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Baipin

Rank IV

Enthusiast III

Don't know if I see a reason to overthink or over complicate a trans cooler. Mounted in front of the radiator, like the stock one already is on the 5th gen Outback, will get air pulled across is when the fans kick on. The thermostat issue can be solved by a proper stacked plate cooler with multiple orifices that regulate flow based on viscosity. Here what I use..

Thanks wawa, link didn't work though.
 

Wawa Skittletits

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Off-Road Ranger I

3,651
Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
First Name
Drew
Last Name
Hawley
Member #

1537

Ham Callsign
WRBZ674
Thanks wawa, link didn't work though.
Interesting.. I can see the preview and everything so I wonder why. Regardless its the B&M 70264 cooler if you can't see the details. Rated higher than what we should need but theres nothing wrong with a little overkill haha.
 
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ca_rage

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Traveler I

Hello all,
Finally getting back to this.
I have a 2018 Outback 3.6R with a 2" lift and RalliTEK springs:
0.75" Front Raised Springs
0.75" Rear Overload Springs
I sometimes carry a 400 lb motorcycle on a hitch carrier.
When I don’t have the extra weight I need to load a bunch of rocks in the wheel well.
I’m looking for an all in one solution to get the ride hight I want as well as adjustment for load when needed.
Someone mentioned Gorilla suspension.
They look great! Does anyone have experience with them?
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Wawa Skittletits

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Off-Road Ranger I

3,651
Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
First Name
Drew
Last Name
Hawley
Member #

1537

Ham Callsign
WRBZ674
Hello all,
Finally getting back to this.
I have a 2018 Outback 3.6R with a 2" lift and RalliTEK springs:
0.75" Front Raised Springs
0.75" Rear Overload Springs
I sometimes carry a 400 lb motorcycle on a hitch carrier.
When I don’t have the extra weight I need to load a bunch of rocks in the wheel well.
I’m looking for an all in one solution to get the ride hight I want as well as adjustment for load when needed.
Someone mentioned Gorilla suspension.
They look great! Does anyone have experience with them?
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That’s quite a load on the hitch but it’s looking good! How long have you had the springs? Still running a rear sway bar?
 

ca_rage

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Traveler I

I've had the springs installed for about 16 months, but have not put a whole lot of miles on them.
Rear sway bar is still in place.
 

Wawa Skittletits

US East Region Member Rep
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Member

Off-Road Ranger I

3,651
Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
First Name
Drew
Last Name
Hawley
Member #

1537

Ham Callsign
WRBZ674
I've had the springs installed for about 16 months, but have not put a whole lot of miles on them.
Rear sway bar is still in place.
Removing the sway bar is about a 20 minute job with no jack and it will allow the rear springs to get more beat up more easily since the rear will 'flex' more. Since you have higher spring rate springs installed it's likely you won't notice the difference on road but off road will be much smoother. Time, weight, and off road use will have the rear springs riding pretty good without the dual sport so long as you're carrying enough normal weight.
 

ca_rage

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Traveler I

Removing the sway bar is about a 20 minute job with no jack and it will allow the rear springs to get more beat up more easily since the rear will 'flex' more. Since you have higher spring rate springs installed it's likely you won't notice the difference on road but off road will be much smoother. Time, weight, and off road use will have the rear springs riding pretty good without the dual sport so long as you're carrying enough normal weight.
Thanks for the advice. I'll try that before I make another change.
 

CurrentlyRockhoundin

Rank IV
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Traveler III

1,135
Spokane, WA
First Name
Jared
Last Name
Goguen
Member #

20084

Does anyone have any thoughts on installing a hitch, on a 2012 Outback? Its seems like there are a number of options but all of them have some bad reviews.
 

photosubieoverland

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Contributor I

233
Los Angeles, CA, USA
First Name
Antonio
Last Name
Carter
Member #

24711

Does anyone have any thoughts on installing a hitch, on a 2012 Outback? Its seems like there are a number of options but all of them have some bad reviews.
I bought a Curt hitch from etrailer and did it myself. Its the hidden version that required taking the rear bumper off and it mounts behind the steal bumper. Took about an hour and havent had any issues.
 
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Rocky

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Advocate III

1,402
Loveland, Colorado
Member #

4500

I bought a Curt hitch from etrailer and did it myself. Its the hidden version that required taking the rear bumper off and it mounts behind the steal bumper. Took about an hour and havent had any issues.
Agree, I also bought mine from e-trailer for our 2011 Forester. They have some really good videos on how to install them. Mine is also a 2" class 3 hitch, not that I pull that amount but it's nice to know it's that strong.
 
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Shokgoblr

Rank III
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Enthusiast III

646
PA, USA
First Name
Shok
Last Name
Goblr
Member #

25276

Ham Callsign
Ihave1
Iv'e had the Curt hitch on my trek for a couple years now. I have towed with it, I have snatched with it, I have banged on COUNTLESS rocks and it is ROCK SOLID. The only thing is the Anti Rattle bolts between my hitch and tire carrier loosen up after big rock bangs. I even relocated my backup cam to the hitch so I can see beyond my tire.
 
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photosubieoverland

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Contributor I

233
Los Angeles, CA, USA
First Name
Antonio
Last Name
Carter
Member #

24711

Iv'e had the Curt hitch on my trek for a couple years now. I have towed with it, I have snatched with it, I have banged on COUNTLESS rocks and it is ROCK SOLID. The only thing is the Anti Rattle bolts between my hitch and tire carrier loosen up after big rock bangs. I even relocated my backup cam to the hitch so I can see beyond my tire.
What did you use to relocate the backup cam? I have a Wilco Solo swinging hitch on mine with a front runner table mounted to it so I cant see a thing.
 

Shokgoblr

Rank III
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Enthusiast III

646
PA, USA
First Name
Shok
Last Name
Goblr
Member #

25276

Ham Callsign
Ihave1
What did you use to relocate the backup cam? I have a Wilco Solo swinging hitch on mine with a front runner table mounted to it so I cant see a thing.
I scavanged some 4 conductor USB wire and I bought an OEM backup camera off a crashed Trek on Ebay. I soldered the OEM connector to one end of the extension wire, added a 4pin waterproof connector on the other and ran the cam end through a grommet in the trunk floor. I made a simple mount out of some sheet metal and fixed it to a safe spot on my hitch.
 

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