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Old 07-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #3626
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Anyone know if 15" steelwheels will fit on an '08 Outback Sport?

I'm in the middle of planning to lift my car and realized I have 15" wheels instead of 16"s
They should, aren't your 08's 16 or 17?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #3627
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surely you can find and OB or GT grill to put on there...
Or wait, did you put an OB bumper on a lifted leggo?

goog lookin' set-up. like the painted Fozz steelies.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #3628
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They should, aren't your 08's 16 or 17?
The base '08's came with 16" steel. But I tried one on the front and it just barely fit. Should (hopefully) have the lift done if I can loosen the lower collar and bottom mounts on my coilovers. Gonna try some PB Blaster and a BFH. I actually bent both spanner wrenches trying to get it loose today.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:54 PM   #3629
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Mine is getting closer to being road worthy and throwing mud for pictures to post in here.

I got a tip from a friend Thursday night that there was an H6 Outback and an Outback Sport at Pic-A-Part. He said he wasn't sure, but thought that both still had the rear brakes intact.

I had originally planned on just taking all the parts off of the H6 because he said the Sport was drums, but when I got there this morning I realized nothing on the H6 would work other than the rotor, caliper, and bracket. I figured it wasn't a total loss and went looking for the Outback to maybe get some body pieces and other small items from.

I finally found the Sport, but it wasn't what I was looking for. I was looking for an older model, this was a newer model. A newer model with disc rears. Disc rears that had not been touched since the car was dropped off. So, I decided to molest the rear of this car and took both rear corners off in their entirety. Apparently I did something right in the last few days and finding everything I needed in one spot was my reward.

The axles ended up not fitting the rear diff of the car, but it's not a total loss as I can just hold on to them for the WRX.






This is after spacing the trailing arm bracket down 1". I would definitely like more clearance in this area. Any suggestions on how to get more clearance?




Here are some shots of the side we got almost done today. There's still some small stuff left to do, like hook up the new brakes, but it's definitely getting there.



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Old 07-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #3630
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^^ maybe 01 forester, pre 2000 outback trailing arm brackets (something like that)

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/...mpreza-thread/
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:51 PM   #3631
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I'll play... This pic is from yesterday when I finished lifting it... Still need some bigger tires and get an alignment... hopefully some time in the next couple days.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:26 PM   #3632
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^^ maybe 01 forester, pre 2000 outback trailing arm brackets (something like that)

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/...mpreza-thread/
Yea, that was my next step and figured it is what would be suggested. I've read through that a couple of times.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #3633
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The base '08's came with 16" steel. But I tried one on the front and it just barely fit. Should (hopefully) have the lift done if I can loosen the lower collar and bottom mounts on my coilovers. Gonna try some PB Blaster and a BFH. I actually bent both spanner wrenches trying to get it loose today.
I just thought about another concern.. Your huge-ass brakes may not fit in the 15's. I know folks squeeze smaller rims on, but they're usually fancy wheels to accommodate bigger rotors/calipers, and/or there's some caliper grinding involved

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:15 AM   #3634
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So, I decided to molest the rear of this car and took both rear corners off in their entirety. Apparently I did something right in the last few days and finding everything I needed in one spot was my reward.

The axles ended up not fitting the rear diff of the car, but it's not a total loss as I can just hold on to them for the WRX.

This is after spacing the trailing arm bracket down 1". I would definitely like more clearance in this area. Any suggestions on how to get more clearance?

Is yours and auto and the donor OBS a stick or visa versa? Possible axle-diff fitment problem based on transmission (not to mention axle ratio)?

I lifted a 93 IMP on 98 FOR struts. The back was waaay high (total 60's muscle car raked look) and the rear wheel swung forward like yours (albeit it didn't look as dramatic, but the grabbers sure do fill in the space A LOT! so it's probly the same). I didn't know about trailing arm brackets then so I swapped in legacy (shorter than forester) springs and that brought it back down pretty level (maybe a scosh saggy in the rear, in the end after settling), but i think the wheel still sat forward a bit more than I preferred.
I'll copy the comment of FOR or gen1 OB trailing arm brackets. Here are some pix from my experiences

short (legacy/impreza/OBS) trailing arm brackets


tall (1st gen OB/FOR) trailing arm brackets


stock 93 IMP



93 IMP on 98 FOR struts&springs



93 IMP on 98 FOR struts and 95 LEG rear springs




YOURS is going to be really sweet!!
Those older imprezas are soo light!
I forget what year you said and if its a 5-speed or auto, but it looks like it could be an EJ22 engine, is that right??

**EDIT**
I just reread that it's an EJ22 and 4EAT.. That thing is going to be pretty sick!!

I love the grand finale of the wish list, " and find a fob."

You've got a great project there!

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:17 AM   #3635
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^^ RE: above 93 IMP ^^


How it ended up (on 98 FOR struts and 95 LEG rear springs)
with 15" OB rims and slightly taller (but not AT) tires.


It deff was not an off-roader, but a somewhat capable DD, EJ18, 4EAT , no cruise
http://www.flickr.com/photos/weissin...57623805415850
http://www.flickr.com/photos/weissin...57623805415850

It also went from Northern AZ to Moab with us then ended up going to INDY (bro-in-law swapped us our 03 OBS then sold the 93), where it got [cheap-O] painted and sold locally to a couple that took it back to CA.
quick cheap paint job to sell XD


Again YOURS is going to be sweet once its all dialed!!

