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Well I've been driving around on the justy brakes for a few days now and I can't feel a difference at all, they seem to be working great!

 

Hopefully I can get a handle sorted out soon.

 

I'll get a pic of the underside of the hitch when the rain clears up

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Moving to Vancouver BC in 2 days, got her all ready to go I think.

 

Decided to put cats in to make sure it passes smog, and she actually runs quite a bit smoother now. I think the twin 1 3/4" pipes were a bit too much. Needed a bit more restriction to keep exhaust velocity up.

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I can't really think of any practical way to do that without lifting at least 6 inches, or putting a cell in the bed.

 

I have a wagon. 6 inch lift is plausible.

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I have a wagon. 6 inch lift is plausible.

i believe someone on here put a small second tank under the carpet the carpet on one(i cant remember if there is a little spot that goes down in the back or not because im more into brats). but if it were a brat you could have a second tank up close to the cab under the bed.

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i believe someone on here put a small second tank under the carpet the carpet on one(i cant remember if there is a little spot that goes down in the back or not because im more into brats). but if it were a brat you could have a second tank up close to the cab under the bed.



There are two little cubby holes that are below the carpet in the back of the wagon bed. One on either side, right behind the wheel wells. Might be able to fit a gallon in there. Edited by Haight

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I moved to Vancouver, BC at the beginning of the year, so I had to take the Brat through emissions testing.

 

I installed cats, and after discovering I had the wrong MAF I passed with flying colours, 0% CO and HC was 10x below the limit :D

 

The guy testing just stood at stared at the report for a minute before he handed it to me. I wasn't obliged to inform them that it had a swapped motor :P

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what winch do you have and did you have to install a second alternator or do you have something other than stock?:slobber: I really wanna put a winch on mine. also did you fab the winch mount your self, and could i see a pic?

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I have pics of the alternator somewhere in this thread, it's a 185amp alternator from an ambulance.

 

Winch is mounted directly to the bumper

 

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Went ice racing yesterday, was a blast but really didn't do very well :-\

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That parking brake set up is amazing splinter nice work ! nice to see your back on it again 

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Thanks! I had an incident camping in the summer which caused the destruction of my tailgate, so I started on a new one of those as well.

 

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But of course, now that winter is settling in I'm getting back to the problem which I should have dealt with in the summer but didn't. The car NEVER gets up to operating temp. Unless it's under massive load or idling for a long long time in hot weather. I have the radiator completely blocked off with aluminum sheet metal, but it still sits around 60C. Which makes the already feeble heater basically useless. Tried two OEM thermostats with no difference. Weirdest problem.

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