WRX VS Lotus = A very BAD DAY!

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  1. Mighty Car Mods

    Mighty Car Mods4 months ago

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  2. Reese Marco

    Reese MarcoMonth ago

    @Trenton Joseph Wow! Took about 15 mins but it worked!

  3. Trenton Joseph

    Trenton JosephMonth ago

    I dont know if anyone gives a damn but last night I hacked my friends Instagram account using Instaportal. Find it on google :)

  4. Dewald Pretorius

    Dewald Pretorius4 months ago

    @PGTMR2 f

  5. Dewald Pretorius

    Dewald Pretorius4 months ago

    @PGTMR2 g

  6. Stephan Fourie

    Stephan Fourie4 months ago

    Ah, I feel so sad for people who buy mid engine cars and dont get taught that the braking points and acceleration points as well as the driving line around a race track differ alot from most other cars and then think they bought shit cars because they dont behave like the cars they are used to.

  7. Garrett

    Garrett13 days ago

    EJ207 swap that WRX Marty :)

  8. pat Renaghan

    pat Renaghan16 days ago

    Welcome back to the channel Rodney

  9. St_Positive

    St_Positive17 days ago

    knock knock* Rod bearing ar cylinder number 3 reporting in. love your vids!

  10. sleeperawaken36

    sleeperawaken3621 day ago

    Knock knock.... Rodney?

  11. Ian Klingensmith

    Ian KlingensmithMonth ago

    It’s funny how “personal best” lap times go hand in hand with blown engines.

  12. khinwai

    khinwaiMonth ago

    Being a trackie myself it hurts me seeing how much moog struggles with a new car. Like every trackie i know the feeling of getting a good track car and not getting good times out of it. Throw in a better tires. Ad08r aint particularly good for track driving esp when it’s driving hard like this.

  13. EMF

    EMFMonth ago

    give mousey brown her car back


    TURBZ_20B ROTARYMonth ago

    hey gents when's the rebuild time happing for the wrx gc8 sti? happy to start following the next stages/plains for it..

  15. corvanphoenix

    corvanphoenixMonth ago

    So was the Lotus a swaybar issue too? Maybe they were just too stiff so you couldn't corner properly? Being too high for the suspension is a problem obviously too.

  16. Steven Siwinski

    Steven SiwinskiMonth ago

    Where's the episode with Marty fixing his STI?

  17. Chris Mathy

    Chris Mathy2 months ago

    Correct me if im wrong but you were running a torbo back exhaust with the stock tune? Isnt that a garunteed recipe for engine problems?

  18. YAMAURIXT500

    YAMAURIXT5002 months ago

    A Lotus can be frustrating to approach. There's so much less margin of error at the limit than with other cars. But once you figure it out, it gets extremely satisfying and you can chop cars that are much more expensive and 'faster'. About the oversteer, I would sart by checking if the shocks are still good and getting some stickier tyres. I had the same Yokohama Advans as Moog on mine and I could get it to powerslide with only 120hp. I was generally underwhelmed with that tyre. And when the left rear shock died it got a lot worse, of course.

  19. Covert Garage

    Covert Garage2 months ago

    I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

  20. D P

    D P3 months ago

    First mod: baffled oil pan

  21. D P

    D P3 months ago

    So that EVO 9 was all just a dream?

  22. D P

    D P3 months ago

    Living that lotus lifestyle

  23. Insane GymRat

    Insane GymRat3 months ago

    Mid engine rear wheel drive car characteristics go against what your brain thinks, had an MR2 turbo that scared the shit out of me a good few times lifting of mid corner. Learned to keep my foot on the accelerator even when it starts to slide. Pendulum effect.

  24. Zohaib Asif

    Zohaib Asif3 months ago

    woow that supercharger whine sounds amazing. Never realized superchargers sound so good

  25. saugerspeedster

    saugerspeedster3 months ago

    Bad Driver. Lotus is a Car for good Driver 😉

  26. KB FN

    KB FN3 months ago

    Moog is such a amateur driver cringe asf

  27. Behraad Ariaye

    Behraad Ariaye3 months ago

    Subaru reliability 😞

  28. L Herrera

    L Herrera3 months ago

    Moog you have really great listening skills , I could never 😂

  29. Jonathan Conway

    Jonathan Conway3 months ago

    Is that Rodney?!?! 😂😂😂 Poor marty

  30. Koito rob

    Koito rob3 months ago

    Did you get lift-off oversteer with the BRZ?

