Offroading Subarus

Where we modify and drive flat fours

Loveday 4×4 Mud Dust & Music 2009

After the race in last October (2008) the car needed some repair. It also needed another engine as the previous engine was used in my road going Leone. We replaced the front struts, put a new engine in, fixed the rear torsion bars (they were sagged). We moved the seat belt mounts to the rear seatbelt mounting position to hold the driver and co-driver down in their seats better. Put some more paint and stickers on the little bus and threw it on a trailer.

Racing went well accross the weekend and we just lost out on second position because of a “timed knockout” final. We bent a radius rod and pulled the tyre off the rim which meant we did not get a good lap time at all. But a thrid was satisfactory for a little Subaru!

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I bought my first Subaru back in 2005, it was a 89 Brumby, flair red. I lifted it, fitted Kumho 27″ MT’s. After a while I swapped the dual carb EA81 it had with an EJ22 bolted on a custom gearbox which used EJ D/R casing, EA82 5sp low range and an RX centre locking diff. Once I sold the Brumby I got a 83 Leone. Converted it to 4WD, put the Kumho’s on it, added a 5sp and drove it like I stole it. I then upgraded to a 99 Outback. It was hail damaged so I repaired it myself. I fitted it out with some storage and a mattress. I now have a 87 Brumby that I’ve resprayed with two pack urethane in Waratah Red. I am planning to fit an EJ with PT gearbox and a little bit of lift. It’s another project in progress.

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May 4th, 2009 by Phizinza
Posted in Racing