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Legacy to Outback suspension swap?

LEgacy outback 95 96 97 98 99 suspension struts shocks

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#1 Travislee



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:41 PM

Suspension on my '95 Legacy is pretty shot (well at the least the rear for sure) 

I keep hearing that Outback struts will bolt right up and lift the car about 1.5 to 2 inches. 

I think this is a great idea. But I feel like there is more to it?

Do I need outback springs? spacers? anything like that.

If anyone can give me any leads/video's/info on this swap. That'd be Great. 




#2 Rooster2


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:57 AM

Lots written about doing this. Look under "search" for past postings on this subject.

#3 heartless


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:05 AM


Edited by heartless, 22 February 2014 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 11:16 AM

Outback struts are a direct bolt in and give an inch of lift. They are almost exactly an inch longer than stock legacy struts.
In the rear you probably want to replace the springs as well. The springs wear out with age/mileage and will cause premature strut wear.
Check the front springs for rust, if there is any chipping or bubbling under the paint coating on the springs you should replace those as well since they have a tendancy to break.

Edited by Fairtax4me, 14 February 2014 - 11:18 AM.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:40 AM

Make sure to use the OB rear trailing link brackets as well, in order to correct the rear wheel/wheelwell geometry.

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