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Camping / Re: Innovative camping conversions/ideas
« on: June 22, 2019, 06:59:33 PM »
Agree with all that Bernd has said.
These cars are tough as nails, comfortable on tar and gravel and off the beaten track, but get horribly abused in places where other vehicles have low range to get through or over.

Best investments for me so far were:
1. Alu sump guard (Loopsoosstroop / Pieter on forum)
2. Downgrade to 16” rims to fit AT tyres with a higher profile
3. Front runner roof rack for extra space

Next would be Alu radiator conversion for piece of mind and a 1” spaced lift kit

These cars are super capable and will take you many places in luxury that others can’t, but bear in mind they are an SUV and not a bakkie ito space and over landing capabilities.


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N/A Tech Chat / Re: Subaru Service Cape Town CBD
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:16:18 PM »
Closest dealer would be in Plumstead (Subaru Southern suburbs branch), else Tableview.
Pyro Performance is in Noordhoek - excellent service there too


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XV / Re: Tyre choices for Baviaanskloof
« on: February 04, 2019, 08:34:06 PM »
I found myself in a similar situation, and here’s what I did:
Bought a set of 16” rims and fitted G015s.

Pros: Awesome on dirt, sand and gravel, good tar grip, a little squeal if you thump it on corners, quiet ride, more comfort over  bumps due to higher sidewall.

Cons: not much - perhaps a bit less grip in the wet and some talk of increased noise as the tyre wears low, it did affect corner handling a bit which I recon is due to my higher profile (65 vs 60)

15k km later I’m still a happy chappie.




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N/A Tech Chat / Re: 2012 Forester XS Auto - Economy?
« on: January 21, 2019, 06:54:49 AM »
Welcome to my world. 2010 XS Auto: town @ 12,5l/100;  open road 10-10,5l/100. But that’s with AT Tyres and roofrack fitted


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Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Another tyre help please
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:39:19 PM »
Another option.. find some 16” Steelies, then the price per tyre drops by almost R1k. Going from 225/60r17 to 215/65r16 is only a 3% smaller size so minimal clearance drop.

I changed from 17” G95s to 16” G015s.
G015s have been great on dirt and sand and allow for better deflation off tar. Not too noisy either. And they look nice and chunky.

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Introduction / Re: My first Subaru 2005 XT
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:23:34 PM »
Blocked catalytic converters perhaps? Have you scanned for codes?


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Introduction / Re: New member, first time ever Subaru owner
« on: August 28, 2018, 08:33:30 PM »
Welcome!
Consider joining the Cape Fozzies Whatsapp group for outings and advice

Took delivery today, so far quite happy, nice driving it back to Hermanus





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Changed to G015 215/65 16s. Happy chappy


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My 2010 XS came with G95 225/60 17

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Introduction / Re: Greetings from the Deep South of Cape Town
« on: June 15, 2018, 02:36:07 PM »
Welcome Travis.



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Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: Looking for Tires for my STI
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:58:46 PM »
Check errolstyres.co.za. You can search with your specified size and see all avail options, sorted by AT / HT etc


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Parts and Accessories For Sale / Re: 16" wheels
« on: May 31, 2018, 07:23:10 PM »
Check with The Courier guy. Had a rim delivered door to door from JHB to CT last year for around R250


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N/A Tech Chat / Re: Warning Lights...
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:38:41 PM »
Where in Moz? We went last July and had a blast near Ponta Malongane

Hi guys

Error messages just disappeared... definitely still want to remove the cat soon! Any suggestions as to where? Wayne Hay?

Went to Moz, ride report coming soon  ;)



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Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: 2008 SH XS - Which tyres?
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:26:47 PM »
+2 for the G015s. A good compromise for tar/gravel mix


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Introduction / newbie
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:11:05 PM »
Enjoy the trip and have faith in what the car can do. Remember tyre pressure and momentum.

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