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#76 bratman18

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:12 AM

Where did you purchase them from and what struts are you running with them?

http://www.get-primitive.com/ And he is running 03-08 Forester struts. Fronts are the same 98-08, but the rears need to be 03-08 to clear bigger tires.



#77 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Where did you purchase them from and what struts are you running with them?

www.get-primitive.com for king springs .

kyb excel g front sf struts, rear struts sg '03 kyb excel-g



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

How much of a difference are the 03+ struts?  I have the same ones on the rear of my OB with a 6 inch lift and I'm maxed out at 29" tires  (tires hit the bottom spring mount)  I need hearing everyone saying they have the spring perches higher, but putting them next to 98-02 struts they look almost identical.

 

Anyone have a picture with measurements?   I've got 31" wrangler MT's that I wanna get on for the Spring Mud runs up here in Alaska, but unless I space out my wheels 2+ inches they will never fit.



#79 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

How much of a difference are the 03+ struts?  I have the same ones on the rear of my OB with a 6 inch lift and I'm maxed out at 29" tires  (tires hit the bottom spring mount)  I need hearing everyone saying they have the spring perches higher, but putting them next to 98-02 struts they look almost identical.

 

Anyone have a picture with measurements?   I've got 31" wrangler MT's that I wanna get on for the Spring Mud runs up here in Alaska, but unless I space out my wheels 2+ inches they will never fit.

This is a forester thread...nothing to do with an outback ...apples & oranges...



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:22 AM

I've been busy wheelin' and upgrading...as I go along...
Recently I purchased some leds lights for the exterior/interior from www.superbrightleds.com

 

All the exterior lights were up graded..WOW>>>

The crappy pics just don't do it justice..

The interior rear hatch light is a white, dome is blue, map lights are blue..

 

I also up graded the headlamps to a philips 9003 XPS2  HB2 H4 extreme power

( they claim 80% more power)..no joke..

My housings are perfect with no yellowing..one is new..(broken when I purchased the rig)

They are a nice white not obnoxious..

I can finally see the road ...as the  stock lamps were about as bad as my stock '84 hatch lights.

Best upgrade yet...I only paid about $30 .

 

The bumper fab has begun.. First the lower tie bar reinforcement (damaged one before I got the rig and then a few hits witha skid plate on..)

2" square box tubing welded to the tie downs...and a few tabs for the skid plate.

Note : the lower tie bar will be intergrated into the main bumper for maxium stiffness/support for pulling...(heeps..:)

 

The two square plates are 3/16" thick and are bolted to the factory mounts.

I'm using a harbor freight universal winch mount plate w/ fair lead mount. $40

 

 

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#81 scoobyclimbs

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

got the winch today..



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

With the extra load requirements of the 9,000lb winch..I'll need abit more juice to run it.

An optima D35 yellowtop and an Tribeca 3.6L 130amp alternator ought to do it.

If the dimesions are similar to the 3.0L h6 it should drop right in..The h6's have one extra rib on the pulley which is ok ..They lined up perfect on the ej22. on my hatchie..

SHH...(my goal is to H6 the Forester in the future..;)

 

Now with  the bumper fab I ran into a snafu..The intake box under the right front of the bumper ..

The cure is a Snorkel...!

 

Looks like the grille is going to get a trim to fit the winch up nice and tight...



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

This is a forester thread...nothing to do with an outback ...apples & oranges...

 

 

really?  gonna be a cute like that?  All I asked for was measurements off the forester struts.. So since this is a forester thread, kinda fits doesnt it?  


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

seemed legitimate to me ^ ^ ^ ^ just get different offset wheels man.

 

 

scooby, this forester is sweet!  keep it up!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:52 AM

Great build up Scooby, I'll be following along with the bumper/winch install with some envy!



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:22 PM

Update for now..between wheelin' and working on other rigs...

 

I picked up an '08 Tribeca 130 amp alternator $65 used , harness w/plugs, extra charge wire to the battery w/ inline fuseIMG_20130522_180057_zps07b1397c.jpg

 

I replaced the battery hold down with an SPT one for a little bling.

 


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

SHH...(my goal is to H6 the Forester in the future.. ;)

 

 

8-0

3.0 or 3.3??

 

:0. . . . .



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

SHH...(my goal is to H6 the Forester in the future.. ;)

 

 

8-0

3.0 or 3.3??

 

:0. . . . .

Why not a 3.6...;)

 

probably a 3.0l



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:16 PM

My foz is in a different phase now..A 2X rollover..I'm ok..It runs and drives perfect..

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:22 PM

A ok..and then drove to friends..

 

 

 



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

Holy crap man, glad you're ok.  That could have ended badly.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

Wow.   Looking forward to the next time I see you so you can tell me your story.  Glad you're not too banged up.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

Wow.   Looking forward to the next time I see you so you can tell me your story.  Glad you're not too banged up.

Perhaps it turn into a fozzybrat...Looking at a replacement..foz or even a new XV in desert Khaki..We will see.

 I loved this car it was so much fun..lot's of memories..LIfe is good ;)



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

WOW!

 

That's the first time I'm ever seen a subaru roll wheeling.....I knew it could happen...but to see it.....crazy.

 

Glad you are O.K.  The Fozzy will live on.....if on;y in spirit.



#95 bratman18

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:49 PM

Damn dude! Glad you're ok!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

crazy! glad you are OK,

good story for the cut on your forehead!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:05 PM

Insurance totalled the fox..I bought it back..The hunt begins for another forester.. I sold my outback today..I'm almost subeless first time in a decade...I'll be wheelin' bigger n' better soon..gotta get back on that horse..;)

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:45 AM

I bought back the foz from ins. towed it back to my shop..still runs and drives..lots of goodies to swap ...on a another foz..

Man those side mirrors are tough....!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

looks like karma got you... theres your apples and oranges buddy... lol



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:28 AM

[quote name="torxxx" post="1169858" timestamp="1371344183"]looks like karma got you... theres your applesrollover nownges buddy... lol[/quote

Karma has nothing to do with anything in this thread..your hi jacking..is getting old..I laugh about the rollover..I made a grand and still get to keep it for parts on another one..lol all the way to the bank..;)a quick parts swap I'll be wheelin again soon..kma.




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