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Old 03-18-2012, 02:55 PM   #226
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To bad the rear arches aren't centered over the wheels like the fronts. If they were you cold probably get 29" OD tires in there.
you can centre the rear wheel by spacing the trailing arm bracket, same as in the front with the transverse links
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #227
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you can centre the rear wheel by spacing the trailing arm bracket, same as in the front with the transverse links
Anybody got a kit or do I just have to fab some up myself.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #228
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I just measured the opening. It's just about 29 and 3/4+". There's 2" in back and 1" in front of the tire. The most would need to do is about 1/2". You probably can't get 29s in there. But you could 225/70R16 (28.5") if you centered it. I'm probably going to leave it and do Yoko Geolander 215/70R16 (28").
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #229
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I went back and looked at a pre-lifted picture. Even pre-lifted the rear wheel is a bit forward in the opening.

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Old 03-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #230
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Lifting with just spacers on the struts, will there be any additional stress or wear and tear and the cv/axles?

I have spacers at home that are either 1.5" or 2", they came with the Scorpion lift kit for my 2003 Baja.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #231
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Lifting with just spacers on the struts, will there be any additional stress or wear and tear and the cv/axles?

I have spacers at home that are either 1.5" or 2", they came with the Scorpion lift kit for my 2003 Baja.
I would say yes as you are increasing the angle on the CV joints. It's not much but it is greater than stock.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #232
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I have to replace a cv about once a year but I got lifetime warranty and I beat the shizz out of my car
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #233
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I have to replace a cv about once a year but I got lifetime warranty and I beat the shizz out of my car
Who are you buying them from?
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #234
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Who are you buying them from?
Autozone remanufactured OEM
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #235
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there are a couple lifted outbacks over on the outback forum as well, lots of people do it
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:02 PM   #236
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I have to replace a cv about once a year but I got lifetime warranty and I beat the shizz out of my car
Once a year? Ouch. How much of a lift do you have? I'm only looking at maybe 1.5" to 2"....
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #237
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Lifted king springs on Outback suspension, I don't think the lift is as much a factor as my driving habits but it sure isn't helping matters.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #238
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i5 racer
you should come to some of the suby meets at dicks in crown hill this spring/summer, i will be there rockin my new legacy sedan! would be cool to meet some more local suby guys, they are supposed to be starting up again in april, i think my friend who is running it said first and third wednesdays every month, but check the local forum or i can to make sure of that
would be cool to meet ya, dont worry they arent snobby "off road ready" haters, guys come with all sorts of subies, even a couple brats have been there. i took my stock legacy for a while, they are cool guys
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:15 PM   #239
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you can centre the rear wheel by spacing the trailing arm bracket, same as in the front with the transverse links
does this have trailing arms?
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #240
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No trailing arms. It has a rear arm that's part of the hub.

I don't think that just spacing the rear arm bracket will center the rear wheel. It might get it back a little. It might even go back to the stock location but that isn't centered either.

I'm going to try to modify the OEM bracket. I'm going to fill the original holes and redrill them about 1/2" back.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #241
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Lifting with just spacers on the struts, will there be any additional stress or wear and tear and the cv/axles?

I have spacers at home that are either 1.5" or 2", they came with the Scorpion lift kit for my 2003 Baja.
I have kings and subtle solutions spacers and have had zero problems and I probably wheel my outback more than anyone here since '03 when I bought it new..140k later and zero problems..

If you go 3" you will have issues..
with kings and subtle 1" spacer blocks it's more like 2.5" -2 3/4" after spring sag..(once the weight settles down. ).

A body lift of 2" will correct angles. However, now body lifts are available unless you make one. Australia has lift kits..

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VERY NICE! Love the rock crawling action! Question will I need camber alignment after a 2" spacer lift?
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #243
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VERY NICE! Love the rock crawling action! Question will I need camber alignment after a 2" spacer lift?
On mine ('07 OB) I ended up with no camber issues. The tech was able to get factory spec camber front and rear (no adj for rear). But the toe on the rear ended up slightly toe out.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #244
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Those are nice. I'm trying to source some in silver. Where did you get them from?

I just noticed that the wheel is pretty centered. Did you use spacers for the rear arm or did you modify the bracket?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 PM   #245
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I have Outback trailing arm brackets. Actually, the whole Outback conversion is there. Essentially, all you need to do is lower the forward mount as much as the knuckle is lowered and it will be the same position as factory
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #246
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hi, I'm new here and I am from New Zealand.
a lot of great ideas to modify my OB, thanks for that.

thanks, steve

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welcome to the family!
i dont currently own an outback anymore but i will be assisting my friend in his rally spec outback eventually so ill still be around

(i didnt stop driving scoobs, i just got a 99 Legacy 2.5GT... no way im moving from subaru's any time soon!)
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #248
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What a great thread. Thanks for all the ideas everybody!
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i5racer! i saw you driving down aurora yesterday! wasnt driving my Lego GT though, i was in my mom's hyundai running to get parts for my car. wish i was in it, woulda said hi!
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1" subtle plates + king springs.





I did the front also but no pics of the assembled struts.







To bad the rear arches aren't centered over the wheels like the fronts. If they were you cold probably get 29" OD tires in there.
Pm'd you about the lift.
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