Originally posted by rallysquirrel
What would be the struts that would allow me to keep closest to original height? What about springs?
Anything out there that'll let me put on 225/45/17's and not have rubbing.
No struts (other than stockers) will keep the height. The springs aren't what give the Outback its height, but there are Legacy springs from Australia (Scorpion) that do raise the car. I can't think of why you would want to raise the car and go with bigger wheels and lower profile tires though.
Anything WILL let you run 225/45-17 tires without rubbing (at least with correct Subaru offset wheels). The diameter of these is the same as that of stock Legacy GT wheels/tires and is much smaller than Outback stockers so there is plenty of room.