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stock outbacks really meant for offroading?
Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:48 PM
Posted 01 November 2005 - 11:18 PM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 05:23 AM
Please, don't ruin your dad's car.
I concur with tim, get a beater and learn on that, surgeons start on cadavers, cheaper and safer.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 10:49 AM
If you had an Australian Outback of the same year you would have a dual range transmission and lots of potential for Off-Roading.
With a bit of common sence you can get any reasonable car quite a ways off the beaten path--but just like a Jeep it will only go so far with out modifications.
But the bottom line answer is No! (it not really meant for off-roading)
I can't get (the Forester) to spin a wheel going Uphill, around a corner, in gravel, Floored!
Enjoy the car for what it is.
84 GL Mad Max
Posted 02 November 2005 - 11:28 AM
You may not understand this yet, but there is alot more to "off roading" then simply slamming your car through the forest. Each and every vehicle built has a limit. Will your stock OBW keep up with a rock crawler???? Not a chance. Will it allow you to see some beautiful back road scenery??? Absolutly. How far you can take your car will grow as you gain experience and finese. I personaly would never take my 97 OBW off road, why?? Because I love the car and that's not what I bought it for. You may have other ideas and plans, just learn what you and it are capable of before you go ditch hopping (please remember, learning takes time). My suggestion, get a beater to practice on, maybe a jeep or something like that:grin: . Later, Tim
well said man!!
Posted 02 November 2005 - 10:40 PM
i used to romp the FS roads from Washington to Cali in my outback lifted lego not too long ago. My 94 GT came with the body effects and all the bells and whistles, did that stop me from getting hung up in the middle of the desert with a pinched header or ripping the exaust right off the flanges having to be ghetto rigged up by a nylon belt screeching against the driveshaft.....no.
My OB lifted LEGO was done entirely on junkyard parts and finished in a weekend. It provided endless hours of fun...and those few moments of sheer teror that go along with it.
But i bought the car for $3k and got $5k when it was wrecked, so i really didnt have much to loose except a sweet as 2.2l. Now im rompin round in a car that is only two years youger then i am with blown suspesion and a freaking carb...you only live once, subie parts are cheep!
Posted 02 November 2005 - 10:56 PM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 11:03 PM
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