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  1. Clunking sound and feel only while braking over rough road

    Problems & Maintenance
    Banging clunking hard slam sound when braking on rougher road 2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0 VDC Sedan Recent repairs: • New struts (all 4) KYB Excel-G - 3 months ago • New bump stops - 3 months ago • Brand new oem genuine subaru CV axle half shafts (both front). 3 months ago. • New mounts...
  2. 2005 Subaru Outback axles suspension

    Problems & Maintenance
    What's up everyone so I need to have my front axles changed ? Any suggestions and also I need to change my struts. My question is if I buy new struts, will there be any parts I should buy to replace with axles? If I want to lift my Suby Will these struts need to be replaced again? And what do i...
  3. 2005 outback replace front axles

    Problems & Maintenance
    I have a question to all you awesome Subaru people like me lol any suggestions on front axles? And do you think I will need to buy any other parts while replacing the axles? Lastly lifting the Subaru if I am going to put in new struts rear and front ones. will these struts affect me later on if...
  4. WTB Rear struts assembly for 2008 Subaru outback 3.0 L.L.Bean

    Gen 3: 2005-2009
    WTB Rear struts assembly for 2008 Subaru outback 3.0 L.L.Bean PM me. Thank you.
  5. 2006 OB LL Bean

    Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I have a 2006 with 86k miles. Was told a couple of years ago I needed to replace the struts. While I'm at it, I figured I'd consider an upgrade if something good and worthwhile exists. I'm not an off-roader, but hit a dirt road on occasion getting to a trail. Thinking mostly for better cornering...
  6. Strut help!

    Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    Hi there! I am trying to mod my 2004 Subaru legacy with Forrester struts off a 2007 Columbia edition which is the first time I’ve Ever done this project and I love my Subaru’s. I was watching videos on how guys will change Impreza struts to Foerster struts to give it a 2 inch or 2.5 inch lift...
  7. Gen 2 Rear Suspension Clunk

    Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    I have a 2002 outback and recently I have been having this problem where over bumps my car makes this awful clunk sound like something is banging up against something else. It's especially bad when I go over speed bumps, on the way down when the suspension gets loaded up. I jacked the car up and...
  8. New Subaru Owner with questions (Belt Squeak & Suspension)

    Problems & Maintenance
    I am a Jeep guy that bought his first Subaru, which is a 2014 Outback 2.5 with 70k miles. So I am familiar with Jeep Forums, and I know that the questions I am about to ask have more than likely already been answered in another thread. However, after looking, I have not found the exact answers I...
  9. Hatch struts to support spare tire

    Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    I’ve been trying to find a way to part out my Wilco off-road tire carrier and still ride with a full size spare, the Wilco is great but with the pin system it’s a pain to get in and out especially for my wife. I have a yakima skybox on the roof that takes away the ability to roof mount it and...
  10. Upgraded my suspension - anyone need OEM parts?

    For Sale / For Free
    Yesterday I installed the King Springs and KYG struts sold on primitiveracing.com on my 2009. Overall went well but I ran into some serious issues assembling the front struts. Ended up cracking a spring compressor and having to go buy a new pair. 1" lift looks great though and I'm really happy...
  11. Bilstein shocks availability for 2020 Outback

    Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Bilstein makes shocks and struts for the previous generation of Outback, but haven't made them available for the 2020 - There's no indication that it's an upcoming product, so if like me, you want Bilstein to make shocks for our 2020 Outbacks, you can submit a product request. Let them know if...
  12. Looking to do work in NJ

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hey there, I am a new 2016 Outback owner, and am trying to do some work on my car. I plan to replace all four of my struts, my front-right tie-rod end, and my rear brakes. If you have space I could do this kinda of work, I can even pay to use the space. If you know of such a space, or you have...
  13. Springs vs Spacers for modest lift?

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Looking for some info on the core differences between a spring lift versus a spacer lift for my 2016 3.6r OB. I know the spacers are essentially a body lift, leaving the driveline mostly unchanged other than drive shaft angles. I assume the spring lift is simply preloading the strut assembly to...
  14. Auto gate makes loud pop when opening then closes again. Strut issue.

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    The auto lift gate on my 2016 OB started to creek a lot when opening and closing (lots of dust on the struts from camping trips I think). I applied some "dry" spray lube to the strut rods a while back and that quieted it down for a while. It came back again over the weekend so I re sprayed...
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