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98 Legacy Outback Struts ??


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#1 curtp

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 12:29 AM

I want to upgrade the struts on my 1998 Legacy Outback, and was hoping to find something like the KYB AGX but don't seem to find any that fit my car. KYB does make a GR-2 but I don't know how they compare to OEM stuff.

Any ideas? Is there something adjustable, like the AGX, or is GR-2 either (a) just as good or (B) my only choice?

Thanks in advance for suggestions,
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#2 alias20035

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 04:00 AM

Originally posted by curtp
I want to upgrade the struts on my 1998 Legacy Outback, and was hoping to find something like the KYB AGX but don't seem to find any that fit my car. KYB does make a GR-2 but I don't know how they compare to OEM stuff.

Any ideas? Is there something adjustable, like the AGX, or is GR-2 either (a) just as good or (B) my only choice?

Thanks in advance for suggestions,
CurtP



The GR2 will perform about equal to the AGX on your vehicle. The Outback is not designed to handle as well as the Legacy (the GT in particular), and thus would not be able to take advantage of the stiffer adjustments in the AGX. Setting the AGX too loose would probably lead to even pitching and rolling in corners.

I used the AGX's on my Legacy, and two of them failed under warranty (one seal and one internal valve), then one of the replacements failed. I switched to the GR2's and got some money back.

I found that the GR2's were about as stiff as I could tolerate and considerably stiffer than the Subaru OEM KYB's. Probably equivalent to a medium/high stiffness setting on my AGX's. When I cranked the AGX's beyond 2/3rds my Legacy's chassis would creak over large bumps.

If you want to improve the performance of the Outback, switch to larger diameter wheels!! 70 profile tires are not performance orientated at all!!




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