Offroading Subarus

Where we modify and drive flat fours

Loveday 4×4 Riverland Challenge 2009

This year we raced in May and again in October. Our first race last year we managed a 2nd place in class, last may we got 3rd place in class and this race we got another 3rd place in class!

After this race the car was stuffed, it started bending at the firewall like a banana and the windscreen had popped out a bit on two corners. As usual we went through a lot of struts. We ended up snapping a rear diff stub and losing a driveshaft during the last heat, making it only 3WD.

Here is a video from the event


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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October 30th, 2009 by Phizinza
Posted in Racing