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    That's awesome! I'm jealous of the snow driving - I loved the bit I was able to do while living in our very small alpine area, but no rallying on public roads since A) that'd be deemed as culpable driving if you're busted doing it or worse and B) most tourists to the area don't know how to drive a car at best of times :/

    I'm looking forward to seeing how much better you go with matching diff in your next event ;)

    Keep up the good work!

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    Thanks!
    Love snow events, much more fun than summer events in my opinion

    Did a event last weekend, 80 km of stages
    6 stages in total, 100 running cars (divided into one national championship and one small local race, running directly after)
    My start position was last so the roads was a bit rutted when I drove them but was a blast either way!

    On stage 2 i got hold up by a Volvo 240 so lost maybe 1-2 minutes but other than that everything went fine

    Car felt awesome now that I sorted out the diff ratios, really nice to drive
    Only now I noticed that the brakes was a new weak point so ordered some racing pads directly after the race

    Anyway, here below are som pics from the day, lovely weather and happy guy driving












    Ended up on a 13:th place (out of 40 in the local event) so pretty happy considering the condition of the roads and the fact that I took it very carefully where the road was harsh

    Below are two incar films from stage 1 and stage 5

    https://youtu.be/QFzSD60BiR8

    https://youtu.be/AwHhWO6O1lE

    Car worked like a charm, no overheating or anything like that!
    It may be a bit slow with the 4.44 gearing so might change that to 3.9 och even 3.54 in the future but right now, the focus is on driving the car as much as possible!

    Need to get my speed up, not used to the speed the car is capable of carrying now
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    Well done and great pictures.
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    Amazing pics! It all looks so alien to my Aussie eyes.

    Nothing wrong with 13th place too. Well done!

    I didn't know you could get 3.54 ratios for Subaru diffs?

    PS We can all relate to being stuck behind a Volvo. LOL
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    Quote Originally Posted by banshee View Post
    Well done and great pictures.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    Amazing pics! It all looks so alien to my Aussie eyes.

    Nothing wrong with 13th place too. Well done!

    I didn't know you could get 3.54 ratios for Subaru diffs?

    PS We can all relate to being stuck behind a Volvo. LOL
    Thanks, I can imagine that
    We have more snow than we have had in a few years so I'm super happy

    Could have been better but could definately been worse too

    Well, I got a bit ahead of myself, front diff ratio (and thus the final drive) is always 3.9 but some EUDM STI models have a 1.1 rear dropgear so the rear diff is 3.54 But that doesnt change the "total" final drive, it is still 3.9
    I didn't know that there was a 4.44 gear set for a 6-speed before I counted my gears on the matching diff for my trans

    Hahaha yeah, happens too often
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    Hi!

    Did an event last weekend, new brakepads did wonders!
    Loved how the car drove, was a blast
    The race was composed of 123 km of which 65 km was stages.

    Around 60 cars entered, was mostly a classical event so alot of old Volvo Amaxon, Saab V4, Ford Escort MK1/MK2 and so on.
    Was one Mitsubishi Lancer and a Subaru Impreza in my class so had some competition!

    First stage was 23 km long with a service after!





    On my way out to SS1.






    A few pics as I'm leaving service, lovely weather and lots of snow! Around 1 meter official snow depth.

    The frist stage was lovely, fast and tricky!
    I caught a Audi quattro at the end of the stage so no good time...

    After the stage we went back to service, no damage to the car and I felt very hapy with it!



    As I said, happy

    Now it was time for 2 new stages, approx 10 km each.

    SS2 was a bit narrower and the conditions was nearly perfect on the roads

    SS3 was fast once again and right before a crest in the end of the stage there were two big bumps!
    Bottomed out the suspension on the first one and then I was airborne until I flew over the crest and into the snow banks...

    No big damage to the so I was lucky





    Still very happy with the race, had a lot better pace now that I trust the brakes
    Easy to see when comparing the in-car footage to the last race!

    Below are in-car footage from SS2 and SS3 with the "crash" in the end!

    SS2:

    https://youtu.be/ieoV4ugwyKU

    SS3:

    https://youtu.be/C9ZCoEblwOQ

    At the end of the day I took a look at the results, turned out I had the fastest time overall on SS2
    Very nice confirmation that my pace is getting better

    Now I just need to mend the car before next race on March the 3
    Below some pics after the race, could have been alot worse!







    Will hopefully have some pics from the stages soon as well!

    Overall I'm super happy with the car right now, very predictable and fun to drive
    Maybe a suspension upgrade is in order in the future but not now
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    Fastest outright on ss2 is almost worth the repair bill. Almost.

    Well done.

