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#1 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 04 March 2020 - 08:42 PM

Newbie on here, but known on the uklegacy.com forum.

 

Now rolling in a '63 XT.

 

 


'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#2 Jim

Jim

Posted 04 March 2020 - 08:54 PM

Welcome mate, glad you've been able to get logged in at last!



#3 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 04 March 2020 - 09:41 PM

Yep made it :D

 

I'll post the issues in messager.


'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#4 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 11 March 2020 - 05:56 PM

Quick pic

 

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'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#5 lockheed

lockheed

Posted 14 March 2020 - 06:11 PM

Welcome it looks like its just the three of us



#6 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 14 March 2020 - 07:36 PM

LOL!

 

Yeah, very quiet....

 

I take it your old login worked?


'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#7 lockheed

lockheed

Posted 15 March 2020 - 02:36 PM

Yes it worked . i tried to bump this forum a few months back on forester.org



#8 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:48 PM

My plan is to try n get the forum more popular for the UK owners.

 

I'm a long time member over on uklegacy, but as I've switched models, finding info and a dedicated UK forum doesn't really exist, shame really, given how strong uk legacy is.

 

I'm also gonna plug it over on the FB Subaru Forester Owners Cub UK as well.

 

We'll see how it goes, I've got buy in from admin on here.


'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#9 yasawas

yasawas

Posted 18 March 2020 - 12:15 PM

on UKLegacy?? never heard of you!! :lol:

 

How are you getting on with the Foz?



#10 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 18 March 2020 - 01:30 PM

Hi Yas.

 

Foz is great, very different though, in a good way, and I don't regret the change.

Only have two minus points, against the OB, handling n boot space, but that was to be expected really.

 

And loving the CVT :D


'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#11 yasawas

yasawas

Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:26 PM

Nice, glad to hear it bud.

 

Once you lower it and fit stiffer ARB's the handling will improve massively anyway!!



#12 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 19 March 2020 - 10:15 PM

She's going a touch lower.

I was going to drop her on RSR's, but I've decided on pinks, mainly as I don't want to comprimise the weight capabilities and towing.

Plus a few other bits :)

 

Shame the price of shipping, due to the current global situation, has put it on ice.


'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#13 yasawas

yasawas

Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:47 AM

That's fair, still got to be useable!!

 

Think there will be a few more months for you to wait for shipping to get right again unfortunately.

 

What is the CVT like? as an auto driver CVT will be in my future no doubt, interesting to hear your thoughts.



#14 GTBLimited

GTBLimited

Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:36 AM

The CVT is better than the 5EAT, smoother and quicker to react.

 

The XT gets the high torque version available form Subaru.

The XE n/a gets the low torque.

 

I has 3 modes I, sport, Sport#, all can be used in full auto or manual (flappy paddle)

I mode has no stepped ratio's, but you can put in manual or play with the paddles.

S/ S# has stepped ratios, IIRC it's 6 for S, and 8 for S#, that how often I used them :)

I rarely use the paddles.

 

It was my main concern when buy the Foz, but coming from the 5EAT, it was no issue.

 

There's a lot of hate for them, mostly by people that have never driven them, or covered enough miles.

I've no put 10k on the Foz, and have no issue recommending it.

 

But, obviously, I suggest driving one.

 

If not driven an XE, but it works on the XT, like the H6/TS works with the 5EAT.

 

Does make the XT Jekyll n Hide :D


'63 XT, with rubberband drive.


#15 yasawas

yasawas

Posted 20 March 2020 - 03:57 PM

I do find the 5EAT slow on the TS so tend to use flappy paddles.

 

From my understanding of CVT I thought it would be more responsive. Nice to hear a positive and informed view rather than the usual never driven it but don't like it crap!



#16 Scoobyfoz

Scoobyfoz

Posted 22 March 2020 - 06:10 PM

Well hello, forgot I was already registered here. While various other Subarus have come and gone over the years, we still have the Forester SF my late Dad bought as his last car in 1998. It's now in the hands of my daughter in Wales, and continues to do what these cars do best, without fuss or drama. Here's a couple of recent pics:

 

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#17 Scoobyfoz

Scoobyfoz

Posted 22 March 2020 - 06:24 PM

 Nice to hear a positive and informed view rather than the usual never driven it but don't like it crap!

 

 

I have the CVT in my Levorg 1.6. It's very good indeed in my opinion, I like it a lot. A much better auto than the 5eat. In fact, even if the Levorg was available with a manual, I'd still go for the CVT.



#18 yasawas

yasawas

Posted Today, 12:04 PM

Nice to hear more good reviews......the futures bright......the futures CVT!






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