Join Date: Jan 2009
Car: 2012 Forester Limited, 1973 MG Midget
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When it all boils down, someone can do whatever they want with their own car. But there are options that the Outback, that were not available on the regular Legacy (in North America anyway).
For instance, the only way to get the H6 engine was through the Outback. Unless one opted for a Legacy GT Limited (of which there aren't many), the only way to get the All Weather Package was through the Outback. Same with the leather interior, only available on the Legacy GT Limited or the Outback Limited.
Really though, your last point sums it up. If you already have a car that you've invested time and money into, and the lifted suspension doesn't suit your needs for a stronger road handling car, why go through the trouble of selling what you have and then having to buy another. Change out the suspension to suit your needs.
Just like raising the Outback, lowering it is completely reversible, so why not. I raised mine 1.5-2 inches all around and it handles much better than stock on the RalliTEK and H6 springs, and the KYB GR2 struts. However, if and when I complete my H6 swap, that may change. I may lower the car for more on-road handling.