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  1. Nice that you still good metal there to weld. And if you think its kinda weak spot there you can reinforce it with more metal on top if needed so you not have to worry about it anymore. About videos you cant make them to please everyone so just do what you like and some people will like it and some not so what.
  2. scalman

    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    my version of tire deflator . made it from some audi compressor with gauge , and made it with fast connector to connect it to my now compressor
  3. 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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    Biggest tires with no lift?

    i put 215/65R16 on mine and i think i could put 215/70 on it. just with lift wheels went inside and front wheels rubbing stuff when turning wheels but thats because lift .
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    its nice when have no worries for front bumper or rear you just have enough clearance
  6. Thats how you learn that you doing something wrong with car pushing it too hard or its just too week for those kinda tracks and speeds.
  7. it is amazing what you can do with car with some welding skills. or even to learn it from zero and evolve with time. its so satisfying to weld something and see result ... i just love it . and look at others welding skills its always great. im still learning.
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    '01 outback VDC, adventurer build

    yh i just love to work on car. looking to other cars other ideas and making some of my own. mostly i do test my car on areas around me and if something going wrong or braking or touching or i think of something that could be modified , then i do that. but all must be in level of as much stock look as possible. still have more ideas in my head more welding projects more stuff to do. i cant imagine when i will have no more to do on this car what else i will do... change car maybe. as many saying just take less rusty car. yh that would be nice ... but for now i will make use of it as long as it would wanna going for me. it such reliable car with problematic but extremely reliable engine. it was running on low oil , low coolant for some times and nothing happened. it still drives good .
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. looks great. is there reason you making them so strong , like in the worse case ? they heavy too arent they ?
  14. 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 ?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 .
  18. scalman

    '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
  19. 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
  21. 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
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    '01 outback 2.5AT, VDC offroad/ overlanding build

    will help me offroad better. well recovery better myself or others...
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