OFFROADSUBARUS.com

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.com > General Forums > New Member Introductions

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10th January 2018, 08:11 AM
Dock Dock is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Melbourne
Year: 2006
Model: Outback
Transmission: Auto
Posts: 8
Dock is on a distinguished road
Default Hello from Brunswick Victoria

Hey People

We have a 2014 fancy Forester (wife's) and a 2006 H6 OB Premium R. Had many Subi's over the years but mainly fast Libertys. Took a standard 2015 Foz out to the Blue Rag and down the King Spur track last summer with two FJ Toyotas (for security) and left them in my dust.

The OB is a new purchase and it's going to be my adventure car - dirt and some off-roading. Bash plate, Kido tune (done), 1" King springs and new struts (still thinking on the best way to lift it a little while keeping it nice on the road and conservative looking - any advice ?), lights, racks (done) full rubber mat set (done) and longer term black rally wheels and AT,s. With the tune these things go pretty well and the paddle shift is really responsive.

This is a really interesting forum you have - I look forward to learning and contributing.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10th January 2018, 04:30 PM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,221
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

G'day & Welcome Dock.

If you get a strut block lift from @NachaLuva you can maintain the ride with standard springs.
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th January 2018, 06:34 PM
NachaLuva's Avatar
NachaLuva NachaLuva is online now
Senior Member / Product Developer
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SE Melbourne
Posts: 5,412
NachaLuva is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Dock,

Blue Rag Range Track is a good one, couple of steep sections & awesome views! Your H6 would have loved it!!

Here's when we did it in May, freezing cold, all the vegetation had a thick layer of ice lol



Did your mate recently post about this on the Subarus Offroad Australia Facebook page?

Quote:
1" King springs and new struts (still thinking on the best way to lift it a little while keeping it nice on the road and conservative looking - any advice ?)
I donn't recommend raised springs on this model as it causes problems with the handling, is harsh & dramatically reduces articulation (already limited with the multilink rear suspension).

A 2" lift kit with camber & caster offsets & rear subframe spacer kit will keep your good Subaru handling & nice factory ride. Most people don't notice any change in handling after the lift. Feel free to PM me for details.

Here's a couple of customer's cars:


__________________
SUBIELIFTOZ, QUALITY LIFT KITS FOR SUBARUS
1" & 2" lift kits; custom lift kits; all models
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11th January 2018, 07:41 AM
Dock Dock is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Melbourne
Year: 2006
Model: Outback
Transmission: Auto
Posts: 8
Dock is on a distinguished road
Default

Great pics. Thanks for the info. I’ll be in touch
Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12th January 2018, 09:10 PM
Venom Venom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 635
Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the same car, which for me was the best offroad Suby with the least amount of mods. My recommendation for improving capability and keeping it all simple and reliable:

Nacha's 2" lift
Subaxtreme sheet (not cast) bashplate.
15" rims preferably, with a 215/75R15. You can read about the 15" audi pepperpots on here that are super light and strong.
Trans cooler kit that comes with the factory tow package if you don't already have it.
Cargo barrier.

And you're done

Airing down the tyres makes such a big difference to the cars ability off road, it cannot be overstated. You'll get the most out of airing down with the bigger sidewall if you drop to a 15" tyre.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12th January 2018, 09:32 PM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X MY05
Transmission: 5MT D/R
Posts: 411
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Venom View Post
15" rims preferably, with a 215/75R15. You can read about the 15" audi pepperpots on here that are super light and strong.
Some on gumtree at the moment ( http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread...newpost&t=7048 )
__________________
JackBeNimble JackBeSLO JackGoesWhereverYouCanGo!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12th January 2018, 09:33 PM
Venom Venom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 635
Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

No HD springs, they already have very limited travel. On a related side note: I think it's common for people take too much stuff and/or not place enough importance on the weight of their gear.

I'm gradually moving to pretty much all hiking equipment and a minimalist approach. Even with a 40ltr fridge (Maybe not minimalist, but so good), dual batteries and 20 litres of fuel and water my car is sagging only slightly. I can fit everything for a week out bush in my cargo area if I really want to. But.... I've fitted tie down points in all the footwells apart from the drivers for fuel, water etc for better weight distribution. It handles awesome fully loaded.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13th January 2018, 03:04 AM
scalman scalman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Lithuania
Year: 2001
Model: Outback '01, 2.5 NA , VDC
Transmission: 4eat
Posts: 530
scalman is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome. That h6 3.0R model has some power there. Dont lift it more then 2" and you will be golden.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 13th January 2018, 05:11 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,198
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Dock.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 13th January 2018, 06:27 AM
Dock Dock is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Melbourne
Year: 2006
Model: Outback
Transmission: Auto
Posts: 8
Dock is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks guys - appreciate the responses. I'm onto a subaextreme sump guard and am going to go for the 1" lift at this point. Cargo barrier is a good idea - just limits my ability to carry my mtb bike. You put it on the roof and the mpg goes through the roof.

I took it out in some sand and mud today,surprised at the ease it got through stuff. Had the compressor wth me but didn't need to air the tyres down.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 01:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.