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Old 12-02-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default I need some '96-99 Wagon springs...

Yea, these H&R sport springs aren't going to cut it for a Chicago winter. I need to get my car up off the ground here. So I'd like a cheap set of L or Outback springs for a wagon. Possibly even the whole strut assembly if someone has them laying around.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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I have a set of 97' outback springs that you can have for the cost of shipping + paypal fees. PM me your zip and I'll look up the cost.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:18 PM   #4
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Just springs? Or springs & struts?
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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I'd LIKE the whole thing, so I can just swap them out with the least amount of headache. I'll settle for just springs though, as it will get me up off the ground.
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:20 PM   #6
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are your H&R springs made for a wagon or are you using sedan springs? I have a let of 98 Legacy GT wagon springs laying around. we might be able to work something out...
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:24 PM   #7
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They are actually for a sedan(from what I was told when I got them). And since I don't really want them anymore(I want the iON wagon springs instead)...

However, I'm not sure I want GT springs either, as I'd like the extra height of the L or Outback springs. But I will keep it in mind.
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:28 PM   #8
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L springs are the same height as GT springs....

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Old 12-02-2006, 04:45 PM   #9
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spdracr00, if Speedwagon doesn't want your GT springs I'll take them.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #10
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L springs are the same height as GT springs....
Really? I thought the GT was lower than the L.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:52 PM   #11
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Really? I thought the GT was lower than the L.
Just stiffer.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:10 PM   #12
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Outback springs are the same too. Difference is in the struts.



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Old 12-02-2006, 07:37 PM   #13
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I don't think the outback springs are the same, no. They're not the only thing lifting the vehicle though. The struts are a bit higher too, though, you're not wrong about that.
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:42 PM   #14
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Well, from what I gathered, the spring perch for Outbacks is higher, but I figured the springs were probably a tad longer too.
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:16 PM   #15
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I don't think the outback springs are the same, no. They're not the only thing lifting the vehicle though. The struts are a bit higher too, though, you're not wrong about that.
and tires, they are worth a bit of height. And the springs, well, a tad diferent but I think Speedwagon is looking for more than a tad.

Have a look at this link:
http://www.geocities.com/limeylight/handling.htm
from when I de-Outbacked my Outback a while back (2001).

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Old 12-03-2006, 02:45 PM   #16
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and tires, they are worth a bit of height. And the springs, well, a tad diferent but I think Speedwagon is looking for more than a tad.

Have a look at this link:
http://www.geocities.com/limeylight/handling.htm
from when I de-Outbacked my Outback a while back (2001).

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Nice write up, thanx.

I'm really looking for quick and easy. I don't want a whole ordeal, since it will be going back down(but not on the H&Rs) come summer. So the GT springs might be my best bet right now.

If the Outback strut travel is less(as it appears to be in your photos), how does the spring length compare to the GT?
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I think it adds an inch or so.
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:34 PM   #18
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I haven't been able to compare actual spring lengths so I can't answer your question.

By the way, have you considered a coil over kit? I use (and sell) a Ground Control kit and raise it and lower it for rallycross and autocross.

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Old 12-03-2006, 05:55 PM   #19
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I haven't been able to compare actual spring lengths so I can't answer your question.

By the way, have you considered a coil over kit? I use (and sell) a Ground Control kit and raise it and lower it for rallycross and autocross.

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Don't have the funds for that at the moment. I'd like the Prova coilovers.. but that's a bit beyond my price range at the moment.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:59 PM   #20
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I too have a set of 4 legacy GT wagon springs. I want 60+shipping. I paid 60 to a guy locally, so I basically just want a return on what I invested.
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