TacoDelRio wrote:What kinda tires are you guys running in your Subies in winter?
jonesa37 wrote:I love my subaru, the only complaint I have is that sleeping in it is super hard to manage since the seats don't fold down all the way...
sisyphus wrote:I have a 1999 4 cyl Outback that's about to pass the 175K mark. Never had to do anything other than replace the normal stuff--brakes, tires, etc. Never had a major problem with the engine or transmission.
rhyang wrote:As I understand it with subaru AWD you have to run all four wheels as closely matched as possible or else the differential may fail prematurely.
MoapaPk wrote:Have any of you folks had a stabilizer bar snap? It's the equivalent of a sway bar in "ordinary" cars, but there are two. One idea is that the bushings that hold the bars age, and the rubber becomes brittle, allowing undue flexion.
The left stabilzer bar on my 2003 outback snapped while I was descending a heavily eroded dirt road; sounded like a gunshot. Because of a quasi-emergency situation, I had more weight in the car than intended, and as I came off a hummock just right of the left front tire, the bar snapped -- the bottom of the wheel was probably slightly forced out. The car was totally drivable after, but rolled more when turning on highways.
I've read of people having the bars snap in parking lots and other benign places. I live in a hot area, and rubber in tires, wiper blades, etc. tends to degrade quickly.
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