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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Lifting my '99 Legacy Outback wagon

Hello all. New member. Looking for info on lifting my Outback. I understand I can install strut spacers, but not sure what height I can go before issues with alignment come into play and how do I tackle those issues? Also, would like recommendations on wheel/tire sizes that would work. Thank you in advance

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Properly built lifts are offset correspondingly to alleviate or mitigate alignment issues.

Spacers just lift the car 1/2"-1" without any compensation for offset/alignment. 1" or less aren't typically problematic with alignment but could be if driven aggressively...

I get my Subaru lift stuff from Scott of SJR Lifts.


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Got 6 inches of lift on mine with no alignment issues at all. Required a lot of work to do the full lift as it required lowering everything to offset for the 6 inch strut spacers. Hit me up if you have any questions.
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Thanks guys. Hoping to get it lifted here in a few months.
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I have been at 2.5 inches on my 96 Legacy GT for just over 2 years. I did not however do subframe spacers to match and just had a balljoint (MOOG) that was replaced at the same time start to show wear. However it drives great.

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and just had a balljoint (MOOG)
You could try OEM next time, i use MOOG on some things, but i will not use MOOG ball joints on Subarus.

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