Subaru motors are the latest rage for sandrail applications. Basically you're getting a VW motor on steroids.  The infrastructure of a Subaru motor has an amazing growth path to produce loads of HP with bolt on parts.  We always keep JDM (Japanese Domestic Model) Subaru pre-owned motors in stock. For a bargain price of $1000 to $2000 you can get a good used motor that has lots of life left in it, ideal for a sandrail project.

Where do they come from?  Japan has very strict emission laws, more strict than California.  After a vehicle accumulates 30K miles in Japan the government levies very high taxes on the car.  These taxes are so high that it's cheaper for the owners to sell their car for parts and buy a new car.  Since there is no market for used motors in Japan, they are exported around the world.  These motors are perfect for the sandrail enthusiast looking for a good used long block motor core.  At Outfront we completely check out these motors upon arrival and sell only the best long blocks to our customers.  Without opening up the motor you can virtually slap an Outback exhaust, turbo, and computer on these used motors and produce up to 300HP, reliably.  There's no need to rebuild the motor because these engines have lots of life left, good for years of duning.  Then when you're ready for more horsepower just rebuild the motor with race rods, pistons, bigger injectors, along with a closed deck block and the shade tree mechanic can get over 400HP, just by cranking up the turbo boost.  Check out our MOTOR MATRIX to understand the possibilities.

JDM motors from Japan keep the cost low with high volumes of used engines and parts flowing from Japan. With ~30K miles on the motor they are barely broken in, ready for the sand!  These engines come complete with injectors, OE fuel rails, OE fuel regulator, coil with plug wires, power steering pump, alternator, intake manifold, throttle body, and usually a belt.  Yes, it's basically a complete motor ready to start, less computer.  The OE computer will not work in a sandrail application because it's not programmable to adapt to turbo applications, not to mention the OE computer would be a wiring mess.

2.0L JDM motors offer great value for lighter cars under 1300lbs.  Ideal for 2 seat sandrails or 4 seat desert cars, a 2.0L Subaru motor can put out over 200HP on a low budget. 

This setup is perfect for the person that wants to get away from older VW aircooled pushrod technology.  These 4 valve per cylinder motors have over head cams and fuel injection for efficiency with an awesome power to weight ratio.  The biggest advantage of Subaru motors over VW technology is the reliability.  The fuel economy of fuel injection is about 30% better than carburetors, not to mention alleviating the hassle of clogged jets in those Weber carburetors.  Say good-bye to valve adjustments on your VW when you move up to Subaru SOHC or DOHC setups.

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Subaru's EJ25  2.5 liter motors are the most popular turn-key JDM motors on the market.  At Outback we check out each imported JDM motor with compression tests and inspections to valve train and oil pan. These 3 areas will tell the truth about how the motor was serviced. We only sell JDM motors that we know are solid and reliable. 

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Outfront's 400-500HP class new motors are very popular for turn-key requirements. With plenty of punch and grunt for 4 and 5 seat cars this class of motor is a great choice for a huge variety of applications.  This class of motor uses a 2.5L engine and comes in a variety of capabilities using off the shelf (some parts are exclusive to Outfront) components that we have proven reliable, providing great value. 

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For the experienced driver Outfront has just what you're looking for, raw in your face G-Force power that's reliable and loads of fun.  These engines are based on Subaru's 2.5L motor producing up to 600HP.  If  power is what you're looking for, you're in the right place.

If you're looking for a light motor with low center of gravity with up to 900HP, this is the ticket.  It a 3.0L motor decked out with full dress, chrome and polish.  Yes, that's a 4" intake plenum coming from the air filter. You can't get this setup anywhere else, it's an Outfront exclusive, a license to stomp the competition.

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