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 Post subject: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:05 am 
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Some of you may know Nora, my Subaru. I was thinking of trading Her in.....needed more clearence and just getting that new car bug. But, after a few test drives of whats out there, I decided to keep Her.
But, She needed a makeover


Seen here in her stock, sassy form

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As you can see She liked it low. Thats kinda tough when trying to get up roads like laurel lakes to get that late spring corn

Lucky for me there are a few twisted individuals in Washington ( Bellingham to be exact) who understand the need to go further ,deeper

So, with some tools, some safety breaks and limited cussing

I FIXED HER

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I want to say Im sorry to my BC partners, because I missed out on two good Sierra weekends to get this done..........but it is splitboard related


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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:37 am 
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very cool Tex. So stoked you posted the pictures up. Not as big as I'd imagined what sized lift was that?

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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:33 am 
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Its listed as a 6 inch lift. I swapped struts froma legacy to outback struts. That gives one inch of lift then the guy made the rest up with brackets ( 5 inches)


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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:45 am 
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She just went from being a lesbian to a full on dike. Right on!!


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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:25 am 
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RAD!! that's one hot lesbian..

you sure they are from Bellingham? that looks more like a 542 foothills residential rig.

Been pretty stoked is winter to finally get the 4X4 fixed in mad max.


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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:35 am 
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I'd love to do that to my 96 outback wagon. Superb work!

Now you just need a lift kit for the exhaust. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:48 am 
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Now you just need a lift kit for the exhaust.


Its at the alignment shop today, tomorrow the muffler shop


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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:51 am 
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Damn fine work Tex!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:20 am 
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You gotta be kidding me. EVERYONe in VT drives a lesbian. Never seen one lifted. Nice work. :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:20 am 
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Does the engine/tranny have enough power to get that thing up steep hills?

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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:08 am 
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Does the engine/tranny have enough power to get that thing up steep hills?




I havent gotten it into the mountains, but I have had it out on the freeway , no problems. I thought that it wouldnt go above 75. My wife was following me in Her car. What I thought was 75 is now 85. Speedo is 10mph off with the new tires....so it will cruise at 70mph @3000 rpm no problem

I also have taken it out "four wheeling" in the sand field next to my house, climbed some embankments ect...no rubbing and no issues.

I would lijke to change the rear differential though to a limited slip. The front is limited slip, but the back is not.

Funny, one of the guys at Discount tire was all over it and was ready to drop in the 2.5 turbo from a wrx sti


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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Nice work Tex, dig it. It's not a rock climber but if you air down the tires a bit that should float pretty well in our desert terrain we have. :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Pimpin My Ride
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:51 pm 
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Love it! How do you think the transmission will hold up? I've never seen a lifted suby before.


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