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Unread 25th September 2018, 08:45 AM
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Found it on the net - just an old Impreza with a bit of a lift. I'm disappointed. I was hoping it might be a tougher Foz.
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Unread 25th September 2018, 09:12 AM
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It is. It's this one https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/use...bb4dd1af26349d. This is a 4EAT though but most imports come with a manual gearbox.

Even though it's classified as MA, the bull bar and the rear tailgate are from factory so they do not have problems with compliance and WoFs.
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Unread 25th September 2018, 08:40 PM
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It is. It's this one https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/use...bb4dd1af26349d. This is a 4EAT though but most imports come with a manual gearbox.

Even though it's classified as MA, the bull bar and the rear tailgate are from factory so they do not have problems with compliance and WoFs.
It's a pity they didn't make the same version in a Foz. Will the front and rear bars adapt to a Forester? If you could get a dead one and use it for parts that would be interesting. Does it have under body armour?
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Unread 25th September 2018, 09:10 PM
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The JDM have the more aggressive SportShift 4EAT, where it holds the gear even down to 1400rpm, while the NZDM ones have soupier shifting and gate shift.
The sports shift would be the much better VTD auto, while the NZDM is the same as most AUDM with the MPT auto

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The JDM SG Cross Sports, which may be the reason why JDM SGs are classed as MA due to their lower factory stance, even have the factory liquid resistant bucket seats.
Never heard of a Cross Sports. So many cool JDM stuff we don't get

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What is the gravel express wrx? Sounds interesting.
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Found it on the net - just an old Impreza with a bit of a lift. I'm disappointed. I was hoping it might be a tougher Foz.
Dude...it's the holy grail of Subaru JDM! Lol. It's the only Subaru ever made with a factory rear spare tyre carrier. For anyone running larger tyres, we either stick the spare on the roof or on an aftermarket tyre carrier which is heavy & not designed for our Subies so they don't fit very well. Or you make your own (some people have done a nice job, others hurt my eyes lol). Or you can pay mega $$$ to have one made.

The Gravel Express tyre carrier is beautifully made, has a very nice locking mechanism & tucks in behind the tailgate perfectly.

The Gravel Express is also the only Subaru with a factory bullbar. I'm sure it also has a few other cool JDM bits like electronically folding mirrors, heated seats (this is from the 90s remember), perhaps heated mirrors, maybe performance upgrades.
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Unread 25th September 2018, 09:12 PM
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If anyone in New Zealand was able to find a Gravel Express rear tyre carrier on one being wrecked, I would be so grateful if you could ship it over to me. I would be happy to pay any costs involved plus something for your effort...
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Reverse engineering or for personal use?
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Unread 25th September 2018, 09:46 PM
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Sure, @NachaLuva, I will keep an eye. I will also check the local forum. That's where I got the Gravel Express sump guard from. Cheers.
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Many thanks @ABFoz

@Ben Up North for personal use. I already have a towbar mounted carrier to reverse engineer
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Unread 26th September 2018, 09:58 PM
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No worries, @NachaLuva.
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