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    I have a 2006 Forester with 45K- no issues. I find it to be quiet inside but am using Michelin Pilot Exaltos. Previous tires were the Yoko Geolanders. The Conti Extreme Contacts- those can be really loud.

    I love the handling. I had to swing out over two lanes and pull back in the other day- all in a second at around 45 mph and the car leaned but did not lose grip at all. My Accord would have fishtailed me into something. The Subaru AWD is amazing. I'll keep this for a while, unless that new Turbo Forester calls my name. It is a bit bigger and has more clearance so I keep thinking about it.

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    Yah mun...the turbo forrester is a sweet ride and more so if you live an active life style, it opens more doors. (excuse the pun)

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    05 wrx -> 07 sti -> forrester sti pending subaru actually comes through on their promise.

    love my subarus. dedicated fan.

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    '04 WRX wagon w/116,000 miles and no major problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    I just picked up a 2008 Gary Fisher Piranha yesterday after being bike-less since last summer after leaving my old 2002 Trek 4500 back in Poland for good.

    My daily driver is a 2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO Arctic Silver 4eat | COBB Stage 2 Protuned

    I love that car, I am seriously contemplating one for my next car. Im sure its peppy with that stage 2, also gotta love it since not many of the ricers know anything about it so they won't rev at you on the street.
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    Subaru AWD

    Is really fantastic. My only gripe is the rebound on the stock suspension being to slow especially when your rolling 265/55/16s on OE rims.

    But dont get me started on the AT.....

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    finally snapped a pic with the bike on top. never stopped to look at the car once i had the bike on top... looks interesting.


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    i drive an 02 that looks just like that except it's black/lue in color and is now severely scratched, hail damaged etc. running strong at over 125 k though.
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    Guilty! I dirve a subaru. 2001 Outback h6. I love it.

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    We have a 05 Outback and an 08 Impreza - both purchased through the IMBA VIP program - we love them both - that's why when I had to replace my 85 CJ7 (loved it but I was no good for my newborn daughter and no good for the environment!) we went with a 2nd Subaru! Walked into the dealer and told them what we wanted and only had to choose the color (we didn't want them to match!).

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    anyone have more pictures of lifted subi's ?

    i drive a 97 outback, stock, Yakima rails and soon to be king cobra. i love it so, only problem is getting crapy mileage(17)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceKilla
    I love that car, I am seriously contemplating one for my next car. Im sure its peppy with that stage 2, also gotta love it since not many of the ricers know anything about it so they won't rev at you on the street.
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    RockyMounts - EuroLariat SL

    Fellow Mtn Bikers and Subaru Drivers -

    I have a 2008 Subaru Outback Sport (yea, an impreza wagon) with the Factory Aero Bars (that are really made by yakima).

    I'm looking for a direct mount bike rack, and stumbled on the RockyMounts EuroLariat SL, which says it direct mounts to the Factory racks via the groove on the top.

    Has anyone tried this? Do you have any pictures?

    Thank you in advance.

    Conor

    - does it drive anyone else nuts that yakima makes the rack, and then nothing that fits it directly? why can rockymounts and not yakima???

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    Who drives a Subaru?

    Ooooo....Oooooo. I do, I do!!! Check it out at:http://web.me.com/martin.tank/Tank_W...he_family.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by boughey
    I have a 2008 Subaru Outback Sport...
    I'm looking for a direct mount bike rack, and stumbled on the RockyMounts EuroLariat SL, which says it direct mounts to the Factory racks via the groove on the top.

    - does it drive anyone else nuts that yakima makes the rack, and then nothing that fits it directly? why can rockymounts and not yakima???
    when i checked yakimas site they gave a few options for attaching to the factory rails. there is a tower setup that allows you to add crossbars and there is also the mighty mount option which clips to the factory crossbars. i have used the mighty mounts on my friends wrx wagon and they worked just fine for attaching my snowboard carrier over from my rails.

    have you given this a try?... http://www.yakima.com/dealer.aspx

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    I have 2000 outback wagon with 212k with no problems. Great little cars as long as you take care of them.

