About C&G Performance
110 octane to E85
Subaru Race Parts
Subaru closed deck block
Subaru Intake Manifold
Subaru Turbo Exhaust
Subaru Turbo Chargers
Intercooler and Scoop
Honda Race Parts
Honda closed deck block
Computers and harnesses
Motec Engine Management
Honda Turn-Key motors
EMS Computer tuning services
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High Performance Subaru Heads
we do all our own headwork, including valve jobs and porting. If you want
something special, lets talk. We also make a very special
exhaust system for these heads with a custom setup for the turbo of your choice.
They come standard jet coated for that great custom
This picture shows what makes the Subaru such a great motor, high technology
heads. Four valves per cylinder can deliver considerably more flow compared to a VW head with older 2 valve technology. Add to this the benefit of water
cooling, fuel injection, plus overhead cams and you have potential to pump out
an incredible 2 to 3HP per cubic inch. With the light weight and low
center of gravity It's easy to realize why it's a perfect engine
for a sandcar.
Weight is everything when you're in the dunes. Handling is highly
influenced by the amount of weight and how it's distributed among the 4 wheels.
Subaru's flat cylinder layout is more effective at keep the center of gravity
low versus inline 6, V6, or V8 configurations for several reasons:
|The flat cylinder (versus V6 or V8) and head layout provides a low center of gravity, which helps
keep the car flat during
|The short motor length (from bellhousing to belt pully) reduces the
inertial weight leverage against the front of the car in rear engine setups,
which helps handling.|
|Less overall weight behind the rear wheels allows more weight distribution
to the front of the car that helps cure a common handling problem in the sand
|Less weight behind the wheels allows the car design to incorporate a
shorter wheelbase while keeping a good weight bias to the front wheels, which helps the car turn better.|
Because of these power and weight benefits, Subaru's boxer engine has become
the latest rage in the dunes.
you can see the massive ports that lead into each of the Subaru cylinders.
Each piston is fed with a high flow manifold port through 2 intake valves per
cylinder. Put this together with a good turbo charger to force feed those
cylinders and you have loads
of power in a light car.
Not long ago you had to have a V8 to get 450HP, but unfortunately you paid
the price in weight. V8's are twice as long, twice as high and almost
twice the weight as our 2.5L 460HP Subaru's. Now you
can now carry 4 or 5 people around the dunes with plenty of power in a light car
under 1800lbs. Rocket ship power in a
light and nimble 5 seat sandrail that handles, thanks to Subaru.