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I figured I ought to post up on here to introduce myself; I'm Jeremiah and I have a long travel Forester that some of you may have seen around town.

You might have seen my old Forester last year:

[Image: 17623774251_5cec337f79_b.jpg]IMG_2812 by jeremiah stewart, on Flicker

I decided to make this one a little better and nicer.
It has 10" of usable travel in front, and 11" in the rear:

[Image: 25094014879_fba4158eec_b.jpg]IMG_3756 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

Note Worthy Bits:

Custom winch mount with Superwinch ts9500
3" Subframe spacers (body lift) bought from ADF because I was too lazy to drill all of the holes
Custom tubular trailing arms and drop brackets
Hotbits DT1 Coilovers special ordered 5" longer than oem struts (these are true rally coilovers)
Swift 14" barrel springs (175lb/in fr. and 125lb/in rear)
Cooper STT 30x9.50r15
Pt Cruiser Steelies with 1" spacers (+17mm total offset)
Factory rear LSD
Some LED lights of course
Mounting provisions for TREDS and a Shovel

Pics:


[Image: 24327464829_8be1e41dbb_b.jpg]20160129_075634 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 25029811590_71b96a4690_b.jpg]20160227_160742 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 25299182486_c54442892b_b.jpg]20160226_180544 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 25029786540_391c47ef71_b.jpg]20160227_162507 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

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[Image: 26410201681_45a74777b5_b.jpg]IMG_3922 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 26997504611_8819c23aa2_b.jpg]IMG_4003 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 27729649862_1c0a4f3dd7_b.jpg]IMG_4224 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 27830948805_10c0b7a946_b.jpg]IMG_4212 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

Thanks for checking it out, hopefully you're all pretty open minded folks on here, as I'd love to join you all on some trail rides.
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#2
Welcome. That's pretty slick, are you able to have a front or rear locker in those?
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#3
Nice Subie!
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#4
Nice! Any Plans for power mods? I would wheel with you.
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#5
88XJ Wrote:Welcome. That's pretty slick, are you able to have a front or rear locker in those?

Zukman Wrote:Nice Subie!

akcowboy76 Wrote:Nice! Any Plans for power mods? I would wheel with you.

Thanks guys, there is one company that is in the process of making an air locker for the rear diff. But we probably wont see them for a while, so the best we have are LSD's.

As for power, there is MOAR POWER!! inbound. Last winter I built this engine for my ghetto racecar Impreza:

[Image: 27129980966_0f7438e815_b.jpg]IMG_4075 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 26888851450_2d6db8fc82_b.jpg]IMG_4086 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

Take note of the radiator in the trunk.

The engine is an EG33 out of an SVX which is a 3.3liter H6. I got it bored to 98mm (now 3.4liters) and ordered JE 11.0:1 CR forged pistons. The tune is a chip from one of the SVX guys that reworks the fueling to favor a 13:1AFR unlike the stock tune that pushes near 15:1AFR! It redlines at 7400rpm, but the cams are no good for that kind of rpm and it starts to drop off around 6500, but it has great torque way down low.

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Super tight fit:

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So that'll be getting swapped into the Forester this winter but not the WRX drivetrain, I'm going to stick with the auto in the Forester because it's far stronger and just plain better for offroading. I also want to move up to some 31x10.5r15 stt pro or grabbers too. I am hoping that the extra torque will make up for the lack of gearing.

Oh, almost forgot my favorite recent picture down by the Tanana:

[Image: 27670841760_71e789c8fe_b.jpg]IMG_4184 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

Sorry if I post "too many" pics, I can't stand threads without pictures.
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#6
nice Subie.hope i get to see it in person.
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#7
That's cool! You obviously have a ton of work into that subi!!!!! I'm amazed with the amount of travel you have with the independent suspension. You must not be runing sway bars or you have some quick disconnects. Anyways I would love to see that thing on the trail to see what it can do.
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#8
Long story short, this is what i've been building this year:

[Image: 32759747100_c254cb162d_b.jpg]DSC01467 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 32965717364_0b0611f034_b.jpg]DSC01661 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 33826253080_74618b3723_b.jpg]DSC01923 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 33826258500_46b5739845_b.jpg]DSC01926 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 33826256280_01fe1800c7_b.jpg]DSC01925 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 34396668625_2acde4a4a8_b.jpg]DSC01942 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 34266118251_503ce0fc2c_b.jpg]DSC01946 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 34237719622_2828b6c130_b.jpg]DSC01943 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

So right now, the front is close to being done, the high comp 3.4l 6 cylinder just needs to be plumbed, wiring harness is merged.

The front has the ability to cycle 19" of travel with just 7/8" axle plunge, but I'd need 35" tires to be able to not hit the ground at that much compression, so I'll limit it to 17". The rear i'm shooting for 20" with trailing arms like a class 10 or class 5 vw. Hoping to finish up by the end of the month, just waiting on DOM, other two Fox's, and custom axles.
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#9
Some more photos:

[Image: 32177785104_4f371650d7_b.jpg]DSC01343 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 32881150531_842e253c42_b.jpg]DSC01304 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr

[Image: 32851558892_0aa25a732e_b.jpg]DSC01306 by jeremiah stewart, on Flickr
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#10
Crazy.....hope you have some serious skid plates.....that slams really low!
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#11
That's bad +++
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#12
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#13
Dr Brian Wrote:Crazy.....hope you have some serious skid plates.....that slams really low!

Skidplates will come later, but it's actually not that bad: the tires in the pictures are only 30x9.5r15 (really like 29") so the 33x10.5r15's (yes, not 12.5) I want to run will give me the 3 inches of ground clearance that is common for desert racing with about 16-17" of travel. It's easy to just limit the travel to keep it safe though, plus with the internal bypass shocks the last few inches of stroke acts like a hydraulic bump stop which will help a lot with keeping it from bottoming out in the first place, especially with the dual rate spring setup.
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