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Old 12-09-2001, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Anyone tried rallying or autocrossing with their Forester?

I am tempted to try, but I'd like to hear some experiences first
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Old 12-10-2001, 06:50 PM   #2
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me me me~
But I was just playing at the constrution area with mud...dirt.......
and deep dirty 'pond'.......hee hee
I might take a little video on coming Wednesday (if there are not dry yet)
sorry, poor english
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Old 12-10-2001, 07:53 PM   #3
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Cool, please post it.

Did you do any suspension mods?
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Old 12-10-2001, 09:31 PM   #4
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I drove mine to a lodge in Maine that was 75 miles down a dirt road. Yes that is seventy-five miles each way! The instructions looked like rally instructions. I had a full load on the roof (3 feet high) 4 people and a dog in the car, and still maintained 50-60 mph on the good roads and about 25-40 on the crappy ones. The only mishap was a flat from a sharp piece of gravel. It was insane. I had to maintain those speeds because it was so far. Several times, I came around a sharp corner and was presented with a narrow wooden bridge with no sides. It was as close to a prorally as I would go with a Forrester.
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Old 12-11-2001, 02:09 AM   #5
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Cool story AWMIII!!
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Old 12-11-2001, 06:44 AM   #6
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AWMIII ? this computer lingo is getting to be like military acronyms.
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Old 12-11-2001, 09:10 AM   #7
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AWMIII is my initials

Archibald William McMichael III

or Bill if you please
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Old 12-11-2001, 09:38 AM   #8
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Old 12-11-2001, 12:13 PM   #9
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That's an awsome name Bill
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Old 12-11-2001, 04:06 PM   #10
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I catch a lot of crap for it. Thats why I use Bill. or My business name is A. William McMichael III
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Old 12-12-2001, 02:13 PM   #11
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I'm thinkin' this one does pretty well at auto-Xs
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Old 12-12-2001, 04:52 PM   #12
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Probably do OK..but way too pretty to abuse.

Very nice and right hand drive to boot.....
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Old 12-12-2001, 05:56 PM   #13
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/smug mode on/
all the best forester's are RHD
/smug mode off/
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Old 12-13-2001, 09:50 AM   #14
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That may be true, for the time being, 'cause you all get those wonderful turbos. The only drawback is that you have to drive on the WRONG side of the road as punishment.
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Old 12-13-2001, 09:57 AM   #15
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No,no,no, It's you that drives on the wrong side!!
Actually it makes no difference, I've spent a month in the states and a month in europe, and as long as you're in the correct car for the country then there isn't a problem. Driving a RHD car on the right means that you can't see to overtake though. At least our motorway rules make sense, yours are just plain daft, no fast /medium and slow lanes like ours.
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Old 12-13-2001, 11:56 AM   #16
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There ARE fast, medium, and slow lanes here in the States, it's just that nobody obeys them and the laws are almost never enforced.

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Old 12-14-2001, 03:55 AM   #17
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Yeah, it was pretty disconcerting with people 'overtaking' on both sides! At least some authorities in the US have got the balls to have car-sharing lanes, they made life a lot easier on my roadtrip.
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