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Introduction / Re: New Owner - 2010 Forester XT
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:25:43 PM »
Good looking car. Welcome to the dark side.
Get hold of Tim Colvin, AKA fozziedriver on here, he will get you sorted.

Outback / Outback Tyres
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:54:30 PM »
It is safer to change all four.
I read somewhere that if wear is within 10 or 20% from new, then you can change only one.
Please do not quote me on that.

Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:26:01 PM »
I have a 2011 Outback.
I used to run the Hankook Dynapro HP tire on it.
It is a more highway biased tyre but, can still do the odd mountain pass and rocky track.
I then fitted the Yokohama G012, now the G015.
Very good off road, especially in sand. It does however feel as if you are driving on jelly tots and, a dramatic increase in fuel consumption over the Hankooks.
Stay away from the more road biased Yokohamas like the G095 etc. They are useless off road and highly prone to sidewall punctures.
I would also not go to the higher 65 profile, your fuel consumption will take knock.

Trip Reports / Re: Namibia December 2017
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:20:13 PM »
Very nice!!
How come you got stuck in the sand?

Introduction / Re: New owner&member 2008 X
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:52:07 PM »
Welcome and, congratulations on your purchase.
I am sure your son will enjoy it.

Introduction / Re: New XT owner
« on: March 27, 2018, 12:19:17 PM »
Welcome but, how can we believe you have an SH if you did not post a picture of it?

Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: Tyre choice
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:48:32 PM »
Which model Geolandar have you got on at the moment?
I currently run 225/60/17 G012 Geolandars on my Outback.
Previously I had Hankook Dynapro HP on. That is the highway profile but, with some off road ability. I was extremely happy with them on road.
I have also used the Goodyear Wrangler HP on my previous Outback, also a very good tyre.

I am very happy with the off road ability of the G012, though they are now called the G015.
On road handling is a little Jelly Totts like though and, fuel consumption is up from the Hankooks.

Introduction / Re: newbie
« on: March 17, 2018, 05:49:37 PM »
Nice man, Pomene is 110km down the beach from me.

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Porting/gas flowing
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:33:31 AM »
Or you can go this route.

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Porting/gas flowing
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:40:11 PM »
Dunno if this has been done by anyone in SA but, the Oz and USA guys often swop in the dual range box from the non turbo models. Gives a lot better towing gear ratio.
You still have to go the Chett route anyway.

Introduction / Re: newbie
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:37:08 PM »
Where in Mozambique are you planning on going?

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Squeaking / Chirp noise when accelerating
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:00:09 PM »
Check all your turbo hoses for leaks.

Outback / Re: 2011 Outback Manual CVT 2.5 Gearbox reliability
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:03:42 PM »
I have a 2011 Outback CVT with 110 000km on it. I often tow trailers and do the odd off road course, as well as Mozambique once a year in thick sand. I have had no issues with it at all.

Garage / Re: Back in the fold...
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:01:34 PM »
Welcome back to the darkside.

Bodywork / Sump Guard - Thumbs up
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:02:12 PM »
So what would you reckon would be the best colour to paint it if anodizing is not an option.

I have to add, I just towed two jetskis to Moz.
The last 50km is thick sand and the trailer is a wheel width wider than the Outback, so it was plowing all the way.
It was 32C outside, and the car showed no signs of getting hot.

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