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#1 tapdancer

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 11:06 PM

Hi there,

I have a 1999 forester S. i am looking for skid plates. are subaru OEM plates fairly good and easy to get?

I have been invited to go cross the Old Mojave Road through the Mojave desert and am unsure if i can. My car is stock. Main thing i have been advised is to get skid plates. also been told i need a 2" lift kit, but this is more money them i want to spend and more alteration then i want for basically one offroad trip. i don't do it normally.

Anyone know how/where i can get skid plates? anyone know how well my stock forester will cope with an "off road vehicle recommended" trail? pictures of the road look like it is mainly a dirt road. any one with experience out there! ;)

reallyt appreciate any sources for skid plates or advice on forester off road capability!

tapdancer

#2 98obster

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 11:47 PM

Choices that I have seen:
1) http://www.writerguy....htm#tailorskid

2) http://www.rallyarmo...skidplates.html
Although, I don't know if they have a plate yet for your year of Forester but you can inquire

3) make your own

If money is not the biggest concern #1 looks good

OE or aftermarket rear diff protector not a bad idea-more options there and makes a good jack point later on

HTH good luck and happy trails :burnout:
Jon


Hi there,

I have a 1999 forester S. i am looking for skid plates. are subaru OEM plates fairly good and easy to get?

I have been invited to go cross the Old Mojave Road through the Mojave desert and am unsure if i can. My car is stock. Main thing i have been advised is to get skid plates. also been told i need a 2" lift kit, but this is more money them i want to spend and more alteration then i want for basically one offroad trip. i don't do it normally.

Anyone know how/where i can get skid plates? anyone know how well my stock forester will cope with an "off road vehicle recommended" trail? pictures of the road look like it is mainly a dirt road. any one with experience out there! ;)

reallyt appreciate any sources for skid plates or advice on forester off road capability!

tapdancer



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Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:41 AM

To tell ya the truth guy I'd do a bit of research on the trail. I used to be a Jeep guy as some of the board folks are. I have been on a number of Jeep trails that I would not take my Forester on unless it was two weeks before I planned to junk it.

#4 Cubby

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:06 AM

I made a custom front skid plate for my 01 Forester - very simple to do and bought the Subaru OEM rear diff guard.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:54 AM

You might try Primitive Racing at www.get-primitive.com; Paul is not local to you but Tigard, OR is not too far for quality protection. I have both the skidplate for the engine and rear diff on my Impreza; under $240 for both installed on my car.




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