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Unread 18th August 2018, 07:15 PM
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I think my adapter will be too thick for shackle ar least for 4.7t one as it has gap just about 3.2cm and my tube is 4cm. So in wont fit at end. Will redo it or just make new from aluminum, will see how much that would cost.
I must make custom because all those that sell is 2" which is 5cm and mine tube is 4cm so i must make my own anyways.
Now i looked at shackles that ppl uses on foresters here are 2 options 3.25t with 27 gap and 18.6 pin or 4.75t with 32 gap and 22 pin.
Of course that 4.7t would be better.
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Unread 20th August 2018, 03:08 PM
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some more black plastidip in rear bumper and angles


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Unread 2nd September 2018, 01:15 PM
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Cleaned car inside and outside polished outside and cleaned leather seats
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Unread 6th September 2018, 02:36 PM
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what i bought vs what i got today



i didnt changed color though it looks diff because lighting / filters , etc.. in real life its different color then both those haha.
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Unread 6th September 2018, 03:15 PM
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I like the first picture better but thats just me, I prefer the stock looking cars in general (but with lots of mods inside !)
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Unread 6th September 2018, 04:35 PM
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ohh i liked look of stock as well. but i bought subaru for that "subaru AWD" part of it .so i made it practical as well. and inside its pretty much stock as it was made. i still can say : this is how outback can drive places it can drive and take me. it dont need mods lockers or other parts to help it do that. and thats great for me. it just works. i wont lift it more or do more with it. now i can recover myself from bad situations even if im alone and i can just have fun and drive to places. that was my goal with this car.

bought couple 3.25t omega shackles and kinetic rope will be next thing . some 25mm 12m long i think. then will ask locals forester guys to help me test that
still need do some welding to cover some rust holes some places where water mud salt snow could go inside and just damage car more.
still dont have rear recovery points though. thinking of making 2 recovery points on sides as i thought i can or maybe one like trailer hitch thing as most using . not sure it rear is strong enough to hold on when someone would pull me off with rope so must see what i can do there to make it as strong and i can. with that strong places that are left in rear. i can lift car no problem now but pulling by same place can be different story i think. metal tube can bend or even brake if its just holds on 2 bolts and its long tube too. so still got some thinking there or just try something test it then try something else.

as car is in 1 picture it wouldnt go where i go with it now . simple as that. its not forester but i made it similar or better to foresters now .

will all that i still have some questions in my head . like can my car be pulled by that ?

just i would put there something like that

meaning if i make something there as recovery point with hole that i could attach shackle there , can i be pulled just by that tube is it strong enough point or not. i think it can be too long sticking out so if i would be pulled to side it would bend to side, simple as that its just tube and it can bend. so can make it stronger then as put there second tube on top of that to make it like double thick tube and i think if i could weld there tube between them as some trailer hitch they both would make stronger point there do they not ?
im sure i can pull car just as pulling on road by that but pulling car from mud or sand with other car its different story , though all local foresters here just using trailer hitch for all recoveries from rear and they never failed. so now im thinking ok that trailer hitch is just bolted to sides and nothing more. similar to what i could make in rear too.

so what idea of making tube stronger is ok i have just tube ..its maybe not strong enough , but if i put smaller tube inside that and maybe another one inside that one and i weld them together on both ends now i have 3x stronger tube maybe even more.
so my idea was this


and i already made kinda that thing with my kinda home made shackle that is in that picture.
my concern is my tube is not 50mm as they make those d ring shackle adapters as standard. my tube is 35mm . and in it i need to have shackle adapter that should have 18.6mm hole for that shackle pin. now im thinking what weakest point in all that is gonna be .
so as they selling those d ring shackle adapters they are nice and strong but all that strenght then goes to that little pin that locks that adapter to hitch andn there is just normal tube standard thickness,

so all this strong thing just holds on that

i must think on that some more...

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Unread 11th September 2018, 03:01 PM
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last shackle adapter was not right size for shackle so i made new one. today one , will do another one same . my tube on car inside is 40x40 but shackle is just 27mm wide on that point where you need to mount it so i bought 25x40 tube. so that 25mm fits shackle, but its too high same size as my tube on car and it need to go inside it , so i made it smaller to fit that and wider to sides , same time sides become double thickness, much stronger



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Unread 11th September 2018, 07:23 PM
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That's a very good mod.
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Unread 12th September 2018, 12:38 AM
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Dont you think that tube thats coming from car is like not strong enough to work properly as recoverg point? Im thinking of that a lot now. Lile should i put extra metal on it make it stronger. I mean its long tube coming from car that can bend if i would tow something to sides dont you think? I see now that as week point . guess i should connect them with tube between them to make it like trailer hitch .

I think to tow something in straight line maybe those separate tubes are fine but if do some car recovery i need that tube between them and from that i could make trailer hitch as well.
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