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Old 23rd April 2016, 08:00 PM
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Who has one of these fitted to their Forester? and how much ground clearance did you loose?

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Tossing up to buy from the US Primitive or this one
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Old 23rd April 2016, 10:17 PM
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I have. Better than nothing. You can do much better though. No idea about the US one.
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Old 23rd April 2016, 10:37 PM
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I have the Primitive plates. They are excellent for easy trails and whenever the goal is to keep loose stuff out. But a hard hit on stationary rock, like if descending a rocky hill? Fortuna better be your friend....

The other problem is that on many models all these plates limit the clearance right in front of the front wheels due to the exhaust. This is really annoying.

There are Subaru OEM skid plates in Europe. Apparently, there is an aluminum and a steel one and the latter is 200 USD +shipping, at best.
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Old 24th April 2016, 03:20 AM
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This is what happens with the Subaxtreme plate with a slow speed hit on a rock.



The solution is to get one custom made. One like this

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Old 24th April 2016, 05:13 AM
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I see this had been welded up before.
I was also looking at getting one.
How much did the custom one set you back?
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Old 24th April 2016, 05:38 AM
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Yes. Subaxtreme in Goulburn repaired it. Custom one was about $550 or so I think. It was 3 years ago.
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Old 24th April 2016, 06:03 AM
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Yeah was a little worried about the cast. There are just not any easier options available from looking around.
Not quite got the time to try and get one custom made from scratch.
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Old 24th April 2016, 07:14 AM
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David Wilson a member of the Subaru 4wd Club of Victoria makes bash plates out of 6 mm aluminium. I have one as do most Victorian club members as nearly everyone there with a Subaxtreme plate has broken it. I think David charges $330 for non members.
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I agree with havachat & Rally, the SubaXtreme cast one is brittle, good for the beach & light offroading but if you expect to go anywhere rocky they're not the best.

+1 for David's plate alloy sumpguard. I've made my own HD one but if I wasn't able to do that I would get his
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Nearly ready for my first trip up the beach through the dunes just south of Bundy

Got the Rokbloks from the US and sump guard from Subaxtreme

Picked up snatch strap, 2 shackles, gloves and bag from Gumtree for $50 on the weekend.

Have trax and shovel

and Kinchrome tyre pump

Going next week, will post some pictures
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