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Old 12-19-2012, 08:05 AM   #50
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Member#: 28410
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Cleveland, OH
2012 Outback 3.6R


Unfortunately the install did not work for me. They mounted up perfectly, but I ran into the issue with the tires hitting the bottom spring perch in the fronts (see SVO1's post - #27).

I really could have made it work, but it would have either necessitated me running some serious spacers (like 15mm+) in the front or changing out both my sets of wheels. My summer wheels are 17x7.5, offset +53 and my winter wheels are 17x7, offset +55. The stock 16x6.5, offset +48s Baja wheels would probably make it, but they would be close. Unfortunately I sold those wheels long ago.

It is a damn shame because these Bilstein struts are beautiful and the drop was perfect with the 2003 Baja springs that I had them mated to. It was over 2" and perfectly level BTW. I should have taken a picture, but the Baja was in my garage for the install, the weather was lousy and I was pretty pissed off at the time.
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