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Nice equipment is no substitute for skill, planning and discretion.

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

 

Trajan Aurelius

 

 

When violence is the local language, be fluent.

 

“Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.“   Lt. General Paul Carton de Wiart, British Army

 

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Sincerely,

 

Trajan Aurelius

 

 

When violence is the local language, be fluent.

 

“Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.“   Lt. General Paul Carton de Wiart, British Army

 

Truck belongs to some TV show.  Guess you'll be able to see it in the next season.   Just finished a one off custom ladder.  Attached to our rear bumper and whatever that roof rack is. (I got no idea how much the one off cost the customer).20190319_12272120190319_154253

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"When did you get so paranoid?" …When they started plotting against me.

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David, you’re still alive? I figured you disappeared into the afghani rock strands some where! 

 

It it is a good looking truck boots...

"I will never explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of freedom that I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it" I don't get it... why is the Cobra always cheaper than the RAID?

jljmonky posted:

David, you’re still alive? I figured you disappeared into the afghani rock strands some where! 

 

It it is a good looking truck boots...

Retired, but still alive and keeping other peoples blood pressure above acceptable norms. Good to see you're still kickin.

------------------------------------- "A True Warrior knows neither Left or Right"  Looking for a doc who can fix my allergies.. Stupid People and IED's...

Spacetaco posted:

My Titan was totaled now  I’m driving a lesbian car a Subaru Outback.

My Explorer Sport was pushing 200K miles and getting tired so I picked up a Subaru Forester on Super Bowl Sunday 2018. That made it feel a bit less like a chick car or lesbian ride. 

Mojo/Mark
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Yo homey, is that my briefcase...?
Vincent from "Collateral"
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You want the good life, you break your back, you snap your fingers, you snap your neck... Prong/Demon Hunter
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Joined: 9/30/09
Location: Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks)

Say what you want about the main demographic for Outbacks... the cars are pretty capable and will run forever if the driver does their part. 

Kinda like the CRV...

------------------------------------- "A True Warrior knows neither Left or Right"  Looking for a doc who can fix my allergies.. Stupid People and IED's...

I think Subaru thinks the main demographic is... you guys. I supposedly am a crazy person for getting the slightly tall AWD VW wagon instead of a Subaru. Every other car in Iceland is a Subaru. Etc. 

We're all very much on target here. And good thing too. An AWD/4WD wagon is a great thing, and what the early SUVs really were; no less than the Suburban was just a wagon, and sort of incidentally stayed tallish when other cars got low and sleek. But still, basically: a wagon with taller suspension. 

 

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The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

David Reeves posted:

Say what you want about the main demographic for Outbacks... the cars are pretty capable and will run forever if the driver does their part. 

Kinda like the CRV...

I do like my Forester, especially the gas mileage. I’m averaging 30.2 mpg with most of my driving the 30 mile round trip to work which is 50/50 highway and city driving. They are without a doubt good dependable cars. Fairly decent in the snow, too.  

Mojo/Mark
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Yo homey, is that my briefcase...?
Vincent from "Collateral"
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You want the good life, you break your back, you snap your fingers, you snap your neck... Prong/Demon Hunter
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Joined: 9/30/09
Location: Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks)

CWM11B posted:

My next car is going to be an Outback, optics be damned.  They are perfect for my needs. I've me several SF type guys that swear by them as well.

The ground clearance is better with an Outback than with my Forester,  just sayin'.

 

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“The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of “loyalty” and “duty.” Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute – get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.”

- Robert A. Heinlein

 

Joined: 4/22/09          Location: WI

Spacetaco posted:

So is there going to be a Lightfighter outback club? 

 

Rule #4 man...

Know thy enemies, but be aware of thy friends...

 

The average age of the world's great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:
from bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complacency to apathy;
from apathy to dependency;
from dependency back again to bondage."

The wife loves her 06 forester. She recently treated herself with an upgrade from primitive racing of their lift kit items (3” overall King springs, shocks, struts, strut tops) it looks right now. It has almost if not more ground clearance than my 4x4 F150

Location Texas.

 

"So what are you gonna do if we get hit on this trip?" "Me?, I'm going to shoot some good pics of you nuking their ass. You do your job, I'll do mine. If I have to do yours,(unless you're the medic) we're probably all screwed!" - Standard reply , from Desert Storm through Iraqi Freedom

Spacetaco posted:

So is there going to be a Lightfighter outback club? 

 

On the Outback, do they come with the rear plastered with all those liberal bumper stickers as a standard package, or do you need to order that optional ? 

Asking for a friend.

Its an extra package but you can order a coexist sticker from Ranger Up to make it more liberal.

 

I got the only standard Outback they had a metallic light blue.  I was trying to be as cheap as possible.  This car still has more features than my 2010 Nissan Titan.  Guy was upset it had a 6.5 inch screen vice a 8 inch.  I asked I had a no inch in my Truck and no backup camera. 

