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Old 06-08-2001, 01:04 PM   #1
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These are OK, but they're still just 1/2 of the equation.

I'd honestly like to hear anyones impressions of them on a Legacy.

Nothing will talk me out of a full CO setup, which i already have
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Old 06-08-2001, 03:10 PM   #2
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I'm still curious... Do these just sit on the strut as a spring would, or does the threaded sleeve get welded to the strut or something?

All told, I think these would be the way to go on a wagon...

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Old 06-08-2001, 06:44 PM   #3
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They just sit on the strut. I have a set (not GC, but the exact same thing) on the front struts of my Mustang. Combined with an adjustable strut, they work just as well as "real" coil-overs and are a helluva lot cheaper.

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Old 06-08-2001, 07:25 PM   #4
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I wonder if he could find a way to maintain the outback's stock ride heights while providing a stiffer ride and less suspension dip/body roll while cornering.....

hmmmm.....
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Old 06-08-2001, 10:36 PM   #5
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They should be able to based on what I've read. There is a 10" spring option. The question in my mind is whether cutting off as much of the rear spring seats as possible will create enough clearance for those fat tires to squeeze by. I think that the KYB GR2s would be pretty much the only strut choice.

Doug

P.S. I am 98% sure that my Outback is dropping to standard Legacy height with Whiteline springs, GR2s and RS wheels/tires.

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Old 06-09-2001, 12:30 AM   #6
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Yeah. I just talked with Tony over at Ground Control about a coilover adaptation. He was very friendly and said that he could match us Legacy owners up with a similar kit seen below.



All we need to do is contact him and he will fax over a listing of strut measurements we need to take. He will then ask what kind of ride we would like (stiff-bonejarring, or softer but still responsive) and match us up with the right spring rates.

You can call them at 530-8600 between 9-5 PST. Ask for Tony.

Thanks
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Old 06-09-2001, 12:57 AM   #7
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Oh yeah the cost was $399 and you can use pretty much any stock or aftermarket strut.
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