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Last Friday we went on a trail run with the Frontrange4x4 club. It was basically our first time out with a group of real 4x4ers, and what a time it was! Right off the bat we've started climbing up some steep and very rocky terrain. There were concerns that the Subie wouldn't be able to keep up, but it amazed even me how "easy" it was. Don't take me wrong, it wasn't easy at all, but with a steady hand and a only few scratches, I've managed to climb that hill no problem. The trail was pretty mild for the most part, but there were at least 3-4 sections that were pretty tough.
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Great videos.

Looks like approach angle for your Outback holds you back. Time yo remove the bumper. :p
Yes, the bumpers do limit the angles, but it's the two wheeling that halts the progress. As you can see, I give rats arse about keeping the plastics intact :cool: A two inch lift would be nice, maybe in the near future.
 

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Yes, the bumpers do limit the angles, but it's the two wheeling that halts the progress. As you can see, I give rats arse about keeping the plastics intact :cool: A two inch lift would be nice, maybe in the near future.
Awesome vids,yes on lift,makes a big difference.

Wouldn't you just kill for a locking rear diff?
(I'd think about it)
 

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Does the VDC/VTD in the OB work alot? Esp during the two wheelin'
 

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Why is it that the front tires are slipping, and the rears appear to be doing nothing? It looks like any other FWD car trying to make it up this hill. I thought the AWD would be more helpful. Thanks.
 

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Why is it that the front tires are slipping, and the rears appear to be doing nothing? It looks like any other FWD car trying to make it up this hill. I thought the AWD would be more helpful. Thanks.
Open differentials.
 

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We are considering a new Forester for my wife. It appears to me that the VDC would correct these issues. Is this the case? Any clarification is helpful. Thanks.
Yes it will help.
It applies brake to the free spinning wheel and forces power over to the non-spinning wheel.

Not as good as a locking differential but it fakes it pretty well.
 

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Cool videos, tell me you have a skid plate.

looks like the others where impressed and ya'll had a fun time.

now get the puppy lifted and really show them what ya can do.

that looks like way to much fun.
 

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Cool videos, tell me you have a skid plate
A first timer in the Subacool fanclub? :raspberry: Yes, I have the 3/16" full armor (front and back) from Primitive. The front skid has reinforced front mounting points (welded plates on the under radiator beam) :cool:

Nice Vids! But ouch on Rocking the Outback, p2 at 2:50. What did you hit? What was that (pain full) sound?
I got hung up on a rock, dragged the left rear sway bar "mount" on it (I've taken out the rear sway last year). Sounded worse than it really was. No real damage, just bent it a bit. But since it doesn't support the rear sway bar anymore, it didn't matter anyways :rock:
 

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I loved the reactions of the others watching as the suby mastered the rocks.

I showed the video to a lady friend of mine that is looking at buying a forester,and the whole time watching the videos, she was saying oh my god, oh my god.

it was priceless. Subaru Rules!
 

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I loved the reactions of the others watching as the suby mastered the rocks.

I showed the video to a lady friend of mine that is looking at buying a forester,and the whole time watching the videos, she was saying oh my god, oh my god.

it was priceless. Subaru Rules!
Was she horrified or amazed? :biggrin:
 

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she was amazed. I had just taken her for her first ride in my Forester and let her test drive it.

whole story is last winter,when it snowed she was snowed in, her mustang was not going anywhere.

she mentioned she wanted a jeep cherokee and I told her about the Fozzies and needless to say she is now a convert and says by sept. she will have one.
 

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she was amazed. I had just taken her for her first ride in my Forester and let her test drive it.

whole story is last winter,when it snowed she was snowed in, her mustang was not going anywhere.

she mentioned she wanted a jeep cherokee and I told her about the Fozzies and needless to say she is now a convert and says by sept. she will have one.
:woohoo:
 

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I would've loved to take my old outback on something like that. The best I did was jump a few curbs and drive through some tame dirt roads...
 
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