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Old 05-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #126
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not sure of the part number but I do know that the brackets you need are on the outback sport models.

I happen to have an OBS so I'll go take a gander at my brackets and let you know what part number I find.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #127
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What year though?
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #128
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Well mine is a 99 and it has the correct brackets.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #129
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Can u by any chance pm me the website and part number from the website? Sorry I think either I bought the wrong part or they shipped me the wrong one
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #130
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That didn't help answer my question
93'-99' Legacy Outback

20520AC030 - right
20520AC040 - left

If these are not correct, please correct me, anyone.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #131
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oh....and putting 04 wrx wagon springs on a 06 sedan makes the front too high and the rear is too soft

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #132
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Alright thank you very much everyone
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #133
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does anyone have the part number i need for the trailing arm bracket? i have an 05wrx with 04 fxt struts on it.
i purchased the - 1998 - Subaru - LEGACY
rear suspension, suspension components, trailing arm mount bracket AWD, w/Outback, SUS Right
from subaru parts warehouse and this is the same exact one thats on my car to start with
Sorry I don't have part numbers for you but here's from my photo gallery
Legacy on left, outback on right. You want the "taller" trailing arm brace... here's the general idea of size and geometry


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Old 08-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #134
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Tons of great info here. I think I gathered a good deal of info for lifting my car. I have an '02 WRX. I purchased it in a mostly street racing setup. I have STI rear struts right now from what I understand.

Looks like I need 03-08 Forester struts/springs front and rear, trailing arm lift (I will build a spacer 2"), rear swaybar lift (I will also build at 2"), and longer front end links. Then I can swap back and forth depending on what I plan to do. If I am heading out on a 5000 mile pavement pounding trip, I will switch to my "stock" setup.

Does this sound right?

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #135
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On a 98 impreza l do i need impreza outback struts or legacy outback struts?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #136
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To lift it i forgot to add
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #137
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go with legacy outback or forester struts, imp obs struts aren't as tall as leg ob.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #138
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You won't need the taller sway bar brackets or end links, that's to account for a lowered driveline (with factory lift in OBs and FOR), but otherwise you're on track. gen 2 fozz struts, trailing arm bracket

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Tons of great info here. I think I gathered a good deal of info for lifting my car. I have an '02 WRX. I purchased it in a mostly street racing setup. I have STI rear struts right now from what I understand.

best!

Looks like I need 03-08 Forester struts/springs front and rear, trailing arm lift (I will build a spacer 2"), rear swaybar lift (I will also build at 2"), and longer front end links. Then I can swap back and forth depending on what I plan to do. If I am heading out on a 5000 mile pavement pounding trip, I will switch to my "stock" setup.

Does this sound right?

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #139
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Beast thanks for the info taxes on the way and i have been on the search for a proper short lift
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:23 AM   #140
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What im reading is to install legacy outback struts and trailing arm bracket for a proper lift is that all?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:18 PM   #141
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What im reading is to install legacy outback struts and trailing arm bracket for a proper lift is that all?
pretty much, plus alignment post lifto
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #142
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Thanks for your help guys
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #143
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Ok, after reading so many threads about lifting my 2005 Impreza OBS, I have the following items:

2008 Forester XT OEM Strut/Spring combo
Taller rear trailing arm brackets
STi rear endlinks for front swaybar
rear camber bolts
plan on getting general grabber 215/65/16 tires

Here is what I am not sure about and have yet to find a definitive answer:

Will I need the subframe spacers?

I want to have correct suspension geometry. I have read some people say yes and some people say no. I appreciate the help anyone can give. Thank you.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #144
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Ok, after reading so many threads about lifting my 2005 Impreza OBS, I have the following items:

2008 Forester XT OEM Strut/Spring combo
Taller rear trailing arm brackets
STi rear endlinks for front swaybar
rear camber bolts
plan on getting general grabber 215/65/16 tires

Here is what I am not sure about and have yet to find a definitive answer:

Will I need the subframe spacers?

