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Which Roo for weekend warrior rally racer?
Posted 25 March 2005 - 05:09 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 05:34 PM
As I see it that would be a determining factor in what years you should consider?
82 SubaruHummer--Low range
01 Forester--High range
Posted 25 March 2005 - 05:48 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 06:29 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 06:52 PM
I use to own a Jeep CJ-7
If you are looking more for forest trail/dune driving and not rock crawling or mudding. Go for an Impreza Wagon or an Outback Sport.
This will give you the carrying capacity similar to a Jeep Cherokee and the off-road handling for high speed driving. The low center of gravity and the AWD, plus the shorter wheel base will have you going sideways around turns in no time. The OBS can handle mud and stuff, but ground clearance and lack of decent tread are big limiting factors. Lift can be obtained by mounting Forester springs and Legacy outback struts. Imprezas are also easy to mod w/cast off stock WRX parts, front and rear brakes, wheels etc. 2,2L engine as a great workhorse and the 5spd tranny is a blast to drive.
In terms of handling, I was on a drive w/a bunch of WRX going up a mountain road. I was 5th in line out of 9 cars. I was able to hand with them all the way up the mountain. Going down was another issue. My brakes overheated and I had to drop back. :
Posted 25 March 2005 - 07:07 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 07:43 PM
The Impreza was around way before the whole WRX craze hit.
The Imprezas began in 1993. You could get one for around 2k.
It mainly depends on what you want to use it for.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:15 PM
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