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Unread 9th April 2019, 04:13 AM
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Yes. They won't give us the angles we need nor the low-range. They are very well-balanced vehicles though. You have a planted car on black top and that car can also play in the dirt. They have good mileage, safe, etc.

The most capable vehicle that I have driven is our old FJ40 with the 1KZ-TE transplant. It just goes anywhere but it does not ride well on black top. I like the feeling that with a Subaru, you are still driving a car and you can still attack corners somehow.

I like the console gaming effects that you placed in the last part of the video. I still think that the videos you do are much better than most Youtube automotive journalists. Cheers.
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Unread 9th April 2019, 08:26 PM
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@Dirt Trek, another good video. Pretty tough comparison, bog stock Trek vs lifted truck on muddies, but you showed just how good Subies are.

One note, maybe pay more attention to the lines. Comparisons between cars using different drivers are always flawed. In the first obstacle the Tacoma takes a very wide line, opening up the obstacle & making it much easier. You took a very tight line on the inside, making it about as difficult as possible

This is something I always pay close attention to when comparisons are shown. There is a great example from one of the members here who did a comparison between his highly modified SG Forester & a stock SH Forester. The SH was obviously driven to fail. I'm not saying you did that, in fact the opposite, but it shows the way the vehicle is driven is just as important, if not more so, than the vehicle itself
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Yes. They won't give us the angles we need nor the low-range. They are very well-balanced vehicles though. You have a planted car on black top and that car can also play in the dirt. They have good mileage, safe, etc.

The most capable vehicle that I have driven is our old FJ40 with the 1KZ-TE transplant. It just goes anywhere but it does not ride well on black top. I like the feeling that with a Subaru, you are still driving a car and you can still attack corners somehow.

I like the console gaming effects that you placed in the last part of the video. I still think that the videos you do are much better than most Youtube automotive journalists. Cheers.
Thanks! Glad to hear! Was kinda skeptical about the video game portion but really wanted to try it. It did push my upload timeline back a bit though.
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@Dirt Trek, another good video. Pretty tough comparison, bog stock Trek vs lifted truck on muddies, but you showed just how good Subies are.

One note, maybe pay more attention to the lines. Comparisons between cars using different drivers are always flawed. In the first obstacle the Tacoma takes a very wide line, opening up the obstacle & making it much easier. You took a very tight line on the inside, making it about as difficult as possible

This is something I always pay close attention to when comparisons are shown. There is a great example from one of the members here who did a comparison between his highly modified SG Forester & a stock SH Forester. The SH was obviously driven to fail. I'm not saying you did that, in fact the opposite, but it shows the way the vehicle is driven is just as important, if not more so, than the vehicle itself
Thank you! Ya still learning how to drive the car and set up challenges that are "fair". Have a snow vid I'll be working on after I upload stage 3 and I had TC on for the first part. Tried to make it up a small hill and completely failed plus the car felt very spastic with the TC kicking on while driving, I eventually shut it off and the car floated like a dream. Even up hills. You made some very good points though and it's something me and Jayson have been discussing, probably going to even swap drivers and compare them on and off road. Once the next two vids are done we are going to review the car, using personal experience and a lot of the info that I gathered here, and really take a look at it's function, and then we'll start discussing upgrades and how to do them right. Any other tips or things we can work on, let me know.
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https://youtu.be/_yMjdhNDbeg

Stage 3, next video will be in the snow with some carnage to the Subaru.
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Nice. It would be nice to get another test with all your mods on.

That bumper cover return feature, by the way, is very handy. Cheers.
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Took longer than I wanted but snow video is finally up.
https://youtu.be/uyqx7icH5aw

Next one will be cutting down the bumpers for clearance.
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Lift! Tyres! (tires?)
Love it.
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Lift! Tyres! (tires?)
Love it.
Ya we say tires over here lol. Those are 235/75/15 aaaaand an inch and a half lift. Wanted the 2 inch lift but can't afford it right now but definatly could use it, tires are rubbing during hard braking while turning or when taking obstacles. I've cut out pretty much all I can so I think an extra inch should help with keeping the tires from eating my car from the inside.
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@dirt_trek: time to get torq master.

there is some ecu/FREESSM tuning for low-range and 50-50 torque. I'm interested in finding out more about it.

Always Traction Control off while off-road subie. newer one always has its VDC plus the newer ATV(Active Torque Vectoring)
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