Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
Car: 2005 model Manual n/a 4 cyl 'Safety' model. 1" longer King Springs KYB rear struts & 1" subtlsolutions strut blocks, giving 2" total lift. Have a 'top half' luggage barrier.
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King Springs and AUSTRALIAN rear KYB dampers
To clarify the effect of King Springs on ride height, as per "?" in post #1, I have fitted raised King Springs to my Aus spec 2.5 litre 05 Outback, which raised the suspension ~ 1 inch.
I understand that King Springs also manufacture standard length replacement springs.
For what it is worth, raised King Springs and AUS Specification KYB rear dampers [part no. 341354, other code on box 9A29] give an excellent ride. Presumably this same combination would give a similar result on the US Spec.
It might be worth asking KYB to advise which of the US spec rear struts is the equivalent of the Australian part number / code. It may well be the US 2000-2004 dampers
(MODS: Hopefully this feedback on an actual installation is useful in this FAQ thread. If not, please delete / modify.)
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