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1993 Subaru BRAT Review
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Its Fun To Drive — 1.8 liter ea-81 engine 4 speed manual... 4wd... jus plain fun specially on the highway its really efficient but still can go fast when you want it to... breaks are not really good but by modifying a little its more than enough

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: raw torque

Cons: 2 seats

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1993 Subaru BRAT Review
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You Want Somin Different? Get One Of These! If You Can Get It Before The Rust Does That Is! — well, its a 1993 subaru (US name) 'BRAT' (bi drive recreational all terrain transporter) and in the UK a 284 MV pick-up, down under, a brumby. It has a 1.8 (1781cc) flat 4 boxer engine, with 8 valves and internal cam (pushrod powa!!!! lol!) which still sounds quite alot like the EJ20/22/25 etc powered imprezas and legacys. the standard setup of siamease ports (single port in, single port out) heads have been exchanged and replaced with aftermarket dual port heads, having 1 indivdual port per cylinder in and out, fast road cam, lightened flywheel and uprated compression, finished off with the fuel being delivered through a pair of IDF 40 webers, and exiting through a 4 branch stainless exhuast, in a standard setup, this would be around 85-7 hp, and well over 100 lbs torque, with the uprated engine, should be double that it handles quite well currently, due to the springs being cut, and the torsion bar clocked down a notch, which is all soon to be replaced by adj. shocks on the back, accompnying the torsion bar, and uprated coilover converson on the front with camber plates and strut brace. The transmission is due to be upgraded by having a rear LSD, as it is RWD only now, and some new rubber on increased sized weller style 8 spoke wheels, which also drastically increase handling build quality, well this is debateable, its made from 80's steel, which is pretty poor on most old skool stuff! rusts so damn badly! but the truck in a standard state, has proven to be pretty reliable with only small problems, the major one being front driveshafts, which doesnt matter, as i dont have these anymore! in standrd state, its not cheap to run on fuel compared to a diesel, but not drastically expensive, i for one dont really care, and thats what i earn the money for!! haha! its quite a high maintainance vehicle, if you want to keep it in tip top shape standard, its enjoyable, but in the more modified state it is in now, its proper good fun! and its only gonna get better! haha! the great thing with these is, you can either make it fast and do the corners well, or jack it up 6" and whack some big rubber on it, and push through the mud, it covers most tastes!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: quirky, differnt, good general all rounder, good in most everyday, and farm situations (not mine though)

Cons: rust, rust RUST!!!! keep away from all moisture!!!! haha! driveshafts are expensive!

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