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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by whitey199
    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.
    Be sure to check out www.saab92x.com
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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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    Ready to ride, ready to ride until the last of them falls

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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..
    <img src="http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h31/baxterlongmember/PICT0013-1.jpg">

    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
    128,000 mi, goin strong.

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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!
    http://westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=6989.0

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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!
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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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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