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Old 2nd June 2018, 09:11 PM
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Awesome photos!
What's the red covers on the Hotbits for?
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Old 3rd June 2018, 06:30 AM
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Protect the shafts/rods from dust and stones.

Jeremiah, your exhaust is still hanging very low...
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Old 3rd June 2018, 05:11 PM
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@jf1sf5 The exhaust is higher up then it was on the Silver foz! haha.

@NachaLuva Exactly what jf1sf5 said. Here's a good example (notice how dirty and grimy the shock body and covers are, but how clean the springs and rods are):

DSC00325 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

Here are some shots of the skid plate situation:

DSC09159 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

DSC09148 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

DSC09175 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

DSC09153 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

I finally got a winch too!

Armagedon Foz by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

I went for the Smittybilt XRC9500 this time around (previously used Superwinch ts9500) because the solenoid pack wiring was extremely well done, allowing it to placed wherever I wish with minimal effort (except the wires were too short to put it where I actually wanted to). The only issue that is worth worrying about is that the plug for the controller tends to fail for various reasons. Idk why they haven't changed it yet, but I don't care because I'll T off of those wires to hard wire a switch in the cab like I did with my old Superwinch and only use the controller as a backup.

Superwinch ts9500sr comparison: the Smittybilt had a way better synthetic line setup and protective sleeves on both ends of the line as well as a better eyelet on the hook end. I prefer that the superwinch hook is removable via a pin, but at the same time, the Smittybilt hook doesn't have a cotter pin to cut and pick your hand because let's face it, most people don't use the little hook strap.
The smitty built has a higher horsepower and higher gear ratio so it has a much faster line speed which I think is a great perk, though it might put more of a strain on your battery/Alt and might make it run hotter, therefore negating the time saved by a faster line speed (but that's just speculation!).
Lastly, the Superwinch has a limited 2year warranty, whereas the Smittybilt has a lifetime mechanical/3yr electric warranty.
I should not I did not bother with Warn because I'm not rich and a lot of reviews make them out to be inferior.

That wasn't a very well structured review, but you get the idea. Lastly, these shots get us up to date:

DSC09461-Pano by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

I lost my side skirt somewhere:

DSC09900 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

DSC00018 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

DSC09962 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

DSC09987 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr
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Old 3rd June 2018, 06:16 PM
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Beautiful pics ! The before last one looks like the Forester is floating in levitation !

I like your led headlamps, how did you adapt them to the oem's ?
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Old 3rd June 2018, 06:48 PM
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Yes, awesome photos
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Old 3rd June 2018, 06:49 PM
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damn thats amazing. thats one of the baddest forys i saw here in while. those wheels and front bumper just change all look of car. and if i understanding right most thing that makes it so capable are those shocks. they just change travel and all with that is it ?
and with those comes other mods that must be done for those shocks to fit and make proper aligment yes ?
again it looks so mean from front , better then most bad heavy 4wds that i saw. just wow.
and skidplates cover gearbox fully yes ? thats great. what ground clearance is left with those skid plates now ?
just hat large sticker on front window bothers me . i hate anything be on my window even smashed bugs.
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Old 5th June 2018, 03:05 AM
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Amazing
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