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#1 ezapar

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:39 PM

How about now? 9 inches even under the Y-pipe and rear diff. Whoohoo!

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:51 PM

How about now? 9 inches even under the Y-pipe and rear diff. Whoohoo!


Looks sweet! Do you have something planned for the bumpers?

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 05:21 PM

What did you do? Taller springs?

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 05:27 PM

Are you working the strut magic here, too?

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 06:07 PM

Looks like forester rims and tires maybe?

#6 ezapar

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 11:45 AM

Are you working the strut magic here, too?


The other post. I added Outback struts to make room for taller tires. 205/70/15s. Looks like I can fit 205/75/15s. Just have to figure out a skid plate.

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 02:21 AM

What do people run (like subiegal and such...) its either prodrive or primitive skid plates... the ones that cover the WHOLE bottom... though with your suspension dropped more I wonder if it will still clear everything... I imagine it should still... (if It can take an airborne rally car)

#8 ezapar

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 12:39 PM

What do people run (like subiegal and such...) its either prodrive or primitive skid plates... the ones that cover the WHOLE bottom... though with your suspension dropped more I wonder if it will still clear everything... I imagine it should still... (if It can take an airborne rally car)


You're looking for the word "Primitive" maybe? I plan on one. They have a burly thick one I plan on using.

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 02:24 AM

Ya Primitive sounds like the word.

I may have written that last message after afew beers :drunk:

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 10:49 PM

How about now? 9 inches even under the Y-pipe and rear diff. Whoohoo!

NICE!!

I'm down with the low-cost factory lift of outback struts!!

Fit some bigger tires under there too, and get a touch more... I think i'm at 9 at the cat too, and maybe 9.5 at the rear diff??

Are you thinking of higher (after recovering from the strut swap blow $$)?
check out this impreza (for inspiration)
http://home.att.net/~rsmash/

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:15 PM

NICE!!



Are you thinking of higher (after recovering from the strut swap blow $$)?
check out this impreza (for inspiration)
http://home.att.net/~rsmash/


I got the struts for a good price, did the swap myself. It wasn't such a big blow at all. :)
That imp in the link you sent me has been my inspiration for years.
I'd actually like to add some taller springs in the rear. A lift kit is not out of the question either. :brow:

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 11:01 AM

NICE!!

I'm down with the low-cost factory lift of outback struts!!

Fit some bigger tires under there too, and get a touch more... I think i'm at 9 at the cat too, and maybe 9.5 at the rear diff??

Are you thinking of higher (after recovering from the strut swap blow $$)?
check out this impreza (for inspiration)
http://home.att.net/~rsmash/


That Sport Wagon is so trick! Dude needs to get on the USMB and share how he lifted that thing :D

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 03:25 PM

That Sport Wagon is so trick! Dude needs to get on the USMB and share how he lifted that thing :D


There's always the web page where he explains it:
http://home.att.net/.../strutswap.html

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 04:29 PM

There's always the web page where he explains it:
http://home.att.net/.../strutswap.html



Is there any difference between a one inch longer strut and a two inch lift plate and a three inch lift plate?

Ihe OBS strut is heavier duty than stock?

#15 ezapar

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 06:01 PM

The longer strut lets you use a taller tire.

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 09:02 PM

so what struts do I need to get and does anyone have some that I can buy? (for my 94 imp wagon) :brow:

i guess I should start lookin for some parts!

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 09:13 PM

so what struts do I need to get and does anyone have some that I can buy? (for my 94 imp wagon) :brow:

i guess I should start lookin for some parts!


Austin, Dan has some brand new KYB GR2's for an outback... I think he's looking for around $100. JUst the fronts though.

#18 ezapar

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 09:50 PM

That's what I used, you'd be half way there. 100 bucks is a screamin' deal!

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 04:47 AM

nice lift! I'm with ya..........

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 11:44 AM

nice lift! I'm with ya..........


Thanks. Last photo of it with the 15s. :brow: Posted Image

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:53 PM

That looks way too cool!

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 05:41 PM

The other post. I added Outback struts to make room for taller tires. 205/70/15s. Looks like I can fit 205/75/15s. Just have to figure out a skid plate.


would outback struts do the job in my 94 legacy,would prob have to mod something though.




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