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Unread 12th June 2019, 06:44 PM
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Hey everybody!

I could use some advice on picking my next project car.

I want a vehicle for Gambler-like adventure/race/rallys, and after seeing some vids on lifted Subies, I'm sold.

The problem is, Subarus never sold well in my country, and while they can still be had for cheap, there isn't a whole lot of choice. I'm looking at late-90s, or very early 2000's machines.

Most info I've seen on lifting these seems focused on Imprezas. Within my budget, most of those come with the 1.6l engine, though there are a few with the 2.0 engine. All are manuals with the (kinda useless?) dual range transmission.

For a couple hundred more, I can also get a Legacy with the 2.5 engine. Those come with an automatic transmission. I saw about electronically locking the center diff, which is pretty cool.

Is it worth getting a Legacy? Will the Forrester struts lift them the same amount?
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Unread 12th June 2019, 10:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

If you have access to a 2.0 SF (or First Gen) Forester, that would suit you best. It has a more decent low-range than the one found on the SG and you will only have to worry about some spacers for the lift, if you want to.

ALNSM Overland from France has a decent build with stock drivetrain and open diffs!

https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSTACTICAL

He is even going to do long distance touring with his SF5 from France to Mongolia or Japan!
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about electronically locking the center diff, which is pretty cool.
G'day & Welcome akumabito
We have a thread here re the centre diff lock:https://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4413

Also over at SF.ORG: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...and-4eat-3091/
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Thanks for the replies


A Forester could work, though most tend to be high mileage cars (ofen well over 200k miles). They all come with the 2.0 non-turbo engine.


any pros/cons for the manual with low range vs auto with the switch mod?
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refer Auto Vs Manual here: https://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4857
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