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#1 lupus

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

In these days of having to ford roads suffering from flash flooding, I was wondering if anyone knows if there is an official Subaru wading depth for Outbacks?


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#2 Gambit

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

Hi mate welcome to the forums I believe it's about 1ft 8" without a snorkel fitted might be a little deeper 


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:49 AM

http://www.car-specs...nth=10&car=2701 it said 460?? 460 what I don't know.



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:38 AM

Ah, that would be 460mm or about 18". Good to know.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

I was close enough :) I did read one guy said he got through water just below his head light's with no problem but wouldn't want to risk trying anymore. I remember I tried once in a Ford Cortina Estate was about a foot deep it didn't end well :( wet feet and a stuck car :)


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:55 PM

yup cortinas electrics and water was never a good mix - all the wigglies would swim away


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:20 PM

I had to climb out the window and jump on to the side it was a narrow off road track :) And that is where it stayed until a farmer pulled it out :D 


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:34 PM

went to a network q rally in the 90's and parked car on the road side in a forest and when I came back the car was in a river LOL think about 20 of us ended with wet feet. worth it to warch colin and rich go though... :D



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:27 PM

Haha  :lol:


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

The engine air intake is just behind the bonnet / grill gap, and the alternator is on top of the engine so assuming your spark leads are properly sealed from the water the car should be able to go in headlight deep!

 

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:58 AM

Spark plugs? What are they?

 

(should have mentioned my Outback is a diesel)

 

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

There you go then - should be no problem up to your headlights :P


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

Soooo looking forward to the follow up videos/pictures from this :D


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