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Old 09-20-2006, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Check this out: Subaru STi turned ATV

Another one of those impractical yet really cool things, a 300+ hp ATV made from a car:
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What a waste of a perfectly good STi engine!
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks rediculous.

I was hoping someone lifted an STI an inch or two for some off road rally action.
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Utterly useless, but mega-cool IMO. That engine would go great (and be more useful) in a sandrail or dune-buggy.
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I'd drive that to work.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Pretty cool but it doesn't seem to turn very well. He seems to have to get all the way out of the throttle for every turn on pavement. I think my full size 4x4 has a better turning radius.
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A little OT but I have a question that I have been unable to find the answer to. What exactly defines an ATV? So far All I can find is that its something thats not registered with the DOT. My question stems from this. IN the last 10 years several roads have been closed to "jeeps" which for some odd reson is due to trucks tearing up the road and nothing to do with jeeps. These same roads are open to ATVs,,motorcycles, horses, and other OHV's. From what I can tell anything can be registered witht the BLM as an OHV using an OHV permit (snowmobiles, snowcats, sandrails, ect) Also from what I can tell all motorcycles must have OHV permits,even if they are licensed with the DOT. So what classifys something as an ATV? A permit? IVe asked this (blm, and the like) before and no one can give me a straight answer. It seems that ther are no size restricions to an "ATV" or "OHV". However It seems that "jeep" is defined as anything without an OHV permit, with a DOT license.

Its like the video, I know darn well that could be reggistered as an OHV, but the tracking and whelbase is that of a true jeep. Nothing makes sense.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Utterly useless, but mega-cool IMO. That engine would go great (and be more useful) in a sandrail or dune-buggy.
No, that's what Northstar engines are for: Linky

They've got next to no demand for them from the salvageyards(making them dirt cheap), they're very light(about 400lbs), and have up to 300HP from the factory.

VW motors have gotten so expensive for what you get, that they'res been a major shift to the Northstar as engine of choice. About the only downsides is it costs ALOT to really up the power, it has fuel injection so that means wiring hassles, and you need a radiator. other than that, it's a better choice in alot of ways. Bone stock, they're brutes in 1600lb sand rail - they're low maintanance, and it's been done so often, that all the headaches are well known, with alot of info on dealing with them.

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