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Old 11-22-2012, 03:37 PM   #3151
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While I'm not 100% sure on the'08 STi's stock tire diameter, but guessing its pretty close to the '11 specs (I believe it's 235/35-18 @ 24.4" in diameter) so the smallest Geolander in that size (225/60-17) is 27.6" in diameter. Highly likely to rub on pretty much any setup he could go with. Would take some hellacious fender work, almost guarenteed. Here's the tire calculator I used:
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stock sti size is 245/40/18.

a 27.6" tire will not even fit the car without forester struts.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #3152
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stock sti size is 245/40/18.

a 27.6" tire will not even fit the car without forester struts.
Yep, like I figured. Didn't realize the stock tires were that big though. Maybe I was thinking of the stock size on the GD STis, 225/45-17. I'll run into the same problem though, once I get the '06, but I'm gonna be going after some gravel spec brakes, then I can fit my 15" Braids. They'll still be overly large in the tire size (215/70-15), but it'll have to do for a bit. At least till its time for some replacements.

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #3153
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I was going through some old pics today and came across these pics of a dry river-bed run years ago. '87 XT-Turbo with stock air-ride, 5-speed with locking diff. Stock, but dirty.







How about snowy?






I'm looking forward to the day my WRX can join this thread. Thank you all for the inspiration.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #3154
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I was going through some old pics today and came across these pics of a dry river-bed run years ago. '87 XT-Turbo with stock air-ride, 5-speed with locking diff. Stock, but dirty.







How about snowy?






I'm looking forward to the day my WRX can join this thread. Thank you all for the inspiration.

holy ****! great post -- and amazing photos! was it an automatic or a manual?

junkyard finds subaru XT6 rare old sports coupe wacky 80s interior by tommyburkart, on Flickr




i came across one last summer and it had the best pearl white paintjob i've ever seen! i really wonder how it drives. probably pretty heavy but fast with a six and an automatic


junkyard finds subaru XT6 rare old sports coupe by tommyburkart, on Flickr
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:56 PM   #3155
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ha im not very smart. lol. manual xt-turbo

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #3156
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The XT wasn't fast by WRX standards, but it handled like no other. They're only 2,400lbs-ish with 115hp so it'd scoot, but the Full Time 4WD is a different beast, and the weight distribution was near 50/50. It would twist in a powerslide from a center of gravity right between the front seats. It just pivots like a tank. By the time that car went on to its next life, its air suspension was completely shot and it rested on the bump-stops. Serious problem on washboard dirt roads, but freaking amazing on smooth pavement. Oh, and the shifter was never more than a couple of inches away from the wheel and all the controls were at your fingertips. It fits like a Kayak. Mine even had the digital dash (some of which actually worked at first). Such a fun car to drive; if you get a chance to try one, do it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #3157
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Here's a couple more, for being a good audience.







The Audi didn't make it out of the river-bed under it's own power. He cracked his aluminum radiator on a rock and I had to tow him to town.





These are from the same ski trip to Mammoth and Mono as the two above.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:41 PM   #3158
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The XT wasn't fast by WRX standards, but it handled like no other. They're only 2,400lbs-ish with 115hp so it'd scoot, but the Full Time 4WD is a different beast, and the weight distribution was near 50/50. It would twist in a powerslide from a center of gravity right between the front seats. It just pivots like a tank. By the time that car went on to its next life, its air suspension was completely shot and it rested on the bump-stops. Serious problem on washboard dirt roads, but freaking amazing on smooth pavement. Oh, and the shifter was never more than a couple of inches away from the wheel and all the controls were at your fingertips. It fits like a Kayak. Mine even had the digital dash (some of which actually worked at first). Such a fun car to drive; if you get a chance to try one, do it.

mmm sounds nice. yes the XT digital dash is pretty remarkable! some recent press

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...-digital-dash/


PLUS it looks alot like the Reventón from 20 years later...


