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Old 08-03-2010, 01:42 AM   #1301
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Recently I lifted my legacy wagon, used outback front struts and 3/4 saggy butt spacers in the rear. I am a little concerned about bottoming out right now. In the rear, I dont think the suspension arms will bottom out on the bottom out bumper anymore, instead I think the strut shaft will take all the load of a hard bottom out. For the front suspension I cant find any bottom out bumpers, so I am not really sure if I should worry about this.

Is this something I should worry about? Has anyone else run into issues problems with there lifted subaru and bottoming out? I just dont want to bend a strut under a bottom out condition.

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Old 08-06-2010, 12:03 PM   #1302
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #1303
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Saw the vid, NICE WORK!
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:38 PM   #1304
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Thanks! I don't have access to youtube at work so I can't post the link! Feel free to post it if you feel inclined.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:47 PM   #1305
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:57 PM   #1306
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:38 PM   #1307
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That was so awesome.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:19 AM   #1308
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Thanks man!! You should definitely cruise up to Cohasset and hit up the roads seen in the video!! Fun stuff!!!
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:31 PM   #1309
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Thanks man!! You should definitely cruise up to Cohasset and hit up the roads seen in the video!! Fun stuff!!!
What! Dude, I'm always scared of getting shot when I go up there. Way too many pot farmers. I personally know multiple people that have been shot or shot at driving around up there. There's some pretty awesome stuff in Forest Ranch though, which is a lot safer ha. More of a family town. I'll have to check that out some time though, are we talking main roads? I've always wanted to take Ponderosa up towards Lassen and come out at Butte Meadows, I know that's gets pretty gnarly once you get over and start going down the ridge.

Let me know if you're ever in the area again and I'll PM you a few roads in Forest Ranch that you'd drool over.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:33 PM   #1310
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Yeah I've been on some roads up passed Butte Meadows before. Red clay logging/fire roads that were very smooth and flowing. I wanted to shoot there for this vid but at the time I was up there (early April '08) it was closed off due to snow!
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:55 PM   #1311
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its called i actually rally my car. its been in three new york rallys. thats what's so rally prepped about it. it has everything you need to run a car. more than just the decals.
Ive been to MANY rallys and even won contingency money from Subaru for getting on the podium. But I would NEVER say my car is "rally prepped"
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:24 PM   #1312
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I'm happy to see that others use Puma Romas for driving shoes...
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:42 AM   #1313
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Ive been to MANY rallys and even won contingency money from Subaru for getting on the podium. But I would NEVER say my car is "rally prepped"
get the **** out of this thread. we have very little on nasioc for those of us interested in rally and you feel the need to come in and try to screw up the thread, if he rallys the car then so be it quit whining because it has a dc sticker on it.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:50 PM   #1314
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What're you carrying around in your rig? I've never had issues nor heard of others bottoming out their lifted rigs...

Maybe stiffer/higher rated springs would do you well.



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Recently I lifted my legacy wagon, used outback front struts and 3/4 saggy butt spacers in the rear. I am a little concerned about bottoming out right now. In the rear, I dont think the suspension arms will bottom out on the bottom out bumper anymore, instead I think the strut shaft will take all the load of a hard bottom out. For the front suspension I cant find any bottom out bumpers, so I am not really sure if I should worry about this.

Is this something I should worry about? Has anyone else run into issues problems with there lifted subaru and bottoming out? I just dont want to bend a strut under a bottom out condition.

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Old 08-12-2010, 11:12 PM   #1315
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This is how my car came. Straight from japan, so i imagine the previous owner lived where there was a bit of snow... GTB's sit much lower than this! But in the temperate climate i live in, no more snow for this bad boy.





where would i be bale to find headlights like these for my 1998 outback?
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #1316
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What're you carrying around in your rig? I've never had issues nor heard of others bottoming out their lifted rigs...

Maybe stiffer/higher rated springs would do you well.

When its all finished it with have a 250 on a moto rack hanging off the back every once and a while. I dont intend to drive the car hard under this situation I just want to make sure I have done as much as i can to not wreck my car on an unexpected pot hole. The other situation would be when I have two-four downhill bikes on the car and four people in it and we are shuttling on rough roads. During this situation I have bottomed the car before. I would have bought a truck for these two activities but the truth is I rarely am shuttling that many people and cant stand the idea of owning a truck for the sole purpose to haul my dirt bike around.

I am still curious why the front suspension does not have bottom out bumpers and the rear does. At this point I am just going to run it as is and see how it goes - I havent had any issues so far with it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:50 PM   #1317
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Question...
If my 07 OBS is lifted on 05 Forester springs and I have 16x7 01 RS wheels with 53 offset and 225.60.16s, will it rub?...and and and..lol..seriously though..
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:11 PM   #1318
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If my 07 OBS is lifted on 05 Forester springs and I have 16x7 01 RS wheels with 53 offset and 225.60.16s, will it rub?...and and and..lol..seriously though..
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Hmm....I think it will under full compression.


I have 06 WRX w/16x7 +48 (and 5mm spacers), 215/65/16. They rub under full compression and bottom out at times if I dont' watch my speed when I enter a bump
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:54 PM   #1319
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I have subframe spacers like the forester. Where are you rubbing?
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #1320
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no lift or anything cool, but i did get dirty.


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Old 08-19-2010, 02:06 AM   #1321
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That is pretty darn dirty.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:14 PM   #1322
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no lift or anything cool, but i did get dirty.


Submit to dirtiest impreza of the month on dirtyimpreza.com!!!

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When its all finished it with have a 250 on a moto rack hanging off the back every once and a while. I dont intend to drive the car hard under this situation I just want to make sure I have done as much as i can to not wreck my car on an unexpected pot hole. The other situation would be when I have two-four downhill bikes on the car and four people in it and we are shuttling on rough roads. During this situation I have bottomed the car before. I would have bought a truck for these two activities but the truth is I rarely am shuttling that many people and cant stand the idea of owning a truck for the sole purpose to haul my dirt bike around.

I am still curious why the front suspension does not have bottom out bumpers and the rear does. At this point I am just going to run it as is and see how it goes - I havent had any issues so far with it.
Yeah, that's a lot of weight!! I put in forester springs in rear (not the front yet) and gained about 3/4" lift, i also think they're a little stiffer. Again, maybe HD springs from rallitek would be in order for you..

I agree, some things trucks are better for, but when that's maybe twice or thrice a month and the other 98.99Z% of the time is daily driving, a truck fails there...

Look into heavier duty springs and you'll probably be set..
I did have a couple pix of 4 adults and 4 mt bikes (one was a 60 lb. brooklyn on the rearmost) on a thule hitch rack.. The back sure was lower, but no bottoming out, on a mountain drive with 20 min of dirt road...

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Old 08-24-2010, 02:17 PM   #1323
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Submit to dirtiest impreza of the month on dirtyimpreza.com!!!
i was thinking about doing that. i lost a dirty subaru contest here in vegas a few months back though. haha
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:22 PM   #1324
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pretty sure yours is dirtier than any of the september entries so far... id put money down on your car winning...
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #1325
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pretty sure yours is dirtier than any of the september entries so far... id put money down on your car winning...
how do i enter? do i just reply to the post?
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