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Old 04-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #301
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I have always wanted to lift my Beaner but i do way too much highway driving to do that. But looking at this makes me think twice.
these mild (<2") lifts do not affect highway driving.
I've had mine lifted for 8+ years.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #302
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I got a 2003 outback i want to make it sportyer but have it so i can hit the dirt roads so it has to be durable as well. Any sugestions on what sorta set up and how?
king springs. 30% stiffer rate and maybe .5" lift, but lift is negligable.
Thicker rear sway bar.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:50 PM   #303
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Just putting it out there that I have outback struts with king springs and subtle spacers for sale
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #304
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Well i think i know what to do with my Outback now
I just bought a '02 outback with the 4cylinder and the auto tranny. What are some good places to start the process of making it more fun to drive? i.e. better acceleration, handling and all that, without losing drivablility, it is my daily driver
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:23 AM   #305
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after reading through this, would picking up the suspension from a same year forester be a good start? lookin at a wrx/sti for motor and possible tranny conversion just to save some time.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:33 PM   #306
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This as given me soo much information, I had no clue as to how to lift my Outback. Thank you too all that added to this thread.

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Old 07-10-2013, 03:08 PM   #307
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after reading through this, would picking up the suspension from a same year forester be a good start? lookin at a wrx/sti for motor and possible tranny conversion just to save some time.
what model and year is your rig?

second gen forester is what you want (03-08) to lift a first gen forester (98-02), 2nd gen legacy (95-99) or 1st gen OB (96-99).
There seems to be some preference for FXT (turbo forester), but I forget which year(s)...maybe 06-06?
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #308
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Its a mild lift, but it is taller than stock for sure.
King Springs on KYB struts. The rear struts are for Gen II.


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Old 07-22-2013, 12:44 AM   #309
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Its a mild lift, but it is taller than stock for sure.
King Springs on KYB struts. The rear struts are for Gen II.


that looks really good! I like the slight rake 'cause it would level with any loading (which is partially what wagons are for right?
is that the famed 06 (i think) baja strut or just an OB?
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #310
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Thanks man! I love the way it turned out. But I believe the rear struts are for an '04 Outback, but they bolt up the same. From what I understand, the previous year model has much more rebound dampening, and compliments the Gen III's very well. All I know is, I need new tires for this rig!
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #311
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Did someone say lifted outback?
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:15 PM   #312
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Did someone say lifted outback?
Looks like it's got more clearance than the XTerra.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #313
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Looks like it's got more clearance than the XTerra.
It's actually got the same ground to diff clearance as my friends k1500 on 35's
Still got room for another inch of lift and I'm gonna get 2 inch bigger tires
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #314
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Did someone say lifted outback?
Nice! specs?
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:46 PM   #315
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Nice! specs?
It's just got a 4inch lift on some 27inch all terrains, waiting to get a response from a company down under to get a d/r trans in my car, the I'll throw on some 29-30 inch mud terrains
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:38 PM   #316
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It's just got a 4inch lift on some 27inch all terrains, waiting to get a response from a company down under to get a d/r trans in my car, the I'll throw on some 29-30 inch mud terrains
FWIW, there are JDM eBay sellers with DR EJ transmission for a lot less than going the AU route. I only say this b/c its becoming more common than when I began my DR FJ 5MT research 9 years ago and when I narrowed to what I wanted 2 years ago.
I have a gen 1 AUDM forester DR EJ 5MT and LOVE IT, but you can get a JDM dual range 5MT shipped in the US for almost half what I paid (for the transmission then shipping/freight). If you've already got a deal going on, sweet and I'm looking forward to your write-up!! If you're still shopping I'd be happy to share my experiences. Also there's a guy in CO working on building one up, has an extra DR EJ 5MT in his garage and had sourced 2 other JDM eBayers (other than the 1-2 I knew of) that have or get DR EJ transmissions.
I would be happy to put you in touch with the shipper I worked with if you're interested.

