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Forum: General Forum 2nd February 2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By Red XS
If you want poor axle clearance and poor onroad...

If you want poor axle clearance and poor onroad handling buy one of the countless 4wds with solid axles. I've gotten fairly good articulation out of my independent suspension. You'd need both front...
Forum: General Forum 15th January 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,132
Posted By Red XS
2000 onwards Pajeros have front and rear...

2000 onwards Pajeros have front and rear independent suspension. Like a Forester, when you fit a lift they have too much axle clearance to be considered a real 4wd. They are more of a high clearance...
Forum: Engine Swaps 10th January 2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Red XS
That's good to know, sounds like all manual SG's...

That's good to know, sounds like all manual SG's are fairly safe then. I will have a look at the low km sg one for sale soon, hopefully everything looks the same.
Forum: Engine Swaps 10th January 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Red XS
Very useful Duncanm, Thanks! Mine is...

Very useful Duncanm, Thanks!

Mine is definitely missing VVL
https://i.imgur.com/Jj5J2PNl.jpg

This is with VVL...
Forum: Engine Swaps 9th January 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Red XS
I could get the SH motor cheaper and I trust it...

I could get the SH motor cheaper and I trust it more as I know the seller through mates. There is a SG one with 73,500Km on it that might be a better option.
Forum: Members Journals 9th January 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,323
Posted By Red XS
Weight that far behind the rear wheels adds a...

Weight that far behind the rear wheels adds a leverage effect. 70-80Kg on/behind the bumper is going to be equivalent to excess of 100Kg over the rear wheel. I know a guy with an SG who has a rear...
Forum: Engine Swaps 9th January 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Red XS
I know they can turn into a headache. My mate...

I know they can turn into a headache. My mate upgraded his Ford with a Tickford motor. Took him a very long time to get it running and changed basically everything on it. For example he wanted an...
Forum: Engine Swaps 9th January 2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Red XS
I would still put on new timing belt, water pump,...

I would still put on new timing belt, water pump, head gaskets and seals onto the new engine if I went that route. I am keeping my manual gearbox, just wasn't sure how an engine that had been paired...
Forum: Engine Swaps 9th January 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Red XS
Auto vs Manual EJ253

The EJ253 in my 2005 (MY06) SG manual Forester is due for some maintenance. For negligible extra cost I can get a 2010 EJ253 out of a SH automatic Forester with 190,000Km less. My current engine...
Forum: Under the Bonnet/Hood 8th January 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By Red XS
My SG is drinking coolant and seeping oil. I'm...

My SG is drinking coolant and seeping oil. I'm waiting on Alldrive MLS head gaskets to arrive which should fix the problem.
https://www.alldrivesubaroo.com.au/engine/subaru-head-gasket/

6 Star...
Forum: General Forum 27th December 2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,132
Posted By Red XS
This was my first time in mud, hence I didn't...

This was my first time in mud, hence I didn't know what to do and lost momentum. I didn't think I was going to get the vehicle moving again on its own but then TheInterceptor gave me a quick run...
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 23rd December 2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
140mm is with shafts pulled. Without pulling on...

140mm is with shafts pulled. Without pulling on shafts is only 130mm.
I guess it must all be in the different A arms, the suspension must follow a different arc down.

KYB advertise 3 different...
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 22nd December 2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Mines SG9. I thought SG9 is NA and SG5 is turbo. ...

Mines SG9. I thought SG9 is NA and SG5 is turbo.

Is it an early vs late SG thing or a turbo vs NA thing?

And the extra travel would mean some large angles on the CVs?

As for telling the...
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 21st December 2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Centre of lowest bolt to top of thread is 552mm,...

Centre of lowest bolt to top of thread is 552mm, or to first step is 514mm
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 21st December 2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Front ...

Front
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152464211@N04/shares/p32V3jhttps://i.imgur.com/9bePoX7l.jpg
Rear
https://www.flickr.com/photos/152464211@N04/shares/S4704Jhttps://i.imgur.com/sUihv4ul.jpg...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 20th December 2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,104
Posted By Red XS
Falcon drives down and up in this video, Outback...

Falcon drives down and up in this video, Outback with stock drive system doesn't have a chance at getting up. A better line could have got him past the first mound, but just put him in a more awkward...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 20th December 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,104
Posted By Red XS
Anyone who's been around the chewed up tracks...

Anyone who's been around the chewed up tracks with kitted out 4wds coming through would have seen first hand the difference a locker makes. Perth's Mundaring Powerlines is full of Land Trolls getting...
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 19th December 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Stock stroke that came out of my 2006 Forester...

Stock stroke that came out of my 2006 Forester was 140mm. I think your 190mm figure is after adding the 2" lift. The 210mm Hotbits max out the downward travel of my control arm.
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 19th December 2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Update, after fitting the Eibach springs I also...

Update, after fitting the Eibach springs I also lowered the rear diff 25mm. This gets more droop out of my 300mm stroke Hotbits with out loosing ground clearance as the front is still the lowest...
Forum: General Forum 19th December 2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,132
Posted By Red XS
There are cars out there that work better with...

There are cars out there that work better with traction control then with just centre and rear diffs locked.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OQ98Ol-72I
But Subaru's traction control isn't quite...
Forum: Tyres/Tires and Wheels 29th November 2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,174
Posted By Red XS
I imagine the RE002 would have a thicker sidewall...

I imagine the RE002 would have a thicker sidewall then most road tyres as it is a performance tyre designed for handling, not a passenger tyre designed for comfort.

When I chose my current HT...
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 6th November 2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Lengthy process. The boynes springs went in, they...

Lengthy process. The boynes springs went in, they gave full flex on ramps and drove nice on road. But the stiffer rates killed traction offroad. Despite being wider and wound down on the ends they...
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 2nd October 2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
At the moment I just stacked the hotbits supplied...

At the moment I just stacked the hotbits supplied upper spring perch on the unmodified top hat so am losing closer to 50mm.

I will modify the top hats at the same time I fit the next springs so...
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 2nd October 2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Yesterdays trip to Mundaring Powerlines....

Yesterdays trip to Mundaring Powerlines. Previously I did lift wheels right in the air through this section. The only other vehicle on the day which did this section as easily was an XJ Jeep....
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes 1st October 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,550
Posted By Red XS
Yeah I've got spring block all around and left...

Yeah I've got spring block all around and left rear is rubbing on the strut housing with the 250mm springs.

The Boynes springs I'm getting are 75mm ID wound down to 60mm ID on the end for...
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