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95 Legacy with 05 Forester struts


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#1 Leebo

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

I think I have read every thread that has anything to do with this topic but I could still use some clarification. I have a 95 Legacy L wagon with worn out struts. I wanted more clearance so I ordered some 05 forester KYB struts. I think this maybe was a mistake. First question: Will I need to order springs in the front/rear or both to fit the Forester struts to avoid the saggy butt ive read about? Second question: Should I have just ordered outback struts instead and reused my legacy springs?

 

There is a set of 225 60 16 toyos on wheels from a 2002 outback that are in great shape on craigslist near me, which set up would work best with these wheels?  As always thanks for the help with such a redundant topic.  

 



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:18 AM

99 Outback rears would be a better option.  they are taller to the perch.

 

But 05 forrester struts should work, with your same springs.  

 

Brake line mounting will be different.....just use zipties.

 

 

Absolute best combo is 99 outback rear struts, with 04+ Forester tophats (they are taller) to eliminate saggy butt.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:33 PM

Ok, so  ill return the rear struts i bought and buy some 99 outback kyb's along with some oem forester top hats for the rear. i will keep the front struts i ordered and use my legacy springs all around. this will allow me to put the 225 60 16 tires on there. Thanks for the response Gloyale! 



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

Would 225/60/16's fit on this set up with out rubbing? 

 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

Would 225/60/16's fit on this set up with out rubbing? 

 

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yes.

 

I run that size on my stock forester.



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

Seems like If I want to use the 05 forester top hats I bought I’d have to get different springs. My springs seem to wide at the top to seat properly.




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