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  1. aha .. my car is not only one here with bad rust ... lol jk. its good you did fixed it .. for how long thats another question. but when we love our cars we like to fix them as well. and if you could fix those thats makes me feel better to try to fix some of mines that left too. and nothing to loose there too. you not gonna make it worse just better . so its allways up
  2. i would add sheet there from both sides. less mud, grass , gravel and all other bad stuff that will pack there and stay until you remove that all from there. but that tube from water pump i would cover for sure. but maybe you drive more on dry surface not sure... from your earlier videos i see you just going non stop hehe.
  3. looks good but it should take away some ground clearance from you is it ? thought its not a problem if you will have a lot of that. but what if you driving not fast and you catch stone and its slyding on that front extra tube and after that its empty space where you coolant tube is going, what if you drop on that place on something hard ? like its exposed so much
  4. looks great. is there reason you making them so strong , like in the worse case ? they heavy too arent they ?
  5. but as you said they not good used on loops as they can brake yes ? but on chackles they could be ok yes ? so they would work if like you stuck in mud and some 4wd car want to recover you ? they strong enough ?
  6. ohh interesting never heard of those straps... mostly here we just use kinetic strap or rope for recovery ... so we need like loops and shackles for those.
  7. cool. i saw you welded plate on .. and made hole for oil change ... i thought like what if make those plates on bolts.. like 4 bolts in corners... if its got dent or something you can then change it or remove.. but maybe thats not needed. and i see why you need such strong protection for those high speeds that you do there its crazy. and you could made recovery holes when you did that radiator support tube on sides could be longer plates with holes , that could be fine recovery points.
  8. looks great. very neet. so you want to cover all that area with some plates ? what about recovery points in front ? i dont see any there , you could just do them where originals where , or you will make steel bumper and they will be there ? and what diameter tubes you used there ? and why not round tubes or corners ? do those like best for strenght ? thanks .
  9. so i bought it this winter ..just ordinary OBW '01 with 2.5AT , and to my surprise it was with VDC, just without VDC switch i have rear self leveling shocks OEM. they works magic. and with lift they even better. but kinda hard on road. then changed all oils, engine and diffs, air, petrol filters, some bushings, alternator and AC belts. and did 2'' lift with spacers ground clearance become pretty good now and then came new BFG TA KO2 215/65/16 all good now , just i was wondering will that lift i used only spacers and notin else. do i need anything else there to put because i mean some parts now are on real tension like rear shocks, and those bushing will wear more faster i guess. and then sway bar links , those kinda get now more hard work too...or its just all as it is ok and i no need worry too much ? im considering to cut front bumper like in half allmost to get more aproach angle. is that smart to do and will i get realy good results. i dont wanna custom bars there realy . like i would cut bumper and maybe then put just some bar under bumper like for extra protection.
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    another VDC in sand test . was going on 1st gear fixed , its kinda goes better then just on D. maybe locks something better or smt. at one point i tried VDC off and as seen in video car just digs itself down wont move anywhere. and even from that whole it goes out with VDC on. https://youtu.be/DA6b9Yqj-JQ
  11. i allways had one thought like what if you catch on something smaller between those tubes , like even not that small stone could fit there in those gaps. isnt that a problem or at least some danger ?
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    no recoverys this time just great autumn forest views
  13. can you tell me what benefits that trans cooler gives ? like you need it for offroad use ? for heavy low gear driving i guess ?
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    '01 outback VDC, adventurer build

    newest addons shackle adapters in rear. they removable so i dont need to drive around with them and they custom build by me as almost every other mods on car
  15. Hello everyone. Subarus are amazing cars and outbacks are so good family/adventurer rides, just if you do something with front and rear bumpers. Well front is must So my model is kinda rear outback 2001 , 2.5 , 4eat , VDC , rear LSD diff. Yes its one of those early 2.5 engine VDC models. Those kinda rare to see out there. So make it short this how it went from stock when i bought it in 2014 to this day And what you see here and not see are: 2" lift spacers 215/65 r16 BFG TA KO2 Custom UEL headers Removed front and rear stabilizers Front and rear bumper cuts Custom 1x1.8m roof rack Front and rear hi lift jack mounts And it drives on LPG. Lpg tank is in spare tire place. I have build topic in another place but to make it short and compact info thought to put it here as well. So first thing i noticed was very low front bumper even with lift it was just going in the way all times. So front bumper was going in half so time ago and rear i cut not so long time ago. Now its much much more capable drive trough stuff And things that i most proud of are hi lift jack mounts. I made adapter for hi lift myself and then front and rear mounts in car. And its just another world how fast and east you can recover yourself from bad situations without any help Its just makes all difference from staying stuck and going look for help to just lifting car and driving out Took me about 20 min to drive out from this. Most part of that time for digging. I bought hi lift jack after got stuck one time in middle of forest and there was noone to pull me off. Car was there 2 more days before i got it out. Would be simple job with hi lift. So now im just ready. And hi lift can be used as to pull car forward or backwards too as hand winch. Leds in front bumper for more light in bush. It spreads to sides to well Some plasti dip for more interesting look. And those bumper cuts just let me go on obstacles that i couldnt go before Removed stabilizers helps with better articulation gives it about + 5-8cm more suspension travel front and rear And VDC really loves when it gets more grip with that . just makes car even more capable. And no problems without sway bars on low and high speeds. You just need get used to it. Then it feels just natural.
  16. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    will help me offroad better. well recovery better myself or others...
  17. Thanks for info. Could be nice to test or see anyone done that on subaru. We dont have tacomas over here. And hiluxes are not so popular as well. Weird i cant find anyone on internet that would have that conversion done to subaru. Top mounts not so important i think as you can make any adapter there to fit . idealy it would be some 5-8 cm longer strut body itself with longer travel and just be similar size and fit bottom mount.
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    made shackle adapter for my rear custom hi lift lift points.
  19. scalman

    '04 Outback VDC, wrecked-to-overland build

    2" lift on that car is just 2" spacers there. No matter SJR or space metal you put there it will be same result.
  20. hmm why not just go for outback then. its same legacy inside and outside with small differences and with great almost 8'' ground clearance. legacy and outbacks have very low front bumper its just getting in the way most time. otherwise legacy or outback doing great off road. if you dont need clearance though. and depends what engine youll go for. 2.5 wont have all bells and whistles that h6 3.0 will have. no VDC too. i have just over 10'' clearance now. still drives fine on street .
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    '04 Outback VDC, wrecked-to-overland build

    amazing work on cars and great views there. so you still have both bumpers ok ? i mean i was just hating when i just cought front bumper just everywhere. so i cut it and cut rear one too. its different world. and lift. why no do it ? its free if you make simple spacers on struts. nothing else needed. still amazing how you drive in all those places with being so low
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    Some cleaning and polishing. Looks good im allready get used to new bumpers.
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    Bumper cut now all fits with bumper on and works very well. Trying to make some reciever adapter for shackle. Will redo it if needed whe. I get shackles. Im glad all worked out simple way not i can very simple and fast lift car and high. Rear maybe not so high as bumper is allready high there but its enough to lift wheel in air and its still some 3 steps left on hi lift.
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    made hi lift points for rear too. now i can lift all 4 corners with hi lift.
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