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#26 WoodsWagon

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:28 PM

You don't want a 12k winch. The front of the subaru will not hold up to 12k of pull on it. My wagon has a 9k winch on the front, and I was pulling a extended cab k2500 loaded with dog kennels back up onto the trail. I had to put the wagon in FWD, spin the front wheels to sink the nose down into the snow, and then start winching. The truck was buried up to the doors in dense snow, so it was putting up a lot of resistance. I could watch my winch bumper pull forward from the hood 1/2" and then come back as the truck started to move, and then pull out again as the truck bogged down. My winch bumper is 3x2" 1/4" wall box tubing, solidly anchored into the stock bumper mounting points, the lower radiator support, and then has the skidplate subframe going down to the lower crossmember. My 9k winch was stressing the body to the point I was nearly ripping the bumper off, plus the front suspension was taking a lot of stress holding the car back. With a 12k, you will rip the nose off of the car no problem.

Plus, my 9k weighs a lot already, and it affects the handling and ground clearance of the car noticeably.

I'd recommend a 5 or 6k with a snatch block if necesary.

Oh, and build a snorkel. I killed my first motor in a pond. Water gets deep quick, and if you can't keep the motor going to get out the other side, it would suck to watch $3k of audio equipment go under.

#27 True2Blue

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:42 AM

You asked for comments, good or bad. Learn to take some criticism.
And I dont know what you would do at a campsite, I've never wheeled or camped with you. And I never said you were a indecent or unkind person.
I also said "if" you were blasting your music. You need to quit thinking everyone is out to haze you.


there's criticism and then there's sarcasm with a touch of commonsense.

ill lighten up though. cant get mad at me for not (in my mind) taking ego blows from ppl.

my thread says whats to come and ppl obviously dont even read it cause they keep telling me what i should do and i already said at the beginning i was gonna do that. redundancy is bliss i guess. ill lighten up:)

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

You don't want a 12k winch. The front of the subaru will not hold up to 12k of pull on it. My wagon has a 9k winch on the front, and I was pulling a extended cab k2500 loaded with dog kennels back up onto the trail. I had to put the wagon in FWD, spin the front wheels to sink the nose down into the snow, and then start winching. The truck was buried up to the doors in dense snow, so it was putting up a lot of resistance. I could watch my winch bumper pull forward from the hood 1/2" and then come back as the truck started to move, and then pull out again as the truck bogged down. My winch bumper is 3x2" 1/4" wall box tubing, solidly anchored into the stock bumper mounting points, the lower radiator support, and then has the skidplate subframe going down to the lower crossmember. My 9k winch was stressing the body to the point I was nearly ripping the bumper off, plus the front suspension was taking a lot of stress holding the car back. With a 12k, you will rip the nose off of the car no problem.

Plus, my 9k weighs a lot already, and it affects the handling and ground clearance of the car noticeably.

I'd recommend a 5 or 6k with a snatch block if necesary.

Oh, and build a snorkel. I killed my first motor in a pond. Water gets deep quick, and if you can't keep the motor going to get out the other side, it would suck to watch $3k of audio equipment go under.


oh man i know.. i saw it and i was like "$300 thats a deal!" but we will see what happens. ill prolly go with a 6k.

at the end i bet it felt good to pull that guy out:lol:

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:35 AM

Stereos don't really cut it here in the O/R forum as far as "MODS" go. Show us the mods that will make your car a better wheeler out in the woods.

18 pics of stereo equipment, alarm system and your radar detector are almost enough to move this thread to OT. :eek:

Don't sweat Rob. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Google Gulliver's Travels and Glum. Then you'll know what Rob's like. :lol:

Want my advice about a winch for your Subie? Get a couple of 8k come-a-longs from Harbor Freight. Keep them behind the seat, they'll get you out of whatever you can get yourself into. Trust me, I know.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:07 PM

i didn't post it here in the o/r area it was moved here..... and Ive met both you and rob i met you in seattle when we both went to look at the same 79 brat and i met rob in enumclaw (bought the diff.). i like rob hes a nice guy. the bumpers haven't come yet so my "mods" arnt looking so hot to the older guys. soon tho.. soon i STILL have the welded diff i bought from rob a few years back as well.

again the winch is more for pulling people out of ditches when it snows. (im that guy that goes around helping stranded people so they don't have to pay a tow bill) but ill keep posting my pics and progress and hopefully get some good reviews:grin:


Stereos don't really cut it here in the O/R forum as far as "MODS" go. Show us the mods that will make your car a better wheeler out in the woods.

18 pics of stereo equipment, alarm system and your radar detector are almost enough to move this thread to OT. :eek:

Don't sweat Rob. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Google Gulliver's Travels and Glum. Then you'll know what Rob's like. :lol:

Want my advice about a winch for your Subie? Get a couple of 8k come-a-longs from Harbor Freight. Keep them behind the seat, they'll get you out of whatever you can get yourself into. Trust me, I know.