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    '97 Outback

    I use 2 thule sidearms on top and a receiver hitch for 2 more bikes.
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    Ive got a 2000 Impreza 2.5rs. Pretty happy with it so far, it isn't amazing from a performance standpoint but it does look pretty good and has a fair bit of get up. Its also a helluva alot cheaper to maintain then the Audi I used to have. Just got my Yakima rack setup, it only took 3 months of gathering expensive plastic bits, luckily eBay and my local shop helped cut some of the costs from full retail. I will post some pics later.

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    Heres my subie... i still need to get a bike rack.. curently the bike goes in the back with he seat removed for some time now.. no mud where im at (vegas). sure a whole lot of fun to take at the lake beds !

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    '05 Legacy Wagon over here. I had to fly to Salt Lake City to get mine with a manual too! It made for a nice one-way road trip to get acquainted with the new (to us) car. The Trance X in the pic has been replaced with an Anthem X. My wife drives my old '97 Impreza wagon and has 185,000 mi. on it. No major problems yet!
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    Just added another Suby to the family fleet, 2009 Outback 2.5i Special Edition in Seacrest Green Metallic.



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    eurospek: Nice Outback! Is that your Saabaru in the background that you got your avatar from? I really debated hard between the 9-2x and the Legacy when I made the purchase....still not sure if I made the right choice. I really miss my old 900 Turbo.
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    Gday guys,

    Im the proud owner of MY06 Subaru forester. I am cureently in the process of having a towball put on so I can then carry the bike on the back.
    One place I went to get a quote has now told me that if they do it my Forester will be out of warranty. He said that it needs to be done at a dealership. Because the car is an automatic apparently there needs to be an automatic transmision cooler (I think it was for the transmission, I should have listened better) installed as well.

    I have had 4 quotes and this is the first place that has braught this up!!

    Has anybody else had this done, or herd of it being doen??

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    '96 Brighton, 190k, It has Thule big mouth racks, Manual..
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    We also had a manual '98 GT Sedan, awesome car. We sold it for a Cooper S though..
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    She likes it dirty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRogge
    eurospek: Nice Outback! Is that your Saabaru in the background that you got your avatar from? I really debated hard between the 9-2x and the Legacy when I made the purchase....still not sure if I made the right choice. I really miss my old 900 Turbo.
    Yup, that's my Saabaru 9-2X Aero, Stage 2. I love it!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon_dale
    Gday guys,

    Im the proud owner of MY06 Subaru forester. I am cureently in the process of having a towball put on so I can then carry the bike on the back.
    One place I went to get a quote has now told me that if they do it my Forester will be out of warranty. He said that it needs to be done at a dealership. Because the car is an automatic apparently there needs to be an automatic transmision cooler (I think it was for the transmission, I should have listened better) installed as well.

    I have had 4 quotes and this is the first place that has braught this up!!

    Has anybody else had this done, or herd of it being doen??
    Yes I am sure most cars need an oil cooler for the tranmission if it is an auto. Just get rid of it and buy a manual Subaru. My 2.5litre MY2003 Outback with dual range manual gearbox has managed to get everywhere I want using low range.

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    1997 Outback Limited
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    My 03 Wrx

    Best car I have ever owned. Fast, fun, verstital.

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    My Leggy as she sits now:







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    not a subaru a SAABaru

    Here's mine, brought it home today. Need to get some narrower Yak bars for the rack (the SUV bars are waaaay too wide.
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    '05 Impreza Outback Sport. Perfect for MTB, IMO (and perfect all around). Just enough space, looks like it should be dirty, and just the right roof height for mounting the bikes on the roof rack. Maybe pix when it's daylight...

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    2005 WRX. I've had it for 2 years now, and love this car!




