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#1 splitboarder

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

I started lifting my low riding legacy L friday night. Outback struts on first pain in the rump roast, but its done. Started with the front this morning at 8:30 and the front is done. Crossmember is done and now Im on the back. Everything has been going smooth, kit fits together perfect.

Two questions

I have 8 black washers in a separate baggie marked rear control arm. Of course the rear control arm, but where?

There are four brass colored bolts .......where do I use those four?

Thanks

pics soon

#2 splitboarder

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

Lift is installed !

Still need

steering shaft extended
Transmission cable needs a bracket to lower the cable connection point
Make brackets for rear sway bar
figure out how to re-connect air intake so that mass air folw sensor and vacum hoses are connected

Alignment

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tires and wheels

Pics to come

#3 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:06 AM

Yeah. Pics would be great.

If all you swapped was struts and springs, you don't need to extend the steering shaft. Get some pics up of those extra bolts too. as well as a size for the head at least. 14mm? 17mm?

Looking forward to seeing this thing.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

Two questions

I have 8 black washers in a separate baggie marked rear control arm. Of course the rear control arm, but where?


If you figure that out let me know. I can't read the CD I got with the instructions so mine are still in the bag.


There are four brass colored bolts .......where do I use those four?


Anti-lift link up front.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

Thanks. I will have to change out two bolts in the antilift. I put the black flat washers on the bolts holding the lift block for the rear differential. I must need to go back and change those out to lock washers.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

FINISHED THE INSTALL

Still need to do the alignment. So far the only issue I had was the exhast pipe was hitting the rear axle . i test drove it and couldnt figure out the noise. took a few minutes to poke around , now all is well.

Stock 97 Legacy L

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start by draining the radiator.
remove the radiator hoses top and bottom.
remove the two transmission cooling lines on the right side of the car.
remove the air intake system , and remove the bolt holding the rubber strap from the firewall to the engine.
remove the bolts holding the transmission shift cable (auto transmission)

loosen all the lug nuts on all four tires while on the ground
I then put the entire car up on four jackstands and then removed all four tires.

I then started with the front.
remove the steering linkage, being sure to mark the steering shaft top and bottom of its location on thee splined shafts
remove the front stuts,
place floor jack under crossmember then remove the bolts holding the crossmember, control arm and transmission crossmember and the driveshaft bearing

lower the front end drivetrain

install front lift blocks

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install the strut extensions to the top of the struts and then re-install the struts

install the transmission crossmember

flip the driveshaft bearing over and re-install ( Note: I had to add a two inch spacer to each bolt and buy longer bolts to drop this bearing holder down an additional 2 inches after flipping it over)

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Thats it for the front.........now for the back

place the floor jack under the rear differential and lift the whole rear end

remove struts

remove the crossmeber bolts, the control arm bracket bolts,


Install the rear lift


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I had to remove my rear sway bar because after the lift , I will need to make brackets to drop it down also

I loosened up all the bolts and removed the brackets for the emergency brake lines and re-routed the emergency brake cables below the rear crossmemeber

I zip tied the brake lines to the struts

Here is a pic of where my tailpipe was hitting the axle

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right now my muffler is held up with bailing wire. going to the muffler shop right after the alignment shop Monday

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the results

before the trip to the tire shop with 14 inch street tires

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After installing 15 inch steelies and BF Goodrich 215/75/R15 TA Radials

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No rubbing anywhere, drives good. No road noise.

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#7 AdventureSubaru

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:22 AM

FANTASTIC! Really like the look of a lifted legacy vs. outback. You can see the height so much better.

#8 89ChevondaSI

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:19 PM

I have to get the 6" for mine now.....
is it tax time again yet???

look sweet

#9 wagonryan

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

I want an SJR lift now! looks great man

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:10 AM

what size lift is this

#11 splitboarder

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:43 AM

its a six inch SJR lift with outback struts




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