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    Thread: In which, Turbio finally sacks up. (Subie content!)

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      02-14-2010 10:49 PM #351
      Quote, originally posted by uncleho »
      CLIFFNOTES:
      1) Decides on Forester. (Actually GF decides for him)
      >TCL is overjoyed.
      2) Forester had damage from port fruckup.
      >He calls BS.
      3) No other Forester available for awhile.
      4) Offered an Outback but at great value sans some options.
      5) Dealer renegs on that deal and wants more cash-ola.
      >He calls BS.
      6) More sequel potential in future.

      I didn't read it all, either, but that is the drift I get.


      Modified by uncleho at 7:32 PM 2-14-2010


      Bwahahahahahahhahahahahaha

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      02-14-2010 10:55 PM #352
      I've been tainting Turb's mind with subliminal H3 messages for awhile. Thesteve paid off the Subie dealer to pimp him. He will bend to our evil shenanigans!!! Humhahahahahahahhaha.

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      02-15-2010 12:17 AM #353
      Quote, originally posted by morecarsthanbrains »
      Pair with a limited slip rear, and youre golden.

      Subaru has killed rear LSDs on everything but the STI and 3.6R models (and maybe the tribeca?) as of 2010.
      Which means if you buy a new Subaru, you're getting less AWD for your buck than you were in 2009 for the OB (or LGT or spec B) or 2008 for the Forester.
      This may be a reason to go used.
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      02-15-2010 10:30 AM #354

      Old, but behold the awesomeness of king springs.

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      02-15-2010 10:31 AM #355
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »

      Old, but behold the awesomeness of king springs.

      It would look better in red.

      Just sayin'.

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      02-15-2010 10:33 AM #356
      ^ I see what you're doing there.

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      02-15-2010 10:40 AM #357
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »

      Old, but behold the awesomeness of king springs.

      Please elaborate. Aftermarket suspension for Subarus? I like the way that looks.

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      02-15-2010 10:43 AM #358
      Yeah, they're Aussie-market suspension tuners who produce springs that give a great ride on rough roads and lift the car about an inch or so - 2-3cm.

      Naturally, I see that and I start pondering Bajas....

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      02-15-2010 10:47 AM #359
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      Yeah, they're Aussie-market suspension tuners who produce springs that give a great ride on rough roads and lift the car about an inch or so - 2-3cm.

      Naturally, I see that and I start pondering Bajas....

      Don't have them yet for the '09/'10 Forester

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      02-15-2010 10:53 AM #360
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      Yeah, they're Aussie-market suspension tuners who produce springs that give a great ride on rough roads and lift the car about an inch or so - 2-3cm.

      Naturally, I see that and I start pondering Bajas....

      But the higher you get, the worse the FE, no?

      You need a used ALLROAD and tradeoff the FE hit (and maybe reliability, too) with the used pricing savings.


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      02-15-2010 11:16 AM #361
      Quote, originally posted by uncleho »

      You need a used ALLROAD and tradeoff the FE hit (and maybe reliability, too) with the used pricing savings.

      No.


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      02-15-2010 12:09 PM #362
      But it's so cute!

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      02-15-2010 12:13 PM #363
      Allroad is not a go. Reliability is muy importante.
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      02-15-2010 12:30 PM #364
      Quote, originally posted by uncleho »

      You need a used ALLROAD and tradeoff the FE hit (and maybe reliability, too) with the used pricing savings.

      Hahahaha, allroad. Youre hilarious. I had one and it was a POS.

      Get a used Outback, with a rear LSD, go to King Springs and get their springs and then get a body lift kit and voila, youll have something worthy of carrying a RTT. Since they are no longer offering an LSD in the rear on the 4 cyl Outbacks and Foresters, get an 09 or earlier Outback and be happy.






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      02-15-2010 12:33 PM #365
      That makes me want to fap like a boredom-crazed ape in a zoo.
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      02-15-2010 12:33 PM #366
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      That makes me want to fap like a boredom-crazed ape in a zoo.

      Those gray accents would still work over red.

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      02-15-2010 12:37 PM #367
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      That makes me want to fap like a boredom-crazed ape in a zoo.


      Get it.


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      02-15-2010 12:44 PM #368
      Quote, originally posted by morecarsthanbrains »

      Hahahaha, allroad. Youre hilarious. I had one and it was a POS.

      Get a used Outback, with a rear LSD, go to King Springs and get their springs and then get a body lift kit and voila, youll have something worthy of carrying a RTT. Since they are no longer offering an LSD in the rear on the 4 cyl Outbacks and Foresters, get an 09 or earlier Outback and be happy.

      What advantage does a lifted AWD wagon have over standard 4WD SUV?


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      02-15-2010 12:46 PM #369
      Quote, originally posted by patrickvr6 »
      What advantage does a lifted AWD wagon have over standard 4WD SUV?

      Fuel economy... and IMO, in general: AWD for bad roads, 4WD for no roads.

