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Unread 25th November 2018, 06:50 PM
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Default Hello from Great White North (Canada)

Just got a smoking good deal on a low km 2018 Forester Limited.

We live in the centre of the province of British Columbia.

My wife and I enjoy backcountry touring so we were looking for a vehicle that could get us home when our need to explore exceeded normal vehicle capabilities.

We also have a Ford F350 diesel with slide-in camper and cargo trailer for more hard core expeditions. The cargo trailer hauls our 2 ATVs.

Modifications so far include: Nokian Hakkapellita 9 studded tyres (225/55R18),
engine block heater, and battery blanket. (I believe that these are NOT common aftermarket accessories in Oz.)

On order are a 2" lift, bull bar and auxiliary lighting. Sump guard and some sort of under plating are being researched.


Other than daily driving and road trips, I am planning an aurora borealis run next year at Christmas/New Years following (as much as possible) the route of the Alcan 5000 rally route (at least as far as Whitehorse, Yukon). The panoramic sunroof may come in handy.

So I'll continue to read through the forum and learn as much as possible.

Thanks,
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Unread 25th November 2018, 08:46 PM
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Welcome to this hot forum from a cold country !
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Unread 25th November 2018, 10:43 PM
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Certainly very little need for engine pre-heating down here; although we can go down to minus teens Celsius at times.

G'day & Welcome from the Great Dry South ;-)
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Unread 25th November 2018, 10:44 PM
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Hi Cuz!
(I strongly believe that Australia and Canada are related)
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Unread 25th November 2018, 11:11 PM
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Thanks for the welcome!

Kinda like cousins; same face on the money.
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Unread 26th November 2018, 06:29 PM
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welcome. we could go to -20 -30 celcious at times . didint had any problems last winter to start car at -20 in early morning. if oil is not too thick though. mine was fine.
all right mods are in your list there. not too much just enough i think. good luck. subaru likes snow very much. My favorite time of year with subaru, and i even changed proper winter tires to AT. no problems yet.
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Unread 27th November 2018, 11:31 PM
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Most people have engine block heaters installed here: some people use them all winter but that is probably a waste of electricity. I only plug in under -25C. The Subaru also has an indoor garage for overnight storage.

I've never had a heated battery blanket before. The dealership offered it at a very reasonable price so I figured "why not".

Winter tires are mandatory on mountain pass highways here. They go on the vehicle in November and come off in March. Most people don't bother with studs but I like them. The studs are noisy but they "sing" to the driver and one can soon recognize different cold-weather pavement conditions by the sound they are making.
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Hi Odin, from a neighbors to your left and above in Kodiak, Alaska


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Thanks for the welcome!

Kinda like cousins; same face on the money.

Same happy and polite people too.
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