Well. I came here because this seems to be the place to figure out how to make my outback more off road capable.
I have a 96 outback. Manual trans 2.2. only 'mod' so far is a snorkelectomy. I'm trying to decide if I want to keep it and get it 'off road' worthy or sell it for a different wagon that is better suited for off road.
I was a little dissappointed to find out that the car lacked any kind of limited slip. Specially since it was supposed to be the 'off road' version of the legacy. My 00 gt had a vlsd at least.
Anyways, here is my car. Its a little beat up but only has 123??? miles on it and is in great running shape.
It had the 'dust deflector' spoiler. That had to go, so a buddy of mine welded some nails in and sorted that right out. I haven't done much but clean it up and buff the headlights. Painted the rear grab bar thing blitz black.
Have some ngk wires and plugs to go in along with an oil change next week when I have time.
I need some tires, These blizzaks are gonna melt off here soon. I can't decide if its worth it to get off road or all terrian tires or just some street tires that are better for gas mileage. I have come across a guy parting an impreza and have considered taking his struts/springs and lowering it sice it is moderatly worthless with open diffs IMO.
Lastly.. this thing is WEAK.