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Old 01-17-2011, 01:59 PM   #1701
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What wheels tires, and light bar are you running, and what kind of suspension setup?
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #1702
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Wheels are cheap 42offset...painted. Winterforce 205/60/16 kyb struts wrx springs...1/4 sag stoppers in the back. Lightbar I made...some steel and a welder.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:34 AM   #1703
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Stock suspension sitting on stock 205/55-16

Stock Suspension sitting on 215/65-16


Forester suspension sitting on the same 215/65-16

Size difference between 205/55-16 and a 215/65-16
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:36 PM   #1704
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:16 AM   #1705
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Wheels are cheap 42offset...painted. Winterforce 205/60/16 kyb struts wrx springs...1/4 sag stoppers in the back. Lightbar I made...some steel and a welder.
do the saggy butt spacers squeek at all?
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:02 AM   #1706
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do the saggy butt spacers squeek at all?
little bit...but only when the car really rocks side to side...usually 10mph and under
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:46 PM   #1707
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Yikes..I just got some 215/75/15 BFG A/T's mounted up and they are pretty much too big for the Forester lift setup on a gc8. I mail ordered them and got them mounted and balanced for $100, so i'm pretty much commited at this point.

Any ideas on how to get these to fit?

I was thinking the Jackson Rally spacers might do the trick..but i don't see them for sale on dirtyimpreza.com
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:48 PM   #1708
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So I don't have a pic of the inner fender but it's really easy to figure out. Jack up the car and pull the tire, look at where the spring sits into the strut and how close it is to the inner fender. Note the area that's prolly already scrubbed a bit, pull the strut all the way out (or just out of the way if you think you can get at the spot) and pound it out with your bfh of choice. Be careful not to punch through by spreading the love around the area.

I do have a pic of another area that I had to trim to make the tire fit because of the caster issues from the linger strut.
Thx!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:41 PM   #1709
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:01 AM   #1710
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i cant wait to get my off road and get some pics of it like yours . nice car .
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:16 AM   #1711
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That's actually my friend's STi, forgot to include that. I took the pictures
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:55 PM   #1712
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Thx!!
If you do not want to hack up the sheet metal, there are other ways to correct the rear caster issues.

1) Buy adjustable trailing arms
2) Buy Forester front trailing arm brackets(longer in length)
3) Make a spacer to fit between the front trailing arm bracket and frame rail. <-- I took this options. 2" square tube did the trick
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #1713
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Cannot believe I haven't posted pics in this thread yet. From middle of last year, been down for a while waiting for an altitude adjustment .
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #1714
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My 08 WRX on 09 Forester Struts. Soon it will have every other suspension component from the Forester which is quite a bit more than you might think, but the rest is all sitting on my floor going on Saturday.
From this:

To this:



And the inside for fun, 09 shift boot has since been installed:

Parts yet to be installed:

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:29 PM   #1715
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #1716
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:51 AM   #1717
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:26 PM   #1718
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:27 PM   #1719
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:52 PM   #1720
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Gone from gen 1 OB to gen 2 OB to '94 SVX front coils




'99 FOR rear spring and 94 SVX front spring in 99 OB KYB GR2s, on 95 legacy


stance is high and tight, despite 140#s of bumper and skidplate!


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Old 01-31-2011, 12:57 PM   #1721
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Cannot believe I haven't posted pics in this thread yet. From middle of last year, been down for a while waiting for an altitude adjustment .
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NICE!! It's the going back up I have a problem with
5MT with 3.90FD and 27" tires = NOT a crawler lol
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #1722
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Gone from gen 1 OB to gen 2 OB to '94 SVX front coils
Thats interesting...

How do forester coils compare?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #1723
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This thread is great. I think I may lift mine tonight, I'm getting a little sick of putting the pieces back on that I tear off.

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Old 01-31-2011, 08:38 PM   #1724
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:52 PM   #1725
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Thats interesting...

How do forester coils compare?
Unfortuately, I didn't add the FOR coil for these front spring comparison... lazyness, sorry

At any rate, here are rear springs from OB and FOR
gen 1 outback (1997) left (sorry, it's actually upside-down) and gen 1 forester (1999) right (painted)




the front is also a little taller than OB coil, but a mm smaller thickness....
so a gen 1 FOR coil will lift a gen 2 legacy/gen 1 OB a little... BUT the FOR front coil has a decreasing diameter, like the SVX shown here, and the OB does not get smaller, so you need the forester upper spring perch to mate to the tophat in front...

upper spring diameter comparison of 97 OB, 03 OB and 94 SVX


gen 1 OB (1997)



gen 2 OB (2003), has 1/4 more spring rotation and I suspect a stiffer spring rate, but is hardly taller than gen 1 OB spring...


SVX (and forester is similarly smaller on top, although not flattened)
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