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Old 01-08-2002, 03:14 PM   #1
Cajual
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Question Recommend Suspension Parts?

Hi,

I own a 97 Legacy GT and am looking into upgrading the suspension.

Could any of the Legacy owners out there give me some feedback on parts you have installed or recommend some manufacturers?

Specifically, I am looking for new struts, springs, and strut bars.

Thanks!

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Old 01-08-2002, 03:19 PM   #2
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Whiteline=Teague's
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Old 01-08-2002, 03:21 PM   #3
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I can personally recommend WhiteLine Springs/links and KYB AGX struts. Despite the "no application" for our Gen2 (BD/BG) Legacy's, the Impreza struts do in fact fit perfectly. I'm very pleased with the "Low" springs from Whiteline, which lowered my Wagon precisely 1" and the AGX adjustable struts. If interested try P-S-T for the best prices going.

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Old 01-08-2002, 03:27 PM   #4
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Do a search and you will find too much information

Personally I have V5 and H&R.

Have you visit the new http://www.toronto-subaru-club.com forum yet?

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Old 01-08-2002, 03:46 PM   #5
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chris, what do you want to do with the car and how much are you looking to spend?
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Old 01-08-2002, 06:30 PM   #6
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Originally posted by froggert
chris, what do you want to do with the car and how much are you looking to spend?

Well... It's really only going to be for street driving. I've installed some parts for performance already (Intake, Headers, Exhaust).

Now I want to add some suspension components. I want to lower the profile of the car as well as improve the handling. New wheels are an option I'm considering soon as well.

In terms of dollars, I don't mind spending the money as long as the parts are good quality and will last a while. I was thinking that struts, springs, and strut bars were going to set me back in the neighbourhood of $1000.00 - $1500.00 (US).

Thanks,

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Old 01-08-2002, 09:04 PM   #7
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if you're still running the re-92's, then new tires will make a big imrovement.

some spring manufacturers to consider:
-whiteline (probably lower the least)
-h&r
-eibach
-tein

struts - not too many aftermarket ones for our cars:
-kyb agx (adjustable, i've heard they're not great if you go really low)
-fhi v.5 (non-adjustable)

rear strut tower bar - cusco and syms are the easiest to get and both are quality pieces.

front strut tower bar - the rear bar seems to have more of an effect than the front one. if you do get a front brace, pay the difference and get a good one. i've seen some that you can bend by standing on.

other things to consider:
stainless steel brake lines and upgraded pads and fluid - why not, if you already have the suspension apart?
heavy-duty front and rear endlinks (about $100 total)
adjustable rear sway bar
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Old 01-08-2002, 09:14 PM   #8
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I would suggest Whiteline Springs and Swaybars. Call Brett Moncur at Renick Subaru (info below), he has the lowest prices on Whiteline gear (Much less than Teagues). I believe he sells the Legacy Springs for 199.00 a set, but he gave me a good discount for buying multiple whiteline products. I would strongly recomend Brett, as he is the Whiteline distributor and his shipping rates were even $10 lower than anywhere else.
I saved more than $200 from what Teagues charges for Whiteline Legacy spings and an adjustable rear swaybar!! But, to be fair, I have also heard great things about Teagues Auto.
I am extremely happy with my Whiteline Spring and Rear Swaybar set up. Let me know if you have any questions about the set up.

Brett Moncur
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My car with Whiteline Springs(the only springs available for 97-99 Legacy according to Whiteline):


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Old 01-08-2002, 09:29 PM   #9
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I have my car setup with:

STi Struts
H&R Sport Springs
Swaybars Whiteline
Front: 22mm
Rear: 18-22mm
Front Tower Bar
scoobie sports adjustible


I still need:
rear tower bar
top mounts
upgreated bushings


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