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Guest Message by DevFuse

Bi-Monthly SUBARUBICON thread/sticky?

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#26 Guest_subyguy_*

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Posted 27 April 2003 - 04:15 PM

hum i like that the subaru community is planing on a dramatic debue of the off road ness of the older lifed gens. but i think we may be hurting our selfs here. there are lots of pics of the rubicon and lots of info on it. why we need to let the cat out of the bag about whats in store is beyond me now im not going on this trip but lets just say you guys go and suck at it. now i know you wont and i know you will impress people but lets just say you do? im not scared of chritessium but i dont think i would invite it either. it seams like some are looking for support for this trip from othere areas of offroad crowd i think that that will only bring chritesisom. anyway sorry maybe becuase im not going i shouldnt be talking:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

#27 Guest_SubaruJunkie_*

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Posted 27 April 2003 - 04:19 PM

I never said when we were going to do it, only that we have planned to. All the images I see of the trail are of jeeps taking huge rocks. Im currious as to what types of bypasses are available, how many large obsticles are there to clear and wether people who have actually done the trail before think it is possible for us to do it.


#28 Guest_RTFMharpua_*

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Posted 27 April 2003 - 05:31 PM

subarujunkie, i think you are just in doing this recon for the group. I doubt that you expected the responce you have gotten on their board. It suprised me. The way i see it, is subarujunkie is trying to do homework. It doesn't seem to me that he is trying to draw attention to the fact that subarus are going to attempt the Rubicon. I say you are doing a good job with the recon. Keep it up, and don't let this situation stop you from doing what you are doing. The Rubicon community has information that could be of value to us. They also seem to have some high and mighty people that have the opinion that subarus have no chance. Take the good with the bad, and keep plugging away. At any rate, how is anyone going to know if it can or can't be done if no one tries? And if someone is going to try, the best way to do it is learn as much as you can about the trail before you get there. Keep it up subarujunkie, and anyone else that is doing their homework on this trail.....it can only help.....

#29 Guest_SubaruJunkie_*

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Posted 27 April 2003 - 05:34 PM

It will just be even better when we have video and images to show them, make them eat their own... ehem, anyhow. Yeah, these guys on the Pirate4X4 board are a completly different breed. I guess i have been spoiled with the hospitality of the USMB.

If anyone wants some grins... read this thread ive started:

Back to the topic. I plan on going to the trail in a week or so. They just got like 2 feet of fresh snow up there last week, and I want most of it to melt off before I drive up there.


#30 Guest_bushbasher_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 12:52 AM

Why don't you send over some links of subarubrat's beast, or some of the lifted hatches! Then you won't have to get grumpy with them!

#31 Guest_EJ_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 06:05 AM

I am really surprised at the amount of people posting with help, only a couple of bashers. I think if you guys do a good recon, and have alot of extra parts, and are properly prepared you will have a good shot.

Everyone here on the board knows all to well the bashing we as subaru owners take just for owning roo's. I would love to come out and give a hand and see you guys make it. It sounds to me like the biggest problem would be getting stuck and blocking the trail, thats when the tempers seem to flair. I wonder if any of those who are bashing would vollunteer to be a guide for since they posted the leader should have at least completed the con once. Maybe they would offer up a seat for one of you to ride the trail with them some time this summer to help train or show the best lines?

Good Luck and be safe....

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 10:10 AM

Um. . .
Screw the naysayers. I'm betting if you told these pirate guys that we've taken groups of completely stock 80's Soobs thru some of Evans Creek's most difficult trails, they'd say you were full of ish.
Not only can I say that they'd be wrong, but, I can produce video from 1998 of us doing it. (we just about wore out 2 come-a-longs, our backs, and our clutches, but we made it.)

Here's the deal. The Mighty Rubicon is a trail, not a rock climbing competition. We'd be foolish to even show up for a rock climbing competition except to spectate.

We've done our homework. I have aranged a guide. It is a Nevada based extreme 4X club. On their website, the photos show them with one rig's front tires sitting on top of another rig's hood, while the other 3 wheels are still on the ground. Never mind which club. The point is, these guys drive monsters, are very familiar with the Rubicon, and would love to guide us thru and yank us over what we can't do.

At any rate, we'll have all the spare parts we need, welders, tools, winches, whatever. <strong>We are not new at this.</strong>

As for the pirate board, they'll flame each other for not having 44's or for only having a stock transfer case, crap like that. We got no business over there on that board talking any kind of ish to them. Untill you can produce photos of Soobs completing the "mission", this should be somewhat kept under wraps.

In the end, there will be far more cheers for us than jeers, we're gonna be a definite crowd favorite. Succeed or fail. We just gotta have a good attittude, and not an arrogant one.

Brians, a recon trip would be extra useful. After this last outing with us, the Junkie probably has an idea of what we're gonna be capable of. But, the way I see it, we're committed. It's like sitting at the bus stop and constantly checking your watch and the schedule to see when the bus is gonna get there. Won't help you, you won't get on the bus till you get on the bus. "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."

So, if you have doubts, keep them to your self. If you think you have pertinent information, or some kind of way to get around a problem you see for us, please give us what you got.
If you're not gonna be there, you got no business bitching or pointing fingers at weakness <strong>or</strong> getting on other boards and talking smack to the big rigs. Let the folks who are gonna take part in this deal with what's gonna happen.