But I digress, you've got a Great Project going there!!

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:19 AM   #3636
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@ Rizzo: you could get the OBX adjustable trailing arms to recenter the wheel. I say obx cause they are pretty cheap. I think they are adjustable up to 1.5" which is plenty.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:30 AM   #3637
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I just thought about another concern.. Your huge-ass drakes may not fit in the 15's. I knw folks squeeze smaller rims on, but they're usually fancy wheels to accommodate bigger rotors/calipers, and/or there's some caliper grinding involved
They fit fine. (see 2 posts above yours)
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:37 AM   #3638
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@ Rizzo: you could get the OBX adjustable trailing arms to recenter the wheel. I say obx cause they are pretty cheap. I think they are adjustable up to 1.5" which is plenty.
There's a local guy with some for sale, I may see how much he would want for them. That might be easier than what I was going to do, which was to lengthen a stock trailing arm.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:38 AM   #3639
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Is yours and auto and the donor OBS a stick or visa versa? Possible axle-diff fitment problem based on transmission (not to mention axle ratio)?

I lifted a 93 IMP on 98 FOR struts. The back was waaay high (total 60's muscle car raked look) and the rear wheel swung forward like yours (albeit it didn't look as dramatic, but the grabbers sure do fill in the space A LOT! so it's probly the same). I didn't know about trailing arm brackets then so I swapped in legacy (shorter than forester) springs and that brought it back down pretty level (maybe a scosh saggy in the rear, in the end after settling), but i think the wheel still sat forward a bit more than I preferred.
I'll copy the comment of FOR or gen1 OB trailing arm brackets. Here are some pix from my experiences

short (legacy/impreza/OBS) trailing arm brackets


tall (1st gen OB/FOR) trailing arm brackets


stock 93 IMP



93 IMP on 98 FOR struts&springs



93 IMP on 98 FOR struts and 95 LEG rear springs




YOURS is going to be really sweet!!
Those older imprezas are soo light!
I forget what year you said and if its a 5-speed or auto, but it looks like it could be an EJ22 engine, is that right??

**EDIT**
I just reread that it's an EJ22 and 4EAT.. That thing is going to be pretty sick!!

I love the grand finale of the wish list, " and find a fob."

You've got a great project there!
Thanks for the pictures, and yea, it should be pretty sweet, haha.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #3640
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JVAB is building some stinky gravels for me at this very moment.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:02 AM   #3641
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skunkman, I suggest you say yolo and take a sawzall to it. I did and there is no possible way mine will ever get jammed up. I did the trailing arm bracket mod and it just wasn't enough. the 27" tires rubbed on trails. now I have 29"s

my car: forester xt struts, 6" sjr lift, wheel adapters/cragar soft 8's and 29" dynapros
and lots of time hammering on ****



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Old 07-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #3642
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JVAB is building some stinky gravels for me at this very moment.
Hell yeah... nice!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:12 AM   #3643
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skunkman, I suggest you say yolo and take a sawzall to it. I did and there is no possible way mine will ever get jammed up. I did the trailing arm bracket mod and it just wasn't enough. the 27" tires rubbed on trails. now I have 29"s

my car: forester xt struts, 6" sjr lift, wheel adapters/cragar soft 8's and 29" dynapros
and lots of time hammering on ****


What all does the SJR lift, lift? Im lookning to go crazy with a lift on my outback.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:16 AM   #3644
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strut top spacers, front/rear subframe blocks, traverse link and tranny mount drop blocks and all the bolts to do it. driveline angles remain the same. mainly lifts the body and drop the drivetrain to make room for much bigger tires (where most of the lift will come from) if you do it, do the forester xt struts for 3" more lift.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:21 AM   #3645
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strut top spacers, front/rear subframe blocks, traverse link and tranny mount drop blocks and all the bolts to do it. driveline angles remain the same. mainly lifts the body and drop the drivetrain to make room for much bigger tires (where most of the lift will come from) if you do it, do the forester xt struts for 3" more lift.
Sweet deal. Thats pretty substantial for what you pay for that kit.

Your OBS is now my model to look to for inspiration
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #3646
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Hell yeah... nice!
Thanks buddy. Car is fully caged, aluminum door cards, Accusumped, loads of other ****e, and my daily driver, 100+ miles of gravel nearly every day. Can't wait to get those JVABs under it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:36 AM   #3647
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That is the toughest looking lifted impreza wagon ive ever seen. Just awesome
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #3648
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skunkman, I suggest you say yolo and take a sawzall to it. I did and there is no possible way mine will ever get jammed up. I did the trailing arm bracket mod and it just wasn't enough. the 27" tires rubbed on trails. now I have 29"s

my car: forester xt struts, 6" sjr lift, wheel adapters/cragar soft 8's and 29" dynapros
and lots of time hammering on ****



Following this on Instagram. Huge fan.

I need to move to the PNW.. so many nice subarus up there.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:02 AM   #3649
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JVAB is building some stinky gravels for me at this very moment.
Love this. I need to get a light bar.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #3650
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