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Unread 6th December 2017, 06:13 AM
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So couple years ago i bought myself my first subaru ever and after long time thinking took outback against forester. Didint had budget for newer one so went for some 2nd gen that i found

Top original, lower 2"" lift with BFG TA KO2 215/65 R16

It was 2001 subaru outback 2.5 4eat eith rear LSD and early VDC package. All weather with heated seats, windows, climate control.
It has rear self leveling shocks still ok condition so i left them just put 2" spacer on top. Not sure is it made car harder and less comfy but it can take load very well. But its not soft car to drive fast on bad roads
Then i cut front bumper and put steel skid plate just for engine. Diy it myself from steel sheet from scrapyard
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Unread 6th December 2017, 07:04 AM
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Have you got trailing arm spacers? Rear tyres look a little close to the guard in a couple of those pictures
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Unread 6th December 2017, 07:40 AM
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Have you got trailing arm spacers? Rear tyres look a little close to the guard in a couple of those pictures
.no i dont have and i know what you mean. You mean as those


I just put strut spacers. And without camber in front.
You think those rear shocks geting too much load on side maybe?
I mean wheels are just little more to front but they not even close to touch anything
Thats better angle

Yes i can see that they not in center. Is that making some problem to shocks? If so i would put spacers there too.
In flexing they pretty much stays in their places too


And i have rear sway bar disconnected if thats gives something to the picture
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Unread 6th December 2017, 07:57 AM
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Thing that i dont like is how much wheels went inside car because of lift.front mostly. Best seen in top right pic. Its good for muding as mud dont fly all over car but from some angles car looks kinda ugly. Nothing that wheel spacers couldnt fix i guess. Still im waiting for that as i like go into mud


My trunk with LPG and custom made subwoofer on side


Custom diy subwoofer box




My custom UEL headers skid plate and rear muffler Remus. Itsbjust little too long sticks out off bumper 8cm


My custom UEL headers.comparrison top left what you can buy, low right mine, others 2 made by others. I can see maybe my angles too hard. Could remake it someday


My most rusted places and what i did to that





Now i can lift car there . before i couldnt.

More in rear


Fender rust. Did same on both sides

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Unread 6th December 2017, 09:45 AM
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Anyone have sugestions or thoughts for me i would gladly listen . just wanna make car as capable as possibly, still carry original look nothing too much hardcore but more better on road and off .
As much as i can i like to do things diy and make something from something if possible.
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Unread 7th December 2017, 05:16 AM
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LTablet holder on cup holder. Its best idea as i can move it forward backward and then up down and to sides to makr any angle i would need. And its strong enough to hold 10' tablet






Osram night braker laser


Highest spot on Austria Alps


Led lighting in trunk. Its so bright its lights some area outside car even


Modifying plug tool so it turn full circle

Its not so bad to change spark plugs on those engines


New rear brake discs


UEL custom headers for some that subaru rumble


Thats how much i need lift rear so wheel comes loose with rear sway bar disconnected

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Unread 10th December 2017, 04:45 PM
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short lights vs high . shorts are Osram Night Braker Laser H7

in time will add some extra LED lights there for going in really dark places those alone are not enough. maybe light bar or two small led bars on sides.

reverse lights are not good, but its still better then my led bulbs that i payed 10 euros for one. that i put in front DRL so i left default bulbs there for now. thinking whats cheaper add more powerfull bulbs in same places or add some extra led lights there. those can be pretty cheap.


DRL with LED bulbs im pretty happy with . even they alone gives some light on sides which adds some more light with all lights used . and trunk LED light that lights even some outside space pretty good. but im thinking add another one maybe on door itself so when i open door that light would light up larger area around it too. those where pretty cheap 3 euro for 2 lights.
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cut the bumper process was simple and same time was cleaning rust and painted some antirust 3in1 paint on those places under bumper was good





so i cut it in that place for reason that bumper wont get in the way anymore. now that radiator frame part is lowest there. so it need to be covered , maybe even strenghtened with extra metal which i might still do later. not that im hitting anything that hard but you never know


so now i dont need to worry about fron bumper anymore. even if it would hit it its so small now that it wouldnt brake or crack or anything it would just bend some and thats it. front of car is now safe. going in to deep sand or some holes i dont need to worry that ohh something might happen to my front bumper. not anymore.
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Unread 13th December 2017, 12:09 PM
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some mudding in forest up hill and down. VDC On . tire presure about 2,15 bar / 31 psi on all . sometimes felt as VDC cuts power then search for grip then when founds grip gives me full power again. its interesting experience. and it just goes forward. didnt had problems there with VDC.
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At last some more snowing. For me snow its best time for subaru and driving it .if i see its snowing at day if its all day i will go outside city to try it late evening or evrn night. Its just something that any other car gives you in snow that subaru gives.

But i would like more snow for more fun. Shame that looks like its melting now allready .wet snow its not so fun and more dangerous.
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