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#1 strat

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 05:47 PM

for the record, open diffs own me...

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 05:59 PM

first one didn't work for me, but in the second one you got owned by being too easy on the skinny pedal!!

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:10 PM

no skid plates and bad approach/departure angles make me a little uneasy about just stomping it...

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:28 PM

sounds like u have an exhaust leak

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:44 PM

no skid plates and bad approach/departure angles make me a little uneasy about just stomping it...


no worries mon ;)

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:47 PM

sounds like u have an exhaust leak


it has an aftermarket muffler on it that the previous owner had on it... is that what you are referring to?

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 06:54 PM

haha yeah...i was just busting on ya bout the fart pipe...

i broke my exhaust already from offroading and at first it sounded kinda cool driving around like a ricer...but then as soon as i came into town i was embarrassed to the extreme....not to mention after the 2nd day the noise was soo annoying


nice wheel/tires

if the muffler came with the car then dont waste money putting something stock back on...but i'd try to loose it and buy something else with the money...

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:16 PM

if the muffler came with the car then dont waste money putting something stock back on...but i'd try to loose it and buy something else with the money...


i'm actually gonna try to fab up some tube bumpers for the car and i had plans of running the exhaust out the side of the back (possibly between to tubes of the bumpers for added protection) it's not high on the list of stuff to do right now though.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:38 PM

for the record, open diffs own me...

Me too. :(
When the diffs start to spin, back down a bit where theres more grip, and give it hell! That's about all I can do. I plan on rear LSD in my Brat soo, but their like $400 a pot here is Aus. :(

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:39 PM

i really like those rims and tires. I will tell u this, that is one of the cooler legacy's that i have ever seen! Get a skidplate, and hit the throttle a little harder, momentum is key :banana:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:11 PM

working on it... i'd also like to pickup the AA lift and do a d/r swap

it needs some maintenance work first though.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:27 PM


it needs some maintenance work first though.

Brother, that never ends!
Keep up with it and they will run forever.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:59 AM

i'm actually gonna try to fab up some tube bumpers for the car and i had plans of running the exhaust out the side of the back (possibly between to tubes of the bumpers for added protection) it's not high on the list of stuff to do right now though.



good stuff...i remember see'n someone run the exhaust right out of the hood like a smokestack haha

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:01 AM

you need to install the 4x4 switch. that'll help a lot with the second vid where your fronts were on dirt and your rears were on pavement.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 09:05 PM

i was under the impression that the duty c switch just locks it in 50/50 which 1 does as well... am i wrong?

went out wheelin' today with my buddy in his yj. actually showed him up a bit. should have some vids and pics as soon as he gets them hosted.

car was SOOOO dirty. it was awesome. i realized though that i either need more lift or some rocker guards cuz i was close to high centering a few times.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 09:20 PM

If you're going to be offroading that thing, take into account that you WILL break things, i'm betting 1st you're going to crack that front plastic bumper thing, and maybe rip off your exhaust backing up like that :rolleyes:
That car is pretty low.. the 1st thing i'd do it secure a lift on it... either body or suspension.. i'd start w/ a suspension lift... easy & cheap(ish)
what else breaks... your gas tank can get smashed in.. so if you break crap, don't be suprised...
here's your link to the locking clutch pack: http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=50264
you'll want to have that.... i've walked right up stuff steaper & nastier than that plenty of times before w/ the good ol' 4wd switch, no problems at all.
And as stated above, momentum can be your friend, but it can also destroy your oilpan :-\
be careful with that car, it looks nice, alot nicer than my OBS was when i started romping on it :-p

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:20 AM

it's already lifted on outback struts and springs with 215/65/16 tires... it has 10" of diff. clearance. it's not like i'm offroading a completely stock L wagon. ;)

the exhaust and bumpers are on the list to be changed. this car isn't my priority right now though.

as for breaking stuff... it only gives me a reason to upgrade... :brow:

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 02:25 PM

here's a link to some pics from saturday.

http://pimptiva.com/...&g2_itemId=1402

vids should be up soon!

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 02:42 PM

i was under the impression that the duty c switch just locks it in 50/50 which 1 does as well... am i wrong?

went out wheelin' today with my buddy in his yj. actually showed him up a bit. should have some vids and pics as soon as he gets them hosted.

car was SOOOO dirty. it was awesome. i realized though that i either need more lift or some rocker guards cuz i was close to high centering a few times.


putting it in first starts the car in 50/50 but it can change.

turn in a parking lot in 1st gear and you turn fine.

turn in a parking lot with the 4x4 switch and you'll stop dead in your tracks.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 02:45 PM

yeah. i dont see where your problem lies with vid#1. i don't think i would have had ANY problem getting up that.

what kind of tires do you run?

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 03:05 PM

in the first vid, the passenger front was in the air and the driver's rear got light on loose dirt.

tires are general grabber at2's

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 04:07 PM

in the first vid, the passenger front was in the air and the driver's rear got light on loose dirt.


wouldn't the wheel in the air spin then :confused: if you've got open diffs that is... odd.. :-\ i believe the only solution is more go juice... an more approch/departure angles :D
just noticed you have a CB on that subi, it's good to see other new gen roo's with large antennas hangin' off em :headbang:

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 06:30 PM

wouldn't the wheel in the air spin then :confused: if you've got open diffs that is... odd.. :-\ i believe the only solution is more go juice... an more approch/departure angles :D
just noticed you have a CB on that subi, it's good to see other new gen roo's with large antennas hangin' off em :headbang:


the car was in 1st though so it should have been locked in 50/50. my understanding was that an open rear diff would let the power follow the path of least resistance (aka the wheel in the loose dirt) i was under the impression though that it wouldn't all go to one tire. in a 4x4 truck, you'd have one wheel front and one wheel back spinning. is the awd gonna work differently?

as for the CB, just got it installed this past weekend (the night before the trip actually) still need to work on getting my swr's down in the upper channels but it works ok 1-20 for now.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 06:33 PM

the car was in 1st though so it should have been locked in 50/50. my understanding was that an open rear diff would let the power follow the path of least resistance (aka the wheel in the loose dirt) i was under the impression though that it wouldn't all go to one tire. in a 4x4 truck, you'd have one wheel front and one wheel back spinning. is the awd gonna work differently?

as for the CB, just got it installed this past weekend (the night before the trip actually) still need to work on getting my swr's down in the upper channels but it works ok 1-20 for now.


I think what he was saying is that the tire that was in the air would have been the path of least resistance as compared to the tire in loose dirt??

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 06:55 PM

I think what he was saying is that the tire that was in the air would have been the path of least resistance as compared to the tire in loose dirt??

You've got it buddy ;)

As for the 1st gear 50/50 split thing... i think it's crap. I've been stuck before... stuck pretty good, thrown it into 1st and only had the front spin for a few seconds before the rear kicks in... the TCU is sort of slow sometimes, you're better off installing a 4wd switch to beat your TCU to the punch line, 50/50 split. The AWD is also sort of periodic, i was heading up this hill one time... relitivly steep (ski hill) and i was in AWD mode.. and it'd go.. then sort of surge a little (rear end kicking in), then come off again (rear end going away) and sort of keep doing that, say.. mid-way up the hill i flicked the good ol' 4wd switch, and it just charged right up the hill, no surging or oscilations between front to back.
Another cool thing, with the switch you can romp it up onto 3 wheels and still have a wheel with power somewhere, subaru says that you're supposed to in AWD mode there... but it takes some time for the computer to sense that your front wheels & back wheels are moving at different speeds :-\
Oh well, good luck! ;)




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