I think I might have asked this before a few years ago, but If I did, I can't find it now.
My 2006 Outback is in desperate need of a suspension refresh - the rear tires are wearing badly on the outside shoulders, and I have serious clunks and sideways skips at the rear. The front LCA bushings are pretty torn as well. I'm at 130k miles and 13 years on the original parts, so they've done pretty well.
I'm not looking to upgrade over stock, but will use non-OEM parts to make things easier and make small upgrades if they are more durable or make alignment easier. This car is the dog transport and hauling stuff from Lowe's/Home Depot car, and doesn't do that many miles a year, so I'm planning on running it into the ground, but not spending big on it.
I have access to fairly decent home mechanic tools - air compressor, 1/2" impact wrench, ramps and jack stands, etc. but no press or strut compressor. I'm happy to bolt and unbolt stuff, and I think I'd be OK with compressing springs for struts, but I wouldn't mind paying to avoid that. I don't have any mechanic or shop that I'm familiar with (I at least need an alignment shop for once the work is complete).
I'm thinking Mevotech aluminum LCAs and Megan Racing adjustable lateral links as the easy and durable options for those parts.
Are there any reasonably good preassembled strut options?
Is there an option for bushing replacements on the rear suspension parts (apart from the forward rear lateral link) that's not too far from stock that avoid pressing in? E.g. I've done MGB poly bushings before that didn't need a press.
What other parts need looking at?
Edit to add some links for my own reference:
cthies' rear bushing replacement thread - update
cthies' trailing arm bushing replacement thread
cthies' Rear End DONE!