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Old 08-19-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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So I had my brother take some pics, and a ton turned out awesome! Tell me what you guys think!!!

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i have high res's too if anyone wants a new background
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Nice, how long did it take you to clean after all that was done? Or was there a big puddle of cleaner water near by?
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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paint looks better with mud on it! hides my dent!!! haha!
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:03 PM   #4
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and this is my fav shot
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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and this is my fav shot
In this shot the car almost looks like a radio control car.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:10 AM   #6
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Ahaha... Great shots man. Does the Baja N/A got the limited slip diff rear? I'd be scared to go in that kinda mud without.

I took my GF's lil old 93 Legacy wagon 5-spd AWD in a mud pit similar to that. Nearly got it stuck! heh.. got a sweet vibration at 35mph after we left tho. Had to crawl under it and smoosh out about 10lbs worth of good old Indiana clay out from inside the wheel-well and rear axles!

But man in my turbo - nah - it don't get stuck.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:39 AM   #7
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B-town huh? Where abouts was the mud pit, Im wondering if I know where its at.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:28 PM   #8
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I'm just kinda giggling sitting here looking at those photos. Looks like you had a TON of fun!

I agree with the R/C car thing for that last photo, though. What was up with the lens/camera you used? Or did you Gimp that one or something?
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:02 PM   #9
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B-town huh? Where abouts was the mud pit, Im wondering if I know where its at.
Me and the GF were actually just outside of town by the airport - what is that - something farms.. it's a public grounds area - right next to the airport there. Karsk farms? something like that.

Anyways it was icky out, I wasn't having any fun and irritated and I saw a really NASTY looking hill (muddy) with some kinda raised ground (mud pit) at the top. And I thought to myself "that looks like fun!" Man she thought I was crazy but we made it up the hill - and almost got stuck at the top. But I just kept it going hard, did a 180 and spun the wheels back down the hill.

Yeah, and then last winter we had like 14-16" of snow come down overnight. I woke up early in the AM to go to work, looked outside and then crawled back into bed. Sure enough I got a phonecall 5 minutes later saying yeah the base is closed, stay home. Later that day a friend of mine who lives next door couldn't get her car out to go to work in town. Warmed up my BajaT and backed right out to pick her up from the door and took her to work; the snow drift up to the bumper and the middle of the wheels didn't bother it one bit. hehehe..

There's a youtube vid of me out there - do a search for Baja IU parking lot snow. Silly me tho - left the thing in auto - should have put it in sport shift and kept it in 1st! AWD in the snow is exceptionally fun!
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:38 PM   #10
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I am so stoked to get out and try to get mine stuck in some Western NY snow
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:35 AM   #11
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Anyone here done any beach/sand driving?

Word has is from some of the tow operators down in Cape Hatterass that Outbacks are one of types of vehicles they most often have to pull out of the sand.

I want to know before we try and take a drive to a friend's place on the dunes sometime.

Do ya think the Baja can cut it, or is the wheelbase too long, clearance too low and traction too on-road biased?
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #12
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Anyone here done any beach/sand driving?

Word has is from some of the tow operators down in Cape Hatterass that Outbacks are one of types of vehicles they most often have to pull out of the sand.

I want to know before we try and take a drive to a friend's place on the dunes sometime.

Do ya think the Baja can cut it, or is the wheelbase too long, clearance too low and traction too on-road biased?

Kev,
I lived down there for a summer, some years ago. I knew somebody in a '95 Legacy wagon (awd) who got stuck in deep sand, and had to get towed. The depth of the sand didn't seem to be a problem until his wheels (one up front, and one in the back) were spinning.
I'll bet the Outbacks that have gotten stuck were ones from the late 1990's, when they didn't come with the rear limited slip differential. I recall seeing a '91 Acura Integra get stuck after driving on just a small area of sand, which was maybe 4-inches deep. The problem clearly was not the depth of the sand, but was instead the one wheel spinning while the other wheel just sat there. At the same time, there was a Camaro that drove onto that same area, and didn't seem to have any problem, and it was obvious he had a limited slip differential, because he was getting movement from both rear wheels. Again, that wasn't deep sand, but it did illustrate the fact that a limited slip differential (LSD) can deal with the sand far better than a vehicle with the LSD. Without the LSD, getting stuck is a certainty. I don't think the AWD helps, because you simply have the same non-LSD situation both front and rear. Having the LSD in the rear may save you.
Also, the tires play a role as well. Without LSD, it probably doesn't matter how much tread depth you have while driving on sand. But with LSD, the tire tread probably makes the difference as to whether or not the LSD can be effective on sand.
Good luck.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:46 AM   #13
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Thanks for the reply Dave - follow-up question - but do the Sport (non-turbo) Bajas have an LSD or is the rear and open diff?

I've always assumed it was open.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:03 AM   #14
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Looks like my answer is all Bajas have Limited Slip - but I'm gonna look for more confirmation

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ff+baja&page=2

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...slip+diff+baja
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