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[*] posted on 11-21-2017 at 10:30 AM
Would you take a Subaru on the pole line run?


I think this one would make it!

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/solid-axle-subaru-c...

It is located near me in Grass Valley, CA.




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[*] posted on 11-21-2017 at 11:01 AM


Looks like a mongrel to me judging by the description....

"Hey, Bubba....hold my beer and watch me get this stuck in the ditch... "

Your Kia can go anywhere and you proved that beyond question keeping up with dirtbikers between Mulege and San Juanico ....

Bailey might like more legroom, however :coolup:




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[*] posted on 11-21-2017 at 01:09 PM


Very nice rig lots of green backs in this one.
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[*] posted on 11-21-2017 at 01:13 PM
At the Meling Ranch


A few years ago (cough, over twenty) we met a young French couple at the communal breakfast in the Great Dining room.

They had flown from Paris to San Diego and rented a Subaru subcompact which they had driven over the very rough road (at that time) and swollen stream to make it to the ranch.

They informed us that they intended to go all the way to Cabo and leave the rental car at the airport there.

They made it because I got an email from them later, saying that they had a wonderful trip.
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[*] posted on 11-21-2017 at 05:06 PM


I think this car looks like fun! The only slight concern is the overheating issue. Other than that, it looks like a fun car. A little pricey, but fun and practical. This Subaru gets my approval!



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[*] posted on 11-21-2017 at 05:39 PM
Subota....Toyaru...?


I drive by it almost every day, and it looks like it was well done!

Over heating, or head gasket problems? Since the ad says a new engine comes with it, it seems like it would be worth his while to swap it out. Subaru has to be the easiest engine swap out there, it is pretty much the same boxer design that the old VW bugs used.




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[*] posted on 11-21-2017 at 10:49 PM


If I had the money, I would send him my Honda Pilot for the 4x4 treatment.



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[*] posted on 11-23-2017 at 10:30 AM
4x4


At what point does a heavily modified vehicle loose the identity of the manufacturer. :?::?:
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[*] posted on 11-23-2017 at 05:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by J.P.  
At what point does a heavily modified vehicle loose the identity of the manufacturer. :?::?:


When the inferior front suspension is changed out for a straight axle.




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[*] posted on 11-23-2017 at 10:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Quote: Originally posted by J.P.  
At what point does a heavily modified vehicle loose the identity of the manufacturer. :?::?:


When the inferior front suspension is changed out for a straight axle.[




OHHHHH I have one of those it's called a Jeep. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol it'a a 1991 with 150 thousand on the clock and a bone stock 4.0 love my JEEP

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[*] posted on 11-23-2017 at 10:21 PM


The Toyotas that I saw all over Barranquilla, Colombia had straight axles and came with stock winches and proper bumpers from the manufacturer.



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[*] posted on 11-23-2017 at 10:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
I think this one would make it!

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/d/solid-axle-subaru-c...

It is located near me in Grass Valley, CA.


Sure, why not?

It couldn't be any less reliable than all the Jeeps that attempt it and break down. They all make it back...........eventually. :P
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[*] posted on 11-23-2017 at 11:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by J.P.  
At what point does a heavily modified vehicle loose the identity of the manufacturer. :?::?:
I wish I knew what you mean only thing I can think of. Who cares if your vehicle looses the identity of the manufacturer. :)
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[*] posted on 11-24-2017 at 04:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Quote: Originally posted by J.P.  
At what point does a heavily modified vehicle loose the identity of the manufacturer. :?::?:
I wish I knew what you mean only thing I can think of. Who cares if your vehicle looses the identity of the manufacturer. :)












I was thinking that after so many mods.the vehicle is no longer what it was originally designed for.being no stranger to specialty designed vehicles. I worked for ARDCO back in the 60s. they designed and built special use vehicles using a lot of parts from all kinds of vehicles their equipment was used all over the world in the oil exploration buisness.
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[*] posted on 11-24-2017 at 04:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by J.P.  
At what point does a heavily modified vehicle loose the identity of the manufacturer. :?::?:


Up until a couple years ago they were calling g trophy trucks Ford, Chevy etc. long after any stock parts were being used. Now I see them labeled as Geiser, Jimco, etc. Wonder why the change? Maybe to give credit to the chassis builder?
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[*] posted on 11-24-2017 at 08:10 AM


The only thing stock is chevy bow tie emblem on the grill.
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[*] posted on 11-24-2017 at 01:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
The only thing stock is chevy bow tie emblem on the grill.



Even that would surprise me. When you see one without the body on its amazing.
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[*] posted on 11-26-2017 at 08:37 AM


Ed Talk about money to mod, Ricardo from my town. Walked into race shop in San Diego asked for LS Motor for his race truck. Said how much fully built I think the guys in the shop where thinking a joke. They told him 85,000 . He said OK when will you have it ready they then said you will need a trans for over 25 grand. They asked how will you pay Rick said anyway you like . jaaaaa
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[*] posted on 11-26-2017 at 10:56 AM


Awesome. Is he your neighbor with the mansion for sale?
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