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Old 02-17-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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so i have decided i wanna set my car up for the dirt/snow and ofcoarse sand. in a few months i will bre getting a truck so this will not be my daily driver.

i already have..
intake
exhaust.
short shifter
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whiteline 22mm rear sway.


the things i wanna do..

forged wheels, all terrain tires?
scrape plate.
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diff cover.
bucket seats w/ harness'
rear sway endlinks
front sway and endlinks




what else do you think i should add? let me know.help me out!thanks!
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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I would also look into some more heavy-duty control arms and such for your suspension. Don't want anything to break.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:53 PM   #4
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I would also look into some more heavy-duty control arms and such for your suspension. Don't want anything to break.
yea.are those aluminum ones stronger than the ones i would have on an rs?
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:01 AM   #5
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full suspension mods. (complete bushing, Quick Steering Rack, sways, endlinks, coilovers or some spring/struts all sorts of braces[fenders, trunks, tower, underframe, etc])

Also, id rip out everything you dont need to lose some weight.
Tires and Brakes too

AC heater core and lots of the dash, doorcards and everything underneath..

Setup just like any dedicated racer, but with suspension specifically for rough roads

Maybe forester spring to raise the car.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:30 AM   #6
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I'd recommend going with SMALLER sway bars, actually. You want each side of the suspension to be more independent of the opposite side on the rough stuff, and that's exactly what sway bars prevent.

Primitive has some underbody stuff. They used to offer a full carbon/kevlar setup, but I'm not sure if they still do.
They also have suspension parts geared towards rally or rally-like use.


And before you decide to get rid of the AC, ask Jamie (SubieGal), or read this.

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Old 02-18-2008, 12:49 AM   #7
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am i the only one who found it kinda funny when he said hes buyin the truck for the DD when it seems that a truck would be more suited for what he wishes to do?
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:26 AM   #8
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am i the only one who found it kinda funny when he said hes buyin the truck for the DD when it seems that a truck would be more suited for what he wishes to do?

So, your saying a truck would beat a rally car?
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:58 AM   #9
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So, your saying a truck would beat a rally car?
Rally cars can't go everywhere and do everything. There's some places where a truck would be much better. It just depends on the type of "off-roading" you're doing.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:21 AM   #10
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Rally cars can't go everywhere and do everything. There's some places where a truck would be much better. It just depends on the type of "off-roading" you're doing.

Your wrong, they can go anywhere and do anything.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:50 PM   #11
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am i the only one who found it kinda funny when he said hes buyin the truck for the DD when it seems that a truck would be more suited for what he wishes to do?
haha no.i just need a truck for other applications.you never see a rally'd out subaru in glamis.i took my car there stock and it ripped.

you have to mod a truck to much to go where a subiee can go
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:05 PM   #12
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+1 for the smaller swaybars.

In reality, the stock ones are just fine for rally applications.

Keep the stock spring heights as well.

What you really want to do with the suspension is reinforce everything while trying to keep the height the same.

All about the links and bushings and arms. And chassis reinforcement... awesomeness.

You also want rally tires, but if you can't get one (or in many cases can't get them to mount on the rims, lol) the dedicated winter tire is your "intro" rally tire.

A bigger rear sway without a front sway in racing applications will give you severe twichiness, which overall can be bad especially on low traction conditions in which independent suspension movement is more important than the response given by the swaybars.

And general power mods afterwards.

Have fun. I wish I had the $$
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^^thanks you sir!^^
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