Jump to content
Ultimate Subaru Message Board
Sign in to follow this  
sifu

Home Made Outback sport body lift

Recommended Posts

Would like to get started on one...Or find something more affordable. Anyone ever try this? It seems hard to justify 500+ being charged.

 

What parts are used for a body lift on 97 outback sports, and anyone have the specs?

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the easyest thing to do would be to go to the pick and pull and get the struts and body lift off a outback legacy and maybe make some simple one inch spacers to add to the struts, that should get you around a 3 inch lift.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
forester struts and springs would be the better choice.

 

+1

 

If you can't find Forester strut assys, get Outback '96-'99 struts and use '98-'01 Forester springs. Works very well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, Already got the forester struts and springs...Got my 3 inch lift. Any more lift (from what I read) will probably damage the axls and CV joints. I understand a body lift will keep the angles the same, so will alleviate joint stress. Would like to get another 2" inches. A body lift like the one offered by SJR would be cool, but it costs hundreds for a couple pounds of metal. I think I can do better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then your going to have to drop your crossmembers, if you don't what to buy a lift then get some metal and build one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget, besides dropping front and rear cross members, you also need to drop the control arm mounting surface.

 

1x2 or 2x2 Square stock is a good start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bump?

 

Want to lift more without destroying geometry!

Use all the spacer blocks and bolts from a 96-99 legacy Outback. You'll also need the lower control arm mounts, the steering coupler between the rack and the column, and some other parts, but that should do most of that.

 

Then make lift blocks the same height as the factory ones for the top of the struts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still a work in progress. Right now I'm working on the paint, but I'll be tackling the remainder shortly.

 

I have the plastic and some fresh struts. I've even secured a place to do the required metal work. Still need some metal tubing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×