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About scalman

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    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

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    searched stuff about subaru , lifting, offroad.
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    male, from lithuania. like adventures, camping, cars, off road,
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    Subaru Outback 2001/11 2.5AT , VDC

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  1. scalman

    XMODE in the snow.

    it is great indeed even with simple VDC it does the trick to no let tires spin, on hard suface without diagonals its great.
  2. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    last sources of snow in forest areas thats how much it can flex there front wheels allready lost some traction its nice how much you not care with cut bumpers about stuff. you wanna try go up some angle you do it. with forester that would be more easy but with outbacks need to be more modification done bumpers remove or at least cut. not things that will touch ground first are sides
  3. and it will still work with original axles ?
  4. so how much drop now this allow ? like how much more then with stock links ?
  5. that 4eat is like tank strong and reliable and more power to it it just better. turbo wouldnt do much here i think . just more money to pay. i drove with forester club that have like half turbo models well 2.0 turbo and they didint do much in mud still not much more then me anyway. on some places i was just cruising buy and they need to floor it . none of them had sway bars removed , so i guess i got more travel or flex... later they said me that im just driving like its nothing ...calm face and all...
  6. so at first you had those tow place and recovery welded but then you covered all that with skid plate ? so how you get to them ? those welded tubes on sides are for hi lift ? did any testing how they hold ? is that air box on side that come out so you need to cover it ? why not remove it and just make some straight tube to air filter passing that box.
  7. its nice that in some places you can drive like that on road legaly. i was thinking making something similar but hide it under my cut plastic bumper , just for strenght but it would need be invisiable, but then i still hit or even touched nothing yet with my cut bumpers as they are, they just too high .
  8. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    but your start to wearing them just when you max them. not on the roads as i understand. but sure i get it whats problem there and for me i use it mostly on roads not off them so i need car being reliable still to make hundreds km without problem. with 2'' lift i did euro trip 5500km's with tires not made for good roads only, so that proved that allready.
  9. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    So in theory if i put say another 1 cm as strut spacers in rear it shouldnt be any problem if that link still has space and if cv axle angles are not too bad. Wonder why people say 2" is max limit for those outbacks is it just because cv angles.
  10. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    Oldschool recovery tracks
  11. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    found that in rear upper link almost maxed out allready with that 2'' lift. if it would go more down it would hit frame allready or am i wrong there ?
  12. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    another VDC test more like torturing VDC as snow on top was frozen enough to hold car but under it was soft snow so when car sinks down its hard for it to get out, and VDC worked hard to find ways to move car using all 4 wheels. maybe last days when ground is still frozen as its getting warmer now day by day some exhaust fixing
  13. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    Went out with local forester club. Was fun just worst surface as still left snow but its melting and ground under is allready soft mud so after you dig trough snow you go into soft mud. Was just berely enough ground clearance and when i went to soft mud was just flooring pedal to floor on 1st gear to not get stuck. Got stuck once and twice recovered other cars behind me with kinetic rope. Was good test to my rear new recovery places and nothing bend or broke. Front and rear cut bumpers where great idea and they never maxed or touched but exaust in middle had some touching problems as for most i guess. Have some ideas how to moke exhaust tube mote inside car so it wont be lowest part to hit. As for lift front arm havr just some 2-3 cm until axle will hit it so no more lift , same for rear that uper control arm is almost maxed as well.
  14. i was told that zink spray after weld is best option and later you can paint it . not sure about it as you can spray just fron outside and inside still rust there as i understand. what is best rust protection for you ?