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#1 1992UAV

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:37 AM

I'm new to this site Someone over at the Legacy central forum said to come here with some lift questions...Anyone got any ideas on how to lift a 92 leggy wagon... I want to go with some 28" tires... I heard you can use outback struts, And i will cut the fenders out if I have to, but does anyone make a lift that will lift this beast? Just throwing this outhere to see if I am the only one with this idea... Thanks
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:00 AM

Welcome!

i would talk to mudrat79 (john bloom)...

he makes lifts for them...

just do a search and his info is in his sig at the end of a post...

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 09:58 AM

Outback Struts & Springs will also give you a good amount of lift

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:02 AM

i just finished putting in outback struts, and im going to tell you that you dont need the sprigns.... my wagon is a 90, and it was really close just getting the struts in... it also stiffened up the ride considerably.......so i would just go with the struts, not the springs.... i gained about two inches or so, havent measured ground clearance yet...

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 03:41 PM

How about some pics when you get it done. I'm about to de-pneumotic my suspension and have been toying with the Outback Strut method. I have standard legacy springs already, but the question is which struts to use.

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 05:38 PM

Use the outback struts, because every subaru wants to be taller, only the special ones get the privlage :drunk:

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:10 PM

Well i found a lift by a company called backyard boys... with a 3 inch lift and about a 1.5 from the outback struts is it safe to say I could get about 4.5 inchs of lift... Oh well... thanks everyone.

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:14 PM

How about some pics when you get it done. I'm about to de-pneumotic my suspension and have been toying with the Outback Strut method. I have standard legacy springs already, but the question is which struts to use.


I bought KYBs for an Outback. Springs were used from same. Probably got 3-4 inches in the front, definitely 4 in the back.

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:28 PM

Zap, do the Outback struts just fit in the Impreza Strut mounts? or did you have to do some fabrication?

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 11:56 PM

And do the Outback strut tops fit on a 90-94 Legacy with no hammerology?

Offroadsubaruguy, did you have any alignment issues with the Outback struts on your early Legacy? You mentioned that the Outback springs stiffened up the ride. If I used Outback struts and tops with stock 92' Legacy springs, how much lift do you recon I'd get? I'm only looking for 1.5" or so lift. I just want it to sit at the same height it does now with the air struts "up" and yet I want the ride plush so my GF doesn't gripe about the pot holes.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 05:59 AM

i didnt use the springs, just the struts, and no the strut tops will not fit without some drilling or widening of the holes that already exist...... i just used stock springs and outback struts.... alignment, i havent had it looked at yet, but its off at least a little. the rears were a definate pain to get in, barely fit, had to undo the sway bar to get em in, but the fronts were cake....... using the stock springs it will still be "soft" when you need it to be, but it wont be all the time....

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:10 AM

Ah, so that's how you got less lift than Zap. Thanks for the info and the tip regarding the rear sway bar. If I can find them for cheap, I'd like to add stiffer sway bars so it doesn't corner like a shopping cart.

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 04:49 AM

impreza outback? can some one give me years of models thanks

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 05:59 AM

hey zap, hows the alignment lookin on that rig of yours? i would like to do the springs eventually, but i dont want to run into camber issues..........any ideas?

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 12:17 PM

dziuggyimpreza outback? can some one give me years of models thanks



i'm pretty sure they are all talking about the outback sport... which is the impreza wagon just with an outback feel and look... so ya impreza outback...

i believe around the 96-98 models??? around there... i don't really know why i'm posting... i don't really know much...:rolleyes:

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 05:57 PM

Ok I am going to order new struts... Start with that and see where it gets me... Anyone know the years and model of Outback I need or are they all pretty much the same... I got a 92 AWD Legacy(So I am guessing I can reuse the springs)... Need to know what WILL work...I will get some before and after shots... Also anyone knows who makes some aftermarket steel rims for the 5 lug wheel pattern we got on the subies? I guess I will go with the KYB Struts as they are cheaper than the Monroes, my wife gets them for cost with a 10% mark up which isn't bad...oh well someone hook me up with an answer please

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:26 AM

i used 97 outback struts, and yes your springs will work........ you will probably get about 2 inches out of it....as for the rims, no clue, i just used the ones i had....

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:30 PM

Thanks to you guys pioneering the way. I bet there will be a lot of early Legacys getting "outbacked". So just to clarify, we're talking Legacy Outback struts not Impreza Outback Sport struts correct? (Or are they the same thing perhaps with different spring for the lighter Impreza?)

As for the plain steel wheels, for cheap new ones I'd try Les Shwaab tire stores. The used to sell plain black steelys for winter tires and also those white or black wagon wheels.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:41 PM

ok, here goes.

impreza, use forester struts and springs


legacy, use outback struts and springs...........( legacy outback, not outback sport, which is the impreza model.....)

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 03:05 PM

But Zap used regular outback struts in an Impreza? If the struts fit in the strut mount... then they should work! besides the mounting it to the knuckle.... i want to get a job at subaru so i can play w/ all the parts, and write up what can be done.... I know the forester parts go in impreza thing... but more options would be cool :brow:
Now what should be really tested out is Baja parts....

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 08:43 AM

i suppose it doesnt really matter what struts u use, it all comes down to what strut tops fit what cars.......




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