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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all you offroad frosties

Greetings from Singapore... I have been driving 2008 SG5, who I affectionately named Noisy Boy for the past 4 months... Damn I say it's a real car that works offroad for me this far....

An AWD which does feels like a 4WD.. lol.....

Singapore is a country where we enthusiast don't really get much land to drive in, and in fact, the offroad trails belonged to state land(not permitted).... Well, enthusiasm does brings us to places....

I thought I share some of my modifications with you guys that I have managed to get my shop to custom for me this far..

1. Skid plate for engine and differential
2. IPF Lights
3. Roof Basket & parallel bars
4. Tow hitch & swingaway for spare tire
5. Winch Plates with front mounted tow hooks
6. Ironman 12000lbs monster winch
7. Modified bumper to for a 40 degrees approach angle
8. Safari Snorkel
9. 80 LED 2ft light bar
10. Front bumper rock slider
11. Side rock sliders
12. 16" Offroad rims with 215/75/R16 Silverstone MT tires
13. Fender Flares

Wonder if anybody has other useful mods to share for better offroad experience?

Cheers,

Maverick..


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That's an awesome rig u got there. Check out the off road mod list sticky, tons of good stuff in there. I reall like the center diff switch idea. Have fun out there.
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Do you know what model car that snorkel is originally designed for?
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I don't post much, mostly an observer, but I had to jump in and say that's a damn good looking car!
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That's an awesome rig u got there. Check out the off road mod list sticky, tons of good stuff in there. I reall like the center diff switch idea. Have fun out there.
Gonna make sure I drop by and have a peek.... By far , I would think that the cutting of the bumper was something that cost little but most effective... and importantly, it broke the shape of the forester.....

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Do you know what model car that snorkel is originally designed for?
Not really sure, but I can check it out for ya...... Definitely not for a forester....

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One of the best off road subie's I've seen. Ever.


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You're really kind... Thanks so much..... I have done quite a lot to Noisy Boy.... A helluva makeover... Many modifications that helped in venture deeper into the wild than it being esthetic.... Noisy Boy's put on almost 200kg-250kg worth of weight... Despite this, my shop has taken a personal reputation effort to make sure all engine is dropped, and still managed a teflon and spring lift... and currently lifted to 4.5 inches worth....


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Hi all you offroad frosties......

Noisy Boy, nice. Makes me think of the robot from Real Steel.


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lol.... I actually thought I used that name first, only to have found out later that it's also a robot from Real Steel... I call my car Noisy Boy for simple reasons... It has spacers to convert the PCD, and it gets a wider stance, then again, I lost high speed, steering shakes pretty violently at 100km/h, MT Tires makes it really noisy for tarmac use.... lol.... Often than not, I would blast the radio to cover up the noise...... Eventually, that's how it became Noisy Boy.....

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Wow! You are ready for adventure! When you are in water deep enough to require a skorkel intake does the water ever cause electrical problems?
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Not much, I don't have much electronics on the floorboard of the car... When we wade through the muddy waters and if it runs deep, it's always good to manually override and switch off the cooling fans.....

We don't really rock a rocky terrain in Singapore, most are tight trails and mud. Problem is that at the first glance, it's mud and water mixture, when the car passes through that and weight drags it further down, it clays ups.. What I got is a rear wheel LSD to just make sure it pushes me hard out of clay situation..

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how the heck did you get it lifted to 4.5 inches? We have a very hard time here in the states finding a lift kit that will go at least 2 inches!


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