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#1 Andyjo

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:35 AM

So my forester struts came in the mail today, and I've been questioned many times about why i want to lift my Subaru, most of these times it's been from the girlfriend.. i finnally figured out WHY, exactly, i need to lift it...
my simple reply is now: "So you don't bash your face/skull on my Thule bars anymore :rolleyes:" (yeah, it's happened.. more than once..)

Anyone else have amusing justification for lifting your roo' ?
something like "the guys on USMB told me to!" :drunk:

#2 A DOG

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:53 AM

I lifted my suby for several reasons.

1. So if I hit a deer I wont knock it legs out from underneath it and send it right into the windshield killing me. Now that I'm taller I'll be safe, but my car will take more of the damage.

2. So I can finally go into the ruts and not get hung up on the body of my suby.

3. I offroad in areas where you need more clearance and bigger tires.

4. I've always wanted to go to an offroad event and show up the trucks in a family grocery wagon.

#3 soobmater

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 01:02 PM

so i wouldnt get hung up in ruts.

so i wouldnt bash my under side to much:-\

to show up all the jeep and chevy and ford and dodge and toyota people.

#4 MorganM

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:46 PM

Offroad trail riding is my hobby I am most passionate about. Just so happens I like to do it in my Subaru :drunk:

Only time it gets hard to justify to my wife is when large amounts of money are involved. Thankfully my Subaru is just my ORV toy and I can 'put it on the shelf' so to speak when money is scarce. Buy things bit by bit untill I have what I need to make repairs or upgrade.

#5 FirstSubaruGLwagon

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 04:28 PM

Morgan, I think the GIF beside you user name makes people want to lift their subees :grin:

#6 MorganM

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 04:39 PM

Morgan, I think the GIF beside you user name makes people want to lift their subees :grin:


I certainly hope so! :drunk:

#7 subynut

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 05:27 PM

Why lift my roo? To go farther!
Anyways, back to my garage cleanout project while I wait for my head gaskets.

#8 Jibs

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:41 PM

How about:

BECAUSE I CAN!!

I love subarus and they make for real good offraod machines

How many Lifted Soobs do you see around? Lifted Jeeps? Exactly.

Because it looks cool.

#9 n16ht5

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:01 PM

for rallying. :drunk:

because I almost rolled my bronco2 like 8 times:D

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:14 AM

im just gonna say it

cuz it looks alot cooler this way

#11 chazmataz

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:26 AM

well it all started last december when i went wheeling with some guys from work, struts cranked up and the tallest 13" snow tires i could get. i was hooked. with help from the guys at work and some parts, i got it lifted (suspension only ) converted to 6 lugs and cut the fender wells for clearance and away i went. i've been wheeling at goat mtn., squaw mtn., wildcat mtn. and browns camp ohv park (all in oregon). so far.

#12 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:50 AM

High centering sucks, and stumps do too.

Never hit my head on anything, but have drug my floorboards over many-a-rock. An extra 3" helps alot.

-Brian

#13 Tcat55371

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 06:24 AM

Because Minnesota needed more lifted Wagons

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:26 AM

simply put....... i understand the jeep thing, thats why i drive a subaru!!!:lol: :lol: plus, its just fun

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:23 PM

Because Minnesota needed more lifted Wagons


agreed, now we're up to 5!

and how else can you get thumbs up from almost anything on the road, for this cheap!?

#16 Tin Soldier

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:50 PM

My height 6'2", average height of rear hatch when open (unlifted) 5'11" , Nuff said! :drunk:

Reason #2. It's fargon awesome! :)

Reason #3. No one else in my area has one.

Reason #4. Did I mention the hatch doesn't open enuff for tall people?

Reason #5. Pennsylvania + Rural Area + Snow = Need a lifted Subaru to make deliveries.

Reason #6. HAHAHAHAHA!!! You got your truck stuck! I am going home now. (cept I did get stuck once now, but it's not lifted yet) :brow:

Reason #7. All the guys at the Sand and Gravel pit think it's so cool that they are looking for some of their own.

Reason #8. Hey look there goes Ryan. I would recognize that car anywhere. :grin:

Reason #9. Tall enuff to get over most stuff, light enuff to lift off the rest, and still enuff seats for you and 3 friends to trail ride together.

Reason #10. No more hitting my head on the dang hatch. :banghead:

#17 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:29 PM

its alot easier to work on the car once its lifted

makes changing the baby in the back more ergonomic ( less stooping )

and yes helps us tall guys from banging our head on the rear hatch

#18 diluded000

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 04:28 PM

Cuz I already had big tires and they wouldn't fit otherwise. (I tried)

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#19 monstaru

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 07:06 PM

why not?i hate being told that i can't do something......man that pisses me off.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 04:08 AM

it hasn't happened yet but i'd have to say...

1-no more dragging the belly against the deep snow an getting high centered.

2-to see the confused look on peoples faces :confused: and hear them say"you can do that to a subaru?"

3-nothing worse then hitting your head on the hatch.

#21 SuBrat84

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:06 AM

I gotta throw it in for us desert rock crawlers... bashing your undercarriage on a big rock at stock height.. and then dragging all accross that rock.. and then bashing it again on your way out... just plain SUCKS...

#22 Ryker

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:20 AM

I gotta throw it in for us desert rock crawlers... bashing your undercarriage on a big rock at stock height.. and then dragging all accross that rock.. and then bashing it again on your way out... just plain SUCKS...


Hear, hear!

...I'd started to think you'd died, Eli.

#23 subynut

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:44 AM

I gotta throw it in for us desert rock crawlers... bashing your undercarriage on a big rock at stock height.. and then dragging all accross that rock.. and then bashing it again on your way out... just plain SUCKS...

Ain't that the truth!

#24 TurboSPFI

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:53 PM

I was after the title of having the first BYB lifted subaru in my state because EVERYONE has a ford,chevy,dodge,toyota setup.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:39 PM

the lift hasn't happened yet. so you can see it in the darn parking lot when you go to get oil for her. so you can show up the people with trucks at partys in the hills and no more getting stuck on stumps.




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