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post #21 of 83 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 12:12 AM
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Are you sure on this? I thought they had swappable springs in the rear for sure, since my aftermarket ones were listed for 00-09

Maybe it's slightly different but still interchangeable, like forester/legacy struts.
100% sure that 05-09 springs are different than 00-04 for the Outbacks. Had them side by side. Rallitek's original catalog listing for the 00-04 overload springs mistakenly said 00-09. They have since removed that listing. The old style springs are NOT compatible with the 05-09 top-hats.

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05-09 = pigtail/rounded coil edge

Need to verify by measurement, but it does look like spacers from 00-04 woudl work on 05-09. Where the top-hat meets the chassis is basically identical. Its just the top-hat and spring retainer that is different. If you zoom in on the pics at http://opposedforces.com you can kinda see it, but easier to compare in your hands for sure.
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Looks great, but I am having a hard time seeing the numbers in the first post for the size.
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Don't these spacers need to incorporate an offset of some angle with this kind of suspension? Is it negligible - can camber be adjusted to correct with the strut to knukle cam bolts if the spacer is under a certain size (i.e. 0.5" or so)?

Thanks for posting the 1990's design. I want to put in 0.5" in the rear with my new Pedders HD springs all around. (with GR2's and stock strut tops for my 1998 legacy outback)
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Not sure why I couldn't edit my first post but here are some better images with bigger dimensions for the front and rear templates for 95-99 legacies and the Foresters up to '08.
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One question, what is the dimension on the center of the big hole for the strut mount in rerelation to the mount holes or the entire drawing? These are great. Thanks for posting them
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Top had bolt removal

Does anyone know what is involved in the removal of the top hat bolts to install the strut spacers? Do they simply thread out of the top hat or do you have to grind them off and drill them out?
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I'm assuming the large hole on the front spacer is centered, but it's obviously not on the rear spacer. Any more info on this? Thanks.
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It's centered on both... as in, the shortest line from any of the 3 screw holes to the circle is the same distance for all 3 holes... therefore, centered.

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It's centered on both... as in, the shortest line from any of the 3 screw holes to the circle is the same distance for all 3 holes... therefore, centered.
Cool, thanks for confirming that. I'm still waiting for my pedders HD springs to come...
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Anybody done a front set for the 00- 04 Outbacks yet? I was wanting to add 1/4" all the way around when I plan on doing a Baja sprngs swap. But so far only been able to find 1/4" Saggy butt spacers but none for the front.
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