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    Take it for what it is
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    R34 no contest

    Godzilla is king

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    Good read:

    A bit of an update from our friend from Scotland - Andy Forrest! Click the link below for a shakedown report on this Royal Purple Pro Class competitor.

    http://www.worldtimeattack.com/index...rlap-scotland/

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    A Subaru Crosstrek WRX Would Make A Ton Of Sense And Probably Print Money

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    STI Reveals Exclusive 30th Anniversary Subaru WRX STI S208

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    Love the facelift
    some lovely new touches

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    1995 Subaru Impreza L - The Ljuba-ru
    Looks like a Subaru, goes like a Ford

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    http://www.superstreetonline.com/fea...-the-ljuba-ru/

    Subaru's early-'90s Impreza L is the perfect drift car. Except for the underpowered and naturally aspirated lump underneath its hood, its limited steering angle, and its pair of toothpick axles tied up to an AWD layout that louses up everything that has to do with any sort of premeditated slide. It's the ultimate drift car, except when you realize that it isn't.

    To want to drift anything at all like an Impreza L, you've got to either be hopelessly infatuated with the car or be incredibly naive. Robert Ljuba, as it turns out, knows every single one of the Subaru coupe's shortcomings and went about having it all chopped, cut, and welded into submission to make the Impreza do everything he thought it should've done to begin with. Naive, he is not.

    Not being naive doesn't mean Ljuba isn't utterly eccentric, though. It's a prerequisite for wanting to drift something that physics says you shouldn't and for wanting to do it with an engine that the Impreza's never even heard of. We're talking about Ford's 5.0L V-8, which was really just a stand-in for the SR20DET Ljuba had initially stuck underneath that hood and that blew itself up in a hurry (not that Nissan's SR was any more orthodox). That Nissan-Subaru merger was the original arrangement until a dented-up oil pan that seemed harmless enough had its way with the oil pick-up tube that's responsible for all sorts of important things, like lubricating just about every moving part and keeping the whole assembly from seizing up. For Ljuba, the choice between an engine rebuild worth more than the car or that V-8 engine swap all of a sudden was an easy one.

    Impreza's never even heard of. We're talking about Ford's 5.0L V-8, which was really just a stand-in for the SR20DET Ljuba had initially stuck underneath that hood and that blew itself up in a hurry (not that Nissan's SR was any more orthodox). That Nissan-Subaru merger was the original arrangement until a dented-up oil pan that seemed harmless enough had its way with the oil pick-up tube that's responsible for all sorts of important things, like lubricating just about every moving part and keeping the whole assembly from seizing up. For Ljuba, the choice between an engine rebuild worth more than the car or that V-8 engine swap all of a sudden was an easy one.

    You think getting anything from Ford to fire up inside of a Subaru that's native to half as many cylinders isn't easy and you don't know half the story. Were it not for Ljuba's friend and chief fabricator, Christ "Crick" Filippi, who already had the old Windsor block in the back of his shop and was familiar with its workings, all signs point to another Nissan engine going into place. Thank goodness for Crick and that V-8 of his, though, because it's a big part of what's earned Ljuba's semi-daily-driven and part-time race car the sort of recognition that, if we're being honest, cars like the Impreza L just don't normally deserve.

    Today, the car's known as the "Ljuba-ru," and that's all very fitting because this Subaru Impreza is nothing at all like a Subaru Impreza. Never mind all of that business underneath the hood that's got anything to do with Detroit and the Ljuba-ru's still unique. "A classic challenge with modifying [a] Subaru [for] drifting is pulling more angle out of its front wheels," Ljuba says about one of the car's most important mods you'll probably never notice but that had to be made. "[We built] a custom set of front lower control arms, modified the knuckles, and built a custom bumpsteer kit that pairs up with a front-wheel-drive Impreza rack and pinion." Turns out that if you want to drift an Impreza, this is where you've got to start.
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    SUBARU WRX STI HATCHBACK MONSTER UP PIKES PEAK

    Rally Car based Monsters are quite common to be found on Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and this year it was possible to see a pretty special one. Based around the Hatchback generation of the popular Subaru Impreza (from 2011) , this WRX STI unit was prepared and raced by Belgian Rally driver David Sterckx.


    Specially redesigned to cope with the challenes that Pikes Peak pose to a racing car, this Monster had over 500Hp of power and extra aerodynamic features to combat the loss of air on the upper regions of the mountain.

    And its Rookie year almost became a great success as after being consistenlty quick on the week preceding the race, it was posting very quick partials on Race day, indicating a possible sub-10 minute run. Unfortunately, engine failure on the last third of the event prevented that, but we´re sure that Mr. Sterckx will come back next year to demonstrate the full potential of both his Machine and his skills.
    https://drivetribe.com/p/subaru-wrx-...source=network

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    This Subaru WRX STI-Powered VW Beetle Could Be the Ultimate Sleeper

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...etle-sti-swap/
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    One of the lads on here had a sti powered vw something like that ....there are some videos on here of it
    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    Yes l remember it was a brother of a member ^^^^^^

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    Mighty Car Mods
    Sometimes a modified car can be more authentic in terms of design and engineering than the version that actually came out of the factory. Yes our minds were blown!

    When we had a chance to meet the lead designer of the Focus RS recently in Germany, we were surprised to hear about how happy he was for people to modify something he had worked on for years. He told us that often people modifying cars brings the vehicles closer to the original design vision and concept because the budgets that owners have for specific parts can be much greater than what a manufacturer may have allocated.

    So next time someone asks you why you spend all this time modifying your car, just tell them it's for authenticity.... of course.
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    Andy Forrest on the way to Sydney:
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    No surprises here:

    5 Sub-£10k Cars That Do 0-62mph In Under 5 Seconds

    https://www.carthrottle.com/post/5-s...der-5-seconds/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontommy View Post
    This Subaru WRX STI-Powered VW Beetle Could Be the Ultimate Sleeper

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...etle-sti-swap/
    this is a beast I'd love it
    "Good drivers have dead flies on their side windows"

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    Great read and always learning something new like subaru with 4x140 wheels bolt patern!

    FEATURED BUILD: Nico’s 1986 Subaru GL-10

    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/feat...-subaru-gl-10/
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    Thierry Neuville´s broken left-rear wheel after "hitting something" in SS9 Panzerplatte 1 early this morning...
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