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Forum: Transmission and Driveline 19th February 2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,203
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Well, forgot my main point! There is no need...

Well, forgot my main point!

There is no need that Subaru be the cheap alternative and new SUbarus are by no means cheap.

Subarus are just excellent for the vast majority of unpaved uses, not...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 19th February 2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,203
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
I have seen some of what NachaLuva is talking...

I have seen some of what NachaLuva is talking about.

Still, comparisons are inevitable, at least when it comes to use.

A Subaru does a lot. With little. Though power ain't no issue for an H6! ...
Forum: General Forum 2nd February 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Horses for courses, as a friend, who has lived in...

Horses for courses, as a friend, who has lived in Australia, btw, says.

I have been driving the best 4x4s available in the US trying to see what I want going forward.

You cannot seriously...
Forum: Bolt-On Bits, Accessories and Protection 31st January 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
I have complained of the Primitive's impact on...

I have complained of the Primitive's impact on clearance but realistically you do not have any better options. They are all 3/16 aluminum and they all can break if you crash atop of a rock.

I...
Forum: Members Journals 28th January 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,216
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
:ebiggrin::discomonkey:

:ebiggrin::discomonkey:
Forum: Members Journals 28th January 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,216
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Hotbits coilovers? Sounds like fun! What is...

Hotbits coilovers? Sounds like fun!

What is an "offroad gearbox?"
Forum: Members Journals 26th January 2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,216
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Good video. Never saw it till now.

Good video. Never saw it till now.
Forum: New Member Introductions 24th January 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
LOL. I am against the Ascent coming home...

LOL.

I am against the Ascent coming home though I am not opposed to a 4Runner Offroad and I am also contemplating an X-Terra Pro as a dedicated adventure rig.

I don't know Texas so I cannot...
Forum: Members Journals 20th January 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,350
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Again, I assume that in the Baltic your concern...

Again, I assume that in the Baltic your concern is mud.

If you have skid plates and a single exhaust, an air jack shoukd be both more effective and much easier to use under the front. Not so with...
Forum: Members Journals 20th January 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,350
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
That's what I was trying to say, that you MIGHT...

That's what I was trying to say, that you MIGHT be able to get a few points for the HiLift. Once I borrowed a neighbor's jack. Took me maybe 2 min to rule it out.

In addition, the HiLIft will be...
Forum: General Forum 15th January 2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Good points, scalman.

Good points, scalman.
Forum: General Forum 15th January 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
I am not familiar with Pajero, but I have been...

I am not familiar with Pajero, but I have been hearing mostly negative comments for 20+ years.
Forum: General Forum 3rd January 2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Practically no post-2007 4x4s sold in the US lack...

Practically no post-2007 4x4s sold in the US lack such a system. Even all Subarus got VDC in 2010.

I had my front right wheel in the air by a lot during a climb just a couple days ago and from...
Forum: General Forum 28th December 2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Well, nobody argued against a Subaru in mud on...

Well, nobody argued against a Subaru in mud on street tires. That was not the point of the discussion. AT tires are only marginally better in mud and only if quite aggressive (and you need wheel spin...
Forum: General Forum 28th December 2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
That's what I am thinking, too; and especially...

That's what I am thinking, too; and especially the low center of gravity.
Forum: General Forum 27th December 2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Here is a hilarious case of a stuck Prado-based...

Here is a hilarious case of a stuck Prado-based 4Runner Trail in 5 inches of snow during a review, passed by an Outback while stuck. I wish the OB pulled it out...to complete the story!
...
Forum: General Forum 25th December 2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Actually, no, the XV Crosstrek starts at 22,...

Actually, no, the XV Crosstrek starts at 22, while the 4dr JLU starts at 30. The outgoing model can be had for 30 after taxes, but you are talking no air condition, no anything. I am not sure if the...
Forum: General Forum 25th December 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Oh I cannot argue prices. Cars in the US are...

Oh I cannot argue prices. Cars in the US are probably cheaper than anywhere else. However, the new JL Wranglers cost real money. They are no longer something everyone can afford.

The JL has a lot...
Forum: General Forum 25th December 2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
I know. You have said that. Even the Pentastar V6...

I know. You have said that. Even the Pentastar V6 has not been problem free. Google left side cylinder head issues. But, on the whole, they are okay.

We will see the new ones. More engine choices...
Forum: General Forum 25th December 2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Oh they can make a great combo in my garage. And...

Oh they can make a great combo in my garage. And the Tribeca can move to the street:lol:
Forum: General Forum 25th December 2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
C'mon, it is not THAT bad;). 2007-11 had more...

C'mon, it is not THAT bad;). 2007-11 had more problems, but pre-2007 and since 2012 have been alright. Not Toyota-like but okay.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 24th December 2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,203
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Ok, thanks, so it does get there. Good...

Ok, thanks, so it does get there.

Good stuff. I am glad some folks managed to get that on Foresters. Great upgrade.
Forum: General Forum 24th December 2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,166
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Good points, Scalman, it is all a balancing act.

Good points, Scalman, it is all a balancing act.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 24th December 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,203
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
The WRX components were engineered for street...

The WRX components were engineered for street performance and can take grippy stock sized tires. I am sure it will slip if it gets to that point.

Breaking things is really an issue with fully...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline 24th December 2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,203
Posted By MiddleAgeSubie
Ok, so how much lock does dccd provide? Does it...

Ok, so how much lock does dccd provide? Does it really lock? Because if you can fully lock the center and the rear as on a full time 4x4 system, then I assume you can start worrying about the...
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