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Spring stiffeners for '00 Outback.


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#1 987687

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

I've searched, but can't find what I'm looking for.

I'm trying to find spring stiffeners for my '00 Outback. The back springs are ridiculously soft in this car, makes it utterly useless for hauling lots of stuff. Not sure why Subaru did this, anyway, if there are any spring stiffeners I could just throw on when I'm hauling stuff, and pull out when I'm unloaded, that would be cool.

 

Here are examples of why I need to make springs stiffer sometimes..

 

 



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

http://www.pinespsm.....htm?id=9612582

Found those on google... Should work^

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

Why will that work? nowhere on that link does it say it'll work for an Outback. It needs to have the correct size notches for the springs and the correct spacing. If it's not the correct part and I have to modify it, I may as well just make one from scratch in the first place.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Install baja rear springs, they're stiffer and give a tiny bit of lift...1/2" or 1" in the rear.

 

For a good bit more loot you can install king springs.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Hmm, interesting tip on the baja springs. I don't want any lift, though. That's the thing, I just want more stiff. It's not all the time I'm hauling heavy stuff, but often enough to be annoying. So temporary things OR stiffer non-lift springs would work.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

Spacers or blocks to add spring tension will only risk damaging the springs. (They can break) Get a set of springs that are designed to handle more load, or get a small trailer to haul your goodies in.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

Why will that work? nowhere on that link does it say it'll work for an Outback. It needs to have the correct size notches for the springs and the correct spacing. If it's not the correct part and I have to modify it, I may as well just make one from scratch in the first place.


Well you would obviously have to take measurements before purchasing to insure figment. I more mean that that style of stiffner should work.


As for stiffer non lifting springs talk to Paul at Primitive. He sells king springs and can get stock height king HD springs which are roughly 30% stiffer than stock.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

is their any type of 'air bag'-type stiffener that would work?



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

the baja springs are "said" to lift the car, truthfully if it did lift mine I didn't notice it.  Out of the box - they are the same length as the stock springs, so the only lift would be less "settling" of the rear, which isn't much.  someone has probably measured it, i can take pictures of mine.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

the baja springs are "said" to lift the car, truthfully if it did lift mine I didn't notice it.  Out of the box - they are the same length as the stock springs, so the only lift would be less "settling" of the rear, which isn't much.  someone has probably measured it, i can take pictures of mine.

 

That's awesome, exactly what I wanted to hear! Don't worry about pics, I trust your word on this. If it lifts the car 1/2" I don't care, that's not really noticeable. Also, stiffer springs will probably make it handle less like a bag of limp dicks.






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