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Old 07-17-2010, 03:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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morning guys...
im new and i came for the foz fun
im interested in building a subaru forester for off road racing.
any tips ideas?? ive tried the other forums but they dont do much in forester size and even less in speed.


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By off-road racing do you mean rally style or trail running?

Unless you have an XT you will probably not find or notice many speed upgrades for a NA Subaru. All the speed goodies make the most horsepower improvements on the XT's, but I'm sure there are plenty of NA owners that would disagree.

Since you come from the "land down under" you're already ahead of the game with so many Subies modified for off-roading. Besides the sought after King Springs and SubaExtreme skidplates (sump guards) you should be able to get a start here OFFROADSUBARUS.com with some ideas from the Members Journals. I think with a little effort there and some communication, you will find plenty of offerings in Australia.

For some rally inspired parts check out http://get-primitive.com/, Paul the owner has run a Forester in some rallies before. You might also find their pricing may make it worth while to import a few goodies.
Since the Subaru line up shares a lot of the same engine set-ups, I'd be looking at some go-fast goodies made for Impreza's

Hope this is at least a start for you.
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A Forester is an Impreza under the skin.

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sorry should be more clear
looking for dakar, aus safari or baja style rally
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looking at starting with an xt or anything really can always upgrade right?
the 4aet(??) auto so we can lock it, lsd in the rear.
and lots of suspension mods, lifted both body and suspension and all that jazz
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Hope you got deep pockets.
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might be worth finding out what you can about the specs on this

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You'll definitely need beefed-up suspension. Depends how much money you've got to throw at it! For example, I've had to go to custom reinforced struts with Koni inserts because I kept bending standard KYBs.
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yeah the suspension is the main thing
that dakar one has a NA flat six in it, but were looking at just an ej20t

its to be run in the production class so its cheaper but yeah im going to be looking for a lot of sponsors

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if anyones interested in giving a helping hand i created a sponsor me thing on facebook thanks guys

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might be worth finding out what you can about the specs on this

They're called Team Alto... there's a post somewhere on NASIOC with the full spec of the previous H6 version of this car... essentially, it's STi gearbox and drivetrain, coil-over shocks, H6 engine (later car has 2.0 turbo IIRC), usual seam welding / strengthening, roll cage etc but a lot of the parts are just STI or Group N Impreza.
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thoughts exactly gigsy

rules allow minuum modification, block must be the same, cams are free, gearbox must retain same casing, ratios must be from the manufacture (lookign into the eas for this) 50mm suspension lift, custom 50mm body lift, turbo pressure free, intercool must be the same.

but basically its going to be a wrx in a foz body, the plan is to ove to the next class which is open.
any engine, any body, any diff.
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Engine
NA*

Remapping/piggyback computer
Larger radiator, shroud, fans, overflow bottle
Pistons are free, rods must be standard
Oil cooler, twin filters, WRX water to oil temp stabiliser

Turbo*
Remapping/piggyback computer
Larger radiator, shroud, fans, overflow bottle
Lower compression with custom pistons and head work
Oil cooler, twin filters, WRX water to oil temp stabiliser
Additional boost, addition of boost adjustment located under bonnet
Addition of water spray on radiator, to also lower intercooler temp

Suspension

50mm suspension lift
Twin shocks and springs?
Wheels (max 8 inches wide), tires
Quick rate steering

Bodywork

Flares
Light/bull bar, slim side rails, slim rear bar
Aluminium under tray
Roof vents
Spot lights

Interior
Race seats at least 2, possibility of 4 for non events
2 600g easy access fire extinguishers, 2 1kg in rear
3inch race belts
Gauges (engine temp (of the metal), water level, boost gauge (if we go turbo), oil temp, oil pressure (with light), Speedo, taco, shift light, g-box and diff temps.
Multitude of switches

Gearbox, diff

4AET, with diff lock mod*
5 speed manual*EJ casing, unsure of ratios, possible to put ratios from EA in it. When power delivery is organised this will be finalised
LSDs

Miscellaneous
Fuel tank built into underbody wheel well
Fuel tank built into boot, unsure of volume
Wheel rack in boot, to take 4 spares
Upgraded headlights
Whinch, high lift jack, sand boards
Air compressor, air tank built in bulbar or rails

Safety
Cage to comply with CAMS, drawings will go up soon

Anything i may have forgotten??
Anyone think they can help?? I have a sponsorship letter written if you or your business would like me to email or mail it out to you.
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I can design you up a team logo/paint scheme as that's really what I do best (designing stuff).
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thats an awesome offer mate, ill have to look into it when i get the sponsors and all that jazz, im plannin gon having one on the 2 doors, 2 on the guards, 2 on rear panel, and 1 on the bonnet and boot.
a logo would be an awesome thing too if you have spare time around
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