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97 Legacy Outback Offroading plans
Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:46 AM
Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:46 AM
(edit) i just figured out a way to get the extra 6" that i need as to not put much strain on the transmission and rear diff. weld gear reduction boxes onto each wheel. then i can keep the ground clearence of about 25". do a gear ratio of about 8:7 where the top gear turns 8 times when the bottom one turns 7 times. then i can get the 10" of lift i need. im also gonna move the rear diff back about 8" to be able to allow the 35" tires to clear the wheel well. i may even do the gear ratio at 4:3. it all depends. im also later on gonna remove the rear seats and have a small roll cage welded on. im also gonna have the floor rhino lined and have cobra 5-point harness seats to replace the front seats. im also gonna weld the rear doors to the car and have a solid window installed on each door. the speakers are gonna be marine grade as well as the stereo. im also gonna put jeep style hinges on the front doors and move the speakers to the roof. im also taking out the air bags and having a heavier duty steering wheel to replace the stock one (maybe). i do know that im gonna change out the transmission to the 5-speed dual range and have a custom center consol made from steel or fiber glass. its also gonna be rhino lined along with the floor but will be removable incase i have to work on the transmission or linkage. doing all this allows me to keep it as subaru drivetrain. also having a gear reduction box allows me to climb easier. also allows me to turn the 35" tires easier. less strain on everything.
if you have any other ideas feel free to post them.
Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:22 PM
To get 300hp out of your stock EJ25, you're going to have alot of work ahead of you.. it's going to take a bit more than just a turbo... you need to upgrade your fuel rails, put a nice turbo in there (not a stock OB/GT turbo) get some up/down pipes going, you'll most likely also need to get it pro tuned... with an Access Port or something along those lines (i don't know if they make AP's for older Subarus).
Once you get the horsepower cranking, you're going to almost instantly start snapping halfshafts, like it's your job. That's why you said go solidaxle... that will have to be totally custom, because as much as i can remember, no subarus came stock with solid axles.
As for the dual range tranny, you'll need to find one, get an adapter plate (easy enough) and mount that all up, if you want solid axles, you're going to have to put a T-Case after the tranny... i'm pretty sure you might need a little more than 10" of lift to get a T-Case under there... not 100% sure on that either. But i am pretty sure that if you're trying to push 300hp through an EA Tranny... things are going to start to break very fast....
Have fun, hope you have a big welder, and alot of free time!
Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:33 PM
Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:02 PM
You'll still need to do some cutting to make the tires fit.
Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:35 PM
Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:22 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:07 AM
Blu needs new struts, so i want to gain some lift (1997 OBW) and get new springs. I'm not greedy, i want 1-3" inches (also easier on my back)
Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:51 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:05 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:32 PM
forester struts wont help an obw. The only thing to do would be scorpion springs and gr2 setup.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 09:01 PM
Scorpion springs (decrease down travel of the strut which is less than ideal for offroading)
This is prolly what I'll end up doing, simply because its the easiest, cheapest, and most available.
Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:22 PM
serious money trees in your yard.
two STi engines/wiring ect
plus all the
EA82 D/R trannys you will need.
(what one per week or so??)
Key Rumba, please do keep us updated!!
Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:04 PM
Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:32 PM
I'll stick around another year for you next update...
x2, I'm there too...
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