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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2001, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Lifting a BRAT???!!!!

my buddy is thinking of buying a brat for like 20 bucks or something just to play with. he wants to cut the fenders like completely off and put bigger tires on it. are there any cheap or homemade ways to lift this sucker up a bit? thanks any insight on making the Brat a beast is welcome.

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Re: Lifting a BRAT???!!!!

you can lift a brat a littel by adjusting teh torsion bar in teh back and adjusting the spring seat nuts on the front if it has factory struts. other then that look at the other posts here, there one that has a lift kit link on it. don't expect anything too exciting, brats have 13" rims and an odd lug pattern so aftermarket rims are non-extistant, and you have a hard time finding a decent off road tire in 13". other then that they are a heck of alot of fun.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2001, 02:09 PM
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You need spacers to lift a Brat.
Space the front strut towers, engine crossmember, the rear diff carrier. Need a longer rod for the steering and so on. If you crawl underneath you'll see what needs to be done. Some 14" rims from a Peugeut cars will fit. When you're done the engine/tranny will suffer. Like Tom said Brats are fun just leave it the way they are. They are good 4WD not an off-road rig.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-02-2001, 02:52 AM
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Brats off road decently well - with some GO pedal there's a guy on some webpage that has his brat lifted 4" it looks COOL!! and he wheels the snot outta it!!!

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