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Old 10-08-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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2007 Outback XT Ltd.
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Question BG OB springs, are they actually taller than regular Legacy springs?

This seems like a dumb question, but hours of Googling and scanning backwards through various Subaru Outback, Legacy and suspension forums didn't give me a definitive answer. I have a '97 Legacy Outback. I know the struts are OB specific and my impression is that the additional height of the Outback comes from the struts and bigger tires. Did the OB actually have taller springs, anybody know for sure?

I would like to lower mine maybe 2" but keep my 215/60-16 tires, which I am pretty certain will rub in back on shorter Legacy struts. Is it as simple as putting say Legacy GT springs on new OB KYBs? Please, no discussions on why anybody would want to lower an Outback. Mine never leaves the road, certainly nothing worse than a rough dirt road, so no need for the height. I have had it since new and I'm ready to give it a new personality.

Thanks, Doug
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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alright, a little different, but still the same ballpark of what your dealing with. I am sourcing out **** for a buddies 05 OBS XT, I called KYB themselves, there is a different part number for the struts between a legacy gt and the OBS XT, simply height, as for the mounts for me the part numbers are matching for the listing. My advise is to get you some new OBS struts and mounts and do the legacy springs in it for the lowering. The stock struts are probably going to provide you with the room your still wanting. If it rubs a little in the rear, go to paranoid fabrications.com, and they can hook you up with some saggin wagon spacers for the rear, even have longer studs if you need a thick spacer.
hope this helped a little.
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