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Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:28 PM
I just bought a 98 outback sport and am currently looking for basic bolt on parts to up the performance of the cars handling and power. And I was wondering if anyone could point me to a place where I could find these parts...... I live in an area with plenty of curves and am looking for upgrades for street use (not dirt roads).......Also will most impreza parts fit this car, I can find things like shocks and springs for imprezas but it does not specify if it is the outback, sedan or 2.5 rs.....please help
Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:45 PM
Depends on what engine you have. If you have the 2.5L, you might be able to look up performance parts designed for the 2.5RS, as far as engine mods go (lightweight flywheel, performance clutch, lightweight underdrive pulley, etc.). Lesse, I don't know of any specific cold air intakes designed for the 2.5 As far as parts swapping, your best bet is to go for legacy parts to swap, 95 and younger. There's little from the impreza that will swap into the Outback. Here's a couple of links to get you started:
www.1stsubaruparts.com - OEM parts at autostore prices
www.cosmoracing.com - basic light tune parts, cold air intake, underdrive pulley
www.prodrive.com - wheels, brakes, short shifters, etc.
www.spomotorsports.com - JACKPOT! Just look under Legacy
Hope these help out. I'm sure other board members know of more performance sites and maybe even some local stores for u. Good Luck!
Posted 15 January 2004 - 12:32 AM
There is some goodnews for handling, start with wheels/tires and a rear anti-sway bay. Adjustable or 18mm/20mm. There is mixed info. about struts. best safest but moderately diffcult/expensive would be to put Koni yellows in the stock struts. KYB AGX adjustables for the front are probably the same as other Imprezas - but not shown in KYB catalog for the rear. Some folks have put AGXs on the OBS rear and seem happy. Other sites are vague about it. GR2s may be a good way to go. There are a lot of choices for springs, I'd lean toward whiteline,eibach or H&R I think. Whiteline might be a good source for the sway bar too. I'd concentrate on the suspension and tires first and foremost. For more info try www.subaruoutback.org , www.obsportal.com , www.nasioc.com , www.spdusa.com , www.i-club.com and searching this forum.
I'm envious. have fun with your new car!
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