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Old 04-02-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hi ya’ll

I’m wondering how feasible it is to put a 2” ‘lift kit’ on a 1998 Subaru legacy outback?

If so, where did you find the parts and how much, more or less, did it cost? Are there any potential problems to consider?

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Old 04-03-2006, 01:09 AM   #2
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There is an auzi company called "Back Yard Boys" they made full lift kits for any subie. I think ISR in Cali was selling them. You might try a google search.

Here: http://www.renickmotorsports.com/osc...oducts_id=1219
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:10 AM   #3
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You would for sure get alot more responses over at http://www.ultimatesubaru.net/forum/ They have many members with lifted old and new school subes.

I belive scorpion makes springs for the outback to give it a 1-2 inch raise. Sorry i dont have there web site i just, but some over at ultimatesubaru would.
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:20 AM   #4
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scorpion lift springs sure will give you close to 2" lift on stock struts, I've them in person and they look really nice, otherwise you need the lifting blocks/spacers, and all that jazz.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:50 AM   #5
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I can vouch for scorpion kits...they're pretty nice. I did a baja once, a long time ago.

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Old 04-03-2006, 10:17 AM   #6
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thanks everyone! i'll check out the scorpion kits.

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Old 04-03-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
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How do the scorpion springs lift 2" when the shocks are at the full extension on normal outback springs?

The Renick kit pictures look like it's a strut spacing system, but there are some other components that look like they might be geometry correction.
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:38 PM   #8
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OK, so it sounds like lifting by springs will achieve the results I'm looking for with less hassle. Would it be better to switch to another kind of strut when I do this? The primary uses will be highway (getting to the sites) then rough dirt roads...

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scorpion lift springs sure will give you close to 2" lift on stock struts, I've them in person and they look really nice, otherwise you need the lifting blocks/spacers, and all that jazz.

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Old 04-04-2006, 09:56 AM   #9
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How do the scorpion springs lift 2" when the shocks are at the full extension on normal outback springs?

The Renick kit pictures look like it's a strut spacing system, but there are some other components that look like they might be geometry correction.
They're not at full extenion man, not even close. If they were everytime you go over a bump you'd get air!
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:16 PM   #10
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I am looking to lift my 97 Wagon anybody have anymore info?? The links here are dead.
Looking for a 2 in. lift as cheaply as possible!
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:38 PM   #11
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Lots of guys on subaruoutback.org have lifted their first generation outbacks one way or another. King Springs (http://www.writerguy.com/primitive/susp.htm) are one way.

A cheaper solution are '04-'08 Forester strut assemblies (springs & struts) with subtle solutions 1" spacers in the rear. (http://www.subtle-solutions.com/prod...roducts_id=111) (http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...y-bg-98-a.html)
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:43 AM   #12
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I know this is going to sound a little sketchy but i put a lift on my 98 legacy outback with boat rollers. The trailer rollers that hold large offshore boats are solid high density rubber. I took the rollers and cut them into "pucks" about 2 1/2" thick to allow for some settling. I took the stock struts off the car and bought longer Grade 8 1/2" bolts from Fastenal. Placed the "pucks" in between the frame and the strut tower and reinstalled the struts. The outback sits about 2" higher now. I've been driving it for 6 months with no problems at all. They make a rubbery squeak when its cold and i go over a speed bump but thats it. No abnormal tire warring and the camber seems to have stayed stock. Any questions let me know
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:45 AM   #13
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The project cost was about $50 in bolts washers and nuts. I spent about $40 on the rollers. I did the whole thing in about 4 hours
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:35 AM   #14
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I keep searching around, but is there any write up with pictures/descriptions on how to lift a 98 impreza? I also want to know how the CV's and any other hidden cost that are associated with this come into play. Thanks guys! sorry for such a newbie post!
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:50 PM   #15
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ultimatesubaru.org/forums will have TONS AND TONS of information about lifting subarus. but the site is down right now... again... so until then, here is my car
http://slcsubaru.freeforums.org/view...hp?f=14&t=4344
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:06 PM   #16
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We used forester struts on a 95 impreza and it gave 3 " of lift. Fronts bolt right in, rears you can change the top hat or drill out the mounting holes a little. Works grate and we pulled the parts from a local junk yard and got all 4 of um for $50.
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