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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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No need to respond but a welcome won't be rejected. I just discovered this site while researching rear sway bar upgrade on my G203H4. BTW I ordered the Whiteline 20mm, which is on back order 4-8 weeks. I bought my OBW brand new November 2002. It now has 150K+ miles I'm always thinking about selling but I always pull back. Flashy she is not and the 2.5 is a bit of a dog on this heavy frame. But I finally decided I can live with that. The car has a solid feel that I continue to admire. There are Subaru people and there is everyone else, let's say subies are lovingly unrefined.
Mine is a also a ranch hauler:
-I like it better than my 1ton truck to cart PVC pipe (and 2 x 4's) . Lay them over the roof (on top of a blanket) next to the rack rails and tie off with baling twine
-I have hauled hay bales on the roof and 1000 lbs of feed in the back.
-There is no better dog carrier. The rear cargo area folds flat with no paw catchers and that feature is more rare than you think.
-No need to mention that this puppy goes through any weather, and has a high crash rating. That's why I bought to begin with.
I look forward to frequent site visits and I'll comment on occasion. Will try to avoid redundancy and add value this forum.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 12:36 PM
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Well I'll be first to welcome you to the boards. There's quite a few people on here who know these cars inside and out and they'll jump in and answer your questions.

Lately the Gen 2 people have been getting into a lot of upgrades so it's becoming popular to mix and match components. Obviously you use your car way more than some so I doubt you'd lower it, but some people do raise the car up to get a little more ground clearance.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-10-2014, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome. I love the adaptability of the suspension on the older models. I'll change the soft RSB but I like the stock ride level through the canyons and mountain roads where I live. I've noticed the newer gens have gotten progressively taller and bigger, which appeals to the mass market but does not appeal to me.
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