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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.

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

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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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Bodywork / Re: Sump Guard - Thumbs up
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:51:36 PM »
Right then, a few pictures of my sump guard.
First off, the area you see those bolts in was one piece, which I cut in half and bolted together so there is a 10mm gap between the two sections.
This aids in venting air.
Used different mounting rubbers for the front, combined with the cut I made, I gained 5cm back in ground clearance.
When I fitted it originally, there was loads of space still under engine, that


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Bodywork / Re: Sump Guard - Thumbs up
« on: September 30, 2017, 03:14:50 PM »
Right then, a few pictures of my sump guard.
First off, the area you see those bolts in was one piece, which I cut in half and bolted together so there is a 10mm gap between the two sections.
This aids in venting air.
Used different mounting rubbers for the front, combined with the cut I made, I gained 5cm back in ground clearance.
When I fitted it originally, there was loads of space still under engine, that

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Bodywork / Re: Sump Guard - Thumbs up
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:25:15 PM »
I have a sump guard from someone other than LSS on my Outback.
I do not wish to badmouth anyone or their product, but in my opinion, a lot more effort could have gone into the design and fitment.
A person fits such a sump guard because of wanting to protect the engine while off road, yet the guard I fitted decreased ground clearance by at least 5 cm.
I was quite miffed, so I cut it up and made it better.
In the process I got back my ground clearance, as well as add a good venting solution.
I will take some pictures tomorrow and post here.

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Outback / Re: Change from Forester to OB? Sand performance any good?
« on: June 27, 2017, 10:54:00 PM »
I have an Amarok and Outback. Though the Amarok is one amazing pick-up and no other brand of pick-up compares, it is not an Outback. Yes the Outback does not have low range and the articulation of a pick-up, and cannot climb rocks as well as a proper 4X4, it still goes much further than you would think, and in comfort.

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Outback / Re: Change from Forester to OB? Sand performance any good?
« on: June 13, 2017, 05:31:14 PM »
I own a 2011 Outback 2.5 CVT.
You will not go wrong with an Outback. I drive everywhere, and I live in Mozambique. I have driven from Vilanculos through Pafuri to SA, I just completed a trip through the Tankwa, I have even driven the Bwabwata National Park in the Caprivi.
Sand ability is amazing.
I have however fitted an aluminium engine bash plate as well as a 25mm lift kit.
If I were you, I would get the bash plate as soon as possible. Then see how it goes, perhaps later fit a lift kit.
To be honest, I only fitted the lift kit because I do a lot of off road and gravel as we tend to find all the back roads and off the beaten track stuff.

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Trip Planning / Re: Tankwa Padstal Breakfast Run
« on: May 20, 2017, 07:15:21 AM »
Sorry guys, plans have changed. Please don't bargain on me being there.

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Trip Planning / Re: Tankwa Padstal Breakfast Run
« on: May 14, 2017, 10:52:52 PM »
Steve, only sometime around first week of June.

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Trip Planning / Re: Tankwa Padstal Breakfast Run
« on: May 12, 2017, 06:39:54 PM »
When are you guys planning this for?
If I am in S-West during that time, I'd like to join.

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Outback / Re: Outback Strut Templates
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:18:03 PM »
Check with fozziedriver.
He has my templates for my MY11. As far as I can recall, they are the same.

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Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: Outback Strut / top hats
« on: January 27, 2017, 03:29:15 PM »
Check with fozziedriver.

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Legacy / Re: Tuned by STI Legacy
« on: December 13, 2016, 03:46:17 PM »
Its on Mozambiquean plates. Lots of nice Subarus running around Moz with owners not having a clue what they are driving.

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Garage / Re: The Fun Is When You Play "Outback"
« on: December 04, 2016, 08:58:09 AM »
Crossing the Limpopo River at Mapai in Mozambique.
Very dry.


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