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98 legacy outback wagon... sits too tall, need some ideas


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#1 mightGETaSUBARU

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hello all... I have a 1998 Subaru Legacy outback wagon, and man it sits high... anyways I would like to look into lowering it a bit, and I would prefer to scavenge the struts and springs from another Subaru if possible.

The only thing I know so far is that the Outback package had taller springs, taller struts and some weird spacers on the subframes...

Help?

#2 MilesFox

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

you can buy pre loaded struts for regular non-outback legacy. Be usre to save the original parts as people are always looking for outback springs.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

What about getting suspension off a newer Subaru? WRX? STI, ect????

I would like to go a little lower than a normal Legacy wagon, looks neat and easier to get in and out of for the kids

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Yeah just swap in a set of strut assemblies from a regular Legacy, or even any 02-07 WRX strut assembly would bolt in as well. That will lower it a good 2.5" and then you will need smaller tires, and that will lower it even more. You don't need to worry about removing the body spacers. Just get an alignment as you would after normally changing struts, and you're good to go.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

What about getting suspension off a newer Subaru? WRX? STI, ect????


02-07 WRX will work. 04 STi would work as well.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

If I could afford the downtime I'd swap you for my Legacy L stuff.

#7 mightGETaSUBARU

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

If I could afford the downtime I'd swap you for my Legacy L stuff.


I maybe new to this forum, BUT I do have positive feedback on other forums for both sales and trades, also a well established paypal account and an active ebay sellers account, all in good standing

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

I have some rear struts from a 1997 Legacy GT with something like 20K miles on them I'll sell cheap if interested. Plus a pair of new/never installed top mounts.

Edited by john in KY, 26 January 2013 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

I maybe new to this forum, BUT I do have positive feedback on other forums for both sales and trades, also a well established paypal account and an active ebay sellers account, all in good standing


its not a question of you, I don't currently have another vehicle to drive while the swap took place, at least not without putting the gen1 forester stuff on my car for a few days. Pm me and we can talk if you want.

#10 mightGETaSUBARU

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

its not a question of you, I don't currently have another vehicle to drive while the swap took place, at least not without putting the gen1 forester stuff on my car for a few days. Pm me and we can talk if you want.


ok cool, I will msg you after work. :)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

sounds good man, youll need a couple more posts before you can pm, i think its 10, almost there lol

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

No difference in springs between legacy and Outback, just taller struts.
You can swap in any Legacy struts from 95-99, Impreza struts from 93-07. They all fit the same. WRX or STI struts will be shorter than standard Impreza struts, and will have stiffer springs. You may want to remove the cross member spacers for ground clearance under the oil pan, but its not totally necessary.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:56 AM

No difference in springs between legacy and Outback, just taller struts.
You can swap in any Legacy struts from 95-99, Impreza struts from 93-07. They all fit the same. WRX or STI struts will be shorter than standard Impreza struts, and will have stiffer springs. You may want to remove the cross member spacers for ground clearance under the oil pan, but its not totally necessary.


If he uses 93-01 Impreza struts he will need to change the rear top hat.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:43 AM

I've got a set of struts (OEM KYB 20k miles) and springs (OEM 40k miles) from an 02 WRX for $200 + shipping

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:33 PM

Im doing this well already have except i went the opposite way i used the outback struts form a 98 on a 95 legacy anything i should watch for or also change. Other than the alignment once im done.



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 12:31 PM

i have a complete set of legacy wagon struts and springs i will sell for 150 plus shipping. i removed to install forester struts because i wanted to be taller.....
ok, this post is 1 year old...duh

Edited by natetru, 14 March 2014 - 12:32 PM.





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