Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Approch Angles... It's Bragging time everyone!


  • Please log in to reply
54 replies to this topic

#1 Andyjo

Andyjo

    I'm Not Austin!

  • Members
  • 1,808 posts
  • Windham NH

Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:56 PM

yeah yeah, i don't have much to brag about, but what do you all have?
i've got roughly 31 deg on the bumper, and 28 deg on the radiator support, and 38 deg where the wheel would hit... (if i were to go for a rock w/ one wheel)
Posted Image

The dimensions look like they're in the wrong place... but they just go in order.....
So let's have it! i know some of you guys w/ lifted hatches & bumpers have some sweet angles :brow:

#2 TheSubaruJunkie

TheSubaruJunkie

    Subaru Sober since 2010 :(

  • Members
  • 1,908 posts
  • Sacramento

Posted 25 May 2006 - 08:56 PM

Did you use a program to figure that out? Thats pretty sweet, lemme know how you did it and i can go do a measurement on the hatch.

-Brian

#3 Andyjo

Andyjo

    I'm Not Austin!

  • Members
  • 1,808 posts
  • Windham NH

Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:53 PM

imported an image into autocad
i also measured it to double check, it's pretty close.
the tricky part was getting the camera at the right level.... tripods are cool ;)

#4 heep70

heep70

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 496 posts
  • Bonney Lake

Posted 25 May 2006 - 11:38 PM

You should get a steeper angle on the one from the corner of the bumper. If you look at the line it is cutting through the tire to hit the part of the tire on the ground. It should be the angle from were the line first touches the tire from the bumper.

#5 ezapar

ezapar

    [OWB]

  • Moderator
  • 27,060 posts
  • Seattle

Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:11 AM

Your approach angle looks pretty friggin sweet for an imp andyjo. If you raise the bumper, you expose the radiator support. Bumper's fine where it is.

Ad a couple of beams from the bumper to the crossmember to skid along, or at least use as feelers rather than the header. You can use it to mount your skid plate later on down the line.

The arrow is pointing to your actual approach angle.

#6 MountainBiker

MountainBiker

    USMB is life!

  • Members
  • 201 posts
  • Sonoma County, CA

Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:22 AM

Looks pretty good!

Tip: to get a more accurate representation, you need to get the camera really far away, and then use a telephoto lense. This will make the viewing angles more accurate to reduce error. A shot from infinity (kinda hard to do!) will make the tires on each side line up perfectly, and the ground appear as a plane parallel to your camera sight.

#7 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:24 PM

Posted Image

Posted Image

yeah...parking blocks don't scare me anymore. actually, that's a good view. i used to hit those towhooks on the parking blocks.

#8 mtsmiths

mtsmiths

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 1,629 posts
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:30 PM

Yep LosDios, that's just about what we got when we 'Outbacked' our '00 Leg ... Legaback?

#9 ezapar

ezapar

    [OWB]

  • Moderator
  • 27,060 posts
  • Seattle

Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:36 PM

With an almost empty tank of gas: about 27. Probably closer to 30 when I load up with gas and a weekend's worth of stuff.

I can roll over a basket ball and not touch it end to end. :brow:

Posted Image

#10 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:57 PM

Yep LosDios, that's just about what we got when we 'Outbacked' our '00 Leg ... Legaback?


Outacy.

definately Outacy.

#11 mtsmiths

mtsmiths

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 1,629 posts
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:10 PM

Outacy.

definately Outacy.


"Outacy" :eek: I thought that was the crime of telling everybody that someone is gay without their permission?

#12 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:32 PM

"Outacy" :eek: I thought that was the crime of telling everybody that someone is gay without their permission?


no, that would be 3rd Degree Outery

#13 mtsmiths

mtsmiths

    Subaru Master

  • Members
  • 1,629 posts
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:59 PM

no, that would be 3rd Degree Outery


Well, if what I said is '3rd Deg Outery', then fershure 'Outacy' is the compulsive mental disorder wherin one is driven by an uncontrollable need for telling everyone that sombody is gay without their permission.

