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  1. The carrier bearing is indeed different on the forester, the suspension lift is countered by a drivetrain drop or roughly one inch (25mm). Most models they can be changed out with for non lifted version, I can't say for sure on those though.
  2. Correct, the legacy/liberty driveshaft/tailshaft is a minimum of 5"/127mm longer than the impreza due to the difference in wheelbase.
  3. That's why I specifically used the 4eat impreza shaft. It's about 50mm shorter than the manual version.
  4. 86BRATMAN

    EJ to EA axles

    Company named Febest sell, or use to sell haven't looked in a long time, inner cv joints for the 1st gen legacy axles that will fit some ea shafts. I used them in my old hardtop conversion. They've been going strong for a few years now.
  5. You can use an 93-07 (gc/gm/gf/gd/gg) 4eat driveshaft, they're all virtually the same length. You may have to change the pinion flange to match the driveshaft depending on what rear diff you use.
  6. 86BRATMAN

    EA-81 Heads

    If he puts ea81t heads on an ea81 carb shortblock it will still have the same compression ratio as the carb longblock.
  7. Not sure what you're on about. I've seen them used several times on later phase 1 heads.
  8. You have plastic exhaust gears. Your intake gears are steel/aluminum avcs gears.
  9. 86BRATMAN

    Engine swap for Brat.Doable?

    The 99 sohc ej20 @Steptoehas in his brumby has the exact same external dimensions as the sohc Ej25. @Ritchieasked to see a dohc engine in an ea81 bay so I posted it. Just because you can't see it happening doesn't mean it won't fit. The fact that it's been done several times would seem to definitively prove you wrong. Maybe you should get over it.
  10. 86BRATMAN

    Engine swap for Brat.Doable?

    This is the best I've got at the moment. I have pics of the clearance between the rails and timing covers on a old phone or laptop. Just a matter of finding them.
  11. 86BRATMAN

    Engine swap for Brat.Doable?

    The clearance problem for the dohc engines isn't at the valve covers, it's the timing covers. There was plenty of room between the back of the valve covers and the frame rails. While I haven't done one, it's also obvious you haven't either, but it has been done numerous times by the Australians. So there is plenty of evidence that it will fit.
  12. 86BRATMAN

    Engine swap for Brat.Doable?

    I've done dohc ej swaps in ea81 cars without cutting the rails. Any sohc fits fine.
  13. I'd wager that nothing happened with this build. But swapping phase 1 ej awd guts into an ea82 single range 4wd transmission case works. I did one behind the ea81t that was in my old hardtop for a while before I ej swapped it.
  14. ^^^ Correct. Only the early fwd non abs impreza uses the tiny brakes. You can use basically any knuckle you want, if you get ahold of an abs knuckle you will have to remove the tone ring from the hub for these rotors to slip on though.