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    How I Spent The Day

    So yesterday it rained for almost the entire day. Being that I haven't truly tested my car's rally heritage, I decided to take advantage of it today.

    There are a bunch of open fields and trails behind my neighbourhood, so with that location tested out once before for hiking and camping and such, we headed there. When we arrived we were greeted by gobs of mud, a perfect oval track, and very deeply rutted sections with (for my car) dangerous inclines. I had my friends in the car grab a few pics with both my film SLR and my digital; I still have to develop the film, so this is what I am left with for now.







    They don't do near enough justice to the amount of fun and crazy angles I was sliding at. We got stuck a couple times in mud pits, and for a while I was panicking because I was just digging myself deeper in the mud. At one point I lost a drift and locked up in the mud, ABS being no use I was slowly sliding into a huge thicket with a tree in the middle. With absolutely no control I had to watch as I slowly skidded into a bunch of vines and stopped a few inches before the actual tree. This was the point when I was "most stuck", since I couldn't move forward at all with the tree blocking my way, I could not rock it out like I had in the previous "stucknesses", so with my door open I carefully feathered my way out trying to keep the wheel spin at a minimum. When all was said and done, I was left with this all over the inside of my car.



    It all washed out fine, and no mechanical problems were caused by the days adventures. It was a great way to kill some spring break time, and I am happy to have been able to learn so much off-road driving techniques in one day without incident.
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    wow....looks like fun but I feel sorry for your paint.
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    looks like a lotta derty fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    wow....looks like fun but I feel sorry for your paint.
    To be honest, I didn't notice anything. I hosed her down already, and checked for scrapes or anything, especially from the thicket, but there was nothing. I believe I may have the car that stole all the paint strength from the rest of the WRX's.
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    SO MUCH DIRT

    I could never do that.


    Glad you had fun though.
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    Let's see your Enzo do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josnroh View Post
    Let's see your Enzo do that.
    Let's see your subaru hang around 170+ mph, handle over 1g on a skid pad, and go 0-100-0 faster then the average car finishes the 1/4 mile.....different leagues there dont really get the reference.
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    Last time I tried something like that I got a trespassing warning. Of course it didn't help that I was in a muddy retention pond behind a church.

    Anyway it looks like you had a blast. I applaud you for actually driving the hell out of your car instead of worrying about the paint. Thats the way I roll too. At least it was before I lowered my car.

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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    wow....looks like fun but I feel sorry for your paint.
    Show cars are for lookin' at....WRX's are for driving!!

    Nice work...throw on a set of flaps and you'll save the cleanup time!
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    thanks for the pics

    next time you need to take some video of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
    thanks for the pics

    next time you need to take some video of it!
    Yeah I want some video too. I have no clue if it actually looks as fast it feels, doubtful, but still...
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