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      10-12-2011 02:39 PM #1
      Do eet.





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      10-12-2011 02:55 PM #3
      So many subarus...








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      10-12-2011 04:34 PM #4
      The Subaru Thread v2.0

      I'm thinking about doing the 1" spacer lift on my Outback. I just want to make sure that it isn't going to **** with my CV joints too much.
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    5. 10-12-2011 07:03 PM #5
      WOW!
      This cars look so great!! I really loved the 1st car at the top!!

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      10-12-2011 07:05 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bridgetolson917 View Post
      WOW!
      This cars look so great!! I really loved the 1st car at the top!!
      Me too, that is what im aiming for with my new syncro...



      Only passat I have seen with a proper ride height!

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      10-12-2011 09:07 PM #7
      Theres never any Toyota Tercels on these threads, so here is mine.

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      10-13-2011 01:54 PM #8
      That is one of the coolest tercels i have ever seen...



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      10-13-2011 02:45 PM #9
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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    10. 10-13-2011 05:01 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      this thread.
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      10-13-2011 06:06 PM #11
      Not a wagon, but one badass looking toureg!


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      10-13-2011 10:40 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by -RalleyTuned- View Post
      That is one of the coolest tercels i have ever seen...
      Thanks I just put on the tires. They are General Grabbers AT2 27x8.5R14. I never measured it stock but I'd bet 4-5" lift.

      Stock photo from last winter.

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      10-14-2011 03:10 PM #13
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      Portal axles?!?!??



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      10-14-2011 05:54 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post
      Portal axles?!?!??
      Yup yup! Volvo portals!
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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      10-14-2011 05:57 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Steven304 View Post
      Thanks I just put on the tires. They are General Grabbers AT2 27x8.5R14. I never measured it stock but I'd bet 4-5" lift.
      Those are what I want to run, have you had many miles on them?

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      10-15-2011 03:04 PM #16
      That Volvo!
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      10-15-2011 06:24 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by -RalleyTuned- View Post
      Those are what I want to run, have you had many miles on them?
      I only have about 1000 on them. They shake every now and then, but the tire balancer at work kinda sucks and I didn't want any wheel weights on the outside of the wheels so thats probably not the tires fault. They do make some noise, but are not that noisey for what they are. They rub on the front of my car tho when I hit bumps, but thats all to be expected when doing stuff to a little wagon.

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      10-17-2011 04:00 PM #18
      I assume Vedran told you about what we were doing on Thursday and Friday? I think you'll like it. I'll have to go find something to park on so I can get pictures. It really isn't that high but I think I doubled my ground clearance. The next step is to figure out how to get more clearance out of the rear wheel bearing carrier so I can fit Yokohama Geolander AT/S's on there in a 215/60-16.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-17-2011 05:02 PM #19
      Haha yup! we were talking about you last night actually and how lifted cars are so much cooler! Obviously i'm planning no similar moves We will have to catch up this winter, ill be heading up to baker a few times at least, and most noteable for SplitFest in march

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      10-17-2011 05:50 PM #20
      I'll try to make it to Splitfest too, I just finished putting together a T.Rice 164.5 with Karakorams and BD Ascension skins. I can't wait to get out on it and that's half the reason that I wanted to lift the Poowagen.

      If I had been a week earlier with the wagen I would have headed for the mountains on Saturday with the split.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-17-2011 06:09 PM #21
      Sick, well you will know what car to look for in the lot at chair 9 If you need anything with the DIY, I have split a few boards and we are doing a DIY clinic for a few friends in a couple weeks. We have the Snoli inserts and special drill bit as well Oh also we have skins, so if you want something a little lighter with better glide than the BD's for a huge chunk less cash, lemme know

      Its not very tall yet, but its def a wagon
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      10-17-2011 06:36 PM #22
      Fortunately mine was a factory split so I didn't have to deal with too much DIY stuff. I still had to drill holes for the board clips and the tip clips and I also drilled holes in the tail for the skin clips. I thought about going with skins from climbingskinsdirect.com but I heard from some friends that do a lot of ski mountaineering that they like climbing with the Ascensions the best so I jumped on them when they hit BC.com at 25% off. I used G3 tail clips too so with the holes it should be a pretty bomber (but not so light) set up.

