Posts Tagged ‘subaru

30
Jun
09

up and running!

we call it the lol car. cause it makes you lol.

29
Jun
09

drift union!

check out their blog @ http://www.driftunion.com

15
Apr
09

old skool drift leggy

shot my friend logans rwd legacy turbo yesterday. certainly not something you see everyday. check out his blog full-lock.

06
Feb
09

Subaru WRC Walkthrough

24
Jan
09

V-Mount!

Everyone has heard of “top mount” and “front mount” intercooler setups, but perhaps you haven’t heard of the “v” mount. There are two main reasons for setting up your intercooler/radiator this way. The first of which is that by having the intercooler sit inside the rad support and up higher, a shorter route of piping is achieve which helps with boost threshold and throttle response. In fact, on a subaru its been documented that one can shed up to 5′ of piping by going v-mount opposed to a conventional front mount setup. The second reason for doing a v-mount is improved air flow efficiency through both the intercooler and radiator core. As the vehicle is moving, air moves through the air dam and then it hits a wall (the engine). This turbulence causes new air to split as it comes through the air dam, some of it goes up and over the engine and some of it flows beneath. I’ve attached a diagram where this is more easily understood. Anyways on to some pictures!

07
Jan
09

My Personal Build

Alright well I am going to post my own personal build on here finally… Its been a slow process and its certainly not finished yet by any means (are they ever finished?) Just to give a little bit of background on the car, the shell is a Canadian spec 1998 2.5RS Impreza completely stripped, caged, and sprayed white. Everything else is basically transplanted from a Japanese spec version 7 WRX STI. This included the complete engine, transmission, front crossmember, driveshaft, rear differential, axles, hubs, and brakes. I had the wiring harness merged by Andre at JDMSpec back east in Montreal. With exception of the cage fabrication and wiring, everything has been done by myself and friends inside my garage here at home. Anyways heres some pictures of how it sits currently.

an older pic of the car before the full build up. still sti powered.

03
Jan
09

GST Motorsports GC8

Subaru’s Impreza has been kicking up dirt on the world rally circuit well before the WRX was brought to American soil. Few Americans realize how capable the older Impreza models really were or at least could become after some modifications. Like many cars, they were noticeably lighter in weight back then, and offered a driving feel that many say are simply lacking in today’s cars.

This ’96 Impreza is possibly the most awe-inspiring example in the country. Originally purchased in 2003 by Michael Warfield of GST Motorsports, it was intended to be nothing more than his simple daily driver. It wasn’t until years later, in 2006, that it began the transformation into this time attack monster. It all began when GST and partners GOTO:Racing and Calculated Risk were scratching their heads trying to figure out what car to enter in the NASA 25-Hour Endurance race that year. Brian Lock of GOTO:Racing suggested that Michael build up his old Impreza. With everyone in agreement, Michael called on engine-tuning legend Cosworth for some motor help. The car was stripped and the frantic wrenching began.

Currently the GST Motorsports Impreza L is currently atop the standings for the Unlimited AWD class and the only Subaru to ever break the 1:50 second barrier at Buttonwillow. This car puts out 525whp and 450ft/lbs of torque to the wheels.