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    1. Member overby's Avatar
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      12-01-2009 07:58 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by CaptEditor »
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] I wonder how many subaruoutback.org members lurk on the vortex...

      I am now a member. Same username over there. Still waiting to be able to post though.
      Put the snow tires (Hakkapeliitta R) on today and gave it a wash. Lots of snow in the forcast for the weekend!


      Has anyone ever towed a stuck vehicle with their OB? My street is never plowed and somehow we always have visitors when there is a snow storm and I get fed up with pushing them out. Could I tow them out to the end of my road with a 2.5 5MT? Its only about 200m.
      Kind of have my eye on an Outback Sport. I love the outback we have, but it is technically my mothers car, although she doesn't drive much and I get to use it whenever I want. Which is anytime it rains or snows, because my car SUCKS in snow. So I have found a 2003 Outback Sport at the dealer in hamilton... 81,000km, but automatic . I can live with auto... but would rather have a manual. I don't know too many more details about the one at the dealer, probably going to swing by there tomorrow, but if it has the heated seats I will be very tempted to trade in my Versa for it. Is there anything to look out for on the 2003's with auto?
      Heres a link to the dealer page: http://www.subaruhamilton.ca/p....html


      Modified by overby at 8:57 PM 12-1-2009

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      12-01-2009 08:29 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by overby »
      Has anyone ever towed a stuck vehicle with their OB? My street is never plowed and somehow we always have visitors when there is a snow storm and I get fed up with pushing them out. Could I tow them out to the end of my road with a 2.5 5MT? Its only about 200m.

      As long as your not rough on the clutch or touch bumpers you should be fine. You cant develop enough traction in snow to hurt and of the parts.
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      12-03-2009 04:00 PM #53
      Beach driving to deliver kayaks. Soft stuff above high tide line was fine traction-wise (and just a little dragging), just a steep grade down to beach, had to angle it more than the pickups I was with.

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      12-04-2009 08:39 AM #54
      Just curious if any other Subaru owners have had this problem... and looking for a bit of advice, too!
      I just replaced the end links on my 2002 WRX and noticed that I can actually put my finger (with little effort) THROUGH the rust in my front subframe. I've been on forums and nobody has ever seen this happen. I've talked to technician friends and they've almost never seen that kind of corrosion on a car.
      I've called the local dealership and they've been great. I actually want to see Subaru cover this repair, so they've told me to get in touch with Subaru of America (I probably wouldn't have, but the Service Advisor at the dealership strongly suggested trying to have it covered in a kind of "goodwill" repair!).
      I'm pretty upset about it, especially since the part is close to $400 and will require several hours of labor. The car IS from the snow belt of OH (lots of salt and winter weather), but c'mon. I've seen hundreds of cars underneath that lived their whole lives in the salt and snow and haven't ever seen this.
      Opinions?

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      12-08-2009 03:26 AM #55










      *stolen from the car lounge
      Quote, originally posted by trepoman
      Reminds me of a long time ago with my first bunny, someone broke the vent window to get in my car and eat a burrito. They left my tools, stereo, spare change, and left their burrito wrapper and salsa on the dash.
      Well I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I've got my plastic Jesus

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      12-08-2009 03:55 AM #56
      sweet thread, keep em coming

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      12-08-2009 04:49 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by vee’snuts »
      So how do you lift a subaru?

      Forester struts have the spring pearch an inch higher on the body, forester springs are an inch taller ( compressesd/ weight of car on it. )
      Any combo of the above or both ...
      Some one makes " custom" mcpherson strut mount spacers, to between the body and strut cap/bearing.
      Forester also have above mentioned subframe spacers, for between the body and subframe. ( kind of a body lift ...

      SCCA Rallycross anyone ?
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      Modified by Martinus at 4:53 PM 12-8-2009

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      12-09-2009 01:16 AM #58
      great to see that most of the shots in that post above are guys from USMB.
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      12-09-2009 01:26 AM #59
      more DIRTWGN [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      12-09-2009 07:15 AM #60
      Quote, originally posted by quicknotfast »
      more DIRTWGN [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-13-2009 05:21 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by Jory »

      *stolen from the car lounge

      stolen from my post!
      this is my old wagon, I don't have any off road pics but, it had seen many fire trails, hunting trails, deep deep WI snow, crossed a couple streams, has been out on Green Bay several times, and survived torrential rains and a muddy parking lot at Alpine Valley Ampitheater. I was Tboned by a cell phone talker just two days after this pic was taken. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-13-2009 06:06 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by patrikman »
      I was Tboned by a cell phone talker just two days after this pic was taken.

