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Old 12-18-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I've got an 01 Outback that I'm looking to convert to Legacy GT wagon spec or better. I'd really like to get a set of Bilstein struts off the JDM Legacy GT-B and throw on some Whiteline springs.

Question: Is there any reason why struts off a JDM BH Legacy GT-B wouldn't fit my USDM BH Outback? I know the strut is shorter so it'll give me a drop, but will it bolt on correctly? Has anyone here done it?

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Old 12-18-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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As long as its similar generation, it should work.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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need to take out the frame spacers
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:55 PM   #4
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I'd really like to get a set of Bilstein struts off the JDM Legacy GT-B and throw on some Whiteline springs.
I am getting two set of JDM Bilstein next week. Please PM me if you are interested.

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:17 PM   #5
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I am getting two set of JDM Bilstein next week. Please PM me if you are interested.

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But that's just to get better CV angles, right? It doesn't need to happen immediately.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:20 PM   #6
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But that's just to get better CV angles, right? It doesn't need to happen immediately.
Better? Or less stressed CV angles? I think something that would less likely break a drivetrain component would be a required thing.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:10 PM   #7
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if you have the suspension off, you might as well take out the frame spacers and only pay for one allignment. Ben, I'm not sure what you are asking, but removing the spacers will reduce stress on the CV joints because of the "better," and straighter angles.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:21 PM   #8
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if you have the suspension off, you might as well take out the frame spacers and only pay for one allignment. Ben, I'm not sure what you are asking, but removing the spacers will reduce stress on the CV joints because of the "better," and straighter angles.
Right, that's what I mean. I'll talk to the guys at the performance shop I'm going to to get the struts/springs installed about the spacers. Is it a spacer swap or just a spacer removal?
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:24 PM   #9
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if you have the suspension off, you might as well take out the frame spacers and only pay for one allignment. Ben, I'm not sure what you are asking, but removing the spacers will reduce stress on the CV joints because of the "better," and straighter angles.
Nah, I was just asking a rhetorical question . I wouldn't half-ass an install that could potential leave you on the side of the road with a non-moving vehicle.
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Gotcha! And I agree 110%. Do it right or don't do it at all, eh!
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With all respect, of all the slammed Outbacks I've seen, none have removed the spacers. I, however, plan to, just to be on the safe side, plus get a little more ground clearance under there.
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With all respect, of all the slammed Outbacks I've seen, none have removed the spacers. I, however, plan to, just to be on the safe side, plus get a little more ground clearance under there.
one of them was my car (previous setup).
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:48 PM   #13
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Yep! You still have that car? I forget, what strut/spring combo did you go with?
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Yep! You still have that car? I forget, what strut/spring combo did you go with?
yes, i still have the car...

the setup was KYB GR-2 and H&R. but the struts went bad, so i put back the stock suspension.

rite now, i am just saving my money for something else.
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setup was KYB GR-2 and H&R. but the struts went bad, so i put back the stock suspension.
I believe KYB has life time warranty. Can you get replacement or at least have them rebuild it ?
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rite now, i am just saving my money for something else.

As in... another car, or another suspension?
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