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exotruck New Reader
9/11/18 8:20 a.m.

Here's a vehicle I built from my retired Subaru Forester. Probably one of the only tube cage exo cars out there titled and street legal for what it is and not under a donor title. the DF Goblins and Exocets maybe, but this is the only AWD truck version i know of


  • Chassis made from 1020 A500 GrC ERW 1.66" OD x .140 Wall
  • Engine is a Ej22 with EJ20 WRX Heads, Forged internals, Makes 415awhp at 28psi on E85 Safe tune
  • Transmission, Standard Subaru 5mt 4.11 FD, AWD, Ceramic Southbend Clutch
  • Corbeau DFX Seats w/ Racequip 5 point harnesses
  • ISC Coilovers from a Subaru GD chassis
  • 05-09 Legacy GT Brakes all around, 18x9 Wheels wrapped in 245/40 Falkens
  • 3" Stainless Exhaust to a Magnaflow dual exit muffler, Vibrant resonator
  • 156" long x 74" Wide x 53" High, Weighs 2400 pounds wet.
  • Wiring, engine cradle, steering, suspension links... all original Forester



full project album can be found here https://www.shotbyterry.com/Tube-a-ruu/

Saturnguy New Reader
9/11/18 8:22 a.m.

That looks awesome need more pics

nderwater UltimaDork
9/11/18 8:54 a.m.

Oh wow. Have you had the chance to drive it at all while you're waiting on the state?

exotruck New Reader
9/11/18 9:12 a.m.

I have about a mile total on it up and down my street.  Feels pretty good so far. Had it up to 40ish with just a quick throttle press in 2nd gear.  I'm used to the motor, its the same setup and tune that i had in my forester for years. Its has that awesome turbo curve. Just placed an order for some aluminum diamond plate to replace the plywood bed floor.




Ram50Ron Reader
9/11/18 11:25 a.m.

This is awesome and really not helping my desire to build a crazy tube frame kart.

Papabishop Reader
9/11/18 12:03 p.m.

That thing looks wicked cool! Nice build

AngryCorvair MegaDork
9/11/18 12:20 p.m.

dang, that is cool!

Go_Gators Reader
9/11/18 1:11 p.m.

wow. i like that alot! the cage has a nice cool boxy feel and look very well thought out. the truckbed feature is a solid bonus. 

FunkyCricket New Reader
9/11/18 1:39 p.m.

*insert drooling gif here*

that has to be a beast on the tarmac.

Chesterfield New Reader
9/11/18 1:59 p.m.

Wow, that is really cool, and I definitely like the truck bed.

wheelsmithy SuperDork
9/11/18 2:00 p.m.

Heeey, I saw this on the Locost forum (or was it RetroRides?). Very cool. Welcome to GRM. 

BirgerBuilder Reader
9/11/18 2:12 p.m.

exotruck New Reader
9/11/18 2:12 p.m.

Locost forum, RS25, IG... I havent had much to do since I cant really touch it while it goes through inspection process, so i just be post whoring it to calm my anxiety. Thanks for all the likes.

wvumtnbkr UltraDork
9/11/18 2:22 p.m.

Where in Pittsburgh?  Must see in person.



FunkyCricket New Reader
9/11/18 2:39 p.m.

Inspections? what are these? I love my state, though there are some scary cars on the roads here I do have to admit.


exotruck New Reader
9/11/18 2:40 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

Live in Bridgeville, work in Lawrenceville. I may be street legal any day now. 

I might get it out to Keystone. Hoping they let me run with arm restaints

dherr HalfDork
9/11/18 3:26 p.m.

Okay I take back all the bad things I say about our old Forrester.... that thing is really cool!

MulletTruck HalfDork
9/11/18 3:48 p.m.

MulletTruck HalfDork
9/11/18 4:17 p.m.

Seeing that cherry picker in the back ground, Turn it around and mount it to back and you can run around and gather up broken cars at the 2018 challenge.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/11/18 7:50 p.m.

So much awesome! 

exotruck New Reader
10/19/18 7:55 a.m.

got my VIN plate, registration plate and Insurance cards this week. Drove it to work today, going to get final window sticker put on at lunch.

Its running on pump gas and wastegate turbo pressure. At 25% throttle its still a blast


Scottah Dork
10/19/18 7:58 a.m.


I’m close. Just over the hill with the better people in Upper St. Clair. 

Go_Gators Reader
10/19/18 9:29 a.m.

congrats!!!  enjoy it... before it gets too cold for you!


exotruck New Reader
10/19/18 9:43 a.m.

In reply to Scottah :

lol. I know your people. I did my test drives in USC due to the privileged lack of police patrol

exotruck New Reader
10/19/18 9:48 a.m.

In reply to Go_Gators :

i drove it this morning actually 32° out, froze my tits off




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