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  1. Most older gen subaru people like SJR. I’ve ordered from ADF and SJR and strongly prefer SJR.
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    4 Loyales

    Would you take 250 for the dual range trans. I have a friend in sacramento that can pick up
  3. do you think it will be able to make the drive to LA.
  4. ferp if you get it I need some parts off of it as well.
  5. Imo i’d use the ea82 front end. Easier to find parts, better axles, and it gives you the option to run manual or power steering. Solid build. Very similar to mine.
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    Production brat lift kit

    https://www.sjrlift.com/collections/ea81
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    EA81 lift writeup

    I made a writeup for an ea81 lift. Let me know what I should add or needs modification. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tj10tAHy26scnxFRt7JBJs_mHIx_WDRlg1ecVl3HMnE/edit?usp=sharing
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    Got this car for free it's extremely rusty, but I think it'll be a great trail rig. I'm already a couple months into the build and it should be ready for the trails real soon. My first subaru was a 1991 Loyale 5 Speed 4x4 I picked up for $675. The two following years it received a 2" lift, 29 inch tires, a 5 speed dualrange swap, a welded rear diff and an EJ22 swap. The entire driveline was donated to the brat. I'm hoping to get the loyale running again with the stock EA82 and 5 speed pushbutton 4WD. I also had a red Loyale for about a year. What's been done to the BRAT 4/3 inch homebrew lift EA82 Front End Front to back tube chassis Ej22 Swap 5 Speed Dualrange Welded Rear Diff Rock Sliders Rear shock hoops Fuel Cell EA81/EA82 hybrid rear axles to name a few... This is it's current condition. Updated as of October 26 2018 This whole build was done with just an angle grinder, bandsaw, and a welder in the garage. My Loyale Pictures from the previous owner. Originally a New Mexico car. Rusted to spoob and the pictures don't do justice. I had to drive 2 hours to San Diego to pick it up and used 2 triple A tows to get it home. At least it had a clean title. Engine ran, but only on 3 cylinders. No power. I think that engine was toast. Mileage was unknown. Finally got it home, at least he left the cyclops light grille and a fairly complete interior. Exterior wise everything was missing Flat towed it to the DMV to register it. Over the next few months I started to collect all the missing exterior parts. Here is what it looked like after I got all the parts. MINT jump seats and headrests!!! Stole the EJ22/Harness, 5 Speed dualrange, driveshaft, and welded rear diff courtesy of the Loyale But before I could put any of those parts in, I wanted to change over to EA82 front suspension as it is superior, wider track, and has power steering. The EA82 front crossmember was wider, so I had to offset the holes on the lift blocks. Then the blocks got linked together with DOM tubing. Finally the EA82 front suspension was on minus the front lift blocks. The whole front suspension was scavenged from an 85 GL. All the EA81 front suspension was ripped out. I was doing a 4/3 Inch lift and the subframe for the front was dropped 4 inches. You can see here how the subframe block holes are offset. I think around an inch each hole was offset Here are my designs for the EA81 to EA82 subframe blocks. On the subframe blocks on the engine crossmember closest to the cab, the holes were offset about 1.25 inches. On the subframe blocks on the engine xmember closest to the front clip, the holes were offset 1 inch. See the pictures to get what i'm saying. Blocks on the crossmember and blocks on the radius rod/transmission mount. Then linked all the blocks. Front xmember, trans xmember. Some sick notching. Done by hand I also decided it would be best to extend the radius rods. I extended them 1.5" to help clear my 29's. Note : you need to notch the holes in the control arms. 1.5" imo was a little to much. Now onto making the front strut lift blocks.cut at 6 degrees had an assload of camber... Finished product. Blocks tacked together Now onto the rear end. Very simple I used 4 pieces of 3x2x2" square tubing to lift the rear torsion bars. I also dropped the rear Diff the same amount which required 4 blocks of the same 3x2x2" tubing. Rear lift blocks in. And I know this thing is rusty. Rear lift blocks got linked as well. Threw in the Ej22 along with the 5 speed transmission, rear diff and driveshaft. To make the 5 Speed dualrange fit, I used the 4 speed mounting brackets which were modified. The holes in the bracket