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Been itching to really see what this thing can do, so I went off road today with a buddy.

The first place we went (pictured) was fun. Not near as sticky as the second place (no pics). Wanted some pics of the second place, but there was no way to stop and take pics.

My bottom line impression of Foresters Off-Road: Fantastic for terrain where all four tires touch the ground. Sand, mud, etc... The biggest weakness here is by far ground clearance. This is an issue I will address by having a beater truck later. hehe

Here's the pics since I know that's all anyone (myself included) cares about. :biggrin:











Went through pretty slow so as not to flood the intake. Still got pretty deep but no problems what-so-ever.

This place was more water on soft dirt. The second place we went had some thick mud. Forester still plowed through with minimal effort. I love this damn car.

And my buddies truck. For eye candy. I am no fan of Toyotas but his truck is still pretty...

 

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HA! Diff fluids and tranny fluid (just cause) were changed the next day.

Just in case anyone needs to know how to do it, check out my owner's journal as I made a photo tutorial for it...
 

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So do you guys change your diff fluids every time you go off roading? Can I ask why?

<-Is new to off roading. ;)
I only change my diff fluid after off roading if I have gone through deep water (i.e. deeper than my differential breather). The reason is that when the differential hits the water it goes through "supercooling", which can let water in through the seals or the breather tube.

Just a precaution, but $10-15 in fluid after I go through the deep stuff is way cheaper than a differential. ;)

Actually haven't taken it wheeling much. I took it on this and a few others right after I bought her just so I knew exactly what she could and couldn't handle. No I have it out of my system and keep it to really light wheeling.
 

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I only change my diff fluid after off roading if I have gone through deep water (i.e. deeper than my differential breather). The reason is that when the differential hits the water it goes through "supercooling", which can let water in through the seals or the breather tube.

Just a precaution, but $10-15 in fluid after I go through the deep stuff is way cheaper than a differential. ;)

Actually haven't taken it wheeling much. I took it on this and a few others right after I bought her just so I knew exactly what she could and couldn't handle. No I have it out of my system and keep it to really light wheeling.
I see. That makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.
 
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