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Old 04-02-2018, 10:08 AM
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Quick video from the dash cam from over the weekend.
Beginning and end are normal speed and everything between is sped up.

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Old 04-02-2018, 11:16 AM
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Need better tires on the Outback and come join next time.
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:19 AM
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Would you have enough clearance?

Through that first section on the way back, I could hear/feel the skid plates hitting the high center section
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:12 PM
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Did you cost almost a new cars price to buy the parts?
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Outback has a couple of inches of ground clearance over the Crosstrek so he should be okay with some skid plates....

I'll bring the Explorer and borrow Law's tow straps just incase he gets stuck.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:29 AM
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Really? What is the OB clearance? I knew they were higher up than Imprezas and such.

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Did you cost almost a new cars price to buy the parts?
Which parts?
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:51 AM
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Subaru lists it at 8.7" but now that I'm looking it up it seems like Google is telling me Subaru lists the Crosstrek at 8.7" also. I could have sworn the Outback had a little more factory clearance from if nothing else having taller tires.

It also tells me my Explorer had 8.2" stock, so now with the 1" suspension lift and the 3/4" from the tires I should be somewhere around 9.5"
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:36 AM
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Outback has a couple of inches of ground clearance over the Crosstrek so he should be okay with some skid plates....

I'll bring the Explorer and borrow Law's tow straps just incase he gets stuck.
I'll join the fun I need to buy the Tred recovery boards
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Originally Posted by Chris GTO TT View Post
Subaru lists it at 8.7" but now that I'm looking it up it seems like Google is telling me Subaru lists the Crosstrek at 8.7" also. I could have sworn the Outback had a little more factory clearance from if nothing else having taller tires.

It also tells me my Explorer had 8.2" stock, so now with the 1" suspension lift and the 3/4" from the tires I should be somewhere around 9.5"
I think the 18 has more than the previous gen.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:24 AM
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Google says 8.7" for the previous generation too... Also the same for the 2014 Forester...
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Really? What is the OB clearance? I knew they were higher up than Imprezas and such.


Which parts?
All?many parts i never saw
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The wheels and tires were the most expensive.

Everything else has been a couple hundred here and there.
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Guess its time to let the cat out of the bag. Here is my latest project ive been sloooooowly working on.



ARB CKMA12 air compressor. Ive had this for close to two months now. First few things I did were cutting out a scrap piece of plywood I had from another project. Cut a hole out of it so the hump inside the spare tire well will fit through it.



Found a bolt laying around with the same thread pitch as the wing-nut from the spare tire.
Surprisingly enough, just that one bolt with the spare tire circle plate is enough to hold down the wood snug. Now I still plan to line the bottom of the wood with a decently thick foam/pad just to cut down vibration/noise. That should also help pinch the wood down against the car.


Then measured for clearance. Threw a level across the top, so the base of the level would be the base of the OEM cargo cover. So ive got a decent amount of space (as seen by my fingers) between the bottom of the cover and the top of the compressor.

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ARB sells a kit for their compressors. It comes with an air hose, quick connect and an adapter so you can plug in the quick connect and pressure sensor. The way the adapter works, the quick connect would come straight off the top of the compressor. That would work if it was under the hood of the car, but not where mine is.

So yesterday after work I made my way to a local supplies shop and picked up an assortment of NPT 1/4 fittings. Made my own little piping situation.


So now the pressure switch will be facing towards the rear of the car, and the quick connect will come off the other direction.

Going to get a male end quick connect, and it will basically sit right where this one is pictured


Then mounted the compressor to the board



Should get a little more done on it today after work.

Power is already ran to the rear of the car. Need to hook up the harness that came with the compressor and make everything neat.
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