  31. Koito rob

    Koito rob3 months ago

    It's not supercar...

  32. tommy riordan

    tommy riordan4 months ago

    Stroker kit

  33. Nik Bulanov

    Nik Bulanov4 months ago

    sell wrx sti and buy evo 6

  34. fariz ascariz

    fariz ascariz4 months ago

    their face show how much they spend on it, how much they love their car. this is heartbroken moment..

  35. Rome1017

    Rome10174 months ago

    *Killer B oil pickup and windage tray* They save EJs

  36. D C

    D C4 months ago

    that lotus is pretty loose :D

  37. Ray Wolfwinski

    Ray Wolfwinski4 months ago

    As a Subaru technician I know that ticking noise all to well. Time to pull it and make it stronger and faster.

  38. Brandyn Hernandez

    Brandyn Hernandez4 months ago

    Lmaoooooooo ... Through back days. Pizza 🍕

  39. Just Harry Johnson

    Just Harry Johnson4 months ago

    Sounds like you need bigger ends lol. Hope you got it early and its an easy fix


    KUNGFUFIGHTING4 months ago

    Full Sti swap?

  41. Kenneth Larsen

    Kenneth Larsen4 months ago

    Needs moar Yoda

  42. MoVieZafterMidNiGhT

    MoVieZafterMidNiGhT4 months ago

    short wheelbases for very tight grip tracks.. audi s3 hatch rally grip racers.. u can adjust rear down force on lotus to increase grip

  43. Strongboy 72

    Strongboy 724 months ago

    Moog nearly cleaned up the field. Great camerawork and great comments on those cars too guys.

  44. toddms41

    toddms414 months ago

    Not the Subaru!!! Sorry Marty. Moog just needs to ride along with a more experienced driver.

  45. alexobviously

    alexobviously4 months ago

    Marty: Heart break due to bearing failure Viewers: Excited for engine rebuild content? Me: Hopefully more Evo content!!

  46. Jesse Valentine Portz

    Jesse Valentine Portz4 months ago

    F for Subaru

  47. Andrew Lofthouse

    Andrew Lofthouse4 months ago

    Fix the Scooby.

  48. Myster E46

    Myster E464 months ago

    I watched u guys from the beginning and I’ve never seen 2 grown ups being that much emotional, u guys are true car guys my heart and respect goes out to you

  49. Kurt Sumthinorother

    Kurt Sumthinorother4 months ago

    Build the subi, they are not really good until the bottom end is line honed, forged rods and crank, big studs, sleeved cylinders with solid deck insert. Once it's good for 800hp it will last forever at 450.

  50. Kurt Sumthinorother

    Kurt Sumthinorother4 months ago

    Stock bottom end Subis have one thing in common. It's not if it will blow up, it's when.

  51. Kurt Sumthinorother

    Kurt Sumthinorother4 months ago

    Lot of body roll for a track. Maybe bigger sway bars.

  52. Hasziel Gonzalez

    Hasziel Gonzalez4 months ago

    The disappointment on both their faces when the cylinder left the chat, broke my heart💔

  53. Sam P

    Sam P4 months ago

    Harness without hans device is not really the best idea out there.

  54. Armani Gtr

    Armani Gtr4 months ago

    this has to be my favorite USloft channel!..

  55. A.L.

    A.L.4 months ago

    Shane goes to TAFE - bring on the Frenzal


    L[REDACTED] K[REDACTED]4 months ago

    The lotus may be Better over all but its also 100 times more sensitive to wheel and alignment setup. you'll get it right and you will be surprised how much faster you are! Well done boys

  57. Iron Reed

    Iron Reed4 months ago

    Whoah, this snuck into my playlist. Didnt even see the alert.

  58. Matthew Sargent

    Matthew Sargent4 months ago

    I am thinking the the Subaru could do with the best engine you can get..... an EJ20 Billet Block www.google.com/search?q=ej20+billet+block&oq=ej&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0i67j69i60l2.3795j0j7&client=ms-android-samsung-gn-rev1&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

  59. flying munk89

    flying munk894 months ago

    That intro. 🤣

  60. god084

    god0844 months ago

    driver mods. Driver mods. Driver mods.