were elongated. Than the 4 speed transmission bracket and mounts were able to be used, to bolt to the 4 speed trans crossmember. The trans crossmember holes had to be notched. Wiring I went with a different approach than in the loyale. Everything power related was hooked to a switch panel like the on, start, fuel pump, and acc. I believe I only spliced the harness to two wires, the tachometer and the VSS. Well it finally ran and drove! I also made a quick front bumper for it. First time out of the garage. Drove ok but had no rear shocks, and the steering was sloppy. The steering I had in was a manual EA82 rack, and I had like 3 u-joints which made for ultra sloppy steering. Drove it 10 minutes to Agoura Hills. Had some extreme issues with it dying when coming to a stop. I still haven't fixed it but I do believe its because of my broken Speedo cable tripping up my VSS. Driving it with no shocks was sketch. Back end was wayyy to soft and hopped all over the place driving down the road. Had to hit a trail on the way home. No rear axles. I started working on welding in shock hoops for the rear. Used 3/16 plate to weld to the frame rails along the pinch welds, and generic shock hoops bought offline. Eventually this will also be linked to the tube chassis. Here is the drivers side welded in Both hoops welded in. Yes the passenger side hoop had to be angled. Linked the two hoops together for uber strength. I'd like to see how this holds up as the frame rails are super thin. And this is my fuel cell I mentioned. It's plastic. The whole front end was finished being tubed, so it got hit with a coat of paint. Got around to swapping in a blown power steering rack from my loyale. I had to extend my current (90-94 legacy) steering knuckle a couple inches to make it work. The new steering joint and blown power steering rack cured the sloppy steering. Eventually I'll have power steering in it. I have a whole new power steering rack and tie rods in the garage but I need to find lines to make it work with the EJ. The tube chassis was nearing completion, so I took it 45 minutes away to a trail in Malibu. Despite it being FWD I was able to make it up most obstacles. My friend in his first gen 4runner was spinning tires (open/open diffs). I struggled but bumping it I made it up more obstacles than I expected. Stay tuned. In my next post the rock sliders will be fished and i'll show some pictures of the tube chassis.
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    Also after some tail lights that are in OK condition or has small cracks for my brat. I have a set or two but it's way to nice to put on. Let me know if you have any leads.
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    Brats been getting some love as well. I'm building off my existing square tubing front bumper. Made an upper and lower hoop and the skid plate is going to tie into it as well. Bent up a simple rear bumper too. Using 1.75" .120 DOM. I got UELS as well. Prepping for king of the hammers
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    22e block with 205 heads. New seals all around, killer B pickup, 11mm oil pump, reused t-belt. Got my 04 WRX harness trimmed by SJR just need to start throwing things together.
  12. I’ve done it before. Just hit the outer part of the cup and be careful not to damage the boot. Once there are enough threads showing, screw the axle nut and drive it in the rest of the way.
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    Picked up a JDM sti 5 speed, EJ22 longblock, and EJ205 complete with bad bottom end. Got the 2.2 and 2.0 torn down the 205 heads will be getting decked friday. Ill also be picking up a 2004 wrx bulkhead, ecu, and pedal assembly friday. He also has DW 2000cc injectors for sale at a decent price. I’m thinking that size is overkill even running e85
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    I think the tinypic website shut down. Oh well
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    YES I LOVE MY EJ22S
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    Lifted Brat and Loyale build

    Well spoob there goes all my pictures. Picked up another EJ22 longblock with significantly less miles. Also will be picking up a JDM sti 5 speed and a blown WRX EJ205 this weekend both for dirt cheap. Pretty set on my motor option now. EJ22 n/a block with EJ205 heads. Gonna be running STOCK internals CR should be high 8’s. And my block is a 96 so supposedly it’s slightly beefier pistons than 97-98. Also going to need a good tune and i’ll be running some corn. I now have a chopped 98 2.2 harness for sale. PM me
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    EJ to EA axles

