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01 Legacy suspension ideas

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#1 zmarrott


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:58 AM

Id like to change how my legacy sits, but im not a big fan of spacers or hub adapters like that because they cause extra stress which id like to avoid. My legacy has very worn out suspension, plus it sits the wheels about 3-4 cm tucked under the fender. I ive read somewhere that the outbacks have a taller suspension and ive seen they have a bit of a fender flare on them which makes me wonder if they also have a wider stance. As a personal preference, i like the wheels to sit even with the edge of the fender, so my thought would be if i were to get a full outback suspension setup and then just lower it to where i like, then i could possibly get the stance i like without undue stress from spacers. Any input is appreciated

#2 ocei77


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:52 AM

You can check cars101.com for width etc.

Outback struts would raise your center of gravity and advsersely affect how hard you could corner.

Repalcing your worn suspension bushings  would help get the ride quality back.

Lowering on H&R or similar springs with new struts would help.

Adjustable coilovers would let you tailor the ride height.

17" rims and tires would help to close the gap and in that case, 225/45 is the widest tire you can use w/o rubbing or rolling on legacy struts.

see http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

Hope this helps.



#3 Gloyale


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:05 AM

they are the same width


outback wheels are less offset.  stick out a half inch or so more.


outback wide fender is just plastic

Edited by Gloyale, 28 September 2017 - 12:08 AM.

#4 Fairtax4me



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:54 AM

Outback wheels are 1/2" wider. Suspension is the same width.
Just get new shocks/struts/springs and aftermarket wheels. Lower offset and/or slightly wider than stock.

#5 zmarrott


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:17 PM

Much appreciate the info guys. Wheels and adjustable coilovers is how ill go then after i of course replace all the worn out bushings lol. What brand coilovers would everyone suggest?

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