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      02-15-2010 12:47 PM #370
      Awesomeness, mostly. It's also pretty difficult to find a SUV that'll still do 26 highway.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
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      02-15-2010 12:48 PM #371
      [img]http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1GA8Cs8PtGg/RsXjMFS9IdI/AAAAAAAAArs/KZDP3EZJk1M/s640/P7213162.JPG[/mg]

      Not at all my cup of tea. Lose the awful graphics and the snorkel.


      Modified by UNBANNED_GERBIL at 1:06 PM 2-15-2010

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      02-15-2010 01:03 PM #372
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      Awesomeness, mostly. It's also pretty difficult to find a SUV that'll still do 26 highway.

      Did I miss why you don't like the Tacoma Prerunner? It gets 20/26 with the 2.7-liter and a 5-speed and is 2WD but has plenty of ground clearance and a LSD.

      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      02-15-2010 01:04 PM #373
      I'd really prefer AWD - this will be our snow car as well, not just a fun car.
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    24. 02-15-2010 01:05 PM #374
      Quote, originally posted by UNBANNED_GERBIL »
      [img]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1GA8Cs8PtGg/SfJkAypieCI/AAAAAAAAESk/d867uZ-ROAE/s400/P4245247.JPG[/mg]

      Not at all my cup of tea. Lose the awful graphics and the snorkel.

      You shut your whore mouth, Gerbil! The snorkel stays.


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      02-15-2010 01:07 PM #375
      Quote, originally posted by thesteve »

      You shut your whore mouth, Gerbil! The snorkel stays.


      Fair play, I take it back

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      02-15-2010 01:10 PM #376
      Quote, originally posted by thesteve »
      You shut your whore mouth, Gerbil! The snorkel stays.

      This made me shoot tea out my nose. Sigg'd.

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      02-15-2010 02:07 PM #377
      well done

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      02-15-2010 02:37 PM #378
      Quote, originally posted by patrickvr6 »

      What advantage does a lifted AWD wagon have over standard 4WD SUV?

      The AWD system is quicker than you are. Most 4wd systems are truly only 2wd, with one wheel spinning in the front and one wheel spinning in the back, unless you get an off road package, more than just skid plates, that adds an LSD or locker of some sort in the rear. The 4wd system is driver dependent leading many to stick themselves hard thinking that all they need to do is shift in to 4wd and theyll get out when, in reality, theyre already screwed. For a mostly on road car, AWD is far superior. Add to it that 4wds usually drink the gas, unless its a diesel, which, we dont get in anything smaller than a Sherman tank for some reason.

      That Subaru was built by a guy to be a livable alternative to an SUV. Go to http://www.thesuparu.com and read up about it. As for a snorkel, think of them as the better cold air intake. Plus, you can do this and drive out:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBODxhsPgPg
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      02-15-2010 03:24 PM #379
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      That makes me want to fap like a boredom-crazed ape in a zoo.

      You're using your feet? What are you double jointed?


      Modified by CBJ at 3:27 PM 2-15-2010


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      02-15-2010 03:26 PM #380
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      Awesomeness, mostly. It's also pretty difficult to find a SUV that'll still do 26 highway.

      Hey I get better then 26. Oh, you mean mpg.


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      02-15-2010 03:26 PM #381
      Quote, originally posted by morecarsthanbrains »

      The AWD system is quicker than you are. Most 4wd systems are truly only 2wd, with one wheel spinning in the front and one wheel spinning in the back, unless you get an off road package, more than just skid plates, that adds an LSD or locker of some sort in the rear. The 4wd system is driver dependent leading many to stick themselves hard thinking that all they need to do is shift in to 4wd and theyll get out when, in reality, theyre already screwed. For a mostly on road car, AWD is far superior. Add to it that 4wds usually drink the gas, unless its a diesel, which, we dont get in anything smaller than a Sherman tank for some reason.

      I'm not sure I completely agree. To me it seems strange to have a purchasing requirement like 26mpg hwy capable and then the first thing you do is add accessories that will degrade the one thing that led you to buy that model in the first place.

      There is no way this car is going going to achieve 26mpg with all that stuff hanging off of it. A roof rack and fairing alone will shave 3mpg from a stock car's mileage.



      Modified by patrickvr6 at 3:32 PM 2-15-2010


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      02-15-2010 03:27 PM #382
      Yeah, we don't measure FE in gallons per wildebeest hit over here. My god, you have gone native.
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      02-15-2010 03:37 PM #383
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      Yeah, we don't measure FE in gallons per wildebeest hit over here. My god, you have gone native.

      Wildebeest are hard to hit, pretty damn fidgety (and not very tasty).


      Modified by CBJ at 3:39 PM 2-15-2010


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      02-15-2010 03:39 PM #384
      Oook! EEEEEH
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      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
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      02-15-2010 04:23 PM #385
      Quote, originally posted by patrickvr6 »

      I'm not sure I completely agree. To me it seems strange to have a purchasing requirement like 26mpg hwy capable and then the first thing you do is add accessories that will degrade the one thing that led you to buy that model in the first place.

      There is no way this car is going going to achieve 26mpg with all that stuff hanging off of it. A roof rack and fairing alone will shave 3mpg from a stock car's mileage.


      Modified by patrickvr6 at 3:32 PM 2-15-2010


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