What are your plans, what model/year trans are you looking for, are you going to mod the low gear?? Questions questions questions?!!!
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #317
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FWIW, there are JDM eBay sellers with DR EJ transmission for a lot less than going the AU route. I only say this b/c its becoming more common than when I began my DR FJ 5MT research 9 years ago and when I narrowed to what I wanted 2 years ago.
I have a gen 1 AUDM forester DR EJ 5MT and LOVE IT, but you can get a JDM dual range 5MT shipped in the US for almost half what I paid (for the transmission then shipping/freight). If you've already got a deal going on, sweet and I'm looking forward to your write-up!! If you're still shopping I'd be happy to share my experiences. Also there's a guy in CO working on building one up, has an extra DR EJ 5MT in his garage and had sourced 2 other JDM eBayers (other than the 1-2 I knew of) that have or get DR EJ transmissions.
I would be happy to put you in touch with the shipper I worked with if you're interested.

What are your plans, what model/year trans are you looking for, are you going to mod the low gear?? Questions questions questions?!!!
That would be awesome if you could help me find one cheaper than what I found (1600) but I would like a trans with 4.11 if it has the 1.44 low range that will be great but if it has the 1.2 I would gladly do the low series swap! I'll be willing to work with any d/r trans I can get.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:45 AM   #318
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #319
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Is that a stock lift with big meats?
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:32 AM   #320
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Bringing this thread back from the dead!

99 Outback sport
08 Foz XT struts
20 mm front swaybar
Wrx wagon rear sway bar
Adjustable rear trailing arms
Custom made front endlinks
215/65/16 grabbers
03 wrx wheels
Borla catback

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Replacing various bushings
Sedan control arms/axels
Adjustable rear lateral links
1" strut top spacers

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Dual range trans with low low gear
SJR or self made 6" lift
30-31" tires

11 1/2" of clearance from the diffs, and it's still not enough


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Old 02-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #321
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these mild (<2") lifts do not affect highway driving.
I've had mine lifted for 8+ years.
good to hear, i wanna get a lift but afraid ill be replacing stuff much more frequently
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #322
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:36 PM   #323
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yeah i just realized he was probably talking about gas mileage and driving dynamics or whatever. are the CVs or axles or something gonna wear a lot quicker?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #324
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That would be awesome if you could help me find one cheaper than what I found (1600) but I would like a trans with 4.11 if it has the 1.44 low range that will be great but if it has the 1.2 I would gladly do the low series swap! I'll be willing to work with any d/r trans I can get.
Sorry for the delay..
Mine is a audm 98 forester. Look for an "X" in the 6th character of a transmission code, this indicates dual range (whether it be legecy/liberty, outback, impreza or forester).

Basically:
If it was behind a non turbo ei25 it'll have a 20% reduction low and likely the 4.11 gears, if AUDM, possibly 3.90 or 3.70.
If it was behind a non turbo ej20 it should have the 45% low and likely the 4.11 gears,
If it was in an impreza behind an ej18 it'll have a 60% low and 3.9 gears. (nearly impossible to find)

here are transmission codes to look for:
TY752X1DCA JDM Legacy 2.5L MY98 4.11 gears 20% low
TY752XW3AA JDM Impreza 1.8L (A/S) MY93-94 3.90 gears 6-% low (HERD TO FIND)
TY754XKAAA JDM Legacy 2.5L MY99-00 4.11 gears 20% low
TY754XKBAA JDM Legacy 2.5L MY01-03 4.11 gears 20% low
TY753XS1AA JDM Forester MY98 4.11 gears 45% low
TY753XR1AA My AUDM 98 Forester 4.11 gears 45% low
TY755XS1AA JDM Forester MY99-00 4.11 gears 20% low
TY755XS2AA JDM Forester MY01 4.11 gears 20% low
TY755XS3AA JDM Forester MY02 4.11 gears 20% low
TY755XS4AA JDM Forester MY03 4.11 gears 20% low
TY755XS5AA JDM Forester MY04 4.11 gears 20% low


check eBay JDM sellers BUT BUYER BEWARE!!!
they may not know EXACTLY what they have since they're basically all about the WRX and STi stuff so sometimes they don't ralize not all EJ20s are boosted (like our USDM WRXs), make sure you get PHOTOS of what you're buying and what they're shipping you and BE SURE THAT's WHAT YOU GET.

Check JDMnewyork and vtec_motors, as known-good places to start; avoid Nagano Japanese.

Here's a story to check out before jumping in and bidding on a JDM transmission:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2555859

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