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Old 07-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #2826
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rally armor are the biggest pieces of crap mudflaps. way too thin in my opinion. www.primitiveracing.com has some of the thickest youll find. paul there made mine they are one of a kind being that mine are side mounted on a wagon. no one made them for wagons so he custom made mine.
Rokblockz has them for wagons....just saying
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #2827
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Is the material for the Rokblokz like the basic RA flaps or the Urethane RA's?
Similar to the urethane ones but thicker...
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #2828
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Similar to the urethane ones but thicker...
Ok. And the urethane is a rubber type material, right?


If so, then rokbloks are the way to go if I ever need replacements. My basic flaps are fine for now, good protection and pretty flexible/durable for plastic.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #2829
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Ok. And the urethane is a rubber type material, right?

If so, then rokbloks are the way to go if I ever need replacements. My basic flaps are fine for now, good protection and pretty flexible/durable for plastic.
I wouldn't say rubber is the right word...maybe more flexible...plus the rokblokx are only $65 bucks and they come with all the mounting hardware. Plus they have flap wrapz which are basically a vinyl "wrap" in a digital camo in any color scheme you want.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #2830
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Flapatax are great too, and in the same price range
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:34 AM   #2831
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Rokblockz has them for wagons....just saying
mine are riveted to the body panels. are the rokblockz ones the same or do they mount inside the wheel well? i spoke to paul the owner of primitive he had said that there were none for the 2006 wagon while still running the side skirts.

here's a pic of my car with the ones primitive made for me. notice the brackets riveted to the panel. im not saying mine are better than well mounted i just think the screws or in my case rivets are better protected from rocks being that they are in the direct path of flying debris.

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:03 PM   #2832
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mine are riveted to the body panels. are the rokblockz ones the same or do they mount inside the wheel well? i spoke to paul the owner of primitive he had said that there were none for the 2006 wagon while still running the side skirts.

here's a pic of my car with the ones primitive made for me. notice the brackets riveted to the panel. im not saying mine are better than well mounted i just think the screws or in my case rivets are better protected from rocks being that they are in the direct path of flying debris.
Good point...rokblokx mount into the wheel well, but im sure someone with the right tools can create a similar setup. Sweet car btw...
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:05 PM   #2833
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Take it to the dirt!!!! I want one of those stickers!!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #2834
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May be a dumb question......

...but is there a map of unpaved roads I can access?

I'm getting bored of all the same gravel roads, and would like to see what's around me. Sure I could go exploring, but driving for hours to find a few nice roads is kind of a waste.

My gps highlights some unpaved roads in a grey color, but it's not always right.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #2835
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I would love that as well!
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #2836
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^^Get yourself a road Atlas for your state fellas. They show in great detail road surface and even elevation changes. Thomas book isn't bad for getting you places, but they don't tell you much more then that. Some of the Atlas are sort of like a Topo map, but with surface conditions as well.

Edit: not seeing the Topo versions online anymore, but still a good investment.

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #2837
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Take it to the dirt!!!! I want one of those stickers!!!
http://www.zazzle.com/street_racing_...28503974428422

Here you go guys
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #2838
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Good point...rokblokx mount into the wheel well, but im sure someone with the right tools can create a similar setup. Sweet car btw...
thank you just blew 3rd gear the other day doing a test run for my next rally I guess its time for a rallispec gearset.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:23 AM   #2839
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thank you just blew 3rd gear the other day doing a test run for my next rally I guess its time for a rallispec gearset.
Ouch..
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #2840
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hey guys i have some questions a buddy and i are lookin into building a baja ready forester what kind of suspension travel can we get out of that chassis? Im trying to avoid the typical yota/jeep that everyone does
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #2841
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hey guys i have some questions a buddy and i are lookin into building a baja ready forester what kind of suspension travel can we get out of that chassis? Im trying to avoid the typical yota/jeep that everyone does
If you REALLY want to do baja, your going to need a lot of travel.. probably stronger control arms, remote resovoir coilevers ... I can think of a thousand things, but why not.

Sounds like fun.

Start here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/set-of-4-SUB...adad41&vxp=mtr
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #2842
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were starting small going to throw together a forester enter some local rally events get a feel for the team and car then slowly work up but one day hope to compete in a baja event
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #2843
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right now were just in R&D lol
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #2844
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Gotcha.

From my offroad experience the two best places to start are suspension (including subframe bracing) and skid plates.

Big difference between a rally stage and baja.

Let me clarify....

Your suspension mounts will take a beating. So will the control arms. It just all a matter of finding and eliminating the weak links.. or building fuses into the right spots and carrying easy to change spares.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #2845
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oh trust me i know lol but you gotta start some where i have alot of experience with subarus and he brings alot from the rally racing side but we both have a baja race on our bucketlist so thats the inevitable goal lol
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oh trust me i know lol but you gotta start some where i have alot of experience with subarus and he brings alot from the rally racing side but we both have a baja race on our bucketlist so thats the inevitable goal lol
I do a lot of fabrication and suspension design. And play in my spare time on the trails. Mostly Jeeps and Rockcrawling... but I tangle with other stuff.

Fun reading here.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=131
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #2847
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I went with the rokblokz XL for my 02 wagon. They are holding up very well.

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Old 07-27-2012, 05:27 PM   #2848
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I went with the rokblokz XL for my 02 wagon. They are holding up very well.
Very nice!!! Glad to see another happy customer!!! One day, if I can figure out how to upload pics, ill put some of my car!!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #2849
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hey guys i have some questions a buddy and i are lookin into building a baja ready forester what kind of suspension travel can we get out of that chassis? Im trying to avoid the typical yota/jeep that everyone does
About 6 years ago some guys tried it in a bugeye........


They made it 78 miles and broke a clutch master cylinder. But up until then they we're doing really good. I guess it was easy with the AWD to pass cars in the silt. Not sure if they ever tried again.

Doing it in a Forester would be cool though. You'd have more room for spares. There was a forester that ran Dakar rally, but it was more of just a silhouette of a Forester,


Very little of the car that rolled off the assembly line.

At any rate, I think you could build a car that would make it on the stock suspension pick up points. You'd have to reinforce them pretty heavily, and use tubular arms and links. Dampers would be a big part of making it to the end. You could use suspension off a group N Impreza and run longer springs.

Anyway, I think it's doable. I know you guys are in the "thinking about it" phase, but I will be daydreaming about Baja ready Fozzy's for the rest of the day now lol. Let me know if you guys need anything for it, I'd like to help prep it, even if it's just for stage rally for now.

What year is it by the way?

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Old 07-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #2850
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Just found this little bundle of awesome at a local 7-11


Thought I would share it
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