      Hope the cell phone lodged in their skull
      Sorry to hear
      Quote, originally posted by trepoman
      Reminds me of a long time ago with my first bunny, someone broke the vent window to get in my car and eat a burrito. They left my tools, stereo, spare change, and left their burrito wrapper and salsa on the dash.
      Well I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I've got my plastic Jesus

    13. 12-14-2009 01:05 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by overby »
      Has anyone ever towed a stuck vehicle with their OB? My street is never plowed and somehow we always have visitors when there is a snow storm and I get fed up with pushing them out. Could I tow them out to the end of my road with a 2.5 5MT? Its only about 200m.
      Kind of have my eye on an Outback Sport. I love the outback we have, but it is technically my mothers car, although she doesn't drive much and I get to use it whenever I want. Which is anytime it rains or snows, because my car SUCKS in snow. So I have found a 2003 Outback Sport at the dealer in hamilton... 81,000km, but automatic . I can live with auto... but would rather have a manual. I don't know too many more details about the one at the dealer, probably going to swing by there tomorrow, but if it has the heated seats I will be very tempted to trade in my Versa for it. Is there anything to look out for on the 2003's with auto?
      H

      Modified by overby at 8:57 PM 12-1-2009

      I have pulled 3 cars out this season with my 2000 Forester. It does a pretty good job.
      The only thing to say about the Subarus with Auto transmissions is that the 4EAT is front wheel bias. If you get into some snow and lose traction it takes a few seconds for it to adjust and start kicking the power around to the back wheels.
      heres a little more reading for you
      http://www.rs25.com/forums/f8/....html

    14. 12-15-2009 01:28 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by overby »
      Has anyone ever towed a stuck vehicle with their OB? My street is never plowed and somehow we always have visitors when there is a snow storm and I get fed up with pushing them out. Could I tow them out to the end of my road with a 2.5 5MT? Its only about 200m.
      Kind of have my eye on an Outback Sport. I love the outback we have, but it is technically my mothers car, although she doesn't drive much and I get to use it whenever I want. Which is anytime it rains or snows, because my car SUCKS in snow. So I have found a 2003 Outback Sport at the dealer in hamilton... 81,000km, but automatic . I can live with auto... but would rather have a manual. I don't know too many more details about the one at the dealer, probably going to swing by there tomorrow, but if it has the heated seats I will be very tempted to trade in my Versa for it. Is there anything to look out for on the 2003's with auto?
      H

      Modified by overby at 8:57 PM 12-1-2009

      I have pulled 3 cars out this season with my 2000 Forester. It does a pretty good job.
      The only thing to say about the Subarus with Auto transmissions is that the 4EAT is front wheel bias. If you get into some snow and lose traction it takes a few seconds for it to adjust and start kicking the power around to the back wheels.
      heres a little more reading for you
      http://www.rs25.com/forums/f8/....html

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      12-23-2009 07:40 PM #65
      Regarding the towing someone out of snow question ... i *think* the 3 open-pin diff's will be a bigger issue then the trans or power plant . ,
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      12-25-2009 12:08 PM #66
      The 4EAT is FWD biased 80/20 on mine, though it varies for a few models. The center differential can adjust it up to a 50/50 split and does a very good job. I also have the LSD rear differential, which is a huge added bonus. It makes quick work of low traction situations.
      I think the 4EAT has a big advantage and the delay in power transfer is not noticeable to me. I think if the transmission fluid has not been changed regularly it can create a longer delay in power transfer.
      Also, if you just mash on the throttle in the snow and spin the tires, of course the power transfer is going to go 'clunk'!

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      12-26-2009 02:32 AM #67
      In my 2000 Outback Limited..
      The front wheel bias is good for daily.. until it detects slippage in the front and locks the center differential and gets the rear going.
      It will disengage at speeds above 35 mph to help preserve itself from being overheated.
      I figured this out quickly when I had broken a right front axle cv (defective replacement) at a stoplight.
      The axle breakage made a loud bang and I had my foot still on the gas.. then the center differential locked and I was on the move again.
      My car has the cold weather package so it also has the V-LSD in the rear.
      In my EA82.. it's a different story, the differentials are open and I have the rear diff locked. If I get stuck, I can use the emergency brake (locks the front brakes) and the brakes themselves to kind of help with transferring power to the wheels that need it.
      However, this was completely ineffective when I had an open rear diff and I had unloaded the wheels diagonally.

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      12-28-2009 08:58 PM #69
      There used to be a guy on the local Jeep club site that had a set of TSL's on a Legacy. I'll try to find some pics

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      12-29-2009 10:38 AM #70

      Thought I'd post up a picture of my WRX in "winter mode". She's done beautifully so far in the snow that we've had.

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      12-29-2009 01:33 PM #71
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      I just put money down a creampuff 2000 Forester L with incredible maintenance records and it is in really good shape!

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