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    how do you like the thule bike rack you have? I have an 08 impreza with the thule racks but no bike attachments yet.

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    Cool thread, I've got a black '05 WRX wagon.

    Subaru-branded Yakima rack, 225 Bridgestones, Vibrant catless exhaust, chip-tuned up to 255hp.

    It has been on gravel roads quite a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubb
    how do you like the thule bike rack you have? I have an 08 impreza with the thule racks but no bike attachments yet.
    I like the Thule Sidearm a lot. Probably the easiest time I've had getting a bike on and off the roof. I'd definitely recommend it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaribas
    I like the Thule Sidearm a lot. Probably the easiest time I've had getting a bike on and off the roof. I'd definitely recommend it
    That's what i'm looking for is ease of getting the bike on and off the roof. I think the racks that leave the front tire on are the best? Still not decided though.

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    wow its nice to see so many subarus. me and my wife work at the subaru plant in lafayette indiana. we build the legacy sedan and wagon and the tribeca. we drive a legacy sedan. thinking about getting a new forester too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinS
    My wife's got an 04 Impreza, we've also had a 97 Legacy sedan and a 1993 Impreza.
    Here's a pic of my buddies Impreza driving up a Ski hill a couple of weeks ago though, much cooler than my wifes car...
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    He's gone and done it again!
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    2007 Impreza....great for accessing some remote fishing holes in northern Ontario
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    I've got an 02 WRX Wagon. What do you guys suggest for roof rack bike carrier, and which ones should I avoid? I already have Thule bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb
    I've got an 02 WRX Wagon. What do you guys suggest for roof rack bike carrier, and which ones should I avoid? I already have Thule bars.
    Thule makes a mount for the factory side rails. Once you have those any Thule bike mount should be good for the bars you have already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essjss
    Thule makes a mount for the factory side rails. Once you have those any Thule bike mount should be good for the bars you have already.
    I've got the Thule cross bars and mount for the factory rails already.

    I was just wondering if there were any Thule bike carriers people liked/disliked and why.

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    Tribeca here

    Leased our first one. Bought the second. Fantastic machine. Installed a rear hitch myself and use a 4x swing away rack which I swap onto my truck as needed.
    The boxer 56 screams, the all-wheel drive is very smart. A 2200 mile trip up to Victoria from SF during the worst snowstorm in many years really showed me how strong a vehicle it was. Snow and black ice? Bring it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Just added another Suby to the family fleet, 2009 Outback 2.5i Special Edition in Seacrest Green Metallic.



    Nice looking car. Is the cargo area big enough to carry a mtn bike with BOTH wheels on?

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    This is my '99 coupe right after putting the rack on




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    I've owned 2 subaru's and am in the market for my third, plus my girlfriend drives one after I convinced her to get it (an '01 outback limited). My first was an 05 WRX that I bought stock, brought up to 300whp, then sold. Then an 06 Forester XT Sport with 17" black wheels (bumper put on by your truly) and now I'm in the market for an early 90's legacy wagon, or maybe even a Loyale. I got tired of huge payments and insurance quotes, so I want something cheap to get my bike to the trails and get me to class. My priorities have changed in the last 5 years, lol.

    When I finish school I'll probably get another forester or an 05ish Legacy Turbo wagon in black... with black Rota formula mesh wheels and Some coilovers. Haven't thought about this at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor
    2007 Impreza....great for accessing some remote fishing holes in northern Ontario
    Awesome picture Jeff!
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    I'm running out of room fast so I put a cargo box on my 2006 Forester. The next step is to put a 1" lift kit and 1/2" taller tires for a much-needed 1.5" lift. That will bring it really close to the FJ Cruiser's clearance.
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    wish to sway me???