    Ps bet you sleeper well that night. You would have been exhausted.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    Fastest outright on ss2 is almost worth the repair bill. Almost.

    Well done.

    Ps bet you sleeper well that night. You would have been exhausted.
    Hehe yeah, almost!
    The front door is a bit hard to get straight I think...
    The front bumper have been repaired many times before so some fiberglass and it's good to go

    Thanks alot! Very happy myself

    Yepp, slept 10 hours I think
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    I love the pics - are you using drones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daves B4 View Post
    I love the pics - are you using drones?
    Thanks!
    Hehe no, that is my girlfriend taking the pics!
    She is standing on top of the big "snow piles" that have built up from clearing the service area from snow with a tractor
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    Big ask I know but can you post over some of that snow please. Beers getting warm and it's 34 degC atm. Ps it's not properly rained since the end of last winter too. Beer gets ride of the dust in your mouth at least.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    ha ha i agree ^^^^^ seeing shots of a rs liberty in rally trim in the snow as an aussie is great....

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    wats all that white stuff every were on the roads never seen it before, where I work its about 40c plus everyday, wheres that frigan cyclone, I hope we get some rain...rally car looks good..
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    I believe it's water that has low molecular energy. It attaches it's self to a dust particle that becomes a catalyst for a phase shift to a solid state. Further water droplets the attach them selves to this solid state water in a cyristerlin pattern till its mass becomes to large to remain in the atmosphere and it's falls to the ground as snow. True story. I saw some once on a big hill.
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    Hahaha, happy that you appreciate it

    I have some pics for you, was at a national Swedish rally event this weekend, lots of snow and very nice cars!

    I also bought myself another gen 1 serie 1 Legacy rally car... This one started it's life as a 1.8 NA so it's not as special as my other one!
    Got it with alot of spare parts (lights, doors, trims, hoods etc.) so couldn't refuse! The body was alot better than I thought

    Below are some pics of said car (and yes, that is a G1S2 front bumper, unfortunately):

















    The conditions for the rally was pretty tricky, snowed around 20 cm during saturday so there was a considerable amount of snow on the roads













    Was nice beeing a part of it, hepled my father out as a drivers contact (the link between the drivers and the organizers to help the drivers get fast answers and to avoid "unneccesary" questions to the organizers during the event)
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    Awesome efforts mate!

    I love snow driving! Rallying would be even more fun I reckon!

    Dunno what JimmyG is going on about, this part of the world had some decent rain for a summer so far.

    But I'm hoping we have a cold winter like what I believe it was in 1936 where snow covered much of Victoria down to 300m or lower

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to your next rallying adventure! And to see what you get up to with the new rally liberty ;)

    Cheers

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    Thanks

    Have done some wrenching on the car, changed the rear suspension and fixed the doors so now it's pretty good

    Did an event last weekend, small 1.5 km hill climb event, 3 runs and the fastest time count

    Finished 4th overall (37 entrants) and 2nd in my class!

    Some pics before we left for the race:



    On site, beautiful weather



    Before my first run:





    With my new rear suspension setup the car feels awsome, finally as i want it
    Much more controllable and predictable! Not that strange considering it now got 100 mm more stroke in the rear...

    Below are some in-car movies from the event Need to brake later and drive on a higher gear!

    Run 1:
    https://youtu.be/Sy1XmLHjdrU

    Run 2:
    https://youtu.be/4WN3piOU8AU

    Run 3:
    https://youtu.be/Fiy-zeUHEdk

    Next event is a few weeks
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    Love your updates. It was worth the wait to.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    Awesome stuff as usual!

    Cheers

    Bennie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    Love your updates. It was worth the wait to.
    Quote Originally Posted by El_Freddo View Post


    Awesome stuff as usual!

    Cheers

    Bennie
    Thanks

    Did a small local event this week, went ok, 2nd place of 20 entrants. No big opposition, just the usual Evo that I'm having an unfair fight against (he placed 1st)
    Currently I have no pics at all but will se if I can dig some up...

    Other news, bought myself 1.5 Legacy Turbo wagon! One red donor car and one dark green that is pretty good!











    The green one is a bit rough around the edges but nearly no rust at all which is very unusual here in Sweden

    Should be good to go, have been sitting for 10 years so needs some love before I fire her up!
    New timing belt is high on the list...



    Above is when they just had been dropped of at my parents place!

    Race season for me will be a bit paused now, next event is 18 of august but have som estuff to do to the rally car until then!
    Got a faster steering rack that is going onto it, can't wait to feel the difference
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    2.7 one? Ive heard they are like night and day with how they transform the feel of the car.