  61. Paul Sinni

    Paul Sinni4 months ago

    Hey guys whats the app you are using to get lap times

  62. im'Rock

    im'Rock4 months ago

    FBI Open up (c) Subaru

  63. AC

    AC4 months ago

    Spin caused by lift off oversteer. I think you need some instruction if this is your first RWD mid engine car

  64. Robin E

    Robin E4 months ago

    Would definitely like to see the fix / rebuild 👍🏻

  65. pete d

    pete d4 months ago

    Nothing that a nu crankshaft kit and set of rods won't fix.................

  66. Mr. Molina

    Mr. Molina4 months ago

    Moog spinning in that track freaking scared me, glad that he only spun out ! And Marty's face when the sti started knocking just broke me. I had the same exact expression when I first started hearing a sound in my subie, except that Marty did hold back on those tears !

  67. Piotr Kopczyński

    Piotr Kopczyński4 months ago

    Google "lift-off" oversteer ;-) Hint: some cars are oversteering on lift-off so that you need to keep accelerating in corner (lightly) move weight on to rear wheels to get traction...

  68. Janne Kokko

    Janne Kokko4 months ago

    seems to be expensive to go to the track...

  69. IvelLeCog

    IvelLeCog4 months ago

    You should swap the 2.5 into the STI

  70. Chris1312_YTC

    Chris1312_YTC4 months ago

    Das ist das Problem mit Boxermotoren. Die erleiden zu schnell einen Defekt. Sehr anfällig obwohl sie sich so toll anhören... 😔

  71. Eliot

    Eliot4 months ago

    I feel Martys pain firsthand. I had a v3 JDM STi swapped impreza, drove it like crazy for a year, then finally took it to the track and a couple over-revs (8250rpm fuel cut on those JDM ECUs) did it in. Rebuilt the motor and it did autocross for years afterwards, and then on to a new owner. I love those JDM EJ20s.

  72. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith4 months ago

    This just proves that adding more power is not the answer. It's the complete package that needs to improve handling and performance. You need a stability analysis otherwise upgrade to an Exige S. They are awesome and can handle the increased power. Good luck mate. Glad you are ok.

  73. Julie Goodwin

    Julie Goodwin4 months ago

    The reason why you span out was because you were had a mid rear engine car so if you press the brakes to hard you spin out

  74. Jay Dunbar

    Jay Dunbar4 months ago

    Garmin is ok, Rand McNally is better. Currently have a Garmin in my truck and it likes to tell me to take roads that don't exist. I also find them to not be as user friendly as the Rands but that is likely in large part subjective. Edit: since im sure people will assume its because of missing updates, no its not. It gets updated and it has roads marked across pastures and through forests that if they ever were a road its been decades. Yes I've had Rand GPS and Google maps do similar things, but not nearly at the same frequency.

  75. Pepega

    Pepega4 months ago

    Sound just like my Miata when cold, dont worry its normal

  76. Filip Mašek

    Filip Mašek4 months ago

    new challange, find the cheapest possible used car to chop this :) my bet is any VW 1.9 TDI 96kw chiped :)

  77. Jimbo Dee

    Jimbo Dee4 months ago

    So I took away from that "You put the cheese in the middle of the doughnut" ? :P

  78. HD K

    HD K4 months ago

    Marty u did ur best. Moog u should take more class on real driving

  79. Hard_Boiled85

    Hard_Boiled854 months ago

    'Ringland' Subaru #102,012

  80. Rory Nesta

    Rory Nesta4 months ago

    im surprised they havnt had an nsx yet.

  81. juliosachump

    juliosachump4 months ago

    I’ve seen too many subies die. Terrible engines

  82. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith4 months ago

    Why don't U get some driver training?

  83. InSanityPurgeX

    InSanityPurgeX4 months ago

    i like them but i don't. Not a fan how they can be super funky in the corners at high speed, super easy to spin out, but i also never had a lotus guy teach me how to drive it.. lol

  84. Stubby Pickle

    Stubby Pickle4 months ago

    Moog had a Butt Pucker Moment lol...

  85. xpictos777 x

    xpictos777 x4 months ago

    In light of the latest two videos this video should be called; Useless Lotus mechanics (twice) don’t pick up that literally “everything was way off on the setup, including suspension and brakes” before letting Moog go out and nearly get killed on the track.

