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Old 02-18-2001, 03:58 PM   #1
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Post Off-Road (Mud and Water) Protection Ideas?

Just wondering...what do I need to do to protect a '02 Outback Sport from water(pretty deep) and mud(pretty deep too)

Will the stock air intake be ok..or is there an aftermarket setup that will be better?

Will the water get in anything??(diffential...manual transmission)
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Old 02-18-2001, 04:53 PM   #2
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2003 WRX, Silver
'08 Tribeca, Brown


First thing you need to worry is the water get into the tailpipe and get into your engine which will chuck the engine. You'll be lucky if your starter motor will get out fine. OBS is not design for that kind of beat. You need a jeep or something in that league.

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Old 02-19-2001, 03:02 AM   #3
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If "pretty deep" means more than 4-6", buy a 4x4, not an AWD. I don't care what kind, Tracker, Land Rover, Jeep, Toyota, but get something made to handle off road. Subarus are something of a poser 4x4 machine. It's not what they were designed for. The OBS is made for forestry roads and the such where a little extra traction and ground clearance helps.
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