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Scott in Bellingham

EJ Struts whats the options

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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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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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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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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.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14983

 

strutcomparison1.jpg

 

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.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3997&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?

 

Thanks,

-mark-

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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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strutcomparison1.jpg

 

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

 

-mark-

Edited by superu
misspelling

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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:

springspecs.jpg

 

spring rates for the newer legacies were a bit harder to find....so the H6 ones might be stiffer...

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