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#1 FirstSubaruGLwagon

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:46 PM

Found this photo in the March issue of Petersons 4 wheel drive and Off-Road magizine.... Enjoy!:cool:
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And yes,, there is a girl driving it ;)

#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:57 PM

That looks fun! Wonder what motor exactly they are using?

#3 FirstSubaruGLwagon

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:21 PM

yeah, good question,,, i emagin there is a lot of gearing involved,, the geared down Unimog axles would be a must with those tires

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:01 PM

There is a UROC competition Rock Crawler that uses an STi motor.

Unimog axles are heavyier, more expensive and harder to find parts for than a Dana 60.
The latest Crawlers are not using Unimog equipment anymore.

#5 Jibs

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 07:32 PM

Wanna see some REAL subarr rockcrawlin?:grin: Check this lonk out of us at the moonrocks where some national competitions have been held:

http://www.ultimates...light=moonrocks

But yeah thats cool, I think I've seen that one before, or a similar one. Still pretty cool.

#6 samo

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:41 PM

Unimog axles are heavyier, more expensive and harder to find parts for than a Dana 60.
The latest Crawlers are not using Unimog equipment anymore.


Just wait until the PortalTek axles come out. Ford 9" diff, nodular iron axle tubes (square like a Rockwell), and some pretty wild portal box ratios, in addition to out-of-the-box Wilwood brakes. Yeah, they're $4000 an axle, but for the most insane rigs, they'll be amazing.

#7 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:05 PM

Thats no subaru.

Neither is the rock crawler with a STi engine. They are just Subaru engines in a buggy. Its like calling aircraft that uses a EA81 a subaru, which it clearly is not.

Jibs has the right idea!

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#8 Mike W

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:51 PM

That is kind of interesting mounting the engine and trans on top of the axle instead of up in the frame/body. Wonder what transaxle and transfercase was used? Looks back heavy...wonder how it climbs? Any more pics and info floating around?
How about action shots of that Sidewinder buggy with the high hp engine? Last photos I saw of it they were just rolling it out of the shop and flexing it with a forklift.

#9 Mike W

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 04:16 PM

I was curious how that front suspension and stuff worked, so I searched and found more pics on Pirate4x4.
http://www.pirate4x4...awl2005tech/aar
http://www.pirate4x4...awl2005tech/aas
http://www.pirate4x4...awl2005tech/aat
http://www.pirate4x4...awl2005tech/aau
http://www.pirate4x4...awl2005tech/aav
And here's the main article the pics come from.




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