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ryansport22 08-31-2009 02:34 PM

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.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_1678.jpg
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!

ryansport22 08-31-2009 02:35 PM

More autox
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/IMG_1722.jpg
Looks like I am going faster than I am.

ryansport22 08-31-2009 02:41 PM

Then one day out of no where a median jumped out into the middle of the road and hit me :_sure:

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0395.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0400.jpg
Pointing to the damage in case you couldn't see it.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0403.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0405.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0411.jpg
No one got hurt but the car.

ryansport22 08-31-2009 02:45 PM

I decided to buy my dream car.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0421.jpg
No not the legacy thats my wifes car, the brighton in front of it is my dream car.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0422.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0428.jpg

ryansport22 08-31-2009 02:47 PM

Interior comes out
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0437.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0438.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0439.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0441.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0443.jpg
Stupid antenna
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0442.jpg

ryansport22 08-31-2009 02:51 PM

Wrx Seats go back in
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0450.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0457.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0460.jpg

ryansport22 08-31-2009 02:54 PM

Front end of wrx gets taken off
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0432.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0433.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...2/100_0435.jpg
Timing belt cover is cracked!!! Looks like the engine will need to be checked out.

ryansport22 08-31-2009 03:01 PM

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?

elislider 08-31-2009 03:11 PM

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

sysco 08-31-2009 05:45 PM

what a clean brighton hope everything goes well


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