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After someone took a left infront of my forester, totalling it, I decided I needed to change things up a bit. A few months ago I bought this wonderful thing in Virginia and drove it 1000 miles home. I've had to replace an axle, engine/trans mounts, deal with the fuel system being screwed up, and fix some misc interior stuff. Vacuum door locks, window switches, light bulbs, etc. Overall, it's a fun non-subaru :)

I have to say, the 3L 5 cylinder turbo diesel engine has a lot of torque compared to an ej22 :D

 

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I've already hauled around a few subaru enignes, it has hydraulic auto-leveling suspension (which cost me a couple hundred and several hours of screwing around to fix...) so it hauls a trunk full of junk nicely. 

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As fun as this car is, I'm still looking for a replacement to my poor old rusted out GL. Maybe a brat, maybe an ea81 hatchy, we'll see :)

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A recording of the sound of the door closing would be cool:-P I love the way these things were built. *THUNK* lol. Nice find!

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Haha, maybe I can do that :) It's certainly a tank, I have studded tires on it and it's RIDICULOUSLY fun in the snow. Really well planted... until I downshift and spool up the turbo, then it's power over steer all day long :D

 

I had to replace a CV axle and I have to say, I'd rather do that job on a subaru... Pulling the diff cover to get the c-clip out is kind of annoying. The biggest issue is when there's only one diesel/gas pump at a gas station with some dumbass parked there inside taking a spoob....

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The biggest issue is when there's only one diesel/gas pump at a gas station with some dumbass parked there inside taking a spoob....

 

Your driving a tank so use it as such.Push their spoob out the way.  :P

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