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#1 archemitis

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:22 AM

not tryin to start a brag war here, just wondering how many of you daily drive your lifted soobs.

i figure i put about 800 miles on a week, in my lifted one. since its summer i drive the motorcycle more lately, but even lifted and beaten offroad, it still gets me to work... almost all the time... and only partly dangerously.

#2 Shadyirishmen

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:33 AM

Im doing anywhere from 300 to 600 miles a week in my subaru. Its not dangerous, its just loud when the tires start rolling.

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not tryin to start a brag war here, just wondering how many of you daily drive your lifted soobs.

i figure i put about 800 miles on a week, in my lifted one. since its summer i drive the motorcycle more lately, but even lifted and beaten offroad, it still gets me to work... almost all the time... and only partly dangerously.



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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:08 PM

my old '82 Mountain Grizzly wagon with the 3" lift was my daily. I put nearly 40,000 miles on it........

#4 diluded000

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:11 PM

My main goal in making a lifted Subaru is for the 50 mile round trip to work when it is snowing. My 01 Nissan is an open diff 2WD and makes for a looong trip when the roads are slick, but the V6 with power everything is sure comfortable the rest of the time. So my lifted Subaru is tagged, insured, and street legal, but not a daily driver.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:15 PM

mines a daily, runnin about 200 miles per day

not easy miles either.. im into the 6-7k rpm range regularly

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:22 PM

I was using my lifted hatch as my daily driver after my WRX was wrecked.

I couldn't wait to get back into something that was actually comfortable and smooth to ride in. :lol:

#7 Vanislru

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 12:32 PM

I ride my bike to work but otherwise my lifted ru is the daily driver.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 03:01 PM

All of the Soobs in my sig were daily drivers at one time or another.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:04 PM

i was regretting posting this after my lunch break. my h6 in my hatch just died on me. luckily it turned out to be that set screw on the rotor, under the disty cap. lucky me =]

the only dangerous part for me is the lack of a front sway bar. not too bad.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:12 PM

i was regretting posting this after my lunch break. my h6 in my hatch just died on me. luckily it turned out to be that set screw on the rotor, under the disty cap. lucky me =]

the only dangerous part for me is the lack of a front sway bar. not too bad.


LOL didnt I say right when we pulled over? "wonder if your rotor just flew off inside your dizzy cap" :lol: Had it happend twice on my EA82 even :o

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Mine used to be a daily driver untill I started moding it heavily. Then it became stricly my toy and I bought a daily driver. My KIA has a warrenty, gets better milage, and goes 110 MPH :cool:

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:49 PM

i plan on making mine when i get it, lifted and daily driven.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:05 PM

My OBS isn't lifted alot.. but it still loves to drive :drunk:

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:15 PM

i do an average of 150 miles a week in my brat.no front sway bar and alot of it on the freeway at 60 to 70 mph.yes with just a four speed .and it works awesome for me.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 03:41 AM

mines a daily, runnin about 200 miles per day

not easy miles either.. im into the 6-7k rpm range regularly


EA81 or EA82? Turbo model? :confused: ;) :rolleyes: omg, little blue men.....

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:50 AM

Well right now I am because it's the only car with working a/c and it will freeze ya out. Camouflaged, lifted air conditioned 4wheel drive duck blind.... :)

But the XT will have a/c in it very shortly now. woo wo

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 12:56 PM

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Each and every day. :headbang:

Meh Bronco only nets me 19mpg if I'm unloaded and easy on it. So the Brat gets all the daily beatings. About 90 miles per day with plenty of 4low ("6 speeds of fury") launches. And I can still light up the front end to show off against the honda punkz if I need to. ;)

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:27 PM

I used to deliver pizza in mine!

Otherwise I try to ride my bike as much as possible.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 08:54 PM

you guys who ride your bikes are the smart ones.


anyway when i get mine back, it will be used as a daily driver.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:38 AM

mine's daily driven....2 whole gas tanks so far! just a few squeeks and clunks...

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 01:33 AM

the impreza is sorta lifted :rolleyes: and its my daily...

but when i had my previous lifted wagons.. (and hatch) I drove them as my daily! and the lifted hatch (the 81camohatch) was a pizza driver as well as an only car! and it was beat!!

both the yellow wagon and my 83 lifted wagon (the light bar on top) had no sway bars, and they were fine everywhere i went!

i have been thinking of removing my sway bar in the front of the imp.. to see how it handles then... it pushes around corners now...

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:32 AM

and the lifted hatch was a pizza driver as well as an only car!

Man that's harsh, isn't it? I mean, if you drive to work and your cars broke, you can always catch a ride or take the bus or ride a bike.... But on pizza duty, you're always throwing it together at the last second, or driving around with no brakes hoping it'll hold together for 7.5 more hours. :eek:

Being able to take "shortcuts" through the desert always made it worth it!

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:32 AM

my newest is a 90 legacy, just lifted it, and i daily drive it too...... hopefully i can get some pics soon....

#24 soobmater

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:08 PM

well my lifted wagon is a daily driver too.

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:38 PM

Right now we have 5 subbies and two are lifted, I usually drive each of them as often as I can. So I guess what I'm saying is yes, ours are daily drivers:rolleyes: . Tim




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