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SJR Wheeler Build 90 Legacy Wagon 2013

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got this skid plate off the back of a 85 Bronco2, its a thick one, it was guarding the gas tank,

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I had this on a Jeep Cherokee I had, Ill be cutting it up to work on the Soobie

 

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Looks good.  How was it for road manners?  I'm guessing a front tube bumper is in the plans.

 

 

goes great down the road, those front rims keep the tires close in ,near stock specs

 

 

heres a few photos from Facebook

 

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Nice pics, a little Subie-Yota dos-e-doe.  I think you need a retractable wheelie bar or a pre-runner style rear bumper now so you don't do back-flips.  That's quite the Washington crew you guys have got going on.  Looks like a good time.

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You guys would be wetting your pants with the EJ dual range gearbox I reckon!

That thing's not my cup of tea, but it's pretty awesome to see in pics!

What's next in the mods?

Cheers

Bennie

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I like the personality of this car as it starts to gain more and more mods.

that bumper is ready for some serious brush!

Super sweet 2 winches!  B)  

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You guys would be wetting your pants with the EJ dual range gearbox I reckon!

 

That thing's not my cup of tea, but it's pretty awesome to see in pics!

 

What's next in the mods?

 

Cheers

 

Bennie

I have a 86 3.9 dualrange in this beast, Whats next, Skidplate up front , A arm extra pivot bushings and bracing, finish up the rear, exocage with built in roof rack, onboard air, CB and Ham radios, roof lights, ETC, 

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You subie nuts in Washington make me regret moving to Colorado. I wish I had the same support network the subie family has in Washington!

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You guys would be wetting your pants with the EJ dual range gearbox I reckon!

 

That thing's not my cup of tea, but it's pretty awesome to see in pics!

 

What's next in the mods?

 

Cheers

 

Bennie

Not so much. the AWD center section is not good for wheeling.Austin has a EJ DR, and it was ok until a tire or two came off the ground.

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heres why Im bracin these up

 

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I cut some pivots  off  some bent A-arms  I cut the Swaybar mount off the crossmember it was in the way, Ill bench make all the parts and weld them up on the parts already on the  car,

 

 

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Might want to mount a steering rack in that crossmember to make sure tie rodends won't hit under compression.  There's a reason the swaybar has those curves in it where it went over the tierods.....right were your brace is going to go.

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Might want to mount a steering rack in that crossmember to make sure tie rodends won't hit under compression.  There's a reason the swaybar has those curves in it where it went over the tierods.....right were your brace is going to go.

 

good thought, theres plenty of room thanks

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Your still only limited by the weakest point in the chain.Beef something up and it moves the failures to something more expensive.The control arm might not bend but the body might, or...On the other hand it could add enough strength that it completely solves bending altogether.waiting to see how this plays out.

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Interested in see how these turn out. Let me know if you need someone to test them.  ;)

 

 

Your still only limited by the weakest point in the chain.Beef something up and it moves the failures to something more expensive.The control arm might not bend but the body might, or...On the other hand it could add enough strength that it completely solves bending altogether.waiting to see how this plays out.

 

or you could beef it up and have a tie down failure. :blink:

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heres why Im bracin these up

 

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What your doing looks great........but I have to wonder.......since they always bend in this particular spot.....I think the hole is there to make a crumple point for crashes.  Might it not be easier to plate this area over the hole, and around the tube to reinforce it?

 

What your doing will work too.  Just purely a thought on why they always bend in that same place.

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Not so much. the AWD center section is not good for wheeling.Austin has a EJ DR, and it was ok until a tire or two came off the ground.

It can be if utilized properly. LIKe in conjunction with an LSD. Or welded. Or spooled. Very common practice in the Subaru drift world.

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