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Old 11-25-2012, 03:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.



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Old 11-25-2012, 04:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Love you username. You will find a wealth of knowledge on here.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What suspension is that from for the 2012?
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.


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Love your Forester and looking forward to what you'll be doing to your Outback!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks. I had some time last night to tackle the suspension. This is how it looks with the suspension installed.

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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.
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