 

As far as stickers, the basic starter set comes with an REI and an Apple. My wife prefers to confuse them. She has a college alumni license plate frame...from Miskatonic University, home of the Fighting Cephlapods

Location Texas.

 

"So what are you gonna do if we get hit on this trip?" "Me?, I'm going to shoot some good pics of you nuking their ass. You do your job, I'll do mine. If I have to do yours,(unless you're the medic) we're probably all screwed!" - Standard reply , from Desert Storm through Iraqi Freedom

We ended up getting a ‘14 Forrester for my wife, I drive it pretty often. I’m pretty impressed with the Subaru’s...the Outback is much better looking than the super ugly Forrester but I like the headroom better.  

Joined: 13AUG2010         Location: Southern Arizona 

No Cthulu fish....yet

Location Texas.

 

"So what are you gonna do if we get hit on this trip?" "Me?, I'm going to shoot some good pics of you nuking their ass. You do your job, I'll do mine. If I have to do yours,(unless you're the medic) we're probably all screwed!" - Standard reply , from Desert Storm through Iraqi Freedom

I guess I am gonna be joining the LF Lesbaru club soon too. My wife and I plan to get an Ascent for our next family rig. We use my daily driver (2006 Xterra) for all our weekend family driving, and my wife wants something she can use better in the week too. She is tired of finding parking for an F350 crew cab long bed when she runs errands, and at 265k miles on the Nissan we are wanting to move towards something newer.

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"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." - R. Heinlen

 

Joined:  1/30/05           Location: Graham, Wa

I'm a huge fan of the MY14+ Forester family - I've got 114k miles on mine (purchased in late MAR13) and it's been boringly reliable. I've crossed the country twice, taken it to places that cars shouldn't go, and (with IR filters on the Lightforce lights) driven through forests under night vision. That being said, as you can see mine is far from stock. Just a few of the important mods include: seat angle shims, full skid plate, sway bars, brush bars/off road lights, new mud flaps, engine well reinforcements, and steel brake lines. I've also tweaked the interior, to include a WRX steering wheel, adding turn signals and auto-dimming mirrors, and full illuminated switches plus a speaker overhaul.

If you own a Forester (or any recent Subaru, really) and you want to expand your capabilities, start with Primitive:

http://get-primitive.com/

"We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful."

I’m wondering about that Tesla pickup truck I’ve been hearing rumors about.

That deserves Megaforce just for the 0-60 time.

“One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England,”  -George Orwell-

Tesla just took a $702 million bath...

Know thy enemies, but be aware of thy friends...

 

The average age of the world's great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:
from bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complacency to apathy;
from apathy to dependency;
from dependency back again to bondage."

This just happened at my house.  It is the wife’s new ride.  Opulent interior fits.  I am amazed how quiet and smooth the ride is and it is very quick handling.  It’s a nice offset for my Raptor.  I am going to get the center of the hood painted dark grey to match the rims and rest of the trim.C13E71DD-7B9E-420F-BB4D-EEB8AA5533A9

"If I had a Grandpa, he would look like Delbert Belton"

Let those who love the LORD hate evil. The one who guards the lives of his godly ones will rescue them from the power of wicked people. Psalms 97:10 Trooper Troy Duncan-EOW 5-19-84 Deputy Erik Jon Telen-EOW 8-21-2001

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Since the Subarus have come up, and other shiny-ass stuff is permitted, my other car is an AWD wagon: 

VW Alltrack. Or, I guess, the "Golf Sportwagen Alltrack" or some such. I have pined for an Allroad for decades, they are back now but SO expensive. Stumbled across this and in many ways, better. Now, clearly delineated tiers. Cannot get a power passenger seat. Cannot get seat memory settings. But, closer to HALF the price of the Audi, and I tend to prefer the cladding and shape, especially as we get to the trunk in a minute. 

 

Deliriously pleased with it. All the driver assists, all the way to radar. Has saved me at least once, where it sensed a guy who flew across a not limited access highway, and braked for me before I saw him. A few Tesla accidents are it not doing this as it's not designed to. Adaptive cruise control is amazing. Comfortable, have taken on several trips with the whole family and way too many solo work trips.

Has been on some real sketchy surfaces, even splashed through a 6" deep creek once (should have gotten it on film!) and no problems anywhere. 

Space is superior to anything else we considered in what we call the class. Boxier truck with a more vertical tailgate so holds a lot. Fits the GGG rifle case across: 

 

And so much more. This is just this morning's range trip": 

A weirdly typical work trip, with electronics for testing, luggage, a folding bike, some spare pyro, and a DHSK barrel. 

Side hiking on another trip. Up opening tailgate is just high enough it works well as a shelter to get to stuff, don packs, etc. out of the full weather. 

Yeah, we have a dog. The cage has been good for cargo though also. Suggested. Like it a lot. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

CCCSD posted:

Tesla just took a $702 million bath...

oooh... buying opportunity!

“One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England,”  -George Orwell-

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