Offroading Subarus

General Category => Offroad => Topic started by: pegzy on December 10, 2007, 11:07:42 PM

Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 10, 2007, 11:07:42 PM
does any one kno any good learner 4wd tracks in the southwest area.
does any one here live in the southwest area?
im talking bout W.A btw
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Scuba-Roo on December 11, 2007, 06:09:25 PM
Over here Newcastle NSW we got the watagon mountains, stocktan beach, and some farmland
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 11, 2007, 10:36:48 PM
yeah some customer at work was telling me there is some  pretty sweet/challenging spots over there.
there bound to be somwhere good .... i kno and have been to some places out in scrubland round here but  i doubt with my  exp and the brumby with out a lift could go. bugger
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Matatak on December 11, 2007, 11:13:40 PM
theres a ton of WA ppl on Ausubaru.

im in WA aswell (namely Perth North suburbs)

what place u at liek down southwest south or perth southwest lol.

theres heaps of places around perth for an unlfited brumby.
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Phizinza on December 12, 2007, 10:20:08 AM
Go looking around your area on google maps for "fire tracks." These should all be stocker Subie alright.
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 12, 2007, 11:54:22 PM
i live in bunbury. im apart of the bunbury bush fire brigade and ive recently been on the 4x4 truck into some good tracks, only thing is  that it $ 1000 on spot fine for being there. hehehe if you get caught that is.
but yeah ill check the google maps, cheers
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Phizinza on December 13, 2007, 10:47:37 AM
Yeah, you gotta make sure they are tracks that are legal to drive on. Although I must admit there has been a few times where I wasn't sure but still went ahead. Just don't crap the tracks up.
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Scuba-Roo on December 13, 2007, 11:58:49 PM
We found most tracks are really good around the power lines that come from the power stations
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 14, 2007, 01:00:48 PM
yeah ill look into them , somone was tellin me as well about good tracks than run along train tracks. but im thinkin of gettin a lift as well how much is it round abouts
for front back lift of say 2-3''
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Scuba-Roo on December 14, 2007, 10:01:26 PM
i think 2" lift is enough...
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Lesscroft on December 15, 2007, 09:09:03 AM
i have 2 inches of lift and its plenty, now i just want bigger tyres and an auto locker
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: KAIZEE on December 15, 2007, 01:20:22 PM
ive got 3inch but i prob wouldnt got any bigger,( no need for me personaly it all depends on what ya whan to do)
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Phizinza on December 16, 2007, 09:41:32 AM
My brumby's got a 2" lift, but it needs another inch in the front I reckon.
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Lesscroft on December 16, 2007, 06:04:44 PM
you learn to off road very quickly if you roll onto your roof because u learn what not to do!
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 16, 2007, 07:37:31 PM
yeah i had a chat to a mechanic today bout a lift and he rekons thats any thing higher than 2 is illegal.... and its alot harder to insure it. as any lifts done, the insurance company screams.
also he has quoted me a price for it of $700
is that reasonable or am i getin ripped? i have kno idea on such things
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: KAIZEE on December 16, 2007, 09:44:05 PM
were was it from that sounds like the guy i talked to, i got my 3inch off ebay for $300 put it in myself its real easy...
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 17, 2007, 10:22:26 AM
its from guy called laurie in my home town bunbury WA , has his own lil workshop that is like strictly subaru hahaha. yeah but see if i tried puttin it in myself ide fook it right up so im not even gonna try.
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Phizinza on December 18, 2007, 01:03:14 PM
$400 to $500 for a brand new kit. So $800 is a decent price if you want it fitted. But fitting your own stuff is the best way to learn how it all works. Building it all yourself is the next step.
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 18, 2007, 07:46:47 PM
yeh you make a good point there phiz i wonder if i could stay with the guy and help him out ...... learn a bit.
ive gotta get my motor cleaned  up a bit too. aint got as much power as it used to. that same bloke was saying theres some shit you can get from subaru that will clean it out for ya.
ill have to look into it.
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Scuba-Roo on December 18, 2007, 07:58:52 PM
Didn't think lift kits where hard to make...just some 2" blocks of metal, some long bolts, a way to extend the brake lines, and the steering shaft...right?
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: pegzy on December 18, 2007, 09:40:44 PM
maybe i dont kno..... i dont kno much bout cars ey. but the knowledge is building. im still a noob
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Scuba-Roo on December 18, 2007, 10:00:02 PM
As GG would say drink from the n00b cup...but i can't talk...i know enough about cars to get me outta trouble...and sometimes in it...
Title: good 4wd tracks for learner
Post by: Phizinza on December 19, 2007, 10:29:46 AM
Most of a lift in a EA81 car is just blocks and bolts. Then theres steering extension, front strut lift blocks, and new rear shockers. Sometimes you'll have trouble with your shifter lever as well which needs sorting out. Any more the 2" and sometimes you need other things like custom rad hoses, brake line extensions, upper engine mount, etc etc.

Its not simple at all, but its pretty easy to do. If you do want to make your own body lift and you don't have a welder, then I suggest you buy the steering extension and the front strut lifts from a lift kit manufacture like HiRise or BYB.