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Finally! Monster wagon off-road
Posted 04 November 2007 - 07:02 PM
Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:48 PM
Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:37 AM
Dont really have a full right-up yet. Kinda wanted to see how it held up before giving anyone else bad advice.
But i can now say it works very well, and it's still not finnished yet. This was just "light" off roading near my house on very familiar trails.
We still need to get skid plates on it and load it up with recovery gear and then we hit the good stuff!
I will get some more detailed pics of the undercarriage the suspension when get it back in the shop this week to tie up some loose ends.
Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:52 PM
I remember reading the occaisional post by Subafreak regarding the impending unveiling of this car, but never saw a build thread. Was there one?
How big are those dang tires?
Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:53 PM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:47 PM
did you have permission to run over car?BTW how big are those tires?
Haha, permission? Um...well.... i just didnt think they would care. I mean it's only an old crownvic right?
Uh, 33's on it now with room for 35"s when we can afford some new wheels.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:28 PM
Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:03 PM
holy crap 35" on a subaru.I need to find a donor 4x4 toyota frame then.Then I will put 37" on an EA81 wagaon HAHAHA
Hahaha, would kinda defeat the purpose wouldn't it?
Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:04 PM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:53 PM
how is it on the highway?
Not bad, rolls along at 85MPH untill you get to the hills. Just needs a little more in the power department.
we're thinking a high compression 2.5 hybrid or maybe a 3.0 swap.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:15 PM
So we took it to the shop last night to investigate the problem. Turns out it stripped all the teeth off the spider gears in the rear end, pretty sick!
So what do you do with a rearend with shredded spiders?......thats right, you fill it with weld. So now the wagon is rocking a welded rearend, it shouldn't be to bad as it has a tendancy to lift the weight off the inside tire on every turn anyway so there is not to much stress on it. Tommorow night we are gonna install an LSD in the front end, and then this thing should be damn near unstoppable.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:14 PM
Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:00 AM
Posted 14 December 2007 - 05:34 PM
Only time we had to put it in 4WD was when i ran into a 3ft snow bank from a plow. Clicked it in 4 wheel and srove right through, man i love this thing!
I will try to get some more pics this weekend, seems all the other wheeling we,ve done is at night and my camera sucks at night shots.
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