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Old 08-29-2001, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default All pre-2000 Legacy owners

What aftermarket suspension are you using and whats the drop? Please list if its a wagon or a sedan. Some of you guys I know already(DLC and MY99) but please post anyway, might help someone out. I'm still looking for a moderate 1" or less drop for my wagon. I'm kinda leaning towards a GC/ver 5 setup to get the height adjustability for that moderate drop. TIA guys (and gals) and of course any and all suggestions welcomed.

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Old 08-29-2001, 02:35 AM   #2
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I also have the same question and would like the same answers and suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2001, 09:48 AM   #3
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Sedan, H&R springs 1"F 1.25"R w/ V5 struts. Hope this helps
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Old 08-29-2001, 09:53 AM   #4
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tein ha with about a 1 1/4" drop
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Old 08-29-2001, 06:05 PM   #5
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95 Sedan, H&R Spings 1.25 Front 1.0 Rear, KYB shocks.
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Old 08-29-2001, 10:53 PM   #6
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1999 Legacy GT Sedan.

Totally stock for now.

Not sure what springs & struts to get when my struts let go.
(so far I only have ~ 40,000 Miles on the car).
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Old 08-30-2001, 04:04 PM   #7
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Sedan, KYB AGXs on Stock Springs, no drop.
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Old 08-30-2001, 11:16 PM   #8
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Kucheto and White knight, you guys have got the same springs but your drop is reversed. Any idea why, Are the front and the rear springs clearly different in the H&Rs? ANy chance One of you might have them backward?

Keep em coming guys. Theres got to be more Legacys with aftermarket suspensions? And MY992.5GT, please post yours again. Have you got it fully sorted out now? I believe you had the GC/AGX combo and they were riding kinda high. How did the y end up? Did you change springs?

Thanks guys, my next post I'm gonna start beggin.
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Old 08-31-2001, 02:46 PM   #9
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Here's some info on the Sport springs from H&R for the Legacy:

Legacy
Typ BC, 4WD 1990-98 No Wagon Lowers 1.25(F) 1.0(R)
Part# 29868

Wagon Typ BE / BA, 4WD 1999-up Lowers 1.5(F) 1.3(R)
Part# 29443

When I purchased the springs in 2000, they did not have Part# 29443, but being that the suspension was similar if not the same between the MY98 Legacy and my MY99, (correct me if i am wrong) Part# 29868 was put on my car and has been fine ever since.

I only scrap on the steepest of driveways when carrying around a full load of passengers. Front spoiler clears most parking curbs as well.

I've run stock struts for over 50K with no problems thus far, but am contemplating an eventual replacement with KYBs or v5s.
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Old 08-31-2001, 02:54 PM   #10
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i think that h&r is using the global model year rather than the us model year.

for you guys running the h&r's, is that a measured drop or manufacturer's spec?
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Old 08-31-2001, 06:38 PM   #11
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manufacturer's spec.

here's a link to my legacy on h&r's:

http://i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=76543
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Old 08-31-2001, 06:47 PM   #12
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Default My '98 L with H&R's and STi struts



Sits nicely, no scraping on anything
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Old 09-01-2001, 10:53 AM   #13
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98 Legacy GT Sedan. Removed stock suspension at about 38,000 miles and replaced with H&R Sport Springs and STi V5 struts at the same time. Measured drop was 1.2 inches up front, and 1.4 inches in back. I used a big caliper-type thing we have at work that sits on the ground, and used the arm stuck up against the bottom of the fenders to measure before and after.

I get some tire rub on the fenders, due to my 17" wheels being only a 45mm offset. That's my fault, and not enough of a problem to worry about. It only happens under fairly extreme conditions (hard cornering, or a harsh dip in the road). I've got SPO Motorsports' adjustable rear sway bar kit on the way, and hopefully that will prevent some of the cornering rub in the back, since it won't lean as much.
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Old 09-01-2001, 03:15 PM   #14
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Hey South,

I currently have Ground Controls and KYB AGXs. The rates on my GC 9" Springs are 315 front and 280 rear. This combination is great if you want to lower your car no more than an inch. Thats where I have my car at this point. It handle awesome but I really want a little bit lower center of gravity and AGXs and 9" springs are not the way to go. I am planning on gonig with FHI ver 5 struts with an 8" springs and rates that are closer to my H&R FHI setup, 250/225.

If you want to lower less than an inch stick with AGXs as they are stock replacement length and will work best in that travel range. I would stick with a 9" spring also. If you want lower, like I do, go with a strut meant to work with lower springs and go with 8" springs from GC. This will give you a range of about 2" lower than stock and at highest right around stock. With AGXs and 9" springs you have a range of about 1.15" lower than stock up to about 1" taller than stock (which really looks funny!).

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Old 09-02-2001, 02:24 PM   #15
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Question

I have been meaning to ask this for a while, but never got around to it. Now since there is somewhat of a related topic I figured I would ask.

I would love to put some springs and such on my Legacy, but it is my daily driver/commuter. I go to Michigan a lot to visit family, especially during winter and the holidays, so I want to keep the clearance I have and not lower the car for the snow and some non-paved roads. Also the stock suspension seems pretty tough, after hitting a couple major potholes since I got the car back in 98, it still drives straight as an arrow. Now what I would like is to make it not lean so much in the corners. Make it handle a little better but not sacrifice a smooth ride. I never race my Legacy, I have another car for that stuff, I just want it to feel a little better in the corners of daily driving.

What could I do? Sway bars, strut tower braces? Are there springs and or shocks that would give me a little better handling but not lower the car or make it too stiff a ride?

Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2001, 09:19 AM   #16
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mmmm...custom eibach....
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Old 09-22-2001, 09:20 AM   #17
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mmmm...custom eibach....97 legacy gt sedan
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Old 09-22-2001, 11:01 AM   #18
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custom? do u mean eibach ers springs? whoa... not cheap, but it's the best way to design the perfect spring for your application.... provided u know how to design it

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