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    my subie

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    ^^ Nice I can't find the pics of my wagon on the RallyX course right now. I've got mudflaps though, so mine stays clean

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    i just picked up a 2000 outback wagon 5 sd, and i'm love'n it so far. i've just gotta throw a thule bike rack on top and i'm set
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    One of our vehicles is a '96 Legacy driven mostly by the lady of the homestead. It has over 300,000mi. on it and runs like new without a single issue. Thule bike rack on top.
    She is awesome until the snow gets too deep. So she isn't our powder day trailhead transportation. Studded snows are a necessity for the Teton Pass commute.
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    2009 Wrx

    I just got back from a xcrountry road trip with my 2009 WRX. It performed admirably. Here are some pics from the road.
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    badass man, you on nasioc?

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    Here's mine. 02 WRX with an 03 JDM STi motor, 99 JDM STi tranny, 04 STi shocks, some other boltons. Its actually sitting lower than this pic and has a larger scoop.

    Fits 3 bikes in the back with no problems. I ditched the roof rails for appearances over functionality.

    I've got the same SN on nasioc if any of you are on there, but I'm new to mtbr.

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    Checking in with my '08 Forester 2.5 XT. Kept things mostly stock as I love how it is already. Just added the JDM STI Pinks to gain a bit better handling. So perfect for mountain biking, I love it!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor
    2007 Impreza....great for accessing some remote fishing holes in northern Ontario
    I wouldn't be doing too many water crossings like that wothout a snorkel
    1 day you'll take on a crossing & it'll be nighty night subi as it takes a big drink
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob


    Here's mine. 02 WRX with an 03 JDM STi motor, 99 JDM STi tranny, 04 STi shocks, some other boltons. Its actually sitting lower than this pic and has a larger scoop.

    Fits 3 bikes in the back with no problems. I ditched the roof rails for appearances over functionality.

    I've got the same SN on nasioc if any of you are on there, but I'm new to mtbr.
    How do you fit 3 bikes in the back? Fold the back seats down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob


    Here's mine. 02 WRX with an 03 JDM STi motor, 99 JDM STi tranny, 04 STi shocks, some other boltons. Its actually sitting lower than this pic and has a larger scoop.

    Fits 3 bikes in the back with no problems. I ditched the roof rails for appearances over functionality.

    I've got the same SN on nasioc if any of you are on there, but I'm new to mtbr.
    Yeah, how do you fit 3 bikes in back? Take off all the wheels? Where does the 3rd rider sit??

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    And while possibly physically possible, it'll screw up the interior and leave no room for your other riding gear (which you'll have to cram in the spaces in between).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog
    The GobStopper is an AMAZING car. I've been following the build thread of it on NASIOC. If you search VIMEO for "Roger Clark" you'll see 3 more videos in that car.

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    I am on my 3rd Subie but it belongs to my wife. I had a 1995 legacy L wagon that was modded for offroading, a 2004 wrx with 10k worth of mods (before I got married and bought a house) and now a 2008 plane-jane impreza hatch with a couple of small upgrades. My personal car is the Suzuki SX4 and yes, it is lightly modded. It reminds me of my wrx in a wierd way without all the power. I love my subies and suzuki's - pics to come.

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    2000 Legacy GT Limited. My brother and his wife own a Outback and Forester, he owned a GL wagon before that. I have a cousin who owned at least three subbies. If Subaru made a minivan I would have bought one of them for my wife.

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    I love mine

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    Favorite car ever, awesome in the snow and extremely quick (stock) and not bad gas mileage if you baby it.

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    I've got an 05 Legacy GT.

    I'm thinking of picking up a hitch carrier (either T2 or Raxter), but I'm worried that with the massive rear overhang the carrier will drag over bumps and what not. I think the T2 might mount a little higher than the Raxter - can anyone confirm?

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    Subies+Bikes=Fun

    Love this thread!
    Here's my 2007 WRX. She's stock for now....had to spend the money on the racks before any performance mods get done.
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    ^^ How wide is that Thule Fairing? I don't know which size to get for my 02 wagon.

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    The 2010 wagon (Outback) update looks interesting to me, or at least the first car that may be a suitable replacement for a 3rd generation 4Runner.