  86. Kurt Ringer

    Kurt Ringer4 months ago

    Santa Cruz shirt spotted on Moog

  87. Android 890

    Android 8904 months ago

    Always enjoy your videos chaps cheer me up because unfortunately in the UK we've got bastards attacking our cars for catalytic converters and stolen mine out of my Civic Type R. Glad you were not hit on that spin it could have been bad when you get to know the limits of the car on the set up it will be awesome🤣👍

  88. Dobstair _BMW

    Dobstair _BMW4 months ago

    The moment he heard that knock... I'm so sorry for u marty 😥 but you fix it amd make it even stronger i know it ❤️ the low 1:50s f' it the high 1:40s are calling rexxy

  89. Jack Walton

    Jack Walton4 months ago

    Forged Rebuild!

  90. Dzyn

    Dzyn4 months ago

    aw marty my heart sank I'm sorry buddy

  91. Kavinsky Smith

    Kavinsky Smith4 months ago

    Check the anti roll bar bushings with that lotus, like put it on a lift and pull on them and see if their loose or if they've disintegrated, as that back end should not be coming around like its a flat 12 Ferrari testarossa or a similar midengined V12 grand tourer, as that things going out like a guy with a ferrari who's laying on the throttle way too much and has no grip.

  92. Shane Hric

    Shane Hric4 months ago

    Loves the shirt "Shane"

  93. Fryman KikoMan

    Fryman KikoMan4 months ago

    Sir your gonna have to learn how to drive a rear engined car! get one the lotus guys to teach you how. If you lift under load at speed, you lose!

  94. Jason Young

    Jason Young4 months ago

    Moog: Tighten the nut behind the wheel. By that I mean get some wheel time with an instructor, and get more seat time with the Lotus in general. If setup is in question and the rear end is coming around too easily, the rear is set up too hard - sway bar is too big, springs and dampers are too stiff, not enough static negative camber. I had a 2006 WRX wagon previously, I had put a lot of time and effort into, I had it for 12 years and many many upgrades. I knew that car inside and out when I sold it. I've had my IS350 Fsport (RWD) about a year and ~6,000 covid miles at this point, I still don't have a complete feel for it, I also haven't been able to push it much yet, but it's limits are much higher than I've driven it so far. I'll get there eventually, but I need more seat time, especially solo seat time (typically have the wife or kids in tow so I don't drive aggressively with them in the car). The Lexus is "stock" for now and I hope to keep it that way as long as possible, I have a project car I have been neglecting so the goal is to turn my eyes and wrenches to that as I just daily the Lexus. Related, a Lotus Exige of this era is my attainable dream car, so I do have a vested interest in it being on the channel more. EDIT: Marty - same to you, get some wheel time with an instructor, I don't think you've reached peak in the current setup.

  95. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby4 months ago

    re Lotus: don't waste you money throwing parts at it, its mid engine and needs a new approach to pedalling, get some coaching, learn to drive it and stick the OEM geo back on it, way better VFM than another 20bhp.

  96. Samuel Kay

    Samuel Kay4 months ago

    get a celica zzt231 2zzge motor :]

  97. Steven Martinez

    Steven Martinez4 months ago

    That sucks so bad it was going good. Iv done 2 rebuilds and one swap on my ej22 already and low and behold now I need a trans. But got to love the subie, there an amazing driving experience.

  98. Kyle Morris

    Kyle Morris4 months ago

    I hope we get to see a video of the engine rebuild!

  99. NeutronicalGaming

    NeutronicalGaming4 months ago

    Ya need REVS sir. redline that little bastard if you have to only way your catching the brz.

  100. Leon DeSilva

    Leon DeSilva4 months ago

    Lotus: short wheel base RWD. They are twitchy WRX: baffle sump Marty

  101. Richard Gollen

    Richard Gollen4 months ago

    damn i know that feeling, mid engine is a totally different monster on track compared to front engine, behaves so differently... well that and probably the 10 year old tires dont help either

  102. Sean Edwards

    Sean Edwards4 months ago

    That lotus seems like shes got alot more in her. Subaru on other hamd haha how unusual hahah

  103. sparky1306

    sparky13064 months ago

    Do you guys have a Tow Truck on speed dial for track days? 😂 😭

  104. TheLiquidKnight

    TheLiquidKnight4 months ago

    EZ6 or 2.5 for the WRX?

  105. Mike Morozov

    Mike Morozov4 months ago

    i bet they both have more seconds to save in those cars, the lines were poor and not seeing the turns properly. They need to hire a track instructor

  106. Gerrick Steve

    Gerrick Steve4 months ago

    blown subie? NO WAY!