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#1 thermalsurfing1

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:24 AM

I just bought my wife a 1998 Subaru outback limited and was wondering if i can lift it at all.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:40 AM

Yup of course you can!! You could do it along the same lines as the way you lift the older ones

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:47 PM

We have the same car.

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#4 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

I have all the parts except the rear strut extensions

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:09 PM

that looks so awesome ! where do i get info on doing that set up.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:10 PM

I have all the parts except the rear strut extensions


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Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:12 AM

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:21 AM

We have the same car.

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NICE nipper!

Is that on lift blocks or king springs or both??
I've been looking into springs to push my car a bit higher and have seen a couple OBs on raised springs (and new KYB struts).

Looks good!

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:28 PM

Thats lift blocks.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:12 PM

Hey Nipper, how much larger of a tire are you able to run and what lift kit are you running again? I wonder what Kings would do with that lift of yours:brow:? Scott, how long before your kit is complete for the rear ends of our (96-99) cars and how big a lift are we talking about?

Edited by newsoobdude, 19 February 2009 - 11:17 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

i'm just running stock size tires, as i dont have the bucks to experiment with tires.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:49 PM

i want mine lifted i just got cheap it has a rod through the block

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:15 PM

this is a 97 legacy obw with a 4" lift, running 235/75/15 tires. curtis

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 02:17 PM

Nipper,are they Blocks you did or from someone else ?

at 1st i thought my 97 OB had reg Legacy struts cause it seemed to be sitting low but parked her next to coworkers 98 and they looked to be the same height..

all i would like is maybe 2-3"s..

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:14 PM

on gen 1 OBs you can put gen 2 Forester (03-08) strut assemblies on and get another 1-1.5" lift over OB suspension..
It's a simple Bolt-off -- bolt-on job,

  • otherwise king/scorpion springs will do about the same (about +1 "), but really extend your OB struts so they're at near full extension always... that'll shorten the strut life :-\
  • and strut spacers/blocks will push the body up off the top of the strut = lift and more clearance for taller tires.
  • a few companies around make 1" spacers, and you can find 2" and 4" spacers...
Over 2ish inches TALLER that stock and you'll want to space down your drive line components. Look at an OB's suspension compared to a legacy and you';ll see what all you need to drop

Here are some links to check out
http://www.dirtyimpr...ead.php?t=20597
http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=2166272
http://forums.nasioc...ad.php?t=329349
http://www.dirtyimpr...ead.php?t=16296

Cheers, and happy lifting! :banana:

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:46 PM

on gen 1 OBs you can put gen 2 Forester (03-08) strut assemblies on and get another 1-1.5" lift over OB suspension..
It's a simple Bolt-off -- bolt-on job,

  • otherwise king/scorpion springs will do about the same (about +1 "), but really extend your OB struts so they're at near full extension always... that'll shorten the strut life :-\
  • and strut spacers/blocks will push the body up off the top of the strut = lift and more clearance for taller tires.
  • a few companies around make 1" spacers, and you can find 2" and 4" spacers...
Over 2ish inches TALLER that stock and you'll want to space down your drive line components. Look at an OB's suspension compared to a legacy and you';ll see what all you need to drop

Here are some links to check out
http://www.dirtyimpr...ead.php?t=20597
http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=2166272
http://forums.nasioc...ad.php?t=329349
http://www.dirtyimpr...ead.php?t=16296

Cheers, and happy lifting! :banana:


also this: http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=122152


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http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=105512


...how much larger of a tire are you able to run and what lift kit are you running again? I wonder what Kings would do with that lift of yours:brow:?


215/65R16

http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=105512

...how big a lift are we talking about?


2" blocks to the unibody/suspension
steering knuckle chop
2" strut tower extensions
....so a 4" lift & whatever the tires do

http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=105512

Edited by 99lego, 12 September 2011 - 12:03 AM.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:30 AM

on gen 1 OBs you can put gen 2 Forester (03-08) strut assemblies on and get another 1-1.5" lift over OB suspension..
It's a simple Bolt-off -- bolt-on job,



oh good..i'd prefer something as simple as replacing the strut assembly.(along with maybe spacers too as long as it won't effect CV joints)

currently have 205/75/15s on now..how much more tire you think i could fit ? 215/75/15s maybe ?

Edited by subie94, 15 September 2011 - 09:45 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

I really like my Pedders HD lift springs. They took a long time (4 months) to get here, but are worth it. They're $100 less than the King springs. I'd run Kings if I could afford it. The rears needed a 1/2 inch spacer I made with HDPE off of ebay. Stock camber adjustment is adequate for an alignment.

The car is up 2" all around and corners better than before. You can put 200lbs of cargo in back and it sits nicely and handles great.




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