2016 Outback Premium 2.5 CVT w/EyeSight+SRVD
I know that back when I was still doing collision repair it was those first couple of snowfalls and slippery roads that would generate a huge amount of work for us. It often takes a couple of reminders and close calls before people slow down a little for bad roads. It seems I may have slipped into that category now as well (pun intended).I resemble that. It's often the slick stuff you don't see (or can't see) that gets you in trouble.
I think at one point or another we have all been over confident in our driving skills when challenging mother nature. Mother nature has a way of usually winning.I know that back when I was still doing collision repair it was those first couple of snowfalls and slippery roads that would generate a huge amount of work for us. It often takes a couple of reminders and close calls before people slow down a little for bad roads. It seems I may have slipped into that category now as well (pun intended).
What did I do? Based on the post from @Legalizeit, I went and got some Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro Yellow fog lights and got them installed today.
"Well that sounds like you didn't do it yourself!"
- Nope. I didn't. I had the full-bumper guard on from LP Aventure so getting up in there seemed like it was going to be more of a hassle than I wanted to deal with (I'm 50yo - I have had plenty of experience working on cars - If it's not dead-on simple and will only take me 10-30mins, I'd rather just pay someone to do it at this point in my life) so I got All Pro in Atlanta to knock it out for me.
The All Pro guys are great. I'm pleased with the results.
This has me changing my thoughts on what I was going to do. With the "built-in" yellow fog lights I feel like they're more functional now than ornamental. They really felt like a "Look - I can light up 10-20ft in front of you and the lights look shiny"- before and that was AFTER I switched the bulbs out from stock (incandescent) to LED (Philips H11s).
Now they look like proper fog lights and I'll see how they work in actual inclement weather before proceeding. I'm not going for the full-offroad look for my Outback. I'm going for, what I think the 4XPedition channel on YouTube stated, "something that can go off into the woods but looks perfectly fine picking up a business associate at the airport."
Further lights will need to earn their place and I've considered:
- front LED bar
- ditch lights (I have the LP mounting points for them but am still deciding on whether to use them)
- MAYBE a light up on the roof
- maybe a chase light bar - I actually like this one the best as I've been in that situation where the dust is so bad that you can't see the car in front of you and I'd really like people behind me to see me.
All of that requires taking the next leap which is something like a sPod (4x4spod.com).
Right now? I think the fog lights may take care of what I need because it's pretty rare when I'm deep in the woods when it's dark out. Still... Things could change.
I have the skid plate + the front bumper guard w/ full bumper guard (the brush guard with plates on it).I'm glad my input helped, which this community is all about!
Do you have the LP skid plate? I'm interested in a protecting my Fumoto oil drain valve, but I want fast access to the front jacking point. Does the skid plate cover it or give access? The jack point is the exposed subframe centrally located about 1-2 feet from the front of the car.
did you re-use your stock springs with the B6's? ie: didn't buy new ones.Just installed Bilstein B6 in the rear and a huge difference, as expected, with dampening. No more bump steer even with the 19mm RSB, very smooth control and comfort, and great feedback. The high-speed compression dampening was always lacking on the stock shocks and it is very much improved with a mono-shock design over a twin-tube setup. Definitely a worthy upgrade for anyone, regardless if your stock ones are worn out. Wish I would have done this a long time ago and can't wait to get the fronts done as well.
Because that's what everyone buys a 3.6 Touring to do. (LOL)Hauled 10 bags of cow manure and 3 bags of azealea food/dirt
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60 psi in a spare???....Used my new "toy" (Viair 88p air compressor) to fill up the spare tire. It's supposed to be at 60psi and I found it at 40 (it's been many months since I last checked it). The Viair worked great - took about a minute or so to bring it back up to where it needed to be. Worked much faster than the old compressor that had to be plugged into the lighter socket (this one clamps directly to the the battery and bypasses all of the electronics in the car). It's also more compact and fits nicely into the spare tire stroage area (styrofoam insert removed long ago).
Look on the sticker on the drivers side door pillar - recommended pressure for the 17" stock sized tires ( 225/65R17)is 33/35 psi and for the stock spare 60psi.Wow didn't realize that! Thanks
Probably need to check ours then lol.
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