1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Started on Oct. 10 by spydrb8

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Highly Modified Autox & Hill Climb Special

Chassis: 1973 Supr Beetle Sports Bug, 944 turbo front spindles, custom struts, 12" rotors, 944 turbo rear aluminum trailing arms, QA1 coilovers (no torsion bars), 12" rotors, 930 turbo 4-pot brembo calipers and master cylinder, bolt in universal camber plates and strut brace Knock-off GT-300 wing Custom Ronal front air dam 4" wider front fenders, 5" wider rear fenders 22mm front sway bar, 18mm rear 18x8 front wheels, 235/40 18 Yokohama A048 18x10 rear wheels, 285/30 18 Yokohama A048

Engine & Tansmission: 2176cc, 8.6:1 CR, owner built CB super case, +4mm deck, 10mm head studs 78.4mm CB forged race crank 94mm Mahle forged pistons w/ total seal 2nd ring CB 5.7" super race rods, chevy journal CB 044 cnc mini wedge port heads, ls1 k-motion springs, cb forged 1.3:1 rockers, 42mm x 37.5mm valves K8 cam, 107 lc, 308 dur, .491" lift with forged 1.3:1 rockers 28mm light weight lifters CB straight cut cam gears CB 4 gear dry sump pump 12lb. flywheel Perma Cool 10"x15" oil cooler w/ fan 5 gal Peterson sump tank Dual oil filters DTM shroud with welded fan CB quick tune turbo/efi kit, Megasquirt 2, v3 mainboard, v 2.89 firmware RC Engineering 750cc High Z balanced injectors Bosch 044 Motorsport fuel pump Aeromotive FPR, 50psi @ idle T31/T04S hybrid turbo, .76 hot side, .82 cold side AEM progressive water/alcohol injection

Rancho Pro comp trans: Single HD sideplate trans, Albins gears, pro synchro rings 2.90, 1.86, 1.28, .93, 3.88 R&P KEP stage 3 pressure plate, black magic clutch disc

240whp w/o intercooler, 1950lbs wet w/ driver

0-60 in 3.5 0-100 in 7

9 comments on this ride

Latest updates

Oct. 22

Subaru power!

Car has been under te knife getting subaru drivetrain. '07 sti 2.5T and 2000 sti jdm 5spd trans with subarugears.com reverse R&P. Look for the build thread updates :)

Feb. 27

Autox #3 2-26-12

I finished up another race weekend but this time on the new race rubber. The new tires are Hankook Z214 C71 Soft, 245/40-17 and 275/40-17. This was the first scrub so I wasn't expecting ultimate grip but there was still ...

Jan. 02

2012 season under way!

Well, the 2012 racing season is now under way! First event of the year was new years day, double points too. Had a bit of a panic moment a couple days before the race when the alternator failed while i ...

Sept. 19

Autox 9-18-11

Finally got a chance to try out some used (read: old but untouched) R3S03 Hoosiers that I picked up a while ago. They came on a set of black Fikse FM5 classics (17x9.5/10.5) and look fantastic on the car. Once ...

Sept. 08

Autox 8-28-11

Out for another autox, but this time I had a co-driver (tire warmer) to see if I could get any heat in my A048's. Even with double the runs, the medium-hards are just too stiff for autox duty on such ...

June 20

Autox 6-19-11

Still working the bugs out but she's got plenty of power. Anytime I hit full boost she was turning the rear tires to smoke. An LSD is definitely in the cards. Here's an in car video of my quickest run, ...

April 17


Paint doesn't make it go faster but she sure is a lot prettier. Went with the stock saturn yellow and accents are in flat black. With the new paint comes sponsor stickers and I'm finally rockin' the GRM number plaques ...

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Oct 11, 2010 5:02 a.m.
Radical, love it.
Oct 16, 2010 11:17 a.m.
Oct 21, 2010 12:04 p.m.
Capt Slow:
Awesome bug! Hey, I know that venue, your running at marina right?
Oct 21, 2010 12:14 p.m.
I usually run with the UFO crowd in Marina, though I've only been to a few events this year due to getting the race bug ready. If all goes well, I'll run the full season next year and Duel at De Anza.
Feb 4, 2011 11:14 p.m.
I want to see some video on this car
Jun 21, 2011 8:24 a.m.
Aug 26, 2011 7:50 a.m.
mad_machine (Forum Supporter):
makes me miss mine. Good job at keeping the AC flame alive!
Mar 2, 2012 9:20 p.m.
Getting in this car makes you feel like you are about to be shot into space.
Mar 5, 2012 10:19 p.m.
So digging this! Nice work!!

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