Here's a short 30 second video of my snow drifting, you'll be able to here the noise clear as day.
So I decided to take my 2004 WRX out for a little snow drifting in this snow covered mud/dirt drive way. After a few spins the car suddenly started making a LOUD creaking/Scratching noise. I promise you it was loud because my GoPro picked up the noise over my 3" Catback exhaust. So at the end of the video you'll see me just turning the wheels to see if it was steering related... it wasn't.
After the video I played with the clutch and all the gears including reverse, No noises, everything was fine, it only happens when the wheels are turning (car is in motion) So I just limped my car home and the noise went away once my car got up to speed (around 30ish MPH). With no garage and a slushy drive way, i'm not planning on crawling under my car today to check it out so I'm gonna ask you Subaru Gurus, what do you think the noise was?
My theory is that with all the cinders, salt and stones from the snow plows, something might have wedged itself in between my rotors and the brake shield (that thin metal thing behind the brakes, I forget what they're called).
I hope this is the case, although whatever might have been wedged might have chewed up my rotors, brakes are easier/cheaper to repair than transmission/steering related things in my opinion lol.