lug conversion and puting a AWD transfer case and manual trans in it but have not been able to find to much out, If you know anything it would be usefull.
Where could I find body parts for it, the drivers side rocker is rusting?
Any other info or input would be usefull. (sorry for the long post)
Thanks in advance:)
Posted 10 April 2005 - 05:15 PM
You could probably find an ea82t (overhead cam turbo) cheaper, and that will fit, but wil require some work.
Any ea81 will fit very easily.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 05:24 PM
P.S. ej20 is miles to big to fit in engine bay BUT nothing is impossible if you are willing to part with some $$$.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:56 PM
Is the auto trans capable of holding power? I want to go manual, is it worth it, and is it a direct bolt up? What is better the 4WD transfer that is in it or a AWD?
I have been doing some research and found alot of people that have been puting the 2.2 legacy motor in. I want the car to stay turbo and have reading that the 2.2 dosent like boost. What other subaru motors are capable of boost, puting down power, and fitting into a brat?
Thankyou for answering my noobie q's
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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:49 PM
Engine, lume, ecu where for a crashed leone RX II which I removed myself, cost NZD$150 (US$90).
I will post engine pics in my gallery soon. Keep an eye out.
Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:03 AM
Sorry about the pop-ups, going to move my site to my other website as soon as I get a chance, haven't updated it in years.
Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:27 AM
Whatever you do, DON'T keep the stock auto tranny that's in the brat right now. The 3AT just plain sucks. For ease of installation, cheapness, and decent power, I think swapping in an EA82T w/5 speed manual, and doing some light engine mods would be the way to go.
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