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Old 06-01-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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OKAY.... from what I understand by using the Outback springs and struts you can get a bit of lift on the legacy... I have an 03 Legacy L special edition... What EXACTLY do I need off the Outback...
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Because I'm a redneck... I like to explore in my car.. and well I want a bit more clearence so I can fit a little bit more tire and when combined... I can explore more places Also... I live in Iowa... We'll have a blizzard with 3ft of snow one day then the next day we'll have massive flooding then 5min later tornado warnings... I just want my car to be more Capable...
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:45 PM   #4
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These guys will have some better answers for you:
http://bbs.legacycentral.org/
http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/

And don't listen to the haters, lifted subies are ****ing awesome.

Just be sure to post pics here, and don't keep the stock tires!

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Old 06-01-2008, 07:54 PM   #5
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Wrong Generation o.o..
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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+1 for lifted subies!

i personally prefer to ride on a lowered car, but i can't deny the awesomness of a lifted subie.

and just for quick reference, if it's anything like lifting a BG/BD/BK, all you really need are the struts and springs from the outback model. they bolt right up where your stock ones go, and the top hats will even switch over if you need to switch them. there are also some spacers on the outback subframes, but they're not completely necessary for the "conversion", so to speak.

good luck with the conversion, and post pics when you can!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:44 PM   #7
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That's what I've gatherd so far... But I'm not gonna go buy all the **** to do it and find out it doesnt change anything.
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Because I'm a redneck... I like to explore in my car.. and well I want a bit more clearence so I can fit a little bit more tire and when combined... I can explore more places Also... I live in Iowa... We'll have a blizzard with 3ft of snow one day then the next day we'll have massive flooding then 5min later tornado warnings... I just want my car to be more Capable...

Good thinking....3 feet of snow is crazy and a little lift wouldnt hurt...the only thing its gonna hurt is your time, putting in a different set-up may need a few minor tweaks that a normal swap wouldnt have....good luck though...let us know how it turns out
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:30 PM   #9
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Well... what I'm planning on doing is building my car to be able to go anywhere (within reason) that I want to go. Desert, mountains, forrest trails, the east side ( huge potholes...) I really wanted to get a 1st gen forrester and turn it into an urban assult car.. But I think I'm gonna use my legacy... I orderd primitive front and rear skidplates. Gonna put a 2" trailer hitch on it and build a holder for a winch on a portible winch mount in the trunk. then of course give it a bit of a lift to get a lil more clearance and accomidate for the added weight.

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Old 06-01-2008, 10:34 PM   #10
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Get the frame spacers from the outback as well. They're part of the 2" lift the outbacks get.

Also, get megan coilovers for a baja (same chassis); they use a longer strut body than either outback/legacy and you can get even more lift from that.

Also check http://subaruoutback.org/forums/ There's a lot more info about lifting than here or sl-i (the other legacy forum). Including this fellow :


There's a set of king springs on sale there that gives another 2" lift over stock outback height.

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:46 AM   #11
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Get the frame spacers from the outback as well. They're part of the 2" lift the outbacks get.
Also, get megan coilovers for a baja (same chassis); they use a longer strut body than either outback/legacy and you can get even more lift from that.
There's a set of king springs on sale there that gives another 2" lift over stock outback height.
For the BD/ BKs that I've seen lifted, the Outback spacers were not used as they lower ground clearance as opposed to using the struts (springs are same supposedly, except for the GTs). The spacers were for axle angle and the Average Joe reliability, but a lot of people have done the Outback strut swap w/o spacers and had NO trouble with their axles. If going with the coils or King Springs then I would recommend the spacers as a precaution against axle failure but don't know for sure. Contact King Spring and see what they say and also hit up some of the Austrailian Subie sites.

The above pic is Legacy Wagon with Outback struts and tires vs stock Outback. It's not the best pic but it shows ground clearance difference good enough. Good luck with your project and enjoy using your Subie as most would not (Like it should be, gettin er dirty).
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:06 AM   #12
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another forum that might be able to help is dirtyimpreza.com, since there are quite a few legacys on there.
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