There's a forum devoted to off-road Subies. Of course.
Lotta guys there do lifts.
I put on a decent alloy bash plate and good tyres, and a high nudge bar after a roo encounter. That was all. Rampover clearance on mine was 20 cm, and it's 22 on later models.
Yeah, years ago I ended up buying an Subaru "L" series Touring Wagon. Great little car and did take it off road a few times (LCMP; Lervuka) and then did a 5 day central QLD touring trip in it. Had it setup to sleep in but had to leave the rear up to make it long enough....
The car way lifted and had 14" MT's on it, but in the end it just didn't suit the direction I wanted to go..... Sold it for an 80's
I've owned 2 Liberty wagons. The first with the electronic height adjustment. Did some fun east coast trips in both of those. First one had rust, a check engine light that was almost always on, a power steering fluid leak and the electronic suspension eventually failed at around 240,000km but it still ran. Went everywhere and never once actually broke down.
Bought a Forester 2 months ago - 2.5. Planing on going up the snow some time before the end of winter. Mt Maverick is supposed to be OK,been offroad a few times now and Im impressed with its capability.
I have a 2014 Forester XT.
Been through Jervis Bay, Newnes and Sunny Corner state forests.
Got it into some places it probably shouldn't of been, but emerged with no damage and a sudden interest in buying a proper 4wd.
Looking at getting a Patrol in the next few months now.
The Forester is surprising capable, but its too pretty to keep taking bush.
I baught a standard 1990 Brumby for my brother and to its credit hasnt missed a beat in the last 7 years. I have done a few trips in it along Stockton Beach and Sand Bar.I got stuck a few tines and listenning to the engine wind out to unreasonable levels. Poor car i baught a Hilux 12 month ago when I see the Brumby it looks happier. Keeping it out of the sand will add alot more years to the old girl
Take mine out all the time and go touring occasionally. Has been all over south west WA, around Perths surrounding areas (pines, mundaring), been to Newnes in NSW, been and done Hervey bay bush and Fraser island. Hasnt failed me once and i love keeping up and bettering "proper 4wds"