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Old 04-27-2011, 02:59 PM   #18
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95 'lifted' legacy


Originally Posted by Kostamojen View Post
So basically, Gen 1 outback struts are better than gen 1 forester struts.

Originally Posted by Kostamojen View Post
Most of this seems to apply to using with a Legacy (which I know you have experience with) but since 90-99 Legacies have somewhat-compatible suspension setups with Imprezas, this would apply depending on what struts you can get your hands on.
90-94 legacies are similar to early imprezas (with regard to the rear top hat bolt spacing). 95-99 legacies/96-99 OB rear struts have the same bolt spacing as both gen foresters...

Originally Posted by Kostamojen View Post
...and Gen 2 Forester struts are the best of the lot in terms of lift I'm assuming from your experience.
yes, but with the axle angle warning caveat for lifting legacies (non-outback) and I would assume lifting imprezas too.
Putting 2nd gen Fozzie strut assemblies on a legacy "L" would push it up like 3-4 inches, thus higher than the warned 2" > stock... That's when you should consider all the other drive line dropping stuff, which you've given great photos of in here.

Originally Posted by Kostamojen View Post
Currently it seems as though its easier to find Gen 2 forester struts than it is to find Gen 1 outback/forester struts, and they are usually in better shape if they are take offs.

Ya, definitely need to compile a list of tophats for this.
good compilation!!
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