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#1 LosDiosDeVerde86

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:23 PM

My Legacy's a 96 with 102000 miles on it. Same shocks. I think it's time for a switch. I'd love to put outback shocks on it for the extra inch or two of ground clearance.

Anyone know if 95-98 Legacy Outback (sedan) shocks and springs will fit a 96 Legacy LS (sedan)?

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 12:04 PM

I think if you get the entire spring/strut & strut top mounts, they should fit.

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:48 PM

take a look at this thread.

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=28163

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 01:49 PM

take a look at this thread.

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=28163


what about a 96 legacy ls with legacy SUS shocks and springs?

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 12:43 AM

My Legacy's a 96 with 102000 miles on it. Same shocks. I think it's time for a switch. I'd love to put outback shocks on it for the extra inch or two of ground clearance.

Anyone know if 95-98 Legacy Outback (sedan) shocks and springs will fit a 96 Legacy LS (sedan)?

I've got a 95 legacy L that i swapped for 97-99 outback struts.. its a simple pull 'em of and bolt 'em on deal, instant 2-inch factory lift...
it made my stock 185 14s look super-lame!!

I was able to easliy fit 205x75 14s in the wheel well on the stock rim, which added another inch... so now my legacy's about 9.5 inches to the rear diff...

have fun!

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Posted 29 January 2005 - 02:50 PM

what about your alignment, did it mess anything up or am i barking up the wrong tree, so to speak, and what about your odo and speedo, not to mention gearing?



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Posted 30 January 2005 - 02:24 PM

what about your alignment, did it mess anything up or am i barking up the wrong tree, so to speak, and what about your odo and speedo, not to mention gearing?



~Josh~


i'm not worried about the odo or anything. and by the way...what about the gearing?

i was going to ask about the alignment. how's your tire wear? what specs do you use? outback?

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 09:24 PM

what about your alignment, did it mess anything up or am i barking up the wrong tree, so to speak, and what about your odo and speedo, not to mention gearing?



~Josh~


Yea you need to do the 4-wheel allignment when your done, the height changes angles...

My speed's only about 4-5 MPH off. It reads slower now...

I lost some power from 5th , especially on hills, but then with the intake and exhaust, it cruises around town like stock tires, or a little faster... I lost some top-end but that's okay since i need to slow down some anyway...

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 09:25 PM

i'm not worried about the odo or anything. and by the way...what about the gearing?

i was going to ask about the alignment. how's your tire wear? what specs do you use? outback?


i have a high final drive (i think i had 3.9:1), so i didn't end up losing as much as i thougt i might... send an email and i'll send pix...

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 11:31 PM

I've got a 95 legacy L that i swapped for 97-99 outback struts.. its a simple pull 'em of and bolt 'em on deal, instant 2-inch factory lift...
it made my stock 185 14s look super-lame!!

I was able to easliy fit 205x75 14s in the wheel well on the stock rim, which added another inch... so now my legacy's about 9.5 inches to the rear diff...

have fun!


i am so glad to hear how yours turned out cause i want to do the same on my 94 legacy gt.:banana: were the ob struts from a wagon or sedan??

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:08 PM

i am so glad to hear how yours turned out cause i want to do the same on my 94 legacy gt.:banana: were the ob struts from a wagon or sedan??


check out my new thread in the offroad section. i didn't know that they moved this into the retrofitting section


i did it for the purposes of offroading...i wish they'd leave it alone




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