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Old 08-31-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Brighton Swap Project

My name is Ryan and Im starting this members journal to document my Brighton swap. So let start at the beginning. In 06 I bought my first new car a wrx.

I immediately started modifying the car to my liking.

Table of contents:

Page 1- WRX accident and bought brighton
Page 2- Little stuff
Page 3- New wheels
Page 4- Roll and pull fenders, rear end swap
Page 5- Stripping down the two cars
Page 6- Sound deadening out, trans in, coilovers built, paint and roll bar in
Page 7- Not much cool pic of the car
Page 8- Engine and front mount intercooler in
Page 9- Working on wiring
Page10- Swapped finished sorta
Page11- Car weigh in and street vs race wheels/tires
Page12- Pics and some talk
Page13- First autox run
Page14- Suspension thoughts and autox pics
Page15- Bye bye glass and doors get lightened
Page16- Lexan and new hood
Page17- New rain tires, side windows and DYNO!

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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More autox

Looks like I am going faster than I am.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
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Then one day out of no where a median jumped out into the middle of the road and hit me




Pointing to the damage in case you couldn't see it.





No one got hurt but the car.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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I decided to buy my dream car.

No not the legacy thats my wifes car, the brighton in front of it is my dream car.


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Old 08-31-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
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Interior comes out





Stupid antenna

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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Wrx Seats go back in


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Old 08-31-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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Front end of wrx gets taken off



Timing belt cover is cracked!!! Looks like the engine will need to be checked out.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:01 PM   #8
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Couple of questions

After I put a roll bar in, would it be safe to take out the floor bar that runs under the back seat?

Anyone have a recommendation for a shop to check out my engine in either eugene or portland areas?
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:11 PM   #9
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careful with everything when the timing belt and cam gears get screwed with. obviously i hope youll be checking and replacing everything, but i had firsthand experience with the idler block castings breaking from shipping damage
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:45 PM   #10
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what a clean brighton hope everything goes well
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