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#26 NV Zeno

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 09:52 AM

Very nice, Bri.

Will I get to meet this one at the Wrenchfest/Butcherin'?

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 09:53 AM

Very nice, Bri.

Will I get to meet this one at the Wrenchfest/Butcherin'?

Yeah hes got it up here.. All scrached up already and everything! :rolleyes:

#28 roadsubiedog

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 03:23 PM

Well, there's no point in resurrecting my Wagon :( The last time its really been wheeled was almost a year ago, when i managed to brush a tree and ruin my passenger side door. No worries really, but a year before that I struck a chunk of granite with the lower control arm. Front passenger side and it managed to tweak the arm really good. I replaced it with a new arm, but the swaybar and underbody mount were also bent, so the new arm is wedged in there real good. Makes for some very interesting pull to the right side, and turning left is a real chore.

For the past few months, Jibs has been nice enough to store my lifted wagon at his property. I had moved to a new place, and the new house doesnt have room to store a beatup, broken down subaru. I did manage to get it out on a wheelin trip a few months ago with Jibs and his lifted brat. I believe that was the run that blew my headgasket :(

Sooooo.... Thanks to my tax return this year I was able to pickup another EA81 to replace the wagon. Camping season is here, and i need to get out and do some fishing and get back into wheelin again! So thanks to uncle sam, and craigslist I went and picked this little gem up yesterday :clap:

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148k on the ticker and the thing runs like a clock. A couple small dings here and very little rust (although it does have some rot, nowhere important). So, here in a couple weeks I should be making a visit to Jibs, where we will start to dismantle my old wagon. I will be transfering the lift, bumper and rear brakes to the hatch. Also, last weeks yard run netted an LSD which will end up in the new hatch as well.

Ive almost lost count, but i believe this makes #14. Only EA81 type left to buy would be a sedan and 2dr coupe. Next to my wagon (when it was new), this has to be the smoothest runnin EA81 ive owned. Im not 100% sure, but the butt-dyno even tells me it out accelerates and pulls harder than my RX :confused: Guess that means I better do some more work on the RX tomorrow (new turbo sitting on the bench, different story).

Anyhow, if you wanna see more pictures I will be putting them all in this album http://gallery.usmb.net/hatch I'll be updating that album whenever i get new pix so check back soon!



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very nice find! What kind of fuel economy do you get?

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:07 PM

Ya know, I don't see any swampers or mud on that hatch.......

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:39 PM

Ya know, I don't see any swampers or mud on that hatch.......

I do!! :D
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#31 Qman

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 08:14 PM

Ya know, I don't see any swampers or mud on that hatch.......


Nope, but it sure is showing up in a bunch of forums too!! Which forum do you want it to stay in Brian?!?

#32 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:28 PM

You can leave it in both forums, thanks Ken.

Here's a wheelin pic to officialize it:
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Went up to reno and stripped down my wagon. As you can see, the roof rack and bumper already made it on the hatch, and i cut the fenders in order to save them from later abuse. The lift kit is in the back right now, i wont be able to install it for a couple weeks.

Jibs, im not sure if i will use swampers. Im gonna call all the local cooper dealers and try for some more Discoverer STTs. I really like those tires.

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#33 MachineAgeVictim

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:07 PM

looks great man!!! I can't wait to see it with the lift and wheels

#34 Qman

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:41 PM

You can leave it in both forums, thanks Ken...


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I'll combine this one if it is an "official" wheeler. Same info in two forums is crossposting and not allowed! Even you have to follow the rules.

#35 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:53 PM

This wasnt crossposting. This was a thread for the off-roading aspect of my new car.

The other thread was just a "HEY CHECK OUT MY NEW CAR" thread. Cuase i woudlnt want that in the off-road forum.

I'd apreciate it if you would return it to its original forum.

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#36 Kostamojen

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:22 PM

:lol: I told you its too nice to make it into a wheeler, LOL!

Anyway, its going to be awesome either way, I think its far cooler than your wagon or your RX ;)

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 09:59 AM

looks nice, i'd say opt for the swampers.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 10:16 AM

I do!! :D
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It looks much better with those finishing touches.:cool:




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