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Old 01-31-2011, 11:55 PM   #1726
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This thread is great. I think I may lift mine tonight, I'm getting a little sick of putting the pieces back on that I tear off.


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BUT rivets are cool lol




Those are some fat tires! Love the fender flares too!!!
I love the 2-door imprezas, this one must be F U N!!
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:15 AM   #1727
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are you guys disconnecting the front sway bar to install forester suspension on your wrx? cant seem to get them to fit in the front of my 05
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:06 AM   #1728
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are you guys disconnecting the front sway bar to install forester suspension on your wrx? cant seem to get them to fit in the front of my 05
For both the front and rear sways, I had to undo the swaybar mounts, turn the sways downward, turn the endlinks downward, then reinstall the sways. It helped tremendously on street. But I sometimes just disconnected the endlink if I wanted to get more articulation and explore off camber obstacles
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:41 AM   #1729
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Hey Skunkman, which spring setup was the stiffest? I'm thinking of adding a winch in the future but want to keep the car "level" and yet still have some spring left.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:33 AM   #1730
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I didnt have to disconnect the front one. But i did on the rear it really helped getting the rear trailing arm mount from the forester in. The rear for me was alot harder.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:56 PM   #1731
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damn yea i got the rears in but the fronts are far off
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:43 AM   #1732
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This is how Subaru's should be put to use!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:27 AM   #1733
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This thread is great. I think I may lift mine tonight, I'm getting a little sick of putting the pieces back on that I tear off.

What type of roll cage is that?
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:17 PM   #1734
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Hey Skunkman, which spring setup was the stiffest? I'm thinking of adding a winch in the future but want to keep the car "level" and yet still have some spring left.


My findings, in all my spring playing and researching. . .

I think the gen 1 FOR springs are taller are I think a touch stiffer than gen 1 OB, but the gen 2 OB was a touch stiffer than gen 1 OB (although essentially the same unsprung height, but gen 2 has 1/4 more spring coil rotation). Gen 2 OB front springs were a touch stiffer than gen 1 OB springs and in front and provided a touch of lift. The SVX is stiffest by far (given it holds a 3.3 liter H-6 and the SVX is 400+ heavier than my 95 leggo), but it would lift your front end MUCH more than FOR would lift the back...
Gen 2 OB H-6 front springs will do the same thing as SVX, but they do NOT have a reduced coil diameter on top, so you could squeeze those into your gen 1 OB struts and use your gen 1 OB upper spring perch and top hats.

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I'd suggest gen 1 FOR all around for a little taller and stiffer than OB springs. Especially on a pretty much stock-weighted front end. How much weight do you expect from your winch, and do you have an aftermarket bumper that weighs more than the stock bumper?
My front bumper skid plate combo is 140 lbs. so the SVX works well for me. It is a tiny bit taller in front than the FOR rear springs, but it looks right. I think the rear wheel well is not as tall as the front, so with the FOR rear SVX front, it looks right with body line pretty much level with respect to rear wheel center and front wheel center)...


For gen 1 FOR springs in OB struts, you'll need the FOR upper spring perch in front but your OB top hats are fine for the front and I think you're fine with the OB top hats in the rear (the FOR rear springs are same upper and lower coil diameter whereas the upper diameter in front is smaller than the bottom coil diameter. make sense?)
I think the FOR coil thickness is like a mm less than the OB coil thickness, but being a taller spring I also think they may have a stiffer (if only bearly) rate than OB coils. I have NOT been able to dig up reliable spring rate info (for gen 1 OB/gen 2 LEG, gen 2 OB, gen 1 FOR, gen 2 OB H-6, BAJA and the SVX, to compare against each other) for a direct comparison...

I can take a pic of gen 1 OB , gen 2 OB and gen 1 FOR front springs if you want, but the SVX are mounted in the car, so I can't get that one in the same picture...

*EDIT* OR gen 2 forester strut assemblies would give a taller, and I think even, stance compared to gen 1 FOR springs or OB struts/springs all around. You might be able to do gen 2 FOR springs up (springs, upper perches (in front) and top hats on all four corners), but someone's take-off would be easier. just get complete assemblies (strut, spring, perch, top hat.)

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Old 02-02-2011, 08:47 PM   #1735
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Thanks for the info Skunkman, I'll keep it for future reference. I did the Gen 2 Forester swap plus more before all this info came to play so maybe next time . Here is a sneak peek before I get tires on Friday and an alignment.

As for the bumper, it's a custom one and weighs less than or equal to the stocker.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:48 PM   #1736
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What type of roll cage is that?
It's from BD racing.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:47 AM   #1737
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what are the specs on those diamond racing wheels/tires? love it
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:03 AM   #1738
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Lovin this thread! Exactly why I bought my Outback, general Subaru awesomeness combined with good ground clearance. I've even been able to show up a few trucks with my car!

Come warmer weather I'm prolly going for Forester suspension for a little more lift, but other than that, I think its set, I've yet to have any ground clearance issues for anything I've wanted to do.















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Old 02-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #1739
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I just edited my original post saying gen 2 FOR would also be a good way to go. SO, I think you've got the easiest and probably the best option with gen 2 forester bits.
I think second gen fozzy stuff might be too tall for my legacy... BUT perfect for an outback! They provide a taller stance overall and I think are a touch stiffer than OB stuff, so well done my friend!! *thumbs up*

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Thanks for the info Skunkman, I'll keep it for future reference. I did the Gen 2 Forester swap plus more before all this info came to play so maybe next time . Here is a sneak peek before I get tires on Friday and an alignment.

As for the bumper, it's a custom one and weighs less than or equal to the stocker.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:00 PM   #1740
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #1741
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^ Wowwww nice
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:07 AM   #1742
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That's really cool! Where is that?

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Cannot believe I haven't posted pics in this thread yet. From middle of last year, been down for a while waiting for an altitude adjustment .
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #1743
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That's really cool! Where is that?
That is a spot I've been frequenting for years down in the San Fernando Valley. Not sure who or what owns it but never get yelled at by people hiking or riding through. Guess it helps that I tread lightly and clean up after people too.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:10 PM   #1744
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^exactly. I wish every gear head understood that. Tread light and be clean and we might just have places to rally 20 years from now.


...okay, im done now. cool shots btw.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:39 PM   #1745
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Thanks shep. It's amazing how many times I've been there and had hikers and mountain bikers show up and are cool knowing that my friends and I respect the place. It's the last spot left and don't want to loose it as it's also the best. Here are pics or my ride now complete with it's new tires.

Will be taking out for photos over the weekend up at the same place as my other pics just at an easier spot to get to (just finished and don't want to beat it just yet)
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:01 PM   #1746
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:44 PM   #1747
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #1748
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Sorry, 215/70/16s man!
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:02 AM   #1749
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:21 AM   #1750
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anyone have a picture of lifted outback (like 3" or so) parked next to a stock one?
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