72 thoughts on “Weird Russian Tuning and Car Modifications”

    • I am sorry, what pictures? As far as I am aware, I cannot see any pictures that even remotely look like they were taken in Cuba. Which pictures in particular are you referring to?

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  1. I saw russian, ukrainian, moldavian, polish number plates.
    BTW, this one looks cool http://englishrussia.com/images/more_weird_russian_tuning/131.jpg

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  2. I’m quite sure that at least 2 or 3 are factory mint (limited run or special order) especially for some of the high-lifts or off roaders….

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  3. One day I will drop an American 350 v-8 into a 71-72 Lada Zsiguli and put in a new trans and rear axle to handle the power. 350 is 5.7 liter engine. 5700cc

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  4. fascinating stuff…

    it just goes to show once again that russians are simply unfamiliar with the concepts of “good taste” and “style”…

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  5. Hey you sceptics!
    I called to owner of that Moskvich and he told there really is the original engine. Not a copy of BMW. Aluminium.. Twin-turbo, over 600hp, turbo pressure about 4 kilos!!! Rear axel is from Toyota Hiace. Quarter mile 9,7 sec…
    See the video. (Finnish program, so if you don’t understand it, it’s not my problem..)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtx_F2AiiIw

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  6. No doubt, Russians are simply unfamiliar with the concepts of “good taste” and “style”… but Ize sure got one…

    Grrrrrrr88888 post Ize…keep goin…cheers!!!!

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  7. oh my! some absolute horrors there!
    also some works of genius ingenuity… plenty time and effort spent trying to conjure something from nowt…

    that said… I am rather taken with the idea of getting hold of one of those old round-light Ladas and doing a proper job on it… slammed, smoothed, new running gear, nackers well and truly tuned off…

    people knock these cars, but i like them, and there’s nowt wrong with individuality & wanting to do something a bit different.

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  8. Hát azért az orosz autós kollégák sem pihennek nagyon tetszenek a LADA-megoldások, Zastava, brakasz, van minden.
    Überkirály kocsik is vannak.

    LADA az eggyik nagy kedvenc orosz autóm 🙂

    Russian cars Nice, Lada First car. 😀

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  9. i live in russia im 14 years old but i know all about those cars as i like them some cars are not modifications like :a bus with ZIL cabin!its a ZIL bus fro ZIL factory a rare car!

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  12. some of those pictures are not from russia. but no wonder that americans think that poland or czech republic are in russia.

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  13. Just a shortened subcompact. It has been cut in half, then the cabin reduced to 2-seater dimensions and welded back together. Planning and metalworking skills would be needed for success in such a project. Do it right, the result has as much horsepower as before, but now the car is a few hundred kilos lighter and quicker to steer. Unless you did it with an old VW bus, the successful result is a serious redneck sports-car. It looks like this one was done acceptably well. Best regards.

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    • That was posted as a reply to somebody trashing the little Redneck Sports-coupe in Photo #49. Best regards.

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  14. …with WHOSE “concepts of ‘good-taste’ and ‘style,’…?” Americans once took such liberties with motor vehicles, before such liberties were taken from them by bureaucrats & Insurance Overlords. Best regards.

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  20. Hey… Some pics are not tuning, they are real original cars:

    Nami-013
    http://englishrussia.com/images/more_weird_russian_tuning/71.jpg

    UAZ 452, only with bigger tires
    http://englishrussia.com/images/more_weird_russian_tuning/77.jpg

    GAZ 2975 – Tiger
    http://englishrussia.com/images/more_weird_russian_tuning/122.jpg

    GAZ M20 Pobeda M72:
    http://englishrussia.com/images/more_weird_russian_tuning/130.jpg
    http://englishrussia.com/images/more_weird_russian_tuning/148.jpg

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