Edited by True2Blue, 12 April 2010 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:32 PM

I moved it here because all the work being done is on his offroad rig. I thought this was thread was headed towards offroad mods.
It seems to have some of both so far (Offroad/stereo).
If one of the other mods wants to move, its no biggie to me.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:20 PM

wired most of it up today..

under my hood
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yep sjr lift
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put the yellow top in
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ran the power wire
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plugged a water seeping hole with caulking
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power wire through with no drilling
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half way done
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the new rear speakers. little door trimming needed
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My Subs in the new box wired up and complete
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still gotta wire up my door speakers.. my fronts didnt fit so i ordered some 4" boss audio 250watt 3 ways. tomorrow ill hook up the 6.5 rear speakers and tweeters

pics to follow:banana:

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:41 PM

had to trim and shape the rear door speaker holes to fit the terminals..
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New interior LED lights (underglow kit)
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Control box and remote
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Engine start button.. (i disabled the key start.. the key does power everything up like usual.)
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more to come:rolleyes:

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:14 PM

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Edited by True2Blue, 14 April 2010 - 12:06 AM.


#35 RAugur33

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:23 AM

I think you have a good chance of winning in the "Best Subaru Jukebox" category at WCSS12.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:32 AM

I think you have a good chance of winning in the "Best Subaru Jukebox" category at WCSS12.


i hope that a compliment:confused:

thanks!! i love my Subaru... its not done yet tho

#37 eulogious

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:21 AM

I like how you ran the power wire, good stuff! I think I will copy you when I get around to installing my stereo someday. Looks good, keep it up man!

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:37 AM

if you need help or ideas or someone to kick it with while you work hit me up. mainly cause your close to shelton (i like people to chat with and more than often ask "hey, can you hand me that?"):lol:


thanks.. ur one of few that likes half of the work.:banana:

more to come

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:56 AM

The one thing that I have learned is, to each their own, and who cares what others think! People might question me on why I like my auto trans and tell me to swap it out, but I like my auto 4EAT, and screw what you all think :lol: One of the biggest reason I love my subie is because I can make it my own. They are easy to work on and take apart, so they are also easy to customize. I have added a whole bunch of options to my car and I love it!

I might not spend that much money myself, but I also have a lot of other projects and a wife :lol: But either way it looks good and it looks like you know what you are doing when it comes to installing things like that. I bet those lights seriously brighten up the inside like day! Keep it up dude!

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:21 AM

oh i know.. i have a baby on the way and a gf of 5 years now.... i rent a house.. it adds up, the girlfriends VW jetta costs alot (POS!! i told her to get a wrx) also some hefty court fines im payin off (got called to court while in Baghdad and couldn't show so i got issued warrant's in two counties, im good now tho).

im just gettin it in while i can. i sold my truck and i told her its MY truck so its MY play money:lol::lol:

anyways...

stay tuned for updates

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:36 AM

i hope that a compliment:confused:

thanks!! i love my Subaru... its not done yet tho


In a good way; with humor.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:14 PM

might be a type of repost but heres some more goodies for my ru

gotta have water:grin:
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spare tire cable lock
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cool ratchet style 500lb test tie down i got from iraq
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the subaru very own and first set of screw drivers:)
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3 person tent for adventures
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lifetime supply of MRE's not the best but they get the job done (adventure food, once the store bought stuff runs out)
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temporary real designer Coach "shifter boot".
im making a good setup, the stock one kicks me outta gear all the time
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i have REAL Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana fabric too :)

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:01 AM

I figured it out, your accessorizing :lol: (not modifying) a previously modified Subaru! I was gonna say something earlier but held myself back. Once I saw gucci and the mention of d&g I couldn't help myself.:grin:

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:44 PM

Yea alot of it is.. But the stereo is changing it from its stock condition.
So i call that a mod. The horn is aftermarket. Has a sjr lift. 6 lug swap. Bupers are being made. Its on 29" tires. Theres so much more to come. Im just adding the little things that count right now till the big mods come in :)

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:40 PM

My buddy hooked me up with brand new Subaru floor mats paid $0:banana::banana:
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my bumpers are coming soon

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:08 PM

some cleaning and painting..:rolleyes:

Before (maf and intake)
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Cleaned it good
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But it still looked like this... i wouldn't have it
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Soo begins the painting
for the MAF and airbox
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and for the intake (different paint.. rubberized)
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i will be re-conditioning the hoses and replacing or repainting all rusty/bent/dented/old/dirty beyond cleaning parts ASAP!

Got this as well
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:32 AM

BUMPERS coming Wednesday

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:35 AM

pretty cool dude nice to see you care bout your car

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:38 AM

pretty cool dude nice to see you care bout your car


yea that wasn't the story before.. im keeping this one nice:grin:

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:45 AM

we all learn from our mistakes




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