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jf1sf5 6th September 2013 04:42 PM

jf1sf5's forester
 
I bought my '97 Foz in 2002, second hand with 90'000 km.

The first year, I changed the OEM springs for Dobinsons, the wheels and tires, 1 inch lift blocks and a 8 mm thick aluminum sump guard after a big dent in the sump but no hole !

The rear Dobinsons were too hard, changed them for SF springs on SG self leveling struts.

In 2006, I wanted to go further with the mods and prepared the Foz for a saharian trip to Morocco, fitted some BFG AT's, Quaife front diff, rear SG LSD diff, SG disc brakes and larger SG rear track.

In october 2007, ready for the trip, drove about 1'500 km on very sandy/rocky trails and corrugations that blew the rubber of the rear top hats but drove back home with pieces of truck tires (no Subarus in Morocco !)

http://www.forum4x4.org/attachment.p...3&d=1364158577
http://www.forum4x4.org/attachment.p...4&d=1364158647

2010, bought some second hand Proflex evo2 coil overs that were made for the Forester engaged by Bruno Picard for the 2008 Dakar rally...cancelled.

2012, changed the BFG AT for General Grabber AT, as good or better off road with less noise on road, with Compomotive 16x7 ET30 wheels.

And discovered "www.offroadsubarus.com" that helps me modify my Foz !

2013, 1,59:1 low range, DCCD and rear Quaife diff because after some readings, I think the helical diffs suit my needs better (rain, snow)

Pics to come but I'm no good with computers !

NachaLuva 6th September 2013 11:30 PM

Great to see you've started a build thread.

We esp want to know more about your coilovers, gearbox & diffs. Plus heaps of pics lol :poke:

This might help:
Pictures...And how to post them
Embedding YouTube Vids

mr turbo 7th September 2013 12:00 AM

Looking forward to seeing more of your journal as you mod list grows :)

Regards
Mr Turbo

jf1sf5 8th September 2013 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NachaLuva (Post 64479)
Great to see you've started a build thread.

We esp want to know more about your coilovers, gearbox & diffs. Plus heaps of pics lol :poke:

This might help:
Pictures...And how to post them
Embedding YouTube Vids

Thanks for the info, I'll try !

jf1sf5 8th September 2013 04:24 PM


Here is my first video !

NachaLuva 8th September 2013 11:41 PM

Cool, now lets see some of those "hills" you have over there. I believe there aren't too many flat patches lol :iconwink:

jf1sf5 9th September 2013 09:08 AM


This was in Valloire, french alps for the 4x4 festival, the Forester went everywhere at the first go and twice at the second go ! The hill climb is quite steep, a Nissan Patrol didn't do it and had to be secured before a roll over.

Sarge98 9th September 2013 09:29 AM

Great video! Its nice to see a video nicely filmed and the camera held steady!!

Great driving too, looks like a cool track and the foz handled it well! Car is looking great as well.

NachaLuva 9th September 2013 10:40 AM

Very nice :monkeydance:

What tyres are you running, they fill out the wheel arches nicely :lildevil:

jf1sf5 9th September 2013 01:06 PM

General (owned by Continental) Grabber AT 215 70 16 :iconwink:


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