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Unread 10th February 2019, 01:44 PM
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fun in deep snow. first seconds was going with VDC but that was no fun , later went much better without it
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Unread 10th February 2019, 06:24 PM
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It performed well in those conditions.
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Unread 11th February 2019, 01:31 AM
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It did with snow up to doors and not winter tires with full city psi in them.if you stop you cant move forward but if you back up you good again. Think that skid plate in front helped a lot to skid through snow not stuck on it so fast
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Unread 17th February 2019, 04:03 PM
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real offroad test with firester club in fields where trees and bushes where cut down. it was bad idea as one car got flat tire because of that, as you allways driving onto some cut small tree end that is hiden under snow and you dont know whats there. it was very warm so snow super wet and even ground in warm allready so car just sinks down.
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Unread 17th February 2019, 04:04 PM
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car was on belly most times in mud but with momentum and 1st gear pedal to metal was capable with other foresters and lifted old impreza.


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Unread 20th February 2019, 02:46 AM
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Winter camping making fire enjoying views


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Unread 20th February 2019, 07:05 AM
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Unread 21st February 2019, 02:08 PM
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couple moments from that forester club track day tha twe did there. it was 17 cars. 2 outbacks , 2 imprezas and rest foresters, and one skoda AWD which went home soon, it was just too low , that AWD system worked ok but it was just not enough clearance.
i got stuck one time, 2 times i pulled cars . was fun. shame not much caught on video. car was moving so slow because i was almost on belly or on exhaust , i got there jus tenough clearance, anything less and i would be stuck there too, was so deep still snow and mud under snow.
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Unread 21st February 2019, 08:49 PM
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It's good to see the VDC performing well. It's a much more cost-efficient solution than putting in a clutch-type LSD in the car, which is why newer cars, especially Subarus, use them in the current lineups. It's cheaper to replace the brakes than overhaul the LSD. Cheers.
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yh not as good as land rovers traction control or toyotas but not bad . at least for 2.5 engine i see problem with VDC that it lacks power when it cuts it . so with more more , like 3.0R or 3.6R it should go much better. just those newer outbacks dont go offroading so much they more used in city. on those hard tracks i was going VDC off most times in hard places where i needed momentum, and then on normal not so hard driving i was puting VDC back on.
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