So I've had my '06 OBXT for a little over a month now, really enjoying having a new (to me) car with a manual tranny to play with! Problem is when I'm not out having fun zipping it around, I'm here browsing the forum, researching and seeing what parts to swap out on it. It's become an addiction... I'm not ashamed to admit it
This is my purchased part list to date:
- Cobb Short throw Shifter with bushings
- Cobb Uppipe to replace the potential faulty stock one
- WRX pedal set & shift knob
I'm installing these parts this weekend and then moving onto the suspension.
Yes... I've spent a ridiculous amount of time searching posts about what people have done to fix the floaty, wobbly ride of the Outback. But there more I read about it, the more confused I get (and probably overthink the whole thing).
However, I believe that I know what route I would like to go to fix mine. I live in Anchorage, Alaska and have 5 months of ice and snowy winters to drive through. Also there is a lot of dirt roads and roads that shouldn't be called roads at all that I drive on. I also have a small trailer that I use in the summer to haul light loads of wood, camping gear and toys.
I don't want to make it too stiff in the rear and lose the off-road handing, but I do want to minimize the slop. So my best guess is to get the following:
- Rallitek Overload Springs in the rear
- KYB struts for the '05-'09, all four corners.
My thoughts on getting the KYB for '05-'09 instead of the older '04 is to keep my Outback from getting too harsh on the winter/dirt roads.
Any ideas on this?