Will the 1981 and later subaru brat transmission with the dual range transfer case fit in a stock 1979 brat?

Andrew Heike

Asked by Feb 01, 2015 at 03:35 AM about the 1979 Subaru BRAT

Question type: Car Customization

"All BRATs had four-wheel drive and the Subaru EA engine. Early models received the 1.6
litre EA-71 whereas 1981 and later models received a 1.8 litre EA-81 engine. 1983 and
1984 models could be purchased with an optional 94 hp (70 kW) turbocharged engine.
Manual transmissions were standard on all models and an automatic transmission was
available on turbocharged BRATs. 1980 and earlier models had a single-range transfer
case, while 1981 and later GL models had a dual range transfer case (DLs still had single
range) and all turbocharged models were equipped with an automatic transmission with a
single range, push-button four-wheel drive."

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Sounds like a question for www.subarubrat.com. Don't know how many brat peeps are on here, let alone how many would know those specifics.

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