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#1 jayare12

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:13 PM

Well Here it is, my project I'm quite proud of it.Posted Image

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:14 PM

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#3 VaporTrail

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:51 PM

nice. something about a lifted Gen1 Brat... that's why I'm not so eager to part with my lift kit just yet.....

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:55 PM

Nice! Its good to finally see pics of that thing, looks pretty sweet... Are you sure those are 13" wheels? the tires look bigger than 185/80 R13 but maybe its just me...

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:43 AM

I have a Gen1 brat that I'm really wanting to lift. Can you tell me how you did that? Or some pics of how you did it?:) especially on the rear. ill see if i can get some pics of mine on here since i have messed with it.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:07 PM

Here is a link to more photos on photobuckethttp://s796.photobuc...yy242/jayare12/

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:18 PM

man thats awesome. you have no idea how much that helps me. theres a bunch of people that have asked but how did you keep the camber right? did you have to angle the strut extention?

if you wouldnt mind helping me with lifting mine by giving me some tips, i will be very very greatful

how many inches is your lift?
are those factory cv shafts?

thanks for your time bro
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:30 PM

the rear was done by a friend That I bought the BRAT from, so for info on that you sould probably talk to "THE BOSS" or beast I drive on the forums. The strut towers I did Myself and yeah you just figure out the angles on the strut tower which I think is 15 degrees, and just drop the mounting surface the height of the lift. And its six inch Lift on mine. and yes they are factory CV joints

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:33 PM

thanks bud for the info. so is the body of the truck where the shock tower bolts up flat and you get the 15 degrees from the strut? so that means that your home made extension also has to be 15 degrees?

im trying to understand exactly how that works. also how hard was it doing the blocks on the front?

I'll understand if you dont have time to answer all of these questions.

The Boss or The Beast I Drive comments will be appreciated if you read this.
thanks again!
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:28 PM

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This is a rough drawing of the front strut tower from the side angle.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:54 PM

thats a nice BRAT. i wish you call it a BRAt not a truck. truck is just so common, this is a RARE brat.

the drawing, i see a square box. do i need cad software to see what it shows?

#12 jayare12

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:27 AM

no someone else was asking about my strut mount extentions and that was all icould come up with to show the principle of the angles.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 06:23 AM

Jayare12 the pic makes perfect sence to me. thanks for doing that. That doesnt seem like it would be too hard to build. With 6 inches did you have to extend the brake lines or steering?

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:08 AM

steering has to be extended no matter what lift size...

brake lines most likely would need extended for a 6" lift. I've seen 4" lifts that got by without extending, but varies between vehicles.... won't know until you drop it....

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:47 AM

mcbrat is right with a body lift you need to extend everything that goes to the drivetrain.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:01 PM

needs bigger tires.

#17 jayare12

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:45 PM

needs bigger tires.


working on it thinking about getting some 215/75/15 grabbers for it.:banana:

#18 jayare12

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:21 PM

just got my wheel adapters in the mail today hopefully I will be able to pick up so new meats soon and get it mounted up will post pics as soon as the new tires are on.:grin:

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:54 PM

where did you get them? and how much?

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:23 AM

where did you get them? and how much?


ezaccesories.com 75 bucks a pair and it more of a wheel spacer than adapter I still have to do the six lug conversion to use them.




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