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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:04 AM

theres a local guy here that has a set of struts off a' 98 Impreza Outback Sport , is this what I want to lift my legacy sedan?? are the springs lighter on that car ?? whats the options on these ? are there only 2 different ones or ??? thanks Scott

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:38 AM

No. You want Legacy Outback struts and springs from a 96-99. Like I said, when I used the OBS springs with the LegOB struts, I was able to reasemble them with no spring compressor.


so there is 3 different strut lengths ? or ???

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:14 PM

I believe the legacy (non OB) and impreza, whether OBS or not are the same.


essentially, yes. AFAIK, OBS springs are a tad taller than stock impreza ones. but lower spring rate than legacy ones.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:45 AM

Hey Scott I have a set of struts off a 98 legacy outback if you are interested.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:30 AM

Hey Scott I have a set of struts off a 98 legacy outback if you are interested.



Yah baby Ill come by after work :banana::banana:

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:55 AM

I believe the legacy (non OB) and impreza, whether OBS or not are the same. The Leg OB strut is the only longer one.

A good thread to reference.
http://subaruoutback...&threadid=14983

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Is this yellow spring a King spring?? If so I have some ride-questions for you..

Anyhoo here's a shot of (from left to right) a FOR spring, LEG (non OB), and IMP..
http://www.ultimates...97&d=1151171638

I also have a couple spring questions for you guys:
Will an OB front spring from an H-6 go onto a 96-98 OB strut?

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 02:58 PM

Is there any difference in the springs heights from a standard legacy and a outback or is the height all gained from the outback strut. Because if not and you had just legacy springs all you would need is outback struts

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:21 PM


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Hey Zap, so again, is that a king spring on a new KYB strut??

(and not trying to hijack, but i have related questions to OB strut-lifts here ;)

I'm curious about swapping king springs in my front OB-swapped struts for more strength to hold up my modified mudrat baja bumper and skid. I got a tip from Gregg to go for H-6 springs. But I'm not sure H-6 front springs will go into 96-99 OB struts..
Your opinion on the H-6 springs vs king springs? I think my modded bumper and skid are like 140ish pounds now, so I deffintely want more stregth up front than stock OB coils. . .

thanx

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:52 PM

according to the information I was able to find from various sources and compiles....they would work, but you'd need the newer upper spring perch:
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spring rates for the newer legacies were a bit harder to find....so the H6 ones might be stiffer...




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