Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
Fido's Subaru Forester in trouble
First car showed the correct way to cross this obstacle. Our friend Fido
had chosen the alternative, more adventurous way as it was his wife's car.
At the end of the day our ATV had pulled the car from that trap. But next
time - we'll do the same mistake, as it makes a lot of fun to recover from
Off-road Subaru Forester 4wding Stockton Beach - Subaru & Maxtrax promo
Taking the 2011 Subaru Forester XT onto the beach for the first time, with
a set of Maxtrax as the self recovery device.
PSI at 21 on stock rims
Go Pro - Hero HD (1)
Panasonic GH2 - driftwood hack
I'm running a 23mm RSB which doesn't help with articulation as you can see
in the pics at the top of the dune.
All in all the Forester loves the sand :)
2009 Subaru Forester Off-Road Demonstration
The 2009 Forester is a very capable vehicle.
Check out the comments to see a bunch of people whining about wind noise
and picture quality on a video that i took spontaneously at a training
event with a crap camera that i happened to have with me.
Extreme AMPHIBIOUS Russian offroad vehicle: Aton-Impulse VIKING-2992
4x4xAMPHIBIOUS, VIKING combines the best of extreme off-road with internal
floatation and water-jet powered amphibious capability.
The ATON IMPULSE VIKING-2992 is a unique special purpose vehicle, ideal for
heavy industry, exploration, arctic use, flood-relief, NGOs, rescue and
emergency services. VIKING is the only amphibious off-road vehicle in the
world to have passed through certification to meet UN/ECE regulations for
unrestricted ON-ROAD USE.
VIKING's world-leading amphibious capabilities are based around its
purpose-designed flotation construction, centrally mounted engine and
powerful water-jet propulsion enable it to ford open water at speeds of up
to 15 km/h. The vehicle's wheels may be optionally engaged while in
amphibious mode, providing unique ability to cope with shallow water and to
transit the challenging littoral zone, where other vehicles commonly become
stuck in soft mud.
Off-road, VIKING is overwhelmingly superior to comparable amphibians, with
cross-country ability akin to tracked vehicles. High maneuverability,
turn-over resistance and endurance provide safety and comfort in remote or
With a curb weight of only 1.46 tonnes, riding on giant 1300x600x533 tires,
VIKING's exceptionally low ground pressure enables it to "float" on soft
snow surfaces and avoids damage to sensitive environments. VIKING has
independent pneumatic front and rear wheel suspension with adjustable
clearance and a tire air-pressure adjustment system operable from the cab
while driving the vehicle.
VIKING's is designed for security and endurance rather than high speed,
which in any case is hazardous on rough terrain. Top speed on-road is 50
mph at 16.8 mpg; off-road at 11.8 mpg, currently limited by the tires (cost
$700 each) speed rating. ATON IMPULSE is bringing out new, higher-speed
rated, custom tires, as well as bullet proof tires. More powerful engine
models will be fitted in future models.
The VIKING-2992 will for the first time be available for international
purchase in late 2012.
For more information check out ATON IMPULSE at http://www.atonimpulse.com
Music: Madelin Zero // Gotta Know // Lance Jordan REMIX
Subaru All Wheel Drive Traction Testing
Symmetrical. All-Wheel Drive. Control the road.
You need balance and an even distribution of power for maximum traction,
instead of the slip-then-grip alternative. Every Subaru comes standard with
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for better stability, efficiency and a quicker
response to slippery conditions.
Pedders and Mighty Car Mods Subaru Forester
Pedders has teamed up with Mighty Car Mods to bring you Moogs lowered
Subaru Forester. Featured Mighty Car Mods Season 3 Finale episode, the car
in question is a 2009 Subaru Forester XT.
The Subaru was presented to our Pedders Blacktown store for a much needed
lowering job. The team proudly supplied a full set of SportsRyder Lowered
Coils to suit the car. Watch the video here to see the final result
Subaru AWD Uphill Comparison Test
This is an AWD Uphill Comparison Test showing the effectiveness of a Subaru
over vehicles with AWD systems from brands such as Honda, Ford, Toyota,
Chevrolet and Nissan. Never let your friends tell you their AWD vehicle is
just as good as your Subaru after you watch this. At Don "K" Subaru, we
like to provide all the facts. Call us today at 406-862-2571
Video submitted by Don "K" Subaru in Whitefish, MT