New Outback owner - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Car: 2012 OB 2.5i Silver
Posts: 18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
New Outback owner

Hi everyone,

We purchased a 2012 Outback today. I have owned a 2000 Impreza and a 2004 Forester XT. Although not as fast, it is a huge improvement to my foz in terms of the trim quality and space. This is our new family car and my foz is being retired to be a fun project car for myself. I hope to learn all about the Outback through the community and make some more subie friends.

Here is my foz. I will take some pictures of the Outback soon.



Cheers,
John
RE3Rotor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 05:10 AM
Registered User
 
Timberwolf99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Car: 2000 Outback Limited, Dual Range 5 Speed
Posts: 479
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Love you username. You will find a wealth of knowledge on here.

Don't follow me i may be looking for a cache!
Timberwolf99 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:35 AM
Registered User
 
Saint J VT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Green Mountains
Car: '05 2.5i H4 4-Speed Auto w/Sportshift
Posts: 514
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome!
Saint J VT is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Super Moderator
 
AWDFTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: About to leave Chicago!
Car: 2003 2.5 4EAT with AWP.
Posts: 7,994
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Howdy.

2003 Outback wagon: "Kaylee". 144,000 and counting.
Basics: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W30, PureOne oil filter, Fram air filter, Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc ATF, Mobil 1 75W90, Michelin Primacy MXV4.
Mods: 2004 Forester XT shift knob, Fumoto oil drain valve, Phillips VisionPlus low beams, Phillips HIR1 high beam upgrade, Nokya Hyper Yellow 2500K fog lights.

Also: More rust than I care to think about.
AWDFTW is online now  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Car: 2012 OB 2.5i Silver
Posts: 18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The same night when we brought the car home, the wife asked if we can lower the car. She said "the butt is sticking up too high".

Well, not even a week into owning the car, this is the damage to our wallets.



The parts are scheduled to go in this weekend!
RE3Rotor is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Registered User
 
sirtef9's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Car: 2000 Subaru Outback Limited
Posts: 417
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What suspension is that from for the 2012?

2000 Outback limited
1992 Integra GSR turbo
sirtef9 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Car: 2012 OB 2.5i Silver
Posts: 18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Those are from a 2010 WRX hatch. For $100, I am willing to give it a shot. The curb weight is only 50kg less than the Outback. So hopefully the drop won't be too aggressive and I don't need to source some saggy butt spacers. The two sets of sway bars are from STIs of different years. I am debating on which one to put on.

Anyways, here are some pictures I took today.


RE3Rotor is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 01:40 PM
Registered User
 
rockthebeef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Car: 2012 2.5i Premium CVT
Posts: 635
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Love your Forester and looking forward to what you'll be doing to your Outback!



Please understand the difference between "to" and "too". It makes all the difference in the context of a sentence.
rockthebeef is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Car: 2012 OB 2.5i Silver
Posts: 18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks. I had some time last night to tackle the suspension. This is how it looks with the suspension installed.

RE3Rotor is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 04:34 PM
Registered User
 
kingluke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Car: 2010 Outback 3.6R Limtied
Posts: 113
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
how has the ride been? is the springs softer in the rear end? I'm about to put Legacy springs on my Outback and I've heard the rear springs are softer on the Legacy.
kingluke is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome