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#26 Mechanical_misfit

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

This is one of my favorite flavors of Subaru! It's down right righteous you're logging miles in one of these guys like this. I'm envious that the Desert Fox hasn't taken me on such a trip yet. Keep on racking up them miles!

Also, what brand and size tires are you doing all this driving on? Are you happy with their performance?

#27 l75eya

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

This is one of my favorite flavors of Subaru! It's down right righteous you're logging miles in one of these guys like this. I'm envious that the Desert Fox hasn't taken me on such a trip yet. Keep on racking up them miles!

Also, what brand and size tires are you doing all this driving on? Are you happy with their performance?


Thanks! I've actually put an average 10,000 miles a year on the car the past two years, but each of those 10,000 miles were condensed into a tight period of time lol.

She had 42k when I got her and she's up to 68k now, so maybe a little more than average.

Last year was a 5,000 mile rountrip and this year was a 7,800 mile roundtrip because of more time to travel different places. It was a blast and the car just runs perfectly.

They're Bridgestone's all around and they're the stock size, plus a full size bridgestone spare.

They're alright so far, I haven't gone through a winter with them yet (last year there was NO! snow. I was pissed. Got a 4wd subaru and NO SNOW!)

I really don't push the car very often though, the axles need replaced so if I drop the clutch and floor it they click...so I don't do that (at least not until they're replaced ;) )

It's also nothing like our Loyale either in terms of handling, so I don't throw it around turns either.

They're lasting a long time though, so I have no complaints. Quiet too.

Thanks for looking!

#28 l75eya

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

Just a couple of vids. Casual driving. Good example of my exhaust note with no cat and the magnaflow though. Cell phone quality video and audio, but audio isn't too terrible.



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#29 l75eya

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

The Magpie hit 70,000 miles recently. Congratulations Margaret! :headbang:

#30 silverback

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

I followed the images in this thread and I saw the answer to my curiousity on the trunk............
BURNING MAN
Burning Man images are not related to 'members rides' but do you have any images that you can post?

#31 l75eya

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

I do! But I'll have to dig them up. I'll try and post a few gems after re-sizing them.

#32 l75eya

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

Finally got to drive my car around in some REAL snow! Thank you snowstorm Nemo!

Pictures and videos!



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And a couple short silly videos




Hooray! Only took 3 winters to finally get some real snow to drive around in! :)



#33 1-3-2-4

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

LOL looking for the mountain of snow to park on, I thought I was the only one that did that! I was food shopping and could not find a spot I parked right on one with funny looks.

 

Nice video never seen any older models in the snow here... matter of fact I've never seen one her period other then moosens.



#34 l75eya

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

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Don't get a chance to get a shot of the two together!

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#35 l75eya

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:56 PM

Time for some more pictures from the trip! Pictures vary from Colorado or Wyoming or Utah, or Idaho or Indiana. Not quite so sure.
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Beautiful rolling hills. Ever see the default desktop for windows XP?

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Ames monument.Pretty sure this was in Wyoming.

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Lincoln. Also Wyoming IIRC.


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Action shot.

More to come.



#36 l75eya

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

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Any of you guys recognize this?

Never forget seeing it the first time.
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After turning on to the salt flats and basically having no boundries...I decided to start driving towards that mountain.

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Adventure-roo!

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First time I'd ever had the car off-road. I needed to branch off of the trail at some point. ;)

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And it didn't take long for me to high-center it on a bush and get stuck :rolleyes:  haha (Very loose ground under the tires didn't help)

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After getting the car un-stuck. You can see the freshly exposed ground where the car was in the previous picture. =P

Funny enough, after getting stuck, and getting un-stuck, my group and I went for a little walk leaving the car where it was parked above. After about an hour we go back to the car, pile in, and I proceed to drive straight out of that spot to the trail, going to the right. What you can't tell in the picture is that there was a steep drop from where the car was parked and the actual trail, and I practically *immediately* high centered the car for a SECOND time lol. I know. I'm a putz. A bit of se-sawing the car and we were back on our way. =)

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/FIN.



#37 MR_Loyale

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:30 AM

Nice pics. Where is the thread about the 93 Loyale? 


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#38 l75eya

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

That's Ben. Here he is. http://www.ultimates...-gfs-93-loyale/



#39 l75eya

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

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#40 l75eya

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

Two peas in a pod?



#41 zukiru

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:01 AM

I like! The sedan has grown on me so much since owning one.
Now i kinda want a wagon and a 3 door.

#42 l75eya

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

The sedan really is great. I'd love to have a 3-door though. The wagon just seems to me to be a beast for anything. 3-door wins the looks category though.

Does your sedan handle very well? The Loyale on the left is a 2wd car, so it's lower, and I swear it handles great. I take turns in that car like you wouldn't believe, man, it drives like it's on rails. I love it. I've always though about how awesome it would be if it had some good tires on it.

The GL, however, is 4wd and sits up quite higher. It drives like a truck. It's crazy how different they are.



#43 zukiru

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

My XT has the FWD front struts and some fairly short rear struts too. I love the way it handles. The sedan really sits higher and with a tiny front sway and no rear.. yeah the handling is lacking.

#44 l75eya

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

IMG_20130615_223754_zps9317f108.jpgMaxima alternator installed
New driver's side caliper
New driver's side axle

Slowly but surely.



#45 l75eya

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:24 PM

And two videos of extremely high visual quality.

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#46 l75eya

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

More pictures. These are from the 2012 Burning Man trip.
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#47 l75eya

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:25 PM

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#48 l75eya

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

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#49 l75eya

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:55 PM

Time to further elongate this thread. I've since installed the Maxima alternator upgrade. No complaints there.

I've used maggie as a truck
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That luggage rack is awesome. I've used it so many times.

And
I recently (yesterday and today) gutted the interior, vacuumed,
shampooed, vacuumed some more the floors, floor-mats, and seats. Cleaned
all the plastic bits too.

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seats cleaned up...a tiny bit. They just look like a little bit
cleaner, stained seats. The previous owner really did a number on them
with stains and cigarette burns (there are cigarette burns
like...everywhere.)

Threw a new driver's side caliper in a few
weeks ago, along with a new driver's side axle (which clicks already)
and a new balljoint.

Cruised about 40 miles on the turnpike at 100 - 105 mph yesterday.

This car kicks rump roast.






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