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SubieSean
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Another Subaru

Post by SubieSean » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:16 pm

Hey guys! I'm a junior in CPE from Waxhaw, NC (near Charlotte), and I just transferred to VT last semester. I drive a 1997 Subaru Outback that's been in my family since it drove off the lot (218k miles and still going strong!) I love driving it in the snow, but I've never really done any offroading in it. It's mostly stock, but I've had the struts replaced recently to get rid of the 21 year old droop, just dropped some beefier tires on it (Yokohama Geolandars) and I'm looking to get some stiffer springs put in as well.

I'm new here and I know my car isn't super capable offroad so if you guys know of any areas that might not kill my subie, let me know! Otherwise, I'm down for ride alongs and just hanging out

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Re: Another Subaru

Post by TerryD » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:03 am

Nice! With a short spacer lift you wouldn't have any issues running Mountain Lake.
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Re: Another Subaru

Post by BadAssEddie » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:22 am

TerryD wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:03 am
Nice! With a short spacer lift you wouldn't have any issues running Mountain Lake.
Yeah was about to say there have been a couple Subi's that have gone with us in the past. That, or the plethora of forest service roads in Montgomery and Giles will give you places to explore.

We do a lot of hanging out too, so you'll fit right in :thumby:
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SubieSean
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Re: Another Subaru

Post by SubieSean » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:50 pm

TerryD wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:03 am
Nice! With a short spacer lift you wouldn't have any issues running Mountain Lake.
Do you know what thickness other people have had success with? I'm seeing everything from 0.5" to 1.25" but I'm not sure at what height I might run into linkage/brake line issues if any.

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Re: Another Subaru

Post by CJMTaco » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:34 pm

Welcome, Sean! Come on out to our first meeting on Sunday, February 4th at 7pm in the commuter lot at the corner of Prices Fork and West Campus Drive and see what we're all about!
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