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Old 02-06-2014, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default BH vs BE suspension fitment

So after looking around and not really finding a straight answer I'll ask here.

Is there any difference (fitment) between a legacy sedan or wagon or outback suspension?

I own a 2001 Outback LL Bean and I'm looking for coilovers.

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Old 02-07-2014, 12:05 AM   #2
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outbacks use a 2" longer shock, longer, springs. wagons have heavier spring rate in the rear vs. sedan.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:36 AM   #3
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outbacks use a 2" longer shock, longer, springs. wagons have heavier spring rate in the rear vs. sedan.
That part I know, but will it fit? Can I get a Coilover from a BE (sedan) and bolt straight on the outback?
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #4
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The Outback uses a spacers on the front and rear subframes. I guess depending on how much lower you want it, you may want to consider removing those. Evidently, there's a couple of parts you'll have to add when removing the spacers. This thread should help if you decide you want to do that.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...outback+spacer
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:38 AM   #5
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The Outback uses a spacers on the front and rear subframes. I guess depending on how much lower you want it, you may want to consider removing those. Evidently, there's a couple of parts you'll have to add when removing the spacers. This thread should help if you decide you want to do that.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...outback+spacer
Thanks for the info, but I'm not looking into slamming the car, just a nice low. All I want to know is if a BE strut will bolt right in to a BH body?
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:41 PM   #6
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theyll all interchange. People have used legacy suspensions on outbacks and outback suspensions on legacy's.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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theyll all interchange. People have used legacy suspensions on outbacks and outback suspensions on legacy's.
Awesome.
This is what I'm looking at for my outback. Was just curious because it says BE. Don't wanna spend that money and not fit.
http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=171236642125
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:22 AM   #8
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Same platform for legacy and outback just different heights. I don't see why they wouldn't work.

What brand you getting?
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:17 AM   #9
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:20 PM   #10
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Legacy and outback suspensions will bolt up fine. Don't worry about the body spacers. You can compensate for them with the adjustments on the coilovers. I have Ksport GT PRO's on my outback and it is dropped almost 2". Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:06 PM   #11
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Legacy and outback suspensions will bolt up fine. Don't worry about the body spacers. You can compensate for them with the adjustments on the coilovers. I have Ksport GT PRO's on my outback and it is dropped almost 2". Let me know if you have any questions.
Awesome to hear that. Thanks.
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