I want to have correct suspension geometry. I have read some people say yes and some people say no. I appreciate the help anyone can give. Thank you.
If you want perfect alignment after the lift you will need a set of aftermarket camber bolts for the front. I just used the stock ones up front and they will get the camber within spec just not perfect. Other than that you should be good.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #145
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Thanks. I forgot that I purchased two sets of camber bolts one set for front and one set for rear. I appreciate your response.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:38 AM   #146
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SO I'm looking into doing a lift on my 99 OBS, my list so far includes:

*04+ struts with 08 xt springs, retianing oem rear top hats

*1" strut top spacers and grade 8 hardware

*Sport edition D5 wheels +38 offset with 5mm spacers

*Not sure what size tires to go with yet...any info is appreciated.

*Rear Sti endlinks

*F/R camber bolts

*F/R wrx sway bars

Pretty sure thats everything needed and then some. I am just wondering if I am going to run into issues using strut top spacers and the forester struts.

The issues I'm most concerned about are the cv angles and how far the wheel will be pulled towards the front of the fender arch.

I understand that the 99 OBS has the longer trailing arm brackets and driveline spacers, just wondering if anyone has runs a setup like this and has run into any issues.

Thanks,
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:39 AM   #147
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SO I'm looking into doing a lift on my 99 OBS, my list so far includes:

*04+ struts with 08 xt springs, retianing oem rear top hats

*1" strut top spacers and grade 8 hardware

*Sport edition D5 wheels +38 offset with 5mm spacers

*Not sure what size tires to go with yet...any info is appreciated.

*Rear Sti endlinks

*F/R camber bolts

*F/R wrx sway bars

Pretty sure thats everything needed and then some. I am just wondering if I am going to run into issues using strut top spacers and the forester struts.

The issues I'm most concerned about are the cv angles and how far the wheel will be pulled towards the front of the fender arch.

I understand that the 99 OBS has the longer trailing arm brackets and driveline spacers, just wondering if anyone has runs a setup like this and has run into any issues.

Thanks,
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I've been running forester suspension on my 02 wrx for about 2 years then about 6 months ago I added 1" spacers all the way around. About 2 months after the install my left front axle boot ripped I replaced it. Then about a month after that the right front tore. 3 months later the axles are still doing great. I don't know if the extra inch caused the boot failure or if it was just their time to go.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:51 AM   #148
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I've been running forester suspension on my 02 wrx for about 2 years then about 6 months ago I added 1" spacers all the way around. About 2 months after the install my left front axle boot ripped I replaced it. Then about a month after that the right front tore. 3 months later the axles are still doing great. I don't know if the extra inch caused the boot failure or if it was just their time to go.
Awesome! So I should be pretty much set, apart from deciding on what tires, and then getting an alignment.

Did you have the driveline spacers in place when the boots tore?

Also what size tires are you running?

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Old 04-24-2013, 10:55 AM   #149
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@ evil and newbuggy.

So with gen 2 foz lift AND spacers I think that puts you over the 2" above stock suspension. I've always read and cautioned going over 2" above stock one should consider dropping drive line to compensate. that would be the engine x-member spacer, the taller differential hanger mounting, the taller trans cross member , etc etc.

Other than camber kits (at least up front) and quick boot tears, have you run into anything else newbuggy? (did you add longer front brake lines, etc.)?

I'm at just over 2" and seem fine, but my setup is 99 OB struts on a 95 legacy, with 98 forester rear springs and 94 SVX front springs. so all in all just at or slightly above 2". I have outback rear trailing arm brackets and no strut top spacers. I do have a camber kit on each corner (in addition to the factory camber bolts up front)
[aftermarket camber kits should ONLY mount in the lower strut mounting position]

BUT I think gen 2 forester on imprezas is 1.5" at LEAST, then adding the 1" spacer would put it 2.5" and closer to more...

just curious.

BUT all that said, I think a gen 2 forester lift on any rear impreza is SHAWEETNESS!!

so yeah, go for it and show it off!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #150
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98 99 outback sports come from the factory with a lowered driveline, and rear trailing arm brackets the accommodate for lifted suspension.

The parts that are oem on the OBS are what people with standard imprezas use to sucessfully fix the suspension geometry when lifted.

So I'm pretty sure once I have all the parts I listed, I should be good to go.

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