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Surely someone has had a Suby

Discussion in 'Subaru' started by 03hilux, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. 03hilux

    03hilux 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Surely someone has had or has a brumby, L series, or forester they take off the black top.

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  2. Trophy truck 481

    Trophy truck 481 Active Member

    i have a car just like that, same color and all
    just missing the big wheels & flares !!
  3. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    That looks pritty cool actually.
  4. havabigjuan

    havabigjuan New Member

    took our "03 outback on a few beaches in its time, actually miss that wagon
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Did 3 outback trips in the SG Forester. Manual, low ratio, LSD. It was a pretty capable wagon.
  6. frosty

    frosty Well-Known Member

    Harold Scrubby drives a Subaru if I remember correctly.
  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. rob_macca67

    rob_macca67 Well-Known Member

    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
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Great cars for travelling to the snow. Very nimble. Never had to fit chains to mine in 6 years of a lot of alpine driving. Though once I should've to be safe. Hotham!
  10. Toddyh

    Toddyh Well-Known Member

    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.
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  11. ferg66

    ferg66 New Member

    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.
  12. Nexus

    Nexus New Member

    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.
  13. 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
  14. Thats what Im talking about parked out of all the smush stop in that stuff and the only way out is backward
  15. Subytim

    Subytim New Member

    A couple shots of my L series in Ripley.

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  16. 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" :)
  17. JP147

    JP147 Member

    Mine goes off the balcktop sometimes




  18. 4runnerSteve

    4runnerSteve Well-Known Member

    Mud tyres on a suby, nice. Are there any lockers in that thing? dose she have low range?
  19. JP147

    JP147 Member

    It's got low range and a welded rear diff, which really helps out since it likes to lift wheels. The mud tyres have been great, loads of traction.
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