Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday July 29, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
ArtechnikA
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 67584
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Swamplands, PA
Vehicle:
2004 3,0 Outback
Green

Default Slight lowering spring & damper setup for '97 Outback

Searched through many of the current vendors' offerings and they appear to be interested only in new cars. I'm looking for new struts/dampers to replace the originals - after 10 years and 150,000 mi I figure I've got my money's worth... I have a couple sets of 205-50 tires (911 takeoffs) to use for summer tires - I have snows on the OE wheels...

So I'd like a slight (~1") lowering to reduce the gaps. I wouldn't mind a slight increase in spring rate and I do like a fair amount of damping. Price is a factor - this is the daily drive commuter car, not the weekend play car. As much as the KYBs seem to get a bad rap, they appear to be the only affordable option (who makes the OEM dampers?). Tire Rack shows them as somewhere between low stock/back order/ special order but they at least show the application. Most of the other sites lose interest past '04 which makes me wonder how well they can offer support...

I'd prefer to get a package of springs and struts from the same place all at once so I can have reasonable assurance they'll play together with a minimum of finger-pointing.

So who can sell me a package like that for my '97 Legacy Outback Limited Edition ?

Thanks.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
ArtechnikA is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 03-24-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
ballitch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 74907
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: salem, OR
Vehicle:
98 cam'd EJ251
Wrx Tranny,slowr than ish

Default

if you get the struts (kyb GR 2's or AGX's) and lowering springs for the legacy sedan, you will drop about 2 inches, and have more spring rate. all the outback is is a legacy wagon with bigger struts and springs, bigger motor, and bigger rear sway bar, and 4.44 gearing.....be warned, if using lowering springs, you might want to stay away from the AGX's, and go with the GR-2's, the AGx's dont like to be lowered like the GR-2's do. try ebay, for struts your looking at about $270 shipped, the springs are about $250 shipped. i keep tabs on those items, ill be lowering my legacy sedan soon.


~Josh~
ballitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2006, 09:51 AM   #3
ArtechnikA
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 67584
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Swamplands, PA
Vehicle:
2004 3,0 Outback
Green

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ballitch
if you get the struts (kyb GR 2's or AGX's) and lowering springs for the legacy sedan, you will drop about 2 inches...
2" may be more than I was looking for but I could cope if there are no clearance issues. (i figure to lose about another inch with the tire change...)

went looking through EBay and interestingly, most of the vendors there seem convinced a '97 Outback is an Imprezza. I thought the '97 Outback was basically a Legacy wagon with a trim kit. true or not - my '97 Outback is definitely a Legacy - not an Imprezza. says so right on the car, and the Owners' Manual.

and the part numbers I found on the KYB site are not the ones being suggested by the vendors, so there is some kinda confusion evident...
ArtechnikA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 2005+ Prodrive Lowering Springs & Bumpstops fullerton Suspension/Brakes/Handling 13 07-15-2007 10:33 PM
Springs & Dampers Big-E Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 06-14-2007 02:13 PM
CA FS: lowering springs & Intake on eBay dpflipstyle Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 2 12-12-2005 12:50 PM
New RS*R Lowering Springs & Progress Rear Sway Bar ! wrxtreme2 Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 15 09-13-2005 07:34 PM
WTB/WTT STI lowering springs & Camber plates GRNMTNRS Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 1 03-05-2005 04:09 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.