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Old 01-31-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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anyone have taller springs on their outback sports? pictures? i was thinking raising the ride height by 2" would be sweeet. I cant find much info on this.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1184053
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1014788

Forester XT springs are a pretty common route, if I am not mistaken. I agree that it would be sick, and have been considering the same thing on my OBS.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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yup. It's on the to-do list for me as well, and depending on the year, it might be as simple as swapping Forester springs in.

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:31 AM   #4
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Hondaslayer is deffinatly the person to ask. IIRC he used stock Forester struts and springs.

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Old 02-01-2008, 12:38 PM   #5
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I went the opposite way with my OBS, but the spring measurements in my photos may be of help:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=136



The dirty one is off of an '07 OBS, the other spring is off of an '06 WRX wagon. Both are front springs.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:44 PM   #6
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I have some pics on my home PC, but the low down is as follows.

I used stock 2004 Forester XT Struts / Springs / Mounts on the front.

The rears I first used Stock Forester XT struts / Springs with 91 Legacy Turbo mounts. Unfortunately I broke a few sets of those so I modified the strut towers (drilled new mounting holes) and installed the Forester XT mounts. After that I did not break any more.

I would highly recommend adding the crossmember spacers from an Outback to even out the camber and prevent the axle from bottoming out (so to speak) on full suspension extension. I did not and it lead to the failure of the front differential

I'll add some pics later.

With that setup I was able to run 215-75/15 General Grabber AT2's (approximately 28in tires)


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Old 02-01-2008, 12:50 PM   #7
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whoo thanks for all the great info
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:20 PM   #9
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Great info. Helped me out a ton.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:17 PM   #10
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I have some pics on my home PC, but the low down is as follows.

I used stock 2004 Forester XT Struts / Springs / Mounts on the front.

The rears I first used Stock Forester XT struts / Springs with 91 Legacy Turbo mounts. Unfortunately I broke a few sets of those so I modified the strut towers (drilled new mounting holes) and installed the Forester XT mounts. After that I did not break any more.

I would highly recommend adding the crossmember spacers from an Outback to even out the camber and prevent the axle from bottoming out (so to speak) on full suspension extension. I did not and it lead to the failure of the front differential

I'll add some pics later.

With that setup I was able to run 215-75/15 General Grabber AT2's (approximately 28in tires)
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Everyone keeps saying forester XT bits..why XT?

And do you mean Outback Sport or Leggy outback? (I assume the latter)

28in ?!
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:22 AM   #11
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Everyone keeps saying forester XT bits..why XT?

And do you mean Outback Sport or Leggy outback? (I assume the latter)

28in ?!
Because Forester XT struts are what I happened to have sitting around.

Forester XT owners are also much more likely to swap out suspensions than an X or XS owner.

Personally, if I could find a set I would go with the Forester LL-Bean struts (load leveling)

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:27 AM   #12
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This is what I replaced the camo wagon with:

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I have some pics on my home PC, but the low down is as follows.

I used stock 2004 Forester XT Struts / Springs / Mounts on the front.

The rears I first used Stock Forester XT struts / Springs with 91 Legacy Turbo mounts. Unfortunately I broke a few sets of those so I modified the strut towers (drilled new mounting holes) and installed the Forester XT mounts. After that I did not break any more.

I would highly recommend adding the crossmember spacers from an Outback to even out the camber and prevent the axle from bottoming out (so to speak) on full suspension extension. I did not and it lead to the failure of the front differential

I'll add some pics later.

With that setup I was able to run 215-75/15 General Grabber AT2's (approximately 28in tires)


-Ben
where/how would one procure crossmember spacers? how many are there-one front and one rear? part number? thanks.
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