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Dude Mods Subaru Legacy Sedan, Successfully Wheels it in Moab

Posted in News on October 6, 2016
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One Moab enthusiast is interpreting the term “Run whatcha brung” very literally, taking his Subaru sedan up the Hell’s Revenge trail.

While Subarus aren’t uncommon in Moab (they’re very popular with the mountain bikers and campers who frequent the area), seeing one actually tackle off-road trails is rare. That’s what has made one YouTuber’s videos go viral. That’s right: Christopher Sven takes his 2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R very, very far off the beaten path in Moab.

Sven’s 2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R sedan is almost stock, with taller springs and shocks, all-terrain tires, and a trimmed front bumper providing added ground clearance. Skidplates for the oil pan, front differential, and front bumper help keep the Subaru’s dirty bits intact. However, according to Road & Track, the 3.6L flat-six and five-speed automatic transmission are stock, routing power through a likewise-factory all-wheel-drive system.

Adding to the car’s sleeper aspect is its body style (like one recent Ford Crown Vic). The Explorer-rivaling ground clearance of the Subaru Outback wagon might lend itself more naturally to some of the easier Moab trails, but this unassuming sedan looks wholly out of place on a route like Hell’s Revenge. That’s where that extra front bumper clearance comes in handy, as do the 225/65R17 tires.

Now, the naysayers of the world will be quick to point out how easy the trail looks in the video, but trust us, Hell’s Revenge is a difficult trail for many vehicles to pass. The fact that this locker-less, cooler-less Subaru Legacy can do it so well is a testament to Sven’s good driving skill and simple upgrades, as well as Subaru's impressive all-wheel-drive system.

Source: YouTube, via Road & Track

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