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Outfront Motorsports, Inc.

 Outfront is "the source" for Subaru motors, parts, and advice for "Go Fast" off-road applications.  If you're thinking about a Subaru engine for your car, you've come to the right place.  Reading through our website can enlighten even the savvy mechanic about the upgrade options available for Subaru motors.  If you're new to Subaru engines, this is the place to learn.  Before you buy a motor core to start your project, spend some time reading through each of our webpages.  You'll find loads of information that will help you save time, money, and frustration.  Make sure you start with the right motor core for your long term needs.


John Rykowski, always OUTFRONT

John has been duning since 1990.  Like many of us, John is very passionate about the sport. As owner of Accel Import Motor repair John's background in engine knowledge runs deep, especially computer controlled injection and ignition systems.  John's experience in motor repair and tuning has spawned new parts and technology, which eventually grew into a healthy business providing racing parts, tips, and tuning for the hottest motor on the market for sandrails, the Subaru boxer engine.  John is also the 2008 EPO Sand Challenge champion, beating all the others in his R6 Subaru powered Funco Gen4 by more than 3 seconds.  In a 2 lap closed loop race through the dunes, a full 3 second advantage is practically an eternity.  You could say that John was "IN THE ZONE" that day and all cylinders were cookin!  See all the cars and lap times HERE.

Secrets Disclosed

If you have ever talked to a motor builder you have likely experienced the code of silence they practice.  They always seem to keep critical information to themselves, thinking it will help build their business, forcing you to have them build your motor.  We happen to believe this creates animosities. At Outfront we will help you build your Subaru engine by sharing our knowledge for building engines up to 500HP, telling you the secrets others won't.  So if you want to do the work we'll provide the parts and information you need to build a reliable motor for the least amount of money.  If you buy all your parts from Outfront you can be assured all the parts will work together, and be reliable.  Our knowledge of Subaru motor parts and setup can save you thousands of dollars, and weeks of time.


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John has 6 kids (from the same woman!) and brings the family out to the sand often.  You may have seen John at the drags near Pad 1 on Gecko road at Glamis.  When you see his lime green Outfront machine don't blink, he's one of the fastest cars there, he flies by very quick.  He's always pushing the limits.

John's passion in the sand has produced some very interesting technology for Subaru motors.  If you want to go fast, John can help with great advice and parts to build a reliable power plant.  And if you don't want to do the building, John can build one for you, over 600HP if you'd like

Turn-key Motors

If you don't want to build your own motor, we can help with that too.  You'll find our prices on turn-key motor setups to be very competitive from a basic turbo setup to the exotic wahzoo muscle-motors.  We have built our business by providing our customers with value and reliability, including turn-key motor packages.  At Outfront it's important to us that you are happy....... long-term.  If you're happy about what you buy from Outfront we believe our business will grow by word of mouth.

The beauty of the Subaru engine is you can have a light weight car and loads of horsepower.  If you watch John at the drags with his Subaru "GREEN MACHINE" race V8 powered cars you won't see many beat him, if any.  Just to stay close most V8 owners have to put $40K into their V8's to generate enough power to be in the same ET class as John's Subaru motor.  Bottom line, it's all about weight.  There's no substitute for being lean and mean when jumping, racing, spinning, dicing, or simply duning.  If you want the best sandcar motor available.....just call Outfront.  Let us explain why Subaru is the ideal setup.


Just Subaru

Why does Outfront focus only on Subaru motors?  Subaru power plants are the ideal engine for the sand.  To build a good handling car it's all about power to weight ratio.  Good handling is only achieve with a good center of gravity, nice and low.  Subaru motors keep their weight very low and short (like a VW) so the weight distribution on rear engine cars can be closer to ideal.  V8's offer good torque but the downside is the 200lbs. additional weight, not to mention V8's are taller and longer than a Subaru which impacts handling.  The higher center of gravity and longer length of a V8 rear engine setup naturally has more leverage against the front end of the car, impacting the ability to steer the car.  If you're an experienced driver you know the advantages of a car that weighs less, evident even when you have less people riding in your car.  Less weight naturally handles better to let sandcars be more nimble to dance across the dunes. Lighter cars usually exhibit less risk of chassis damage too when you hit that witches eye (unexpected holes of death) in the dunes, plus they are easier to stop. 

You can't dispute physics, a lower the center of gravity helps a sandcar turn flatter in the sand, alleviating the leaning that's seen in heavier V6 or V8 cars.  A low center of gravity handles better, it's safer, and it's more fun!  Think Subaru !

John's new Funco Big 5 with his latest engine configuration, the Subaru R6 3.0L six cylinder, with 400 to 700HP!


Outback Motorsports -  8071 Commonwealth Ave    -   Buena Park, CA 90621  Ph (714) 994-5222    Fax (714) 994-5633 
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