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Old 05-04-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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I love the look of the outback limited how it sits lifted My question is how can i do this on my Legacy is it just as simple as getting the top hats off of a stock "lifted" limited? i saw the allied armament lift kit http://alliedarmament.homestead.com/LiftKit.html
But i dont want to spend that much money to do it

Any one have some info for me? or maybe even the parts i need for sale
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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And I thought I was the only one who liked lifted Legacies. I'd like some info as well.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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Well, the outback limited's suspension is really no different from the regular outback, IIRC.

and no, tophats aren't going to make any difference, you'll want to have the springs, struts, and the subframe spacers (optional, but recommended for CV angles).

The allied armament kits (I'm not sure if they're still making stuff) will lift far beyond the Outback suspension.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:37 AM   #4
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And here i thought it was just the tophats that were taller Thats what the allied armament lift kit looks like
Well crap i thought this would be a semi easy thing to accomplish

Thanks for the info
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:04 AM   #5
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That's cool, I was looking for a new kit since the Scorpion kit vanished.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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A LOT of people on SL-i.net are lifting there Legacies by just using the Outback struts and springs, no body spacers. Supposedly the stock regular (non GT) Legacy and Outback springs are the same, it's only the struts that are different. Do you want higher ground clearance overall or just something taller?

The legacy is using stock Outback struts, springs and tires and the Outback is stock. Notice the ground clearance difference underneath.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:46 AM   #7
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I like the look of that legacy
Just think it looks neat its not really that i "need" the clearance lol
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:11 PM   #8
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I do. I go on logging roads, and ground clearance is a must.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:46 PM   #9
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When I upgrade, you can have my dead outback struts for free.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:47 PM   #10
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lol Gee thanks
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:46 PM   #11
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A LOT of people on SL-i.net are lifting there Legacies by just using the Outback struts and springs, no body spacers. Supposedly the stock regular (non GT) Legacy and Outback springs are the same, it's only the struts that are different. Do you want higher ground clearance overall or just something taller?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...dtiresonly.jpg

The legacy is using stock Outback struts, springs and tires and the Outback is stock. Notice the ground clearance difference underneath.
Is that a Ruby Mica Legacy SEDAN or WAGON ? At one time Subaru marketed their Outback sedan as the Outback SUS. It looks awesome, although with the increased ride height its overall handling isn't likely to be anything spectacular. Great vehicle for blasting down old logging roads, though.

EDIT: I thought the "spacers" were just for the lower control arm body mounts ? Just keeping the lower control arm geometry at near stock settings ?

second edit: Upon closer inspection the Ruby Mica Legacy does appear to be a 1995 Legacy Wagon.

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Old 05-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #12
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Jonahtan, it's a regular Legacy Wagon. The SUS was for those who lived in the back woods and didn't want a Wagon, yet needed the ground clearance to get home (IMO). The "spacers" are for suspension/ axle geometry from a factory standpoint (compare lifted truck vs non lifted; same thing). Down side to spacers is it did take away from ground clearance. The axles are fine with out them.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:08 PM   #13
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Outback's have a spacer in the carrier bearing too. You can't use an Outback propeller shaft in a Legacy without switching the bearing. So, If you lift a Legacy with Outback parts you should probably get the propeller shaft too. Otherwise your shaft won't last too long.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:34 PM   #14
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If you want something more extreme, I think there is a 2" lift kit made by scorpion or the name of the kit is scorpion. It's not cheap though.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:56 PM   #15
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Otherwise your shaft won't last too long.
Thats what she said...
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #16
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:36 PM   #17
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There was mention of using Forester parts on an Outback in one of the Subie forums on the web not too long ago.......... found it, right under my nose too. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=329349&page=3 hondaslayer's 96-

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:36 PM   #18
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I put forester struts on mine and gained about 2.5 inches on my outback sus its a 99 im still working with the back ill take pictures and list the knowlege i gain.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:37 PM   #19
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+1 to getting outback sedan suspension. it's definitely higher if it fits.
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