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Unread 25th May 2018, 03:01 PM
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maybe but your forester have parts that no stock forester ever had in terms of that AWD system. so yours are very much changed . and when its compared to other subarus in real life you should not be considered as "forester" as others could be . it should be called like mega forester / ultra or something like that haha.
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At my last trip, the others gave it the nickname "aladdin" !

I like my Forester to be discreet so it looks very oem from outside...
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Apart from the bull bar and snorkel my car is pretty much the same. Looks about standard height, runs Subaru rims and road tyres. I have had people laugh at me for tackling something they obviously thought I had no chance of doing.
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so you should not say : this is how forester goes, yay . because its far from how normal forester go lol . can you tell like about how much your mods into drive train did cost and what was most expencive , and what is most affective in offroad.
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Now we are off topic...! We should move this discussion to the "what factors make off road..."
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I will keep it on topic (mostly)by saying the best modification I have done is the rear locker. Having the plated rear diff though also made a significant improvement but if you run just the plated rear diff it adversely affects the balance and handling of the car. It needs a front lsd as well to restore the balance.
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so is it true that real LSD kinda dont give much on offroading. no matter how good it will be . ? it could thou give some more traction like when both wheels still have grip to move forward. thats as much as i understand from all info i found about those.
about mine. first people said that i might have rear lsd, then i checked by turning wheels , but im not sure how good its still there , like is it used allready and dont lock much or on what level that LSD still works . how to tell that ?
and my model was mystery to me at first. that was my first subaru and first awd car. so guy that sold it just said : ohh it have some traction control that is allways on, so its no fun with that. i bought car in winter when was full of snow on streets. so when i tested car i drove on snow and i felt that traction control there taking control and such. but i didint knew what that means for that mode lat all. then i found out that i have early VDC model and even with rear LSD. but i dont feel that rear LSD i guess because traction control kicks in so fast. or maybe it works but i just dont know because i had nothing to compare that to. because later VDC cars with traction control just dont have rear lsd anymore as traction control does similar job for all wheels i guess.
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It depends where the border between a stock and a modified car is. My Forester is still a Forester because it still has a Subaru DNA with OEM modifications ( 1,59:1 low range, DCCD, EJ22, SVX axles, SG suspension links....) but I couldn't find long stroke suspensions so I had to find something else that for me is still in the Subaru philosophy.

A solid axle Subaru is no more a Subaru for me but the people who did this modification probably say it is ! Well, its everyones sensibility after all !
I could say the same thing. I run a Subaru dual range gearbox with Subaru gears from various models. Front diff is Subaru. Engine is Subaru. Rear diff housing and gears are Subaru, as is rear cross member, axles, hubs and brakes.
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I name that "stock oem mods" !
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I think its great that people modify their Subaru's to be mega off-road Subaru's. But i do enjoy seeing the symmetrical AWD system doing its thing.
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