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84 GL wagon trounces Porsche


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#1 subarubrat

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:09 AM

I had been trying to reach my brother on the phone for about a week and couldn't catch him other than voice mail, his cell was toast but he had another cell that I didn't have the number for. We live about an hour apart but work in a close proximity. So anyway as I was headed home from work in the Porsche on my hour commute I saw him headed past me in his lifted 84 Gl wagon going the opposite way. To avoid traffic backups we have both discovered some great backroads. I was on a tarmac road when he passed. I waved but he didn't see me so I whipped it around and nearly caught up with him just as he turned onto this dirt back road. It is a twisty beast with part gravel and hard pack. I honked but he was already rolling. As I tried to keep up the gap kept getting further and further. I kept on the horn and he just pushed it faster and faster. All he could see was this black car outline in the dust, had no idea it was me, and assumed it was some tard wanting to pass. I have years of rallycross and lots of other performance driving time under my belt and I was getting my rump roast handed to me by the GL. I had the back of the Porsche sliding and whipping around and the GL was gripping like a cat on carpet. Finally just as he topped a hill and hit a 90deg corner he looked in the mirror and saw me waving and pulled over.

I thought some fellow old school owners would enjoy hearing just how well a properly lifted and modded subie can do in an honest head to head with an untrained driver against a Porsche with a trained driver on a rally type course. His engine is headered and webbered but otherwise the stock 300k plus mile engine. The car had a 250Lb plus driver and about 500Lbs of gear in it. I was honestly shocked to see him just walk away on the road, but it happened.

#2 Cougar

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:53 AM

Another great Subaru moment, but don't try this at home.

#3 Caboobaroo

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:32 PM

I can't wait for my RX to be running. There's some great gravel roads up in the national forest area that I'm going to be sharpening my rallying skills on. 300+hp RX on a gravel road should be quite fun indeed:D

#4 soobmater

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:11 PM

I can't wait for my RX to be running. There's some great gravel roads up in the national forest area that I'm going to be sharpening my rallying skills on. 300+hp RX on a gravel road should be quite fun indeed:D


very fun indeed:grin:




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