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#562 of 610 Re: Sarcasm on... [xwesx]
Dec 09, 2011 (12:40 pm)
Yeah, give it a little more forward momentum before the rears break out. The S models had a viscous rear LSD. Optimized for snow, obviously, not track days.
#563 of 610 Re: Sarcasm on... [ateixeira]
Dec 09, 2011 (4:07 pm)
I either give it a little more momentum as I go into the turn, or I abruptly shift the weight of the vehicle toward the outside of the turn. Either method usually results in the rear starting to slide, but the latter certainly provides the more consistent result (but is not nearly as subtle). The momentum method sometimes just results in understeer if I give it too much momentum too early.
Snow is what I need. I don't think the Forester would make much of a track car unless I planned to do a massive overhaul and make it an STi! Although....
#564 of 610 Re: Sarcasm on... [xwesx]
Dec 12, 2011 (11:44 am)
The 09+ are taller and have more body roll.
Wrong type of vehicle for the track. Maybe Rally Cross.
Hon, can I borrow the keys?
#566 of 610 keeping up with the Jones
by steve_ HOST
Jan 03, 2013 (6:41 am)
Everyone else is having big recalls; time for Subaru to join the club.
Subaru Recalls Nearly 634,000 Cars and SUVs (NY Times)
Kind of funny that it's "puddle" lights getting wet that's the problem.
#567 of 610 Re: keeping up with the Jones [steve_]
Jan 03, 2013 (10:02 am)
Well, if nothing else (good) came of all that hullabaloo surrounding the "unintended acceleration" on Toyota vehicles, at least vehicle issues, regardless of how minor (in terms of failure chance), are treated in a far more transparent fashion now.
It'll give me a second excuse to take my Forester in for its annual exam next summer. So far, every time I've taken it in to have a concern addressed, I have asked them to apply a recall at the same time.
#568 of 610 Re: keeping up with the Jones [xwesx]
Jan 03, 2013 (10:48 am)
Wife's car is probably affected.
#569 of 610 may as well post these here
by steve_ HOST
Jan 03, 2013 (12:57 pm)
Passed 91k on the '97 Outback over the holidays and got a nice salty coat on it.
#570 of 610 Re: may as well post these here [steve_]
Jan 03, 2013 (2:02 pm)
Wow Steve, only 91K? My wifes 2008 Outback will be there probably next year. Heck, my little 2007 Impreza passed that mark earlier this year!
BOT, Subie sales are up a huge 26% this year, or almost 70 thousand units. They've got some serious momentum going it seems, and with a new Forester coming next year as well as the XV Crosstrek hitting the dealers, things are looking really good for 2013...
#571 of 610 Re: may as well post these here [anythngbutgm]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 03, 2013 (2:12 pm)
I know - really should sell it and let someone else enjoy it. Take the money and get some snow tires on the van. Don't really need two cars and we just drive the Subaru when the weather looks like it could get bad.
Everyone keeps saying that mine has the awful head gasket problem but so far so good.
I put $1,000 into good tires and new brakes all round in the last year. That's about it for maintenance since I did the timing belt for $715 back in 2010 and a set of tires back in '06; just oil changes and stuff. Subies do tend to run good.