Author Topic: The Outbeast  (Read 2941 times)

December 04, 2016, 08:58:09 AM
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Crossing the Limpopo River at Mapai in Mozambique.
Very dry.


December 04, 2016, 09:53:03 AM
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That river bed does look slightly dry, yes.
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December 05, 2016, 09:43:45 AM
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Crossing the Limpopo River at Mapai in Mozambique.
Very dry.



You had to drive through the deepest part of the river. I too like to live dangerously!
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December 05, 2016, 10:00:55 AM
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Crossing the Limpopo River at Mapai in Mozambique.
Very dry.



You had to drive through the deepest part of the river. I too like to live dangerously!

Hhaha

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December 05, 2016, 11:04:05 PM
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Oh, my old wheels are back on the car. Turns out after going through the schlep of repairing the scratch on my one OEM wheel, on of the others hit a pothole somewhere down the line and caused a nasty shake at 120kph.

Sort of a blessing in disguise because the stock offset does not do it for me.
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December 13, 2016, 02:40:36 PM
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I'm thinking of adding coilovers to my list to stiffen up the suspension, which seems to feel a little bit more sloppy as the days go on. Mind you it could also be that I'm not driving it all that often either.

Current BC BR - R15.4k vs new KYB struts - R3.8k

I'd also like to add a new stiffer 20mm sway bar and links, approx R1500 imported.
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December 14, 2016, 10:45:03 AM
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Nice, I what about a thicker set of springs? I phones a few local places and you can get a pair made up for around 1k, could be worth a try to stiffen things up.


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March 05, 2017, 09:30:26 AM
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So in other news, I nearly bought a hawk WRx this week, but after driving it I also noted how tiny and cramped it is and how bumpy the suspension was. So I gave it a miss.

Little update. I decided to keep her. Rather the devil you know that the one you don't.

I'm replacing the struts and tires this week. I have a single din cubby part so my radio can look a little better too, which is on order from avoJdm.

I might be adding a legacy gt to the stable but not sure that it will really materialise. I'm in joburg on Friday, so might check it out.
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March 05, 2017, 06:53:43 PM
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Watter Struts gaan jy insit?
2015 Outback 3.6R-S
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March 05, 2017, 09:04:43 PM
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KYB Excel G.... Die Amerikaanse manne is  baie gelukkig met hulle.
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April 26, 2017, 10:59:30 AM
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Well a little bit of an update. I was in two minds about keeping or selling the car and decided to keep it.

The  I dropped a ton of money on it to make it more suitable for the farm life.

Ive been meaning to change the struts, but I was waiting for my Spacers to finally arrive and my mate to get back from off-shore to help get the rear suspension in  place as its alot of work to get everything lined up, even with the sway bars disconnected.

 
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April 26, 2017, 11:38:08 AM
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Fitting the Gorilla Mudflaps was a breeze  and I think they suit the car pretty well.
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April 26, 2017, 11:42:56 AM
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Then came the biggest purchase, the BF Goodrich K02 All Terrains in 215 70 16. They were R2450ea. They were difficult to come by and I had them on back order over a month. I decided on them purely because of the sidewall thickness.

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April 26, 2017, 11:44:28 AM
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Did I mention they are huge and heavy. 215 70 vs 215 60
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April 26, 2017, 11:48:56 AM
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With the lift I've gone to 255mm under the front cover. With result, I need a new jack.

Only downside is that with the new rear shocks, I need to slip in another 15 or 20mm spacer as there is some sag in the rear. I believe the kyb is a little shorter.
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