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Old 12-14-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Anyone think of putting a plow on their Subaru?

Just a thought any one had a thought like that? i was thinking of retro fitting a 6ft light weight plow? lol it might be a extreme idea but i think it would be kinda usefull...considering i have a decent size driveway
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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This would be an awesome idea. I'd like to see someone do that in their Legacy wagon.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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im looking to do it....maybe i;ll have my freind over this weekend....and retro a atv snow plow on to the car...lol
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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This is a particularly bad idea.

Subaru clutches on manual transmission models are not up for the stresses in plowing snow, and the electronically controlled Automatics (4EAT and 5EAT) have a notorious past history for melting down when subjected to extreme stress (although for normal driving it isn't uncommon for them to last well over 200,000 miles).

If you must plow snow, make sure that the vehicle you select has a substantial frame and not some silly light-weight uni-body with sub-frame pieces attached (welded) to the uni-body as Subaru and most other passenger car manufacturers do.

Subarus are not intended for snow plowing.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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^^^definitely thought about it and im not gonna do it....but it would be koo to see a subaru with a plow lol...im gonna photoshop it hahah
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:40 PM   #6
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They have those plastic pusher/cowpusher type plastic plows you strap onto the front of your bumper...not sure if they work for very deep snow, but if you just want to clear a car-width path in some light powder it would probably work...
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:44 PM   #7
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get yourself an old GL or a Brat... then you can plow iwth it!
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:38 PM   #8
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Janq had one on his Impreza. There might be an OT thread about it.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:05 AM   #9
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Just a thought any one had a thought like that? i was thinking of retro fitting a 6ft light weight plow? lol it might be a extreme idea but i think it would be kinda usefull...considering i have a decent size driveway
all I can picture in my head is homer simpson as Mr. Plow...



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get yourself an old GL or a Brat... then you can plow iwth it!
NOOOOOO!!!!!!! Don't destroy a brat!!! Donate the brat to me before you do anything crazy with it...
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:29 AM   #10
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I thought about this today! Then I read above about stress levels w/the tranny.
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:19 PM   #11
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It'd be cool, but you'd have to beef up the car a lot.

Might as well get a truck for plowing. Just an old beater would do.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:54 PM   #12
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Something like this maybe.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:40 AM   #13
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oh thats going on the wall of (shame) fame!
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:55 AM   #14
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the 'snow pusher' thing has been mounted on Bajas before, so I'd imagine an Outback would be ok. Both have stiffer springs than the legacy though.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:03 AM   #15
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Both have stiffer springs than the legacy though.
It's more the frame that I'd be worried about. Did they reinforce the frame of the Baja any? Because I'm pretty sure the Outback and Legacy frames are the same.
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:10 AM   #16
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not sure whos RX this was, but I thought it was cool
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:22 PM   #17
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Is is what Alaskans do
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:33 PM   #18
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they also voted for quitter palin.

i think this is just a silly idea.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:15 PM   #19
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I use my riding lawn mower with wheel weights. Works great. BUT I wouldn't mind having heated leather seats and some tunes while I plow
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:10 PM   #20
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How was this thread resurrected??? It's almost 2 years old! Good pics tho.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:14 PM   #21
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It is a mystery.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:38 PM   #22
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lonely people.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:37 PM   #23
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Interesting back from the dead, anyways, if you have a Subie then you do not need to plow
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #24
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they make some that attach to the rear. i guess to the trailer hitch?

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Old 09-12-2009, 06:41 PM   #25
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oh yeah, that looks like something i would use.

not!!!

i have awd i don't need to plow.
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