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Beach bashing a subaru, Advise wanted.


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#1 TomB

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 04:05 AM

hey guys.

I'm looking at buying an 80's model subaru sports wagon with a few other mates to use as a dedicated beach mobile for stockton beach in nsw Aus.

I want to raise the suspension and put bigger wheels on it and skid plates and so on. If anyone can offer any advise or know of any web sites ( i haven't really checked this one) i'd be grateful

thanks guys

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 05:31 AM

well there's alot of info to be found searching on this site.http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=24980 .

you may also try http://www.ausubaru....rums&file=index

as its similiar to this board but based in AUS

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:29 AM

I wouldn't do a suspension lift as it puts the CV's at bad angles. Instead give it 2" body lift ( or higher if you don't care about legality ) and stick some bigger wheels/tyres under it. The standard wheel upgrade here in Aus is a 14" Sunraysia. Something like the Wrangler TG for the tyre.

Skid plates are a good idea, most 80's subarus will have a basic sump guard which will be enough for beachwork. Make sure it has dual range 4wd, preferably with a 3.9 gear ratio. If it's just for the beach you might want to weld the diff up as well.

join www.ausubaru.com there's a few guys on there from the stockton area.




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