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Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:46 AM
But i thought that some of you would be intrested in my last project , and current one
first off can you spot the diffrent in the first pic
if you dont drive a new Subaru or XT6 then you know that the older 80's cars didnt have 5lug rims .
well i got a compleat XT6 drive trane to do the swap , the rear is easy just like a rear disc swap but not the front there are several complations , axel size , strut type , lower ball joint and tie rod ends ,
I built custom shorter CV shafts , built strut conversion clamps , reamed the lower control arm larger , shortened the inner tie rods.
all this gets me a much better rims and tires , and the brake size is larger, so it stops like its a STi since the brat is so light , also i had the rear sway bar shortened so it has the XT6 + the larger 84 turbo wagon front bar .
Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:07 AM
buy mine had the ea82 front end, lower control arm conversion, so an xt swap would would go like that of an ea82
the rear already had ea82 trailing arms, so xt's would swap in, ea81 axles
so what doj did you use with your axles, ?
Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:21 AM
Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:21 AM
this settup gives me a positive camber ajustment / \ and still have the stock widht .
same E-mail just some times it gets lost in my junk mail
Posted 13 January 2004 - 07:19 AM
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 01:47 PM
so then now the xt6 lower control arm would thus swap. and with the ea81 strut cap modifcation like it is on the ea82 strut, fit the cap to a 2wd legacy strut.
so now that the car already has an ea82 axle, the same length and suspension geometry ans an ea82, the xt6 axles will fit also,
when i got the xt6 parts i looked at them, compared them to a 2wd 90 legacy.
I notice that the legacy and xt6 have the same style knuckle and strut. but the brake caliper, rotors were different.
the legacy has a staked nut like the impreza, but the xt6 had a same sixe nut, but a castle cap and a cotter pin.
but the legacy axle and the xt axxle both slide thru the splined rotor, and not pressed in. like it was on the 93 impreza
the rear had ea82 style spindles, so they would fit on the ea82 rear trailing ars in the 83 wagon
right now the parts will be going on the 87 gl10 wagon, just need some struts
I have a 5spd full time from the xt6, as well as my existing 5spd s/r turbo
ok, the xt6 axle is way fatter than the legacy axle. so is there any legacy axles that have the same diameter of a 23 splined TURBO axle??(like ina 4wd xt turbo)
Posted 13 January 2004 - 01:49 PM
is the bracket in the pictures welded to the strut?
Posted 13 January 2004 - 02:44 PM
yes i welded this one on but only on the bottem
I did use the inner ends from the XT6 shafts too http://groups.msn.co...oto&PhotoID=325
Im running a built up EA81T with intercooler and 2 1\2" stainless exhost with custom down pipe . http://groups.msn.co...oto&PhotoID=318
I wish i had room for the ER27 but it is just sitting in my shop flor looking cool
Posted 13 January 2004 - 07:25 PM
All pertains to the strut situation. Personally, I wouldn't be happy with the kind of bracket you made, mainly because I wouldn't trust my own fabrication skills. What you did does look really good though.
I would have made a frakensteined strut. By taking either a XT6 strut or Impreza strut. Putting whatever springs on it you see fit, and then putting the stock EA81 strut top on.
On my 5 lug conversion on my ea82 RX, I used Impreza struts with the stock RX strut tops and stock RX springs. A tiny bit of metal working was needed to get the strut top on (i had to open up a whole that had a flat side on it).
But, what you ended up with looks damn good. Good work!
Posted 14 January 2004 - 04:53 AM
i have put a 25 spline doj on a 2wd axle, the doj itself was slightly bigger than the bearings inside, but it still worked.
but the xt6 axle is rather fat, i wish i has a 2wd legacy axle to play with. that would be nice for all this to work, so i can use a 5spd dual range with the xt6 axle.
so rguyver, what do you have for a trans in the brat?
Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:37 AM
I likes it!!! Looking good from this angle.
Got the gears turning in the ol' brain housing group here.
Miles: He's got the XT-6's 5 speed in there, 'least that's what I read.
Posted 14 January 2004 - 11:19 AM
Posted 14 January 2004 - 02:15 PM
i had pondered the mod before then, was told it could not be done. so far i am the only one with this mod after rguyvers hatch. but i totally endorse the mod for anyone contemplating suspension mods
Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:11 PM
Im a welder / fab. buy trade so stuff like this is what i do daily but just in larger production for G.M. military , 200 grand motor home stuff and lots of Freightliner Truck parts.
i had thought of building just the adapter for the strut if there was enuff intrest but i would have to test it on a EA82 conversion to the 5 hub settup , the adapter would alow you to use the stock ea82 strut so you wouldn't have to try to find the rare coil sprun XT6 strut .
Posted 14 January 2004 - 05:27 PM
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 06:47 PM
That is an excellent mod
Can anyone tell me ho wmuch of this would apply to a gen 1 brat with EA82 drivetrain?
I'd love to widen the stance, get some better handling, brakes, 5 lugs.
Has anyone out there do this type of thing to a gen1 car?
Posted 15 January 2004 - 11:46 PM
And let's all give Miles a round of applause too kids.....
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:38 AM
i dont know if the rear 5 lugs will bolyt on to an gen 1. but if someone has done a rear disc swap to a gen 1, then it will work
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