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broknindarkagain 10-15-2012 10:39 PM

I bought something...
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I'm working on fabbing up a push bumper and skid plate for the Outback...

I have all the metal I need....and I picked this up today for $25

This should get interesting....I held it up to the car and it actually looks like it will fit pretty easily after making some brackets.

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monkeyposeur 10-15-2012 10:41 PM

I would go catless.

broknindarkagain 10-15-2012 10:43 PM

That cat is really annoying. It licks everything. It was licking teh bumper....

SomethingWittyAsAUsername 10-16-2012 08:46 PM

Let me know how this goes. I'm really interested in making a bump guard/ light bar

Kennyfvholla 10-16-2012 08:50 PM

oh lord...... John................

*smacks face*

broknindarkagain 10-16-2012 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by SomethingWittyAsAUsername (Post 4117892)
Let me know how this goes. I'm really interested in making a bump guard/ light bar

Will do. I'll have pics of the fabbing process, install, and finshed product.


Originally Posted by Kennyfvholla (Post 4117903)
oh lord...... John................

*smacks face*

Why smack your face?

I'm in the process of making the best off road second gen anyone has ever seen. I've already proved that in its stock form, it can go anywhere a Jeep can go....

Now just imagine what it can do off road with full skid plates, push bumper, lighting, lifted, and an H6....

Kennyfvholla 10-16-2012 10:42 PM

*smacks face* again....

JUST CUZ!!!! *rolls eyes*

idk dooder, it's late. I'm tired. Idk...




broknindarkagain 10-16-2012 11:05 PM

This will help me save my front bumper from *more* damage....and give me a place to mount my airplane landing lights....

Gire 10-16-2012 11:24 PM

Like an Aussie Roo bar?

I dig it.

Gire 10-16-2012 11:25 PM

Mounting lights to it would just get damaged when mowing down the 'Roos.

broknindarkagain 10-17-2012 09:53 AM

You obviously don't know how many sets of fog lights I've gone through and how much I really don't care lol.

I think mounting the lights a little higher up (about level with the hood) will do me well.

If I have time at work today, I might start working on everything.

twisty 10-17-2012 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by broknindarkagain (Post 4118007)

I'm in the process of making the best off road second gen anyone has ever seen. I've already proved that in its stock form, it can go anywhere a Jeep can go....

given enough replacement springs? :lol:;)

SomethingWittyAsAUsername 10-17-2012 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by twisty (Post 4118740)
given enough replacement springs? :lol:;)

Idk who's broken more springs, John or Ford.

Friend of mine with a Taurus thought I was talking out of my ass when I told him his car won't pass inspection because of rear coils just by looking at the exterior of the car. I proved him wrong by looking at a destroyed coil and pulling a little piece of it off to throw at him.

broknindarkagain 10-17-2012 05:54 PM

My broken springs?

Tr00b 10-17-2012 07:53 PM

The only thing REALLY that is going to hold you back from being as good as a Jeep, truly, is the lack of low range. You can hack the body up and armor it, put big tires on it, lift it, put a winch on it, but when it comes down to it, crawler gear is what gets you over rocks, up tricky inclines etc. You are going to have to make up for it with momentum, which is fun but... Doesn't end well when rocks, trees and other close, hard skinned obstacles are involved.

I don't know too well how the subaru AWD system works, but if it can be modified to give FULL power to the RWD all the time without affecting the transmission integrity, you could run power through a stub shaft into a Suzuki Samurai divorced transfer case (which you can custom build with different low range gearsets fairly inexpensively) and utilize solid axles with real lockers instead of CVs with limited gearset options and only a rear limited slip.

The Subaru suffers from gawd awful ground clearance and like, a 10 degree approach angle. That bumper is going to hurt your approach angle. I would look at a prerunner truck style wedge skidplate in front with a bumper that actually is level or above the hood line. So if you cant get your tires up on an obstacle, you can use momentum and the wedge to slide up onto it so you can bring your tires to the obstacle. Probably will want to get a similar setup going in the rear, perhaps cutting out the spare tire well and removing the rear bumper, and fabbing one more wedge shaped and shortening your tail pipe so you can get your departure angle up. Drive up on to a steep obstacle and the cars butt will drag and your tailpipe will smash... The only other way to avoid those things without body mods is by lifting it to the sky, which also helps approach and departure angles... But still leaves 5mph impact bumper covers vulnerable.

I would also like to make my Subaru more offroadable so I've been thinking about this stuff.

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