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Unread 3rd January 2019, 04:23 PM
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Picked up my first Subaru. 2005 Forester 2.5X w/ 147k miles on it for $1200.



Lifted 1" using spacers, and got some bigger A/T tires (215/70/16)





And some wheels




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Unread 3rd January 2019, 05:39 PM
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G'day & Welcome aboard!

Yes, 5 posts and 30 days till your status switches to "Forum Member" then you can edit posts. In the meantime I can make corrections.

We have a test image thread here: https://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=5968

The img link you posted results in this when I tried it:

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Unread 4th January 2019, 12:46 PM
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(Consolidating my posts)

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Unread 4th January 2019, 01:20 PM
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Next up, skidplate:

Patented and peer-reviewed design, rally proven. Here is the official CAD drawing:



CNC plasma cutter in my manufacturing facility:





Precision TIG welded:



Bolts up to the subframe with four M8 bolts

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@1WD Foz ^^^^

Welcome to the forum iamsam. Seems like you got a steal on the deal with the Foz.

Neat mods too. What’s the intended use for your ride?

Cheers

Bennie

PS: what’s you philosophical debacle?
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Unread 4th January 2019, 01:32 PM
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Next up, something to help me run into things (and hold lights).

So I hacked together some sort of push bar at a buddy's shop.





With some HID spotlights mounted:



Added some more structure and painted:



Good to go



On a lake in Buffalo, MN (USA)



It gets pretty cold here in Minneapolis, so I had this decal made:

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Getting stuck in the mud in northern Wisconsin:




Doing a little snow removal

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Unread 4th January 2019, 01:37 PM
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@1WD Foz ^^^^

Welcome to the forum iamsam. Seems like you got a steal on the deal with the Foz.

Neat mods too. What’s the intended use for your ride?

Cheers

Bennie

PS: what’s you philosophical debacle?
Intended use is daily driver, but also capable off-roader for weekend fun.

I will post my philosophical debacle (rant?) in a separate post.
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I am just an amatuer of the not so gentle art of Bodge.

You Sir, are a Master.

edit: Don't read the dictionary version of Bodge. It's wrong. A good Bodge will last forever.
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Thats cheap car for that power you got a lot fun.
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