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I am attempting to identify front Turbo Baja springs by the two paint dots on the spring. As a back story, I installed Baja springs 4 years ago and it took me a year to notice that my passanger side sits >1/2" lower than my drivers side. The passenger side spring is supposed to be a tad bit shorter but it should end up evening out the car. I suspect that unloaded my passenger spring is a good 3/4" shorter than my drivers side spring. I think they may have shipped me one wrong spring at the time. Until recently I didn't know that these dots identify the spring and therefore I didn't think there was any good way to figure out what was going on.

Here are the part numbers, I believe each spring is ~1/8" to 1/4" difference in height with the highest part number (66A) being the tallest. If you bought any of these springs and can take a quick look and report back what color your dots are for each that would be great.

Attached is a pic showing the two dots. This picture was originally posted by ETC. His dots are Orange and Blue in the picture. The dots should easily be visible with the spring installed. May need to brush a little dirt off...

20330AE66A
20330AE64A
20330AE63A
20330AE62A
20330AE60A
20330AE59A

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I'll check mine later today. Dunno if I'll be able to see them with the struts installed tho. . .
 

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I'll go check.

66A blue/green
64a blue/blue
That matches the springs I have but I installed the blue/blue on the left side and the blue/green on the right. I must have thought that blue/blue was 66A and blue/green was 64A

Can you confirm which spring is taller?

Can anyone else confirm?
 

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Measured them both twice. From the bottom to the end on top, they are both 12.25". They are the same. Just to make sure, I put a level across the two spring's top ends and they are pretty close to level.
 

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I'm going to pull the strut assemblies and switch sides this weekend and see if the car levels out.
 

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Do you think you have them installed on the wrong side? I have my 04 Turbo on stands with the wheels off at home. I'll take a peek when I get back.
According to the infor BoarderM has, I have them on the wrong sides.

I am waiting for some others to chime in.

FYI - You can easily see the markings with the car on the ground. You do not need to jack it up or take the wheels off
 

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The springs could be the same height, but have slightly different number of coils or different thickness rod, or even different material to compensate for slight different weights on the left vs the right. Not sure if they do that. However, since they are different part numbers, it suggests there is a difference one way or another. Interesting. I had never considered the springs couldn't be swapped side to side.
 

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There are differences in the front springs to offset weight differences in the engine bay. I figured the drivers side of the car was the heavier side and would need the taller/stronger springs. Since my drivers side was riding higher than my passenger side I figured I must have had the correct spring on the drivers side.

If anyone else can confirm 66A blue/green and 64a blue/blue that would be great!
 

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According to the infor BoarderM has, I have them on the wrong sides.

I am waiting for some others to chime in.

FYI - You can easily see the markings with the car on the ground. You do not need to jack it up or take the wheels off
I didn't see any markings, they are kinda crusty. Sorry.
 

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I just opened the boxes I picked up from the dealer.

20330AE64A has one blue and one green dot, and should be on the right.
20330AE66A has two blue dots, and should be on the left, according to its part description as "2006 Subaru Legacy BAJA PICK UP 2.5L TURBO S/S 4WD LH SPRING"
 

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I just opened the boxes I picked up from the dealer.

20330AE64A has one blue and one green dot, and should be on the right.
20330AE66A has two blue dots, and should be on the left, according to its part description as "2006 Subaru Legacy BAJA PICK UP 2.5L TURBO S/S 4WD LH SPRING"
Same thing I was told by MileOne Parts. I had nothing to go on but the guy taking care of my order did a good job tracking down the info for me.
 

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~~~Update~~~~

I finally had a chance to swap my springs and both sides are dead even now. It would seem that the passenger side of the Outback is the heavier side! With the springs in the incorrect position, the drivers side was 1/2" higher than the passenger side.

Thank you to all who responded!!!
 

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For folks in the future, I never clarified. The spring with blue/blue needs to go on the right and the spring with blue/green needs to go on the drivers side. I had them reversed and the ride height difference was more than 3/8" different side to side.
 

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I just ran into the same problem, the dealer shipped me both front springs in one box with no markings or part numbers. Thanks for the replies.
 
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