A 1978 Subaru Brat was my first car, my mom had a 1978 Station wagon so my dad bought me the Brat. First car I let him finance me on, it took ten years before I let him finance me again. I had it a year and then got a 1966 Scout and my sister got it for her first car, she is a year younger than me. She drove it for several years until she was partway through college and then she got rid of it. Fun cars!Very cool project, I'll be watching this one.
I've got a soft spot for Subarus since one of my dream cars as a kid was the Subaru Brat :bike_rider:
Elliot Press, that one one clean machine!
In spite of a gain of 3 inches of chassis height from oversize tires and a 2 inch suspension lift, I've been beating on the Primitive Racing skidplates under my Suzuki SX4 on rough mountain roads for quite some time now. They survive a rally-speed jump with a dead-center landing on a tall half-buried rock quite well:+1 on the Primitive Racing skids....good stuff. The guys who make them REALY love their Subies.
The "low" range on the Subaru's here in Australia is pretty lame really. Not really low range at all...should be called "slightly lower range" but yeah.I'd give my left testis for Subaru to offer a manual transmission, 2-speed t-case version of the Forester or Outback in the US market. :drool:
I assume you're talking pavement, yes? Many drift WRX's through turns in the gravel, why thats half of rally.Assuming you're talking about handbrake turns, you're not supposed to with a Subaru. At least on the WRX it was a no-no, supposed to harm the center diff. Not sure yours even has a center diff. Since it's an auto, it might have the clutch pack instead of a diff. And since it's gutless, it won't oversteer easy. Subaru also tuned the suspension for massive understeer. Look for a set of front and rear swaybars that may help.