    Good to know. I always forget ea81 and ea82 axles are different lengths
  18. I posted in the other thread i’m sure you saw. Another option is GC automatic driveshaft. My friend used it and he says : The driveshaft is maybe an inch shorter than what would be ideal, but the splines on the slip yoke still have 2-3” of engagement, and the dust cover still overlaps over the seal on the tailhousing.
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    EJ to EA axles

    I am planning to do a EJ trans swap in my ea82 wagon very soon. My friend has an ej trans in his brat and this is what he wrote : Cvs are hybrids. I put EJ inner joints on the Brat axles. Driveshaft is from a an automatic GC. I made a bracket to hold the carrier bearing. I put the Brat spider gears in a newer 4.11 rear diff so I can run Brat rear axles
  20. I need to buy an EJ awd trans for my loyale. Ill be running an ej22D na-t hybrid and aim to push at least 200WHP. Not anything crazy. So here are my options for trans, I need those axle stubs and cable pull clutch. I would prefer 4.44 since i’ll be running 27” tires. 1. 94 impreza 5 speed 3.9. I’ve got a cheap one lined up but i’m not sure they’ll hold abuse? I’ve also seen/heard about tons of them blowing up especially after 200K. 2. 98 Outback 5 speed 4.11. It’s very hard to find these in good cond. And most auto dismantlers want $400+, pretty steep imo. Also have heard of issues just like above. 3. WRX 5 speed, but heard they are glass boxes. I can get a blown one for couple hundred and rebuild it with type RA gears? But ill be looking at $1500 at least 3. JDM 5 speed STI transmission 4.11 (i think for Gc8). Online it says they are a lot stronger than the usdm 5 speeds. On Ebay they are priced at around $600-800 shipped. Transmission code : TY752VB3FA 4. JDM 02-05 WRX XT turbo 4.44. How is the strength on these trans? I can get one shipped to my door for $775. Transmission code : TY754VBAAA Which option would you guys choose? My budget is $1k. I’m not too easy on my transmissions but I also won’t be doing many launches either especially over 3K rpm. Thanks
  21. Probably gonna pick it up this weekend. Can anyone confirm final drive for me? Code is TY752VBBAA I get 4.11 but other sites say 3.9 Thanks
  22. Ok found a JDM trans for really cheap locally. Its a JDM import and it looks like it was never put into a car after it was imported. Trans code is TY752VBBAA I put that into all the transmission type searches and it shows up as 4.111 but this dude claims its 3.9. I guess its because he's using a whack website. May pick it up soon if everything goes well. And he only wants $145.
  23. Ok let me rephrase will be doing some occasional launches that's about it. I guess i'm not too hard on trans since my 5 speed dualrange still runs in my brat, and at least for the motor I don't treat it nice. I will be running a completely stock ej22 n/a block 25D heads. I've heard the 22 blocks are quite stout and with proper EM I should be good. Right now i'm leaning towards the JDM 5 speed STI trans. Unfortunately have to convert to hydro clutch, but info on here says a WRX pedal assy will fit with minor modifications. I don't know finding the right trans is such a pain. https://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-Impreza-WRX-WRX-SA-WRX-STi-MY94-TY752VB3CA-4-111-RATIO-5-Speed-Cable-Trans/183772132719?hash=item2ac9ac356f:g:NtIAAOSw4A5Y1pQ8
  24. Id rather spend a couple hundred more to upgrade than to run an older EJ trans and have it blow up. Auto dismantlers want >$400 for a 3.9. Another big problem is I really can’t find any good used older 5 speeds outside JYs. Every one i’ve found has the occasional popping out of gear/scratching and shot main shaft bearings. Realistically WHP/WTQ wise I don’t ever think ill go past 250/275
  25. My driving habits are kind of rough as I like to shift quick and do occasional launches. Especially with a quicker car i’ll be getting on the gas all the time. I also won’t be running a crazy stage 3 clutch, i’ve heard they shorten the life of your trans. The US gets the worst trannies. The only H6 manuals I know here are swapped.
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