So a group of 5 (including me) are doing a beater challenge through interior B.C. Canada's logging roads in June 2018. Rules of the challenge are fairly simple, budget for the vehicles is $1000 and this includes any and all repairs/maintenance (tires, oil change, battery, you get the picture). This will be a 5 day trip that will consist of roughly 3000km of mostly off highway mountain gravel and dirt roads. There are 2 races that will take place on day 3, one is a drag race and the other is a rally cross. Other than the races we are also doing points based on; money left in budget, number of break downs, fuel economy and resale price (we only have two weeks to sell the vehicles at the end of the trip). We are all big fans of Top Gear and pretty much decided to set up our own trip inspired by their specials. We will actually be filming the whole ordeal so I'll post the Facebook page once it's set up (late May) so that any of you that want to laugh at us can partake.
Anywho, the reason I'm posting here is..... I've bought my vehicle for the trip.
1989 Subaru GL-10 AWD turbo - $700
Previous owner rebuilt the top end and replaced the head gasket 2 years ago and included several hundred dollars worth of parts in the sale, you'll see in pics below.
Current Upgrades I have completed since picking it up 4 days ago;
- Custom down pipe and straight pipe exhaust - $36
- New O2 sensor - $16
- New Exhaust manifold gaskets and turbo gasket - $18
So I figured I throw a log on the fire and see what upgrades you guys think my remaining $250 would get me the best bang for my buck. She's an ugly bird and I want to make it ridiculous so chuck whatever ideas you got my way and we'll see what I can get accomplished in the next 2 months.