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What IS The Ultimate Offroad Subaru?


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#26 couvsub

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 02:49 AM

ok i'm going to be on the market for a 4wd sub here soon and would like to get opinions on which years are the best for offroading/daily driver or what to look for when buying a sub? yes i did a search did not find anything on this topic. any info would be great i'm a newb so please bear with me.

thanx, jim

#27 Blue84Hatch

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 02:55 AM

A Forester XT with low range 4 wheel drive a 3 inch lift and larger tires (yea right) or a nice 80s GL hatchback 4x4 with dual range and a lift. :)

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 03:02 AM

If i was buying a car just for offroading i would buy an MY wagon,
its offroad ability in stock form is very good
I offroad light medium heavy and tour long distance and my MY04 Forester X, it does the job very well

My friend tours and goes extreme offroad in a 92 Lseries wagon 2"lift the rest is stock and its about to turn over 400,000klms or 240000miles
another friend has a modded liberty/legacy wagon and it goes everywhere its pointed

It all come down to $$$$$ i guess
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 03:30 AM

the most i want to spend is 1500 on a soob, but i need to save some cash first i'm trying to do my research before hand.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:43 AM

80s wagon is the way to go i guess, or a hatch :drunk:

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 11:12 AM

EA81 wagon/hatch is teh way to goes!!!111

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 11:51 AM

any kinda of 80's wagon or hatch pretty good off road capibilties in stock form

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 12:22 PM

ok i'm going to be on the market for a 4wd sub here soon and would like to get opinions on which years are the best for offroading/daily driver or what to look for when buying a sub? yes i did a search did not find anything on this topic. any info would be great i'm a newb so please bear with me.

thanx, jim

If you want to do both offroading and daily driver I would go for the Ea82 87-89. Make sure it's dual range 4x4 and I would look for a FI unit also. I hate carbs. But if you just want a nice offroader go for a 80-89 ea81 Hatchback. I drive a ea81 wagon as my daily and it beats me up. Its small, noisy and uncomfortable. But it sure kicks butt off road and it's been the most reliable Subaru I have ever owned. Ea82 seems to be a little bit softer car mechanically but its much bigger and comfy.

Just my 2 bits.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 04:50 AM

A Forester XT with low range 4 wheel drive a 3 inch lift and larger tires (yea right) or a nice 80s GL hatchback 4x4 with dual range and a lift. :)


What do you mean by yea right. I think a Forester XT with low range 4wd and 3 inch lift would be awesome. Also with heavy duty bumpers and a winch.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:14 PM

I would say in my suby experience that the ea81 are the best. I have owned both ea81 and ea82 and have gone back to the ea81. I have a 1982 leone sedan with 3.9 D/R 4 speed welded diff 2" lift and 26" muddies. I am going for a 4" lift next so I can go to bigger tyres and longer travel susspension. It does the business for me as a 4x4 but lacks the comforts that the L-series can provide. I find the ea81 more reliable on the trail much less complex. Its a pig to drive but great fun and who needs creature comforts when you are in the great out doors. Thats my 2 cents worth anyway

#36 82leone

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:47 PM

Here is the beast in action. :cool:


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 08:25 PM

Im actualy quite parsal to Subarubrats Brat with the 12" lift, ER27 etc




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