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Old 03-12-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default What makes an Outback?

or more speciffically...what exactly are the differences in suspension between the Legacy wagon and the Outback? If there is a difference how much of the aftermarket suspension stuff for the Legacy fits the Outback? What is the best route to take to improve it's handling?
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I'm pretty sure there are spacers on the chassis to give it a little bit of lift. As for changing the handling, new struts would probably help stiffen up the ride.

I've also seen some folks do full swaps with GT suspension. Drops the car quite a bit, but you lose ground clearance. I had thought about modifying the suspension of our new OBS, but we actually take it offroad quite a bit--especially in Ocala National Forest. Give me my forest map and GPS and we'll have a blast!

Also, good to see a fellow Florida member as well.
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Old 03-13-2003, 01:40 AM   #3
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Although it has been covered a billion times....

The blocks between the suspension subframes are there to correct the suspension geometry, not to lift the car.

the Outback gets its lift from the spring perches on the strut being located higher.

but a search will pull up all the different suspension mods that OB folks have done, you should find stuff pretty easy.

good luck

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Old 03-13-2003, 09:20 AM   #4
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Although it has been covered a billion times....

The blocks between the suspension subframes are there to correct the suspension geometry, not to lift the car.

the Outback gets its lift from the spring perches on the strut being located higher.

but a search will pull up all the different suspension mods that OB folks have done, you should find stuff pretty easy.

good luck

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In addition to the higher spring perches, the larger tires also give it approx. another 1/2" lift.
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Old 03-13-2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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oh yeah, i guess i thought that was obvious, but good point.
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:27 PM   #6
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I don't know if it is bad form to post a suggestion with out actually purchasing from the said company. You should check out Cobb Tuning out of Salt Lake Utah. They have some of the best "looking" aftermarket Subaru exclusive equipment that I have seen. The only reason I haven't purchased from Cobb, is simply they don't make anything for my H6. Good luck
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:37 AM   #7
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dropping an outback would take 75% of the offroading run out of it!
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