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#1 mtsmiths

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 09:32 AM

My '95 Legacy wagon now thinks it's an Outback. I grabbed the 'One Day Sale' '96 Outback struts and got them installed yesterday. My wagon now sits about three inches higher and rides much firmer. Onliest prob is my wife is mad at me now.

She wanted her '00 Leg lifted first.

#2 subeman90

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:00 AM

Pics?

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 11:50 AM

I want to see pics too!

Dumb question: did you put taller springs in as well, or just struts? :confused:

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:09 PM

OK, OK, sheesh, you guyz are SOOO pushy! But, you're gonna have to work for it, I've never figgered out how to direct link photos. Go here.

http://www.ultimates...ery.php?cat=585

Struts only, still has Legacy springs. NOT a 'dumb question' (I hope), 'cause I asked WJM the same thing when I bought them.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:35 PM

NICE! More tire in the future????

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#6 mtsmiths

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:23 PM

At least in winter! I've got 15" steelies mounted with my studded snows. When the 14's wear out, I'll scare up some 15's and remount.

BTW, how do ya like my soda blasted alloys?

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:39 PM

Nice ride MtS.
Is'nt that a little dangerous riding up there where the air is rarefied ?


#8 mtsmiths

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:44 PM

Well, it's nice not having those snobs in the Outbacks looking down on me.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:47 PM

Well, it's nice not having those snobs in the Outbacks looking down on me.


Yes, now you're on the same plane.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:11 PM

so what you got for total clearence now??

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:37 PM

I haven't actually measured it yet, But I parked next to an Outback of the same vintage, and it sat at the same height (less the wheel and tire diameter difference).

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:48 PM

So the legacy and the outback run the same springs? Or would you sit a bit higher if you ran outback springs as well? Hopefully not another "dumb question".

#13 mtsmiths

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:57 PM

So the legacy and the outback run the same springs? Or would you sit a bit higher if you ran outback springs as well? Hopefully not another "dumb question".


I dunno. When I bought them from WJM he said I could use the same springs ... so I did. Mind you, I'm not after 'lift', just a little more air space under the car for snow and the occassional Forest Service road 'speed bump' (if you look at my exhaust pipe in the "Taller Rear" pic, you'll see what I mean).

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 03:20 PM

Looks good!

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(wishes his Outback was 3" taller... but handled on-road like a regular Legacy)

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 01:22 PM

For those of you that asked about the amount of lift - 2.5 inches. That's with 14" rims and stock tires. Happened to park next door to IIAWAH's clone at the hardware store this am.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 02:09 PM

My wife would have wanted to keep that car if she saw it now!!!!!!!

MT - How is the ol' bluebaru? You still have it? She treat you well?

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 04:17 PM

My wife would have wanted to keep that car if she saw it now!!!!!!!

MT - How is the ol' bluebaru? You still have it? She treat you well?

Cory


Hi Cory, I sold Bluebaru to a Deaf friend of my wife. Her car had been totalled, and she really needed a reliable car she could trust. She loves it. I had to do a full brake job on it before I sold it, but it was, and still is a great little car.

It was just too much like The Pretty One's '00 Legacy. We missed the ground clearance on forest summer roads in summer. A couple of trail head roads are just too rough, and I was always scraping something or catching the overhangs.

Replaced it with a Sidekick 'vert, currently named "The Barbie Jeep".

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:55 AM

Hi Cory, I sold Bluebaru to a Deaf friend of my wife. Her car had been totalled, and she really needed a reliable car she could trust. She loves it. I had to do a full brake job on it before I sold it, but it was, and still is a great little car.

It was just too much like The Pretty One's '00 Legacy. We missed the ground clearance on forest summer roads in summer. A couple of trail head roads are just too rough, and I was always scraping something or catching the overhangs.

Replaced it with a Sidekick 'vert, currently named "The Barbie Jeep".


Thanks for the update, hope all is well with you. Some day I'll get another subaru and get back to being a regular usmb poster.

Cory

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:04 AM

Looks really nice!Sits up nice.Really adds to the mean effect of the car.:)




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