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    Good idea or Bad idea?

    So I live in Wisconsin and we just got dumped on for snow. About 7-8 inches of powder on top of about 2-3 inches of hard pack. I have a good sized field that I would like to take my 08 WRX out in an tear up a little snow rally style! It shouldn't hurt the car right?
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    doing donuts is not good on the differential. But if you dont care about that then go ahead...
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    good idea

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    Fun, but possible bad idea.
    Don't hit anything
    Don't let the transmission/center diff heat up too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha_rider619 View Post
    doing donuts is not good on the differential. But if you dont care about that then go ahead...
    it's even worse on the steering pump... every year there are several posts about steering pumps blowing their seals because of people doing donuts.

    rallying around is a lot more fun and a lot safer for the car than doing donuts... please don't do donuts. Also... stay off of the e-brake if you like your center differential
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    thats good to know, i thought it was all bad for the differential...
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    its not a bad idea, but it can be if you just beat the crap out of the car, as stated above DO NOT do donuts/flat spins/tornado twist/what ever you wanna call it. that WILL mess up the steering rack(it happened to me).

    with that said, make sure you know theres no random dips or anything unless you wanna trash your body paneling and possible suspesnion.
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    I wasn't planning on doing any donuts, so no worries there. Like I said, rally style. The field I plan on using is quite flat and extremely open, no trees and no rocks anywhere within striking distance. Basically I would be driving an oval shaped track in the snow. I'm just hoping to do a little power sliding through the corners, get some powder flying, and maybe get some cool photos. Nothing to harsh.

    So on the run down...
    No donuts. Check
    Don't hit anything. Check
    No e-brake. Check
    No random dips. Check

    I appreciate any and everyone's input. Anything else?
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    have fun! the car was designed to be played with.

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    do all of the wrx's have differential or did that start in 08
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbrownmann View Post
    do all of the wrx's have differential or did that start in 08
    All WRX's have 3 differentials. Front Diff, Center Diff, and Rear Diff.

    The Center differential is the one Subaru owners worry about the most, normally, when talking about tires. The tread depth must be within 3/32"s on all 4 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conorpeterson85 View Post
    have fun! the car was designed to be played with.
    No sir. The car was designed to get an enthusiast from point a to point b.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack S View Post
    I wasn't planning on doing any donuts, so no worries there. Like I said, rally style. The field I plan on using is quite flat and extremely open, no trees and no rocks anywhere within striking distance. Basically I would be driving an oval shaped track in the snow. I'm just hoping to do a little power sliding through the corners, get some powder flying, and maybe get some cool photos. Nothing to harsh.

    So on the run down...
    No donuts. Check
    Don't hit anything. Check
    No e-brake. Check
    No random dips. Check

    I appreciate any and everyone's input. Anything else?
    have fun and dont forget to post pics/videos! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    No sir. The car was designed to get an enthusiast from point a to point b.
    Yeah really...not like you have an STI
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