    I am curious about the discount my IMBA membership is supposed to bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olsen726
    badass man, you on nasioc?
    I have a profile over on nasioc and have used the board as a resource. There are some great and helpful people over there. I posted a few pics when I first got my WRX, but the lions share of photos from the trip can be found on my website. Since the Subie figured so prominently into the trip, I tried to make sure it was in a lot of the photos. The address is: http://web.me.com/martin.tank/Tank_W.../Pictures.html I just put up a slide show of my fav pics from the trip for anyone to check out. Feel free to visit the blog, leave comments and visit the sponsors link on the welcome page Enjoy.

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    My Suby Whipz

    Here they are. I sold the first two but we still have the 08. I miss my wrx because I had plans to do a JDM STi swap but marriage and house buying took priority. I will post a seperate thread for my Suzuki.

    1995 Legacy L Wagon Manual - Intake, WRX Wheels, WRX Shifter, Odds and ends...


    2004 WRX Premium Manual - Full COBB Stage 2 Protune, TXS Catless Turboback, Stromung Axleback, Yellow Fogs, Debadged, STi Side Skirts, Catless Up Pipe, Front and Rear Swaybars, Grounding kit, Prodrive P1's, silicone intercooler hoses, Flat Black JDM Interior pieces, JDM Red Hazzard button, Kartboy Shifter and Knob, Autospeed Dead Pedal, and I am sure there is more I forgot.



    2008 IMpreza Hatch Auto (Wife's) - Stock except Rally Armor Flaps, rear bumper cover, exhaust tip NASIOC Decals to represent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb
    ^^ How wide is that Thule Fairing? I don't know which size to get for my 02 wagon.
    There are 2 sizes, small and large. Mine is the large. The Thule website will tell you which one fits your car if you use the "rack your car" option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb
    ^^ How wide is that Thule Fairing? I don't know which size to get for my 02 wagon.
    This is the small faring, if you're interested in how it looks on a wagon:


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    I drive a 99 Imreza Brighton. Needs bodywork thanks to the salty winter roads here.

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    This thread is making it hard me to wait to July to go buy a new Forester. (blue or white, premium pack and 5 speed)

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    05 2.5RS, coming close to 100K mi. I've beat the piss out of it for those miles and the car has no problems. Well it has problems with door dings
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitflogger
    The 2010 wagon (Outback) update looks interesting to me, or at least the first car that may be a suitable replacement for a 3rd generation 4Runner.

    I am curious about the discount my IMBA membership is supposed to bring.
    We bought a 2009 Outback XT a couple of weeks ago. IMBA deal is 2% below invoice+dest. There was also a $2000 rebate going on last month so we got it for about $2600 below invoice.

    Liking it more each day. I had a well modified 2002 VW GTI before and this car feels very luxury compared to the GTI. We needed the space for 2 young boys who were starting to not be so little anymore.

    Cruises great and can't wait for the 1000 mile break in period to end so I can redline the turbo engine in S# mode.

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    Lol, that article is a year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poontank
    I just got back from a xcrountry road trip with my 2009 WRX. It performed admirably. Here are some pics from the road.
    looks really nice. is that a factory roof rack?

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    Another Legacy here...



    And a shot of the Stumpy...


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    Mildly modded '05 Fozzin' XT here.

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    pics asap! fxt's are sick

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    I have an 05 WRX wagon and an 01 RS.

    The day we brought home my wife's kayak. I mount it on its side with different racks now..