The patiant is known as an 'Outiac'.

#14 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 26 May 2006 - 03:11 PM

Well, if what I said is '3rd Deg Outery', then fershure 'Outacy' is the compulsive mental disorder wherin one is driven by an uncontrollable need for telling everyone that sombody is gay without their permission.

The patiant is known as an 'Outiac'.


no. that's just a bad outitude.

#15 Sweet82

Sweet82

    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 3,266 posts
  • Salt Lake City

Posted 26 May 2006 - 03:23 PM

If I remember right, I'm 52 up front and about 75 in the back.

It would have to be a real short 52 degree climb to not power out.:mad:

http://www.ultimates...=500&ppuser=584

#16 operose

operose

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,264 posts
  • Potsdam

Posted 26 May 2006 - 05:18 PM

If I remember right, I'm 52 up front and about 75 in the back.

It would have to be a real short 52 degree climb to not power out.:mad:

http://www.ultimates...=500&ppuser=584



/thread :headbang:

#17 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 26 May 2006 - 05:55 PM

until i see a 73* (beats hummer H1) then this thread's open for business

#18 heep70

heep70

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 496 posts
  • Bonney Lake

Posted 26 May 2006 - 06:15 PM

Hummers suck:clap:

#19 BruceyWV

BruceyWV

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 360 posts
  • 39.658193 -79.964263

Posted 26 May 2006 - 06:16 PM

These are amazing figures, I've never figured mine up but I know my buds Rubi is like 45 degrees exactly.
I'm running an (almost scraped completely off) stock front end though. t33h33

#20 superu

superu

    It's All We'll Drive

  • Members
  • 792 posts
  • Moab

Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:08 PM

Sorry I don't have autocad, nor better asphault pix, but here's what I've got...

(1st) Stock '95 Legacy L,
(2nd) on outback stuts, 205x75 14s and Mudrat bunmper after the wreck(sorry i don't have a better profile shot)


http://www.ultimates...67&d=1114457179

#21 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:03 PM

Sorry I don't have autocad, nor better asphault pix, but here's what I've got...

(1st) Stock '95 Legacy L,
(2nd) on outback stuts, 205x75 14s and Mudrat bunmper after the wreck(sorry i don't have a better profile shot)


http://www.ultimates...67&d=1114457179


i dont either. i used photoshop. set a horizontal guide and rotate the picture until the approach angle is horizontal. whatever the last degree was that you rotated it, is your angle.

#22 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:12 PM

Sorry I don't have autocad, nor better asphault pix, but here's what I've got...

(1st) Stock '95 Legacy L,
(2nd) on outback stuts, 205x75 14s and Mudrat bunmper after the wreck(sorry i don't have a better profile shot)


http://www.ultimates...67&d=1114457179


so...here

Posted Image

i would venture to guess that the reason that i have as much as you do with the mudrat bumper is because my tires are bigger.. same height and width, but you've got 14", i've got 15"

#23 Uberoo

Uberoo

    Subaru Wheeler

  • Members
  • 3,271 posts
  • lewiston,ID

Posted 29 May 2006 - 01:21 AM

what about actual measurement,ie hold a metal plate,or piece plywood to tires and measue angle with protractor.I would do mine but a stock brat can't be anywhere near impressive.

#24 LosDiosDeVerde86

LosDiosDeVerde86

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,345 posts
  • Columbus

Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:59 AM

what about actual measurement,ie hold a metal plate,or piece plywood to tires and measue angle with protractor.I would do mine but a stock brat can't be anywhere near impressive.


too much work...too much.. outsideness

#25 Andyjo

Andyjo

    I'm Not Austin!

  • Members
  • 1,808 posts
  • Windham NH

Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:24 AM

what about actual measurement,ie hold a metal plate,or piece plywood to tires and measue angle with protractor.I would do mine but a stock brat can't be anywhere near impressive.

I just didn't have anything big enough laying around to do it the 'correct' way :-\




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users