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Brucey
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It was a lot of fun too!

Surprisingly smooth over the surface although the splash/bow wave confused the Eyesight and sensors.

Water must have caught underneath the fender liner and pulled it down and off as I was turning as it was a clean break right off. It's even in the video!

I had it back on in ten minutes. Only broke one clip and the rest pulled off.

The manual states what I did is even mostly OK. It says it's good up to the body of the car.

Look at me, following directions like a boss.
 

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So what? Eyesight doesn't like the pool?

"I brake for Tsunami" ... does traction control work while paddling?
 

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moved from gen5 to "unpaved" section.....

I guess it would have sucked if you hit a section of the creek that was scoured and got just a little deeper. like where a extra little brook goes in.

if you are going to put that fender liner back on.
@Zedhead linked this yesterday. match the OEM part # to their aftermarkets and read the pack size.

https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/
 

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Haha. Was about ask if your ripped your wheel well liner, then halfway through...

That happens EVERY TIME I cross water. I might find some metal fasteners and just screw it into place.

Also nice work getting Kojima

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Surprisingly smooth over the surface although the splash/bow wave confused the Eyesight and sensors.
Could be the absence of road markers or other vehicles that confused the Eyesight. Don't drive over the creeks much, but mine shuts off in the dark on country roads that have no road markers.
 

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video ideas:

pontoons:
Stream Crossings ? WW2 Jeeps

maybe if you wrapped the outback in a tarp. (in the video below I don't know why they left the LOUD artificial movie projector sound on )

somewhere I saw one with a pair of 50 gallon steel drums roped to the front and rear bumpers, and then the tarp put over the whole thing.
(to get a little more float when the tarp comes off.)

 

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moved from gen5 to "unpaved" section.....

I guess it would have sucked if you hit a section of the creek that was scoured and got just a little deeper. like where a extra little brook goes in.

if you are going to put that fender liner back on.
@Zedhead linked this yesterday. match the OEM part # to their aftermarkets and read the pack size.

https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/
Moved back. Gen 5 specific with Eyesight/sensors. 0:)

I actually walked the creek before we drove it to make sure there wasn't going to be any surprises. Was surprisingly clean and warm that day although the 'tunnel' shot with the drone was colder with all the shadow.

So what? Eyesight doesn't like the pool?

"I brake for Tsunami" ... does traction control work while paddling?
Traction control I assume works fine. I got a bunch of leaves in my wheel and brakes.

video ideas:

pontoons:
Stream Crossings ? WW2 Jeeps

maybe if you wrapped the outback in a tarp. (in the video below I don't know why they left the LOUD artificial movie projector sound on )

somewhere I saw one with a pair of 50 gallon steel drums roped to the front and rear bumpers, and then the tarp put over the whole thing.
Lol this sounds like top gear type shenanigans. I'm in.
 

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Moved back. Gen 5 specific with Eyesight/sensors. 0:)

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I don't see anything gen5 specific,

2013-14 had eyesight available.

and I seen video of gen2 outbacks on here working creeks with deeper water then that.
 

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I don't see anything gen5 specific,

2013-14 had eyesight available.

and I seen video of gen2 outbacks on here working creeks with deeper water then that.
Did you see the one of the Australian Forester where he simply floated across the river?

 

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I don't see anything gen5 specific,

2013-14 had eyesight available.

and I seen video of gen2 outbacks on here working creeks with deeper water then that.
I appreciate Brucey putting it back here. Otherwise, I would never see it other than a lucky google / youtube search.


It felt very Gen5 to me since I have a Gen5 OB and always wonder how a few certain streams would accept my Gen5 OB. This thread/video helps me know I'll need to go on days where I can jump out and grab the wheel liner before it's taken downstream.
 

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Did you see the one of the Australian Forester where he simply floated across the river?


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I do remember that floating forester. that one needs a snorkel, or just waiting another day when the water was not so high.

could have ended with the car on its side and the occupant's banged head under water.

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I wonder if the particular chemical mix in your WV creek is going to prematurely corrode, or oddly preserve your car vs. the rest of the local 2015 subarus.
 

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I do remember that floating forester. that one needs a snorkel, or just waiting another day when the water was not so high.

could have ended with the car on its side and the occupant's banged head under water.

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I wonder if the particular chemical mix in your WV creek is going to prematurely corrode, or oddly preserve your car vs. the rest of the local 2015 subarus.
That's actually a PA creek so it probably has like 20% less chemicals than one in WV.

I think it would actually clean it based on every Subaru older than 5 years being a rust bucket here. That salt is real ): I try to keep the undercarriage cleaned weekly in winter. Couple quarters at the sprayer is all it takes.
 

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That's actually a PA creek so it probably has like 20% less chemicals than one in WV.
You think...but not necessarily.
 

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Thanks Brucey, that was cool.Your videos are very entertaining and informative.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoMW2MkcjsQ

It was a lot of fun too!

Surprisingly smooth over the surface although the splash/bow wave confused the Eyesight and sensors.

Water must have caught underneath the fender liner and pulled it down and off as I was turning as it was a clean break right off. It's even in the video!

I had it back on in ten minutes. Only broke one clip and the rest pulled off.

The manual states what I did is even mostly OK. It says it's good up to the body of the car.

Look at me, following directions like a boss.
Driving through water like that is usually not a good idea because water can be sucked into the engine through the cold air intake and hydro locking the engine. Have you done something to prevent such an occurrence.
 

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I always have an opinion: Stevens Canyon trail in Utah absolutely rocks.

I have not done the whole trail, actually, but I drove the water section, where one drives up/downstream for a while, which is great. If you hit a rock or do something crazy, however, it may not be so great.

Mr. Offroad? I wish!
 
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I always have an opinion: Stevens Canyon trail in Utah absolutely rocks.

I have not done the whole trail, actually, but I drove the water section, where one drives up/downstream for a while, which is great. If you hit a rock or do something crazy, however, it may not be so great.

Mr. Offroad? I wish!
VOTE VOTE VOTE,


@Brucey is a tool that keeps dragging this present thread to the wrong section.
decrying Outback Unpaved as being a "ghost town". AND wants his own Gen5 threads to be forgotten in a matter of hours.

however here is such a Outback Unpaved based video thread....staring a Zona 2016... 46 days old, and still easy to find as its not hiding in the Gen5 section.

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/96-outback-unpaved/449521-stock-2016-offroading-az-pics-video.html
 

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I am not sure I agree with the party label/descriptions.

Whatever happened to *ss and elephant. Even if you happen to be an *ss.
 
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