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Old 24th November 2015, 09:26 PM
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Brought the car a little upgrade in the weekend, ARB Compressor.
Didn't have to worry about dropping tire pressures in the weekend cause we could just air up again. 18psi was a still a little to high for the rougher bits, so will keep going a bit lower until it feels to mushy to drive properly.
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Old 24th November 2015, 09:31 PM
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I recently put a set of Bridgestone 697`s on and reckon they are ok. Not noisy and good, with reduced pressures, on sand. Having said that not much mud in SA this time of year but they have an impressive looking tread.
I've been having a look at tires, and have narrowed it down to these Bridgestones or the general grabbers AT, will use up the remainder of what we have first though.
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Old 1st December 2015, 03:33 AM
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Looks alright with 31s

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Too bigger tyre will have a big impact on gearing if it is a manual
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Nice looking fridge you've got there Ozzycouch!

Ahh yes, the search for the right offroad tyre for a Forester is a real struggle. We settled on Michelin Latitude Cross as I wanted a good balance between on and off road as the Forester is my wife's daily. I can confirm that they go well on dirt roads with small, sharp rocks. We took her on one such road last weekend. We didn't alter the tyre pressure as we don't have a compressor yet, so that made the risk of scoring even higher. After inspecting the tyres when we got off this abrasive track I can confirm the Latitude Cross' resilience, not a mark on them, though they do collect small stones in the tread. Yet to try them in mud, but I don't expect the performance to be spectacular, as is the case with any but a true mud tyre. Check out the Latitude Cross as another alternative and don't be put off by the curious tread pattern, it's based on Michelin's acclaimed WRC tyre

Another popular tyre which was on my short list and is favoured by many on this forum is the Yokohama Geolandar G012. It's much nobblier than the Cross.
I still don't know of any true mud tyres that will fit any standard Forester though
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Old 3rd December 2015, 08:13 AM
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Too bigger tyre will have a big impact on gearing if it is a manual
Not to worry, Only for laughs

Thanks Toothpic, will have a look at those as well, trying to find a nice open tread.

In the mean time, some pics from two weekends ago.








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Old 14th December 2015, 09:21 PM
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Did the valve cover seals on the weekend in the rain lol
Found the plugs a bit full of oil, the car runs better but still has a bit of a miss a low rpm





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Old 14th December 2015, 09:30 PM
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Ugly ... f'ugly ...

Try running the correct NGK plugs in it too.

I have never found Bosch plugs to be very good in any of our Japanese engines in which I have used them (very few; very few times ... ).

NGK plugs seem to be made for Subie engines, and the engines seem to love them ... .
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Old 15th December 2015, 09:58 PM
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Yeah, brought some of the fancy NGK iridium sparks for so shouldn't have to pull thing down for a while.
Found it interesting how many times the low rpm miss has come up doing a quick search through the net. May have to take it down to a dealership and get them to see what the computer has to say about the current sensors on the car.
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Old 27th December 2015, 06:28 AM
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Went and threw a secondhand power steer pump on it to stop the screaming of the old one but it's come with knocking steering at idle.
It's been slowly getting better so will through a new belt on before taking it back.

Meanwhile we have still been getting out and about with the family

Out behind ObiObi - still in camouflage primer




Mapleton State Forest


And sneaking out with the other Japanese 4x4
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