Subaru owners: Let's see your expedition rigs!

Cool pictures everyone. I'm getting out of a Real Jeep Lj because of mobility problems ( just getting in and out) of it. And I'm liking the looks of the Subarus , especially since it'll be a DD and mild exploring vehicle. If I were to start with the 2010 year models to present, what model would ya'll recommend? for a 6'4" guy and 1 5'8" and a 90# lab? we'll not be camping ing just some mild country driving and hualin stuff. We're just beginning the **** Cancer battle, so all around ease of use is the priority. Thanks Mark
I am 6'7' and I dont have any issue as long as there is no sunroof. I have a 2018 outback but I know I fit in a 2013 Outback and Crosstrek and 2013-2017 forester. I also have a 90# dog, you probably want an forester or outback to give him some room. I had the Crosstrek and it was tight to fit much else in the back even with the seats folded down.
 

Regcabguy

Expedition Leader
I am 6'7' and I dont have any issue as long as there is no sunroof. I have a 2018 outback but I know I fit in a 2013 Outback and Crosstrek and 2013-2017 forester. I also have a 90# dog, you probably want an forester or outback to give him some room. I had the Crosstrek and it was tight to fit much else in the back even with the seats folded down.
I'm 6'4. The Forester is plenty roomy but you can't get power seats without the worthless sunroof. I sat in an Ascent yesterday. Real nice and real expensive
 
LOL I drove a 04 Jeep with a soft top and half doos. What are power door locks??? Power seat windows locks mirrors are all on the not needed list. A/C and a good stereo, with leg and head room are deciding factors. That being said , I have a pretty good stereo guy foe after market. One other question. Are any of you Hams? I'll be doing at least a dual bander , and was wunderin' about RFI / bonding tricks for these particular vehicles.
 
This post just gave me feels :(

Hal Passed away a few months ago, well, probably almost 6 months now... he was an amazing guy and truly passionate about all things automotive. on top of that, his outback was awesome.



Some pics of my 2015 Outback 2.5l Premium. First modification was a 19mm rear swaybar for better road handling. Then I got the Yakima LoadWarrior basket (probably never use it but it was too cheap to pass up). Then I got carried away. 225/65/17 Yokohama Geolander G015 tires on Sparco Terra wheels, LP Aventure brush guard with armor plates and the LP Aventure Skid plate. Not pictured is my "brush guard enhancement", an aluminum frame covered with 1/2" hardware cloth that I use once a month for my trip "up the mountain".





 
Currently, my Crosstrek and WRX meet most of my adventure needs, but I am trying to keep the Crosstrek as nice as possible for as long as possible since it is brand new. The WRX is mostly for the twisty mountain roads and some gravel sections. I will take it just about anywhere as long as I dont have to go through much water, I have spent way too much building the engine to lock up another one, lol. I am in the early stages of setting up my Baja for overlanding. The first step is going to be getting a running engine into it, the original had 265k on it when it decided to eat a piston... I am looking to get hold of an Outback with the 3.6L and swap everything over to the Baja. Once i get it back on the road and through registration, I hope to get the modifications done. The idea for it is a long range adventure rig for two people and two large dogs. We will see how that works out, I guess, lol. I am also in the process of retrofitting 2012 WRX suspension to my 85 BRAT, the plan is to make it into a rally car to compete in the N/A 4WD class in a few local (east coast) races.


My Baja the day I bought it, got three months out of it...


The BRAT, how it still sits, stupid winter weather...


Here is an old shot of my WRX from before I build the new engine for it. Aside from lacking a light bar on the front bumper, it looks the same, for now. I am going to get it repainted this year since it got keyed a little while back.


My Crosstrek is the Hyperblue car up front, this was taken at one of the last group rides from last year.


How I set my Crosstrek up for camping when I went to STPR last June
 
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