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  1. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi all, now that the HG is done one of the struts is leaking and car has been a bit bouncy I'm looking to replace the struts. I'm planning on going to a DIY shop here in Denver for some guidance and so I can pay them to use their alignment machine. My plan was to by a replacement strut...
  2. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Hi folks, I am looking at putting in new struts all around on my 11' OB with 125K miles. 125K of hard heavy loaded (full rear basket, full car, full top box, big miles with the rear end pinned down to negative camber) driving on rough roads in addition to the start stop short mommy commutes...
  3. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    Just replaced all four struts with new KYBs, keeping the old springs and mounts. Now I am getting noise, ("ka-dong, ka-dong") when I turn the wheel as the spring builds tension and then rotates suddenly (by a small amount) in the perch to release this tension. I see three possible solutions to...
  4. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I have got Eibachs springs for my 2017 OB 2.5i during their thanksgiving sale and they are sitting in my garage. I have checked a few local shops whose quotes range from 500-1400$ to swap out the factory springs with Eibachs. I am curious if i can do this myself. I have searched in youtube and...
  5. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hi all, New to the forum. I recently came into an 09 outback 2.5 n/a with 219,xxx on it in really good condition. One of the only issues to fix that i have found so far is that it has a broken rear passenger spring (or strut) not sure of the verbiage yet. I have been searching and reading a...
  6. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have a 2001 Legacy wagon with a standard transmission. I am considering switching to Outback struts for this year, as well as upgrading to Outback class 225/60 tires. I am doing this to increase ground clearance. Are there any other aspects of the suspension hardware that are specific to the...
  7. Problems & DIY 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...
  8. Problems & DIY 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...
  9. Problems & DIY 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...
  10. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    WTB Rear struts assembly for 2008 Subaru outback 3.0 L.L.Bean PM me. Thank you.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Problems & DIY 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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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