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    Alaska bound in december

    Hey guys/gals, the army is moving me to Ft. Wainright alaska here in december, and I wanted to ask a few questions to anyone up in that area. I have an 04 wrx wagon and I am concerned about the amount of snow that happens on a regular basis up there, is it going to be too much for some winter tires on the AWD grocery getter to get around normally? Its only lowered maybe an inch by some kyb excel g shocks and some swift sport wagon springs. If the snow gets high enough i was debating looking into some forester struts to raise it up a bit to be able to clear more snow. Just looking for some insight please

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    Almost 100 views and no replies... I see how the Subaru scene is gonna be in Fairbanks... Sweet

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    I thought this was something different. The title caught my interest. Forester struts will definitely make your car more capable while off roading and snow driving. As for an Alaskan anecdote, i can't give you one. Have fun up there, Alaska is an awesome place.

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    I had a friend stationed in Alaska and he bought his wrx wagon there and he had no problems. It was on stock suspension though. His did come with the engine block warmer and all that fancy stuff though...oil warmer not sure...it had something on it that he could plug in over night so **** didn't freeze.
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    Ya, I just got in the block heater yesterday, gonna install that soon, also have a battery heater on the way, my main concern was height issues cause I know they don't salt the roads up there bc of the moose, it's gonna be a cool new experience up there but it's gonna be hard getting used to the cold at first I think

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    With a good set of winter tires, block heater, and battery heater you'll be just fine. I would also recommend getting a heater to slap on your oil pan. Fairbanks doesn't usually get a lot of snow at once and if it does it'll be really light fluffy stuff that you can just plow right through. They are also really good about getting the roads cleared quickly when it does snow. Long story short you'll be fine.

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