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Rolled my Outback


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#1 Subaru_dude

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:29 PM

Taking a left onto another road in the rain and slid off an embankment. I was going too fast and the road was recently asphalted. It was similar to driving in unusually slick slush. I was in an all-out drift when I hit the curb. Right rear tire hit the curb first and threw my front end over the enbankment, and over I went landing on the passenger side roof. I'm very grateful I was unhurt and able to walk away. No insurance though... poo.

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#2 davebugs

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:31 PM

Sucks.

Atleast you're o.k.

I just had to eat an 8k car this year and still physically recovering.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:50 PM

Cut the roof off... make a roadster/pickup out of it.

Glad you were ok. A passenger might not have been!

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:50 PM

Man... it sucks big time.

It's interesting to see how the B and C pillars bent way far from the top of the windows. It looks like the structure behaved quite well...

Note to self: remember to buy winter tires

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

Man... it sucks big time.

It's interesting to see how the B and C pillars bent way far from the top of the windows. It looks like the structure behaved quite well...

Note to self: remember to buy winter tires


I think the structure could have done better :rolleyes:. Really wish I had the money for a brand new Forester 5spd, but I'm eyeing a '94 Legacy 2wd (BOOOOOO) 5spd. Hopefully the mileage will be a tad better, IF I manage to get the money before it gets gone. I haven't seen over 30mpg in a couple years:o.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

That is unusual damage... I concur the sentiment to 'roadster' it!

Glad you're OK.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:44 PM

that'll buff right out.



(glad you're OK - that's what's important)

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:05 PM

Wow dude that's impressive. Looking at the pics it didn't just roll but you were going fast enough to flip it onto the right rear corner and punch it down.


At least she went in glory. :golfclap:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:25 AM

OUCH!
Yeah, it's good to hear that you're OK. You got really lucky it landed on the passenger side.

After seeing that, I think the wagon I saw in the junkyard with the full roll cage had the right idea... :brow: these older cars just don't have the roof support that newer cars have.

At least there are a few parts you can still use! :D

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:58 AM

Sucks about the car, but you get more years to complain about the bad fruit cake at Christmas!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:40 AM

awesome you're okay - was it hard to get out of the car, did you turn the engine off?

wow, that seems like a lot of damage.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

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Glad you were ok. A passenger might not have been!



Yeah, no kidding! Looking at the photos, it would have been a completely different story if you had had a passenger, or rolled it the other direction. :eek:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

So sad for the Outback, but the Most important thing is that You're Alright, Glad to read that you was able to Walk away, right after That.

You can see this event as an opportunity, Because that Outback could became a Beautiful Project car: Imagine it as a Pick up, or even as Donor car to do the "EJ Swap" over an Old School EA Subie...

There could be somehow 'endless' project posibilities, but the Good thing is that you're OK.

Kind Regards.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:41 AM

I think the structure could have done better :rolleyes:.


Come on... you are talking about a 20 year old design, and still the pillars managed to provide some space above the passenger's seat. I say this is a honorable discharge for your soob :D

Now... if you are parting it out put me in line for some of the goodies :)

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:06 AM

I'll put dibs on the front bumper and the fog lights if you are going to do a part out. It might even be a road trip for me to come and get them for a friend of mine.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:48 AM

20 year old design or not that looks like someone picked it up and dropped it from height, not just rolled it! That is scary.

Give the guy some time to mourn his loss before you start asking him to pick it apart for parts lol

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:10 AM

Hey, I'm glad that he walked away from the accident and is okay. I just know how the members are and I want to be able to add to his coffers and perhaps let him get some of his losses back.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:37 AM

I bet somebody could use that trailer hitch.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:54 AM

nice stunt move!
I'm impressed all around

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:14 PM

nice stunt move!
I'm impressed all around


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:39 PM

wow that's crazy..

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:49 PM

So sad for the Outback, but the Most important thing is that You're Alright, Glad to read that you was able to Walk away, right after That.

You can see this event as an opportunity, Because that Outback could became a Beautiful Project car: Imagine it as a Pick up, or even as Donor car to do the "EJ Swap" over an Old School EA Subie...

There could be somehow 'endless' project posibilities, but the Good thing is that you're OK.

Kind Regards.


Yea, most important part, is no one got hurt.

You may have the start of an off road vehicle. Cut off the top, add a roll bar or maybe two roll bars, add a lift kit, big tires, and go have fun.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

Im glad you walked away!

Bummer for the scoob, but that really looks like youre lucky to be unhurt! :clap:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

I was wondering when the vultures would come out :)

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:31 PM

I'll put dibs on the front bumper and the fog lights if you are going to do a part out. It might even be a road trip for me to come and get them for a friend of mine.


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