    :wq

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    for all the subi fans out there.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=309580

    by the way I have an 03 forester with 93K on it. I almost have the cash together to get a new to me WRX in the next year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moralleper
    for all the subi fans out there.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=309580

    by the way I have an 03 forester with 93K on it. I almost have the cash together to get a new to me WRX in the next year or so.
    The 2nd Gymkhana video came out today too with an 09 STi. You can find it on Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuke
    Yeah, how do you fit 3 bikes in back? Take off all the wheels? Where does the 3rd rider sit??
    Lol, I've fit 3 in the back before but only just to the local bicycle co-op. Most of the time it's 2 in the backseat for me and whoever's riding with me. Fold the seats down, take the wheels off the bikes and stack them up,

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    I got one!!!!!!!
    2003 Legacy wagon....
    mods: AEM intake, Rallitek rear sway bar, Kartboy endlinks, Panasonic head unit
    Last edited by jmw; 03-16-2010 at 06:13 AM.
    future nature

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    here's mine. i put my bike in my 95' eclipse though. i need a rack for this thing, but i've also been thinking about selling it for a tacoma.
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    Here is my STi, bought it 2 months ago...

    No rack yet - a trunk rack will not work due to the spoiler and a hitch rack will not work because of the quad exhaust.

    I have a Yak picked out, just have not done it yet.
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    Here is my.

    2003 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT w/ 95,000 kms, bought new
    Mods:
    -BBS RK 17x7 +45 offset wheels
    -Yokohama S.Drive 225/45/17
    -K&N Drop in filter
    -Group A rear End Links (http://www.groupa.ca/pr_end_links.html)
    -KartBoy Shifter Bushing
    -Group N 5 speed tranny mount
    -Group N pitch Mount
    -Group N front Top hats
    -Hawk HP+ Pads
    -Bilstein HD shocks (B4 Legacy)
    -Whiteline Control Springs
    -Yakima Q-Clips + Bars
    -Yakima SprocketRocket Trays

    I recently did the shocks and springs as a deter against buying a brand new 2009 STi.








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    2009 Impreza wagon here. Replaced some suspension and put on aftermarket wheels.

    Generally it's a good car, but I've already had warranty paint work done and I'm not even at 10K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocAltie
    2009 Impreza wagon here. Replaced some suspension and put on aftermarket wheels.

    Generally it's a good car, but I've already had warranty paint work done and I'm not even at 10K.
    Welome to the wonderful world of Subaru. They're had paint issues forever; it's just not one of their strong points.

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    folks, I am trying to decide between a '06-'08 Forester, Outback or Legacy Wagon. Before you suggest a WRX, I am not a fan of the mpg & road noise/refinement.

    I have only test drove an '08 Outback and liked it - nothing spectacular, but nice. Any suggestions/opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motard5
    folks, I am trying to decide between a '06-'08 Forester, Outback or Legacy Wagon. Before you suggest a WRX, I am not a fan of the mpg & road noise/refinement.

    I have only test drove an '08 Outback and liked it - nothing spectacular, but nice. Any suggestions/opinions?
    I would stay away from the older Forester's. I drove a 2009 Forester before I bought an Impreza and I am not a fan of how they drive.

    Outback has a good amount of space and drives real nice. Gal I work with has one and loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocAltie
    I would stay away from the older Forester's. I drove a 2009 Forester before I bought an Impreza and I am not a fan of how they drive.

    Outback has a good amount of space and drives real nice. Gal I work with has one and loves it.
    YOU may not be a fan of how they drive, but many people are. I say he should test drive all the cars in his list and then make a decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superorb
    YOU may not be a fan of how they drive, but many people are. I say he should test drive all the cars in his list and then make a decision.
    *** YOU **** are correct, he should test drive everything. But he asked for opinions... and mine is that the 2009 Forester without a turbo drives like a 66 Cady with half the power. Lumbering down the highway.

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    I just got a Outback about a week ago. So far I really like
    it. Not fast like my BMW, however it will go places my BMW
    can only dream of.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by motard5
    folks, I am trying to decide between a '06-'08 Forester, Outback or Legacy Wagon. Before you suggest a WRX, I am not a fan of the mpg & road noise/refinement.

    I have only test drove an '08 Outback and liked it - nothing spectacular, but nice. Any suggestions/opinions?
    Forester 2.5X

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