      What skins do you have? My room mate has a factory split Lib but no bindings or skins and is looking to put the rest of his kit together.

      Wow, we derailed the thread about lifted wagons but at least it's related to the reason to lift a wagon.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-17-2011 07:33 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      Just when I thought this was going to be another "Bro I totally lifted my Soooobie bro, it's like thuper cooool!" thread, Ken comes in with an XC on C303 portals. You sir are a gentleman and a scholar.
      It may be slow, but at least it's ugly!

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      10-17-2011 08:03 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      What skins do you have? My room mate has a factory split Lib but no bindings or skins and is looking to put the rest of his kit together.

      Wow, we derailed the thread about lifted wagons but at least it's related to the reason to lift a wagon.
      Its totally wagon related!! see here is my build thread http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...yncro-Content)


      We sell climbingskinsdirect.com ones, I used them all last season and really liked them. They are actually the 1st generation of the Acension skins. The only difference is the attachments (but as you know, you can use whatever you want for those) and there is less hairs per square inch. What that means is less weight and better glide, but you do sacrifice overall grip. The only time I had any issues was at splitfest last year, following a skin track that had seen probably 30+ people and a cold day (basically ice), and I couldn't get grip on a really steep part of the skin track. But honestly at that point, I even saw people with the BD Acensions slipping. For normal touring, I have not noticed or had any issues with the lesser grip, plus they are a load cheaper!

      I demo'd the board you have at split fest, it was a pretty fun ride, sounds like a rad setup!

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      10-17-2011 09:14 PM #25
      Back on topic, sorry for the detour...




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      10-21-2011 05:54 PM #26
      Crappy cell phone pic:
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      MOAR


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      I just sold this since I never used it after my friends sold all their rigs.

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      11-14-2011 11:51 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by -RalleyTuned- View Post
      Back on topic, sorry for the detour...




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      What is with the FWD hatchbacks in the "Lifted Wagons Thread" in the 4x4 section? Sorry to be a hater, but those are lame.
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      11-14-2011 12:18 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      What is with the FWD hatchbacks in the "Lifted Wagons Thread" in the 4x4 section? Sorry to be a hater, but those are lame.
      to be honest.. the second one is a lifted 'wagen'.
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      11-14-2011 12:30 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      What is with the FWD hatchbacks in the "Lifted Wagons Thread" in the 4x4 section? Sorry to be a hater, but those are lame.
      I have learned my lesson about posting my car in the 4x4 section. I got flamed harder than in the MKV forum for it.

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      11-17-2011 11:55 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post
      I have learned my lesson about posting my car in the 4x4 section. I got flamed harder than in the MKV forum for it.
      Why would you ruin the car like that? No it probably handles like ass and the mileage is probably bad too.
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      11-18-2011 12:05 AM #33
      Volvo on portals


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      11-18-2011 07:29 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Why would you ruin the car like that? No it probably handles like ass and the mileage is probably bad too.
      It is far from ruined, It serves its purpose for me. I am a rock climber, not in a vehicle, I myself climb rocks. and many of the fire roads that lead to craigs are rutted out. Therefore I dont have a need for 4wd and my drive is at least 2 hours to be able to climb something decent.

      I still get 25mpg combined, and about 26 highway.

      It almost handles better than stock due to the stiffer tiguan springs. I have less body roll than stock, the tires just feel a little less grippy with the taller sidewall and higher cog.


      As for the suspension travel. I have more now, that picture was taken when I still had the stock shocks in the back. I have since put a little stiffer and longer shock in its place.






      Thank you for making assumptions, but you are very wrong sir.

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      11-18-2011 10:33 AM #35
      Meh, to each his own.
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