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#1 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

I picked up a '98 foz S model , 2.5l, 4eat, lsd.

The plan is to lift it , mud terrains, cargo basket, lights ,Primitive skid plates, Primitive offroad bumper w/ winch.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Did it come from the factory with the LSD? I was wondering about mine. I have the same thing only green.
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Just in case you don't know, you have to put the newer 03-08 style rear struts in to be able to clear a bigger tire.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:20 AM

Not a bad looking Foz!

I want your wheels... when I do the 5 lug swap on NED Imma put those one with 205/50/16s :banana:

Edit: Also, Fozester on here has a Primitive Racing skidplate he may sell, hes in Sherwood if youre in the Newberg Im thinking of.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

If you pull the drain plugs out and shine a light in the bottom one, you should be able to see through the top one if it's open or LSD.

I'm tempted to start looking for a fozzy over a wagon for a new DD. The more I see awesome fozzies, the more they're growing on me.

#5 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

The first mod...
I installed the cb ...

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#6 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:08 AM

[quote name='987687']If you pull the drain plugs out and shine a light in the bottom one, you should be able to see through the top one if it's open or LSD.

The S model comes with an LSD factory..FYI

#7 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:14 AM

a family photo...:lol:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

The S model comes with an LSD factory..FYI


Thanks for that info! Great to know.

I look forward to see what you do with yours.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

That CB mounting turned out slick. :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

Sweet. CB fits perfect.

What's the big ol' clock deal? Every fozzie I've seen has a cubby with a lid there (which I very much like). I that some crazy reincarnation of the trip computer from the digi-dash 80's?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

When he brought it over I saw it was a compass/temp/barometer combo. Proly has other info it shows too.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:13 AM

Yeah it's like navigation haha

#13 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

I retrofitted my primitive front skid plate from my outback to fit the foz..:D

It's only a temporary so I can save for the lift.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

I want to put my rally armor skid plate on mine, but I doubt it will clear the aftermarket header without modification.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

I noticed a bad vibration and seemed the timing was off..The front crank seal was leaking so it was time to check it out.

First off the crank pulley bolt wasn't even tight ..! The damper was damaged FUBAR..
The woodruff key was rolled over..!
I had an extra dampner on hand and the crank, gear were ok..
It had throw the timing off about a tooth w/ missfire codes on cyl. #1, #2..

Alot of miss information out there on crank pulley bolt torque. Subaru recommends 130ft lbs.

The good news is I saved it and runs perfect now...:D

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

Nice find G!!!

I second what was already mentioned, doing the 2nd gen foz strut lift for tire clearance, just that plus 4EAT would make a sick commuter/DD ;) :banana:

Seems like everyone's getting a foz these days!

Personally, I've been way in to Foresters for a while, but now running 2 car seats, that foz back seat (comparing to our 03 OBS') just doesn't have the space I now need :-\

Anyhoo, nice looking addition to the lineup, which one does the wife get? :lol:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Anyhoo, nice looking addition to the lineup, which one does the wife get? :lol:[/QUOTE]

She has a 07 mazda 3...:lol:

Were looking at new impreza..maybe a BRZ..."honey can borrow the car to go get ya some wine....."Three hours later ....:D

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

For Oregon trail rally I had to find the perfect spot to park...
Finally got the Foz dirty...:D


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

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excuse me sir. but you have a little food stuck in your teeth. something green.... :drunk:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:52 AM

excuse me sir. but you have a little food stuck in your teeth. something green.... :drunk:


That's a "Scooby snak" lol

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

;)

and you got lucky with ur crank pulley compared to mine. mine came off and completely messed everything up.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

I christened the foz while hunting for a campspot @ Mt.Bachelor foothills.
I stumbled on some kewl back roads to test the foz out. I was fully loaded @ 3750lbs. Skis, ski pulk, camp gear..
I brushed the foz abit , then took the foz for a dip...

click on the first pic for video..



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My kinda trail bushwack...! Yes I did drive over that...those that know me well...
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

Nice stuff Gregg. Wish I could have been there. Looks like a lot of fun:)

#24 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

a few upgrades yesterday..
I found an '02 am/fm weatherband cd player for $30
What to do with all those 80's cassettes...? lol

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I painted the grille black with bumper paint.
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Also a set of 15" steelies.
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King springs are on order, HDPE 1" strut spacers as well.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:29 PM

Nice! Just out of curiosity, what did the King springs run? And they lift roughly 1.5" right?




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