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1st gen legacy wagon suspension upgrades. Where to start?
Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:25 AM
Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:12 PM
Anything that fits a 2002 wrx can be made to fit your wagon.
Do you want to go lower?
Big rims rubber band tires?
Small rims huge tires?
Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:30 PM
Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:24 PM
Also swap in the body bracket for the rear trailing arms on both sides from an outback, they will help center the rear wheels in the wheel well with the lift because they're longer. One note on a first gen legacy is that the unthreaded portion of the outback struts is too long for the thickness of the rear strut caps. You need to grind down a washer or two to put in the strut cap before putting the nut on or it will be loose.
If you use the complete assembled struts and springs and cap out of an outback you may need to drill 2 new holes each side for the strut cap to bolt through to the body. I know you do on impreza's, not sure on the 1st gen legacys.
205/75r15's fit fine with no rubbing at that point
With the tires and the outback struts you're looking at more ground clearance than a stock outback, and plenty to do lots of light-moderate offroading.
Put a skidplate on for the oil pan, it's easy to beat the crap out of the oil pan if you don't. There's captured nuts in the lower radiator support and the engine crossmember brace for this purpose.
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