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soobie powered RockCrawler.....


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:31 PM

From the current issue of "4x4 Builder"

powered by a 2001 2.5 liter with a custom adapter to a chevy trans...

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#2 Chris W.

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:53 PM

Pretty tough looking "Subaru"! Did the article say why the builder chose a
Soobie engine?

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#3 Bratwerst

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 11:03 PM

My first two guesses would be lower center of gravity than other engines, along with compactness.

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Pretty tough looking "Subaru"! Did the article say why the builder chose a
Soobie engine?

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 12:14 AM

yeah, low center of gravity, compact layout, and high power/weight. Thats what I'd be putting in a buggy too.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 12:33 AM

Thats basically what Sweet82 put in his buggy!

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 07:44 AM

probably the cheapest aluminum blocked engine he could find. must not care about blowing head gaskets, and timing belts. looks mean as hell tho. looks like the tube frame is part of his cooling system.

#7 MorganM

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:54 AM

That is one sweet crawler! I like the tube frame design just as much as the power plant :D

#8 Mike W

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 10:40 AM

That's not the first crawler buggy to use the 2.5. Remember that one posted a couple years ago...I think it was on the Pirates message board.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 12:34 PM

I was talking to some rock crawling folks here, who run with this guy....

They say it's a little under powered until he hits the nitrous!

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#10 VaporTrail

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 01:20 PM

yeah. said they get 245 hp when they hit the nitrous




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