    Once again. Thumbs up from Australia. Your living the Subaru dream.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    Small update, tried starting the green wagon and boom, started right away
    Been sitting for 10 years, didn't even fuel her up, these old girls are sturdy

    Fixed the leaking radiator and had a plan to take it for a spin but it runs like a bag of poo below 1500 rpm! Its dropping one cylinder and i did read something about a faulty TPS might cause the ECU to drop one cylinder so will check into that.
    Put some new fuel in her but didn't make a big difference. Changing plugs next and I think the IAVC and MAF might need cleaning too but will se
    Feeling positive, no fault codes yet, only very rough running that I'm hoping is caused by the TPS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    2.7 one? Ive heard they are like night and day with how they transform the feel of the car.

    Once again. Thumbs up from Australia. Your living the Subaru dream.
    Not sure, around 2.5-2.7 I think! It's a unit (the internal parts of the rack) made in Sweden by a company called Sellholm, same company that have put together the suspension for my rally car

    Hehe, thanks! I have my work cut out atleast
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    Cleaned the IACV yesterday and adjusted the TPS (this forum is golden!!! Found the FAQ with measurements for TPS adjustment) and now it's running OK
    Still some minor missing but now it's atleast drivable so next week I will get it registered and see if it passes inspection
    After oil and spark plug changes ofcourse
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    Such good stuff!! I am aiming to do sprints or stage rally with my own BC, great to see one out there doing it up already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aki View Post
    Such good stuff!! I am aiming to do sprints or stage rally with my own BC, great to see one out there doing it up already!
    Thanks

    Got the green wagon runnig, the crank had skipe done tooth on the timing belt so after I changed it the car ran perfect

    Below a picture of it on Gotland, an island in southern of Sweden where it is now living at my GFs parents summer house



    In other new I have changed the steering rack on the rally car for a quicker one, should be around 2.1 lock to lock!
    Have a race this saturday so very excited to try it out. Did a short test and the difference is big so will have to be careful for the first stages to get used to it
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    Hi!

    Had a race this saturday, went pretty well
    Most importantly, the car feels awesome! Finally

    Was a race over 44 km divided into 4 stages with the longest beeing 17 km!

    Only 18 entrants but i had the usual Mitsubishi Evo to fight with.

    Saturday morning offered good weather but a bit dry so the gap between the cars was increased to 2 min so the dust would have time to settle









    First stage was the long 17 km one, I directly felt alot more confident with the new rack, finally I had the feeling I wanted in the car!

    The stages went pretty smooth apart from all the dust in the world getting into the car

    Was so dusty in the end I had to slow down a bit because the visibility in the car was bad

    Below are som pics after I hade finished, looks like the car had been through the Dakar rally





    Other than that the car was lovely, this is how I have imagined it all the time so felels good that I'm finally there Have some small things left but the confidence is there!

    I have incar footage from 3 of the stages:

    SS2:

    https://youtu.be/mMFItUKU8m8

    SS3:

    https://youtu.be/KJSt-RwXIpY

    SS4:

    https://youtu.be/j_tdOC6oVFs

    I finnished on 3rd place overall so I'm pretty happy!
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    Good work Fladric!

    Nice bit of dust too. Time to positively pressurise the cab to avoid dust?

    It shouldn't take must to sort that out.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Freddo View Post
    Good work Fladric!

    Nice bit of dust too. Time to positively pressurise the cab to avoid dust?

    It shouldn't take must to sort that out.

    Cheers

    Bennie
    Thanks!

    I will borrow a smoke machine from a friend, will put it in the car and close the doors
    Should be easy to see where the smoke is coming from after that!
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    I was more thinking along the lines of a roof mounted fan that filters the external air before pushing it inside the cabin at such a rate that a small amount of positive pressure is built up. This positive pressure, as small as it is, stops the dust entering any nook or cranny in the bodywork. It's used over here in old vehicles on charity rallies such as the royal flying doctors and the charity bash. Those units have AC as well. Good for the desert heat (I'd like one for my offroader!) ;)

    Worth looking into!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Freddo View Post
    I was more thinking along the lines of a roof mounted fan that filters the external air before pushing it inside the cabin at such a rate that a small amount of positive pressure is built up. This positive pressure, as small as it is, stops the dust entering any nook or cranny in the bodywork. It's used over here in old vehicles on charity rallies such as the royal flying doctors and the charity bash. Those units have AC as well. Good for the desert heat (I'd like one for my offroader!) ;)

    Worth looking into!

    Cheers

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    Ah, I see! That is not a bad idea either Not sure if I want to make more holes in the body, I think it deserves to be preserved seeing it is a genuine JDM Legacy RS!

    Good thing is that dry summers like we had this summer is unusual so this much dust shouldn't be a normal problem But will have to see if I can find the leaks and fill them either way!
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