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OBS on Forester XT struts/spring


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#1 s'ko

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:20 PM

well I feel like a johnny come lately, but I also just did the strut/spring lift on my 2k OBS.

THe forester XT struts fit perfectly up front. The top hats are the same bolt pattern.

In the back, the bolt pattern is a little different. I thought about swapping tophats but the F XT spring is tapered up top and the OBS is the same diameter all the way up.

I took a grinding tool and had to slot the outermost hole. After that it fit fine.

I was able to get the sway bars connected but I plan to replace them with adjustable ones in the future.

I havent gotten larger tires yet so I am still rolling on the stock 16 inch WRX wheels.

Road manners are great. THere is a bit more body sway b/c of the raised center of gravity but other than that it still handles like before.
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best part is I got them from a guy for $250.00 :banana:
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#2 ezapar

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 10:39 PM

Looks sharp! :clap:

Now you have to get some tires to fill those tall holes. :brow:




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