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Old 01-09-2002, 07:22 PM   #16
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2007 Outback XT Ltd.
Diamond Gray Metallic

Lightbulb Re: Hmmmm

Originally posted by subysouth
Ive been curious what accounted for the OBs higher ride vs the Legacy. Can you enlighten me?

And etam wrote:

dvancleve, I remember (correct me if I am wrong) that outback ride height does not come from spring/strut but come from new control arm design.

lowering the outback with spring/strut *might* affect the suspension geometry big time!
The Outback height comes from two things for sure: taller tires (205/70R15 stock) and struts that have high spring perches (the spring sits higher on the strut). I don't know if the springs are actually different. If anybody does know, I would love to hear about it since I am still deciding whether to do springs and struts or just struts.

Thanks, Doug
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