digital dash - speedometer and instrument cluster - Subaru XT vs. Lambo Reventon by tommyburkart, on Flickr


digital dash - speedometer and instrument cluster - Subaru XT vs. Lambo Reventon by tommyburkart, on Flickr

digital dash - speedometer and instrument cluster - Subaru XT vs. Lambo Reventon by tommyburkart, on Flickr
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:50 AM   #3159
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coolest dash ive seen in a subaru hands down!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:08 PM   #3160
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does anyone know if you can fit 225/75/r15's on a 98 outback without any mods or with forester suspension? or any links to a car with them. thanks
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:14 AM   #3161
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You should be able to fit those as your spring perches are higher than imprezas and foresters. Double check the clearance though for sure. They will rub like hell though so you might want to get a lift. You can make a cheap 2 inch strut lift if you have some HDPE and some tools. While you're at it get some low offset wheels to help with lateral tire clearance. So to make a long story short, without modification you might run into some issues. 215/75/15 should fit no issues and general grabbers Are a popular choice
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:49 AM   #3162
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You should be able to fit those as your spring perches are higher than imprezas and foresters. Double check the clearance though for sure. They will rub like hell though so you might want to get a lift. You can make a cheap 2 inch strut lift if you have some HDPE and some tools. While you're at it get some low offset wheels to help with lateral tire clearance. So to make a long story short, without modification you might run into some issues. 215/75/15 should fit no issues and general grabbers Are a popular choice
ok thanks, i was planning on getting body spacers and probably bigger springs but i was seeing if i could get them and run them for awhile then lift it. and yup general grabbers are what i was planning on getting haha
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #3163
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ok thanks, i was planning on getting body spacers and probably bigger springs but i was seeing if i could get them and run them for awhile then lift it. and yup general grabbers are what i was planning on getting haha
I would lift it first honestly. Sure it'll look funny for a little bit but when I got my 27s I wanted to go bigger instantly. You won't have to worry about tire clearance issues either. 235/75/15 LTs are the business
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #3164
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Here is my dedicated RallyCross car.




Dude nice setup, how much lift did you get form the GD springs? Also what material did you use for those massive flaps? Looks good
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #3165
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I just finished going through this entire thread and it really makes me want to get going on finishing up mine.

Here's a before and after of my 2005 Outback Sedan 3.0R. Has 1" Subtle Solutions lift spacers. Still have the stock 225/55/17's on it (Big O Euro's were on it when I bought it). I'm going to go with the Grabber AT2's in a 215/65/16 but I don't have any clue which 16" wheels to run. I want something like you might see on any other lifted 4wd vehicle (Cragar's or Black Rock's or Mickey's and etc.) just to be different but nothing seems to be in a 5x100 bolt pattern.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #3166
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I ****ing love outback sedans.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:31 PM   #3167
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #3168
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^^^^^ That is EXACTLY what I plan on doing with mine once it's finished.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:33 PM   #3169
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^^^^^ That is EXACTLY what I plan on doing with mine once it's finished.

yours is H-6 3.0, is it automatic? If so Auto is tits off road, with the torque and power of the 3.0, plus an auto's slipping clutches , you should be able to do pretty well "for a car"


but such a nice and new rig, body damage is inevitable, once you start pushing and playing hard

nice looking OB sedan!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #3170
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Thanks! Yeah, it's a 3.0. I live in Colorado and will start out lightly first just to see what capabilities it has. Then once I'm more comfortable with it I'll start hitting some of the harder trails. I just need to find a group to go out with. I don't want to run them alone. Bad joo joo is certain to happen if I do.

I was hoping to maybe get 1 more inch of lift out of it so that I could run a slightly larger tire. But as it is now the tires have moved too close to the body for any further lifting and the 215/65/16's are gonna be about it.

By the way, we'd love to see some video of your car in action. It's pretty cool to see a car going where only the bigger 4wd's go.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:03 AM   #3171
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the tires have moved too close to the body for any further lifting
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think different trailing arms will take care of that. Either adjustable ones, or the just the bracket from (insert car)?

Awesome car though! Don't forget to post up pics of it when it gets all dirty.

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #3172
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Yeah, it'd be the trailing arms for the rear tires. Check out Gorilla Offroad, Jack(Skemcin on DI.com) has some adjustable trailing arms for most MYs.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #3173
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This thread has me thinking about trading my '08 OBS for an older Forester or Outback to lift and have fun with...
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:41 AM   #3174
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think different trailing arms will take care of that. Either adjustable ones, or the just the bracket from (insert car)?

Awesome car though! Don't forget to post up pics of it when it gets all dirty.
@ ManualOverAuto: You're on the right path for the typica fix of that problem, but that won't work on his car. His rear suspension is different (not macpherson strut).

I'm not too sure what will fix that in his car, I have only seen a couple other lifted 3rd gen outbacks. . . .
My knowledge on those is limited.

@ spshultz: How did you lift your OB? strut top spacers, king springs?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #3175
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This thread has me thinking about trading my '08 OBS for an older Forester or Outback to lift and have fun with...
YEAH!!!

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