Done ranting. |I

#33 Guest_RTFMharpua_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 12:04 PM

Here is some info...I was talking to my boss today about the Rubicon, and he said he grew up like 30 miles from the trail head. He told me that he had a friend do the Rubicon in a Baja Beetle, and he said he wasn't 100% sure, but he thinks another friend did it in a Brat. I know this was at least 10 years ago, and the trail has most likley changed since then. Just thought i would throw this out to you guys.

#34 Guest_pkdavis300_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 12:45 PM

Here is a Rubicon link with a good write-up and lots of pics:

#35 Guest_SubieSTORMTROOPER_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 03:49 PM

I've seen one video of the Rubicon, and it was a Jeep flick...There were guys with like 37" knobbers and lockers that were strugglin'to get up the easiest ****..it was the stock looking jeep that had nothin but a short lift on it that actuially maneuvered all the obstacles without makin a scene, and looking somewhat agile...I think that the idea of having handy ramps is a great idea, plus an off-road hydro jack, other than that...YOU GUYS WILL KICK rump roast!!!

Got much faith in the Hatch Patrol/ Oregon crue...you too, Brian

#36 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 08:04 PM

a guy from my local club drives a Mitsubishi, and word has gotten over to the Mitsu board from Priate4x4. I guess someone offered up the idea of changing the dates for a run, to follow the soobies through 'cuase they thought it'd be cool to get some pics. Mitsu sponsered a run a couple years ago with stock Mitsu's and they did it no problem, except for the standard rocker damage, etc....

#37 Guest_bushbasher_*

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Posted 28 April 2003 - 08:34 PM

I looked at all the pics in those links, and on my local trail i have negotiated obstacles that i have seen stick many ranges of lifted fancy vehicles. Some obstacles were worse, and steeper than those in the links, and i cruised through them in a single range automatic turbowagon, with 28s, a welded diff and a home made 6" lift. My car had 300 000+ km on it, and the only thing that broke was my home-made lift. Not only that, but i did it with the luxury of smooth coil over suspension, power everything, and comfortable seats, while people in jeeps bounced them selves all over the place, exposed to the elements (it was pouring:lol: ). I have utmost confidence that subaru's can make it on the rubicon. Almost all the injuries that these big trucks and jeeps get is from their own massive wieght and size. Im willing to bet that subaru's can snake through the big boulders that jeeps get their big wheels stuck on. Go Subaru!:evil:

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Posted 29 April 2003 - 12:40 PM

hay subarujunkie.

hope i didint come acrossed as a prick. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"> i guess i dont like to hear people telling me i cant do somthing. sorry i spoke up when i shouldnt have. i think its awsome that your doing recon for a trip you may or maynot go on. your a grate asset to the board i hope i didnt come acrosst wrong. anyway have a good look see and hell if your in the area and noone is around why not try some of the trail. lol. anyway later and again sorry for beeing a prick earlyer

#39 Guest_SubaruJunkie_*

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Posted 29 April 2003 - 12:52 PM

No hard feelings Brian.

We are starting to steer off topic. Its not a questions if we can, but when and who will be there.

So far, i gather Ken, Eric, John & myself. I know John will have friends.


#40 Guest_pkdavis300_*

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Posted 29 April 2003 - 01:52 PM

I have penciled it in to attend. I DO have reservations about scuffing my mint Brat, but it sounds like too much fun and Sube honor is at stake. l must get an LSD. Maybe I could get some Baja-style plastic cladding? lol.

#41 Guest_EJ_*

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 07:25 PM

WOW:eek: How did you guys pull off getting SOA in your corner? Maybe after you finish the CON, they'll give you a HAHA to modify and try the CON. I hope they give you allot of support, not just T-shirts and stickers to put on your cars. Can't wait to see the pictures from this, who is taking there video camera? Maybe if it would work, one of you with a cell that works out on the trail could phone in updates to someone here on the board so they could post what is going on. Kinda like a end of the day summary of what happened out on the trail. You guys are going to have some good storys after this run....

Hey Ken the picture Mallero posted is off one of the Hatches here in Jersey, out in the Pine Barrens. The Mallero guy always supported us out on the trail, never had a bad word about our subies and pulled my butt out a few times.

#42 Guest_turboroo_*

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Posted 02 May 2003 - 11:20 AM

I have been wheeling my 87 toy pu for years. I dont wheel the gl10 because its a really clean car. any how I guess I am trying to say that depending on the date I would love to go check it out mabey bike it? I also know a guy who wheels with a small herd of toyotas and might be willing to help out. I suppose this all depends on the snow pack up there too.

#43 Guest_Turner_*

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 11:28 PM

Hey! I got an Idea!

I'll take my Trusy rally Justy up the RubY!! Let's see if I can get it running again by then!!
I can do... 'I think I can, I think I can, I think I can,.....'


Juz kidin'

I'll see if my father wants to go. He's got a truck that'll make short work of the Ruby, he'd be a great go-pher-st... ;)

95 Toyota Sequia. Baja long tavel suspension, Lockrite F, ARB R, 33/16 Mickies, custom bumpers F/R/SS, Nerf's, 13'000lbs winch and more. I dunno what else I'm forgeting, I helped him build it. Now I compete against it.

I've yet to ever beat it. It's destroying hummers on the swamp swimmers.

His new toy is a 03 4Runner. Maybe I can take the Sequia for agood price :) Anyone wanna help me get it? :)

PS: He didn't keep the 03 4Runner stock for a week, got the 3rd day they were available to canada. Go figure.

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