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So figured I would just throw up a thread since I am sure many of you have done this and have information to contribute. Once I get rolling on the process I will update with some pictures and what not.

What I have:

2005 Outback. 105k miles. AT. I bought it a year ago lowered on KYB G2 Legecy struts and lowering springs. The struts are shot and I am not in love with how the car currently looks lowered or how it somewhat hurts the function of the car as it is ment to be. That said I plan to remove the struts and springs and swap back in Outback struts and King Raising springs. I currently plan to go with the King springs that add 3/4" in the front 1" in the back plus the .5" spacer for the rear.

That said has anyone done this that feels like chiming in on the topic? I will be going though some of the threads here during the winter in prep for doing this come spring when the outback has to no longer be my DD.

Thanks all for your help and looking forward to getting to know some of you.

Jason
 

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thought about moving this to the gen3 section, but then


might be better on the outback unpaved section, depending upon how high you go or what you want to do with it.

basically to make it so things don't wear too fast, going 2" over regular outback height is as high as anyone should go. (without something that will eat axles etc).

people here seem to like ADF style lifts.
 

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Thanks for getting this thread in the correct location. Yea I wont be going nearly that high. If I find that the lift with just the springs and the sag spacer is not enough I will just get the 1" body lift spacers King sells and call it a day there.
 

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If you are going to lift it. you really need the Megan Racing or WhiteLine (4) link set. To replace the stock rear lateral link that are sub-standard anyway. And they will be too shortand too stressesed.

IMPO...

You may also want a set of these.....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173012096268?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649


https://www.ebay.com/itm/173012094816?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Or Even ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173070678490?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173070683082?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

I'm such a sl*t....Have to shine that shingle for the cause....

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/61-general-discussions/469065-gofundme-memorial-help.html#post5341490

That's a lot of links, I tired.
 

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Got a 4 inch ADF on an 05 with 215/70/16 BFG's Axels are not at an angle that would cause excessive wear. No shimmy, no grinding. Ran a 97 with a six inch lift for 140K with the same axels. yeah, should have replaced them due to milage but they were still rolling along when I sold the car at 243K
 

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So just a little update.

I have ordered the King springs and the 1.5" lift kit with the adjustable rear bushings.
I also have lined up some sparco wheels with BFG tires 215 65 16 tires.

Lift kit will be here in about a week and will be installing it weekend of the 9/10/11. At this point I do not plan to replace the rear lat arms. If it ends up becoming an issue and when the wife removes her foot from my balls for spending as much as I have already I may pick them up and install them and have the alignment redone.
 

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Can deff confirm that the car needs adjustable arms. On my car anyway the drivers side has to much toe to drive without tearing up tires. Soooo arms are ordered.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0070I83AO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Part of me knew that I would need them. The money saver part of me hoped I didn't so gambled and did not order them right away.

Win some lose some.

If you are going to lift it. you really need the Megan Racing or WhiteLine (4) link set. To replace the stock rear lateral link that are sub-standard anyway. And they will be too shortand too stressesed.

IMPO...

You may also want a set of these.....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173012096268?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649


https://www.ebay.com/itm/173012094816?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Or Even ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173070678490?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173070683082?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

I'm such a sl*t....Have to shine that shingle for the cause....

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/61-general-discussions/469065-gofundme-memorial-help.html#post5341490

That's a lot of links, I tired.
 

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Good Work, they will serve you well and you will be able to get the rear end dialed.
 

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Yea I am pretty excited. I have a hammock hitch reciver mount I made last year that when I used it with my old suspension setup It sagged really bad. Same setup with these king spring and they hardly sink at all even with the poor design I have with the swing mount. Its crazy.
 

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Do you have these bushings for the 16mm legacy rear sways or is it a small enough of a difference the 15mm bushings will work with it?


If you are going to lift it. you really need the Megan Racing or WhiteLine (4) link set. To replace the stock rear lateral link that are sub-standard anyway. And they will be too shortand too stressesed.

IMPO...

You may also want a set of these.....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173012096268?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649


https://www.ebay.com/itm/173012094816?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Or Even ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173070678490?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173070683082?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

I'm such a sl*t....Have to shine that shingle for the cause....

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/61-general-discussions/469065-gofundme-memorial-help.html#post5341490

That's a lot of links, I tired.
 

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Do you have these bushings for the 16mm legacy rear sways or is it a small enough of a difference the 15mm bushings will work with it?
Why yes, I do.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173070654371?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

75d in rally blue currently in stock. 85d or custom color are fabricated to order at no additional charge.

You really want to use the correct size bushing. The bushings are split on the flat-back side. The main distortion from the bar is applied at (and opposite) the split. The smaller diameter bushing will not want to close on the larger bar, the split will stay slightly open with decreased performance.

This is one reason I split the 85d at a 30* angle through the curved section. The harder durmoeter offering moves the split away form the distortion zone.
 

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Also other then the legacy is there any known OEM replacement/upgrades for the rear sway bar on the gen 3? I know there are a few out there for the gen2.
 

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The bar I am specifically wondering about is the 17mm bar from a baja.
What year BAJA? (Oh I see BAJA turbo ONLY)

The link I sent fits these years, NA BAJA. And I need to update that link to include the LGTs that came with a 16mm bar.
 

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A freind of mine put it on his kids 2001 outback. Does the sway from the Gen2 match up with gen3?
No. Not really. Not with dual exhaust.

It will only work if you got to a single exhaust. Only one hump in that Baja Bar.
 

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No. Not really. Not with dual exhaust.

It will only work if you got to a single exhaust. Only one hump in that Baja Bar.
Ok thanks. Guess It is best to stick with the LGT bar then. Getting one from a guy local for $20 figure that plus new bushings should make a noticeable difference.

I'll order up a set of the bushings here today.
 

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Ok thanks. Guess It is best to stick with the LGT bar then. Getting one from a guy local for $20 figure that plus new bushings should make a noticeable difference.

I'll order up a set of the bushings here today.
Edit: I was remembering incorrectly: It was the LGT bar that is a direct fit and +1mm

I was going to swap out my adjustable 20mm AVO, but I ended up repainting and reusing. Everyone local wanted $150 for a stock bar. I think new OEM is about $130...
 
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