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since I am buying all the parts that are necessary for a tune up and for my struts, shocks, mounts m, arms, shafts, for over all Smooth ride. They said parts of mine were really bad. What parts do y'all recommend for a good tune up and smooth ride and websites for deals. And I will have my mechanic install it all. As I don't know how. Thank you all and stay clean and healthy
 

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things to buy:
subaru springs/
KYB struts, and mounts.

and then after that you can read what 2005-09 people do. If you are looking for a slightly stiffer ride you can use rear struts made for a 2003-2004 outback.
 

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Rallitek makes a fantastic strut combo (KYB struts and Rallitek springs), not too cheap though, but the ride is fantastic!
 

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Welcome to the forum!

There a thread dedicated to this subject, as it's been quite popular among Gen 3 owners. Happy reading; I hope we all are finding more useful things to deal with the free time we're finding on our hands!

 

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2005 XT, Mildly Modified...2006 XT Limited, Highly Modifed
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Rear-Forward Lateral Links.

They will need repacing. Replacing the rear upper control arm outter bushing with the Whiteline Camber adjustable is a solid no brainer. This will give you a critical second rear alighment adjustmet point.

Of course, CKE (Me) fabricates sway bar bushings if find yourself in need of those.
 

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Master Caster
2005 XT, Mildly Modified...2006 XT Limited, Highly Modifed
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Welcome to the forum!

Happy reading; I hope we all are finding more useful things to deal with the free time we're finding on our hands!

This one is one of the longest with much debate. It is certainly worthy of digging deep in this time where some may have the time. I don't have any time...

I am busier than ever.
 

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Ill just copy this image I made here. A lot of the mods I did were for lowered suspensions (like the adjustable arms), but I would recommend Whiteline bushings if your willing to spend the money.

I went with Whiteline bushings and end links because my OEM bushings and endlinks are torn/busted within a year and a half because of driving in Brooklyn everyday for my job, and having aftermarket wheels with an increased scrub radius.

If you have a stock wheel set up, and normal driving patterns, then OEM bushings should do fine.

The basics are just staying on top of your bushings, sway bar links, trans mount (mine was SHOT and made a **** of a racket), and quality suspension. There’s plenty of info on what suspension is good depending on height (KYB, Koni inserts, BC coils w/ Swift spring upgrade). I’m very pleased with the choices I’ve made but there are many ways to skin a cat! You can learn more about my purchases in the link below as well



My Humble Build: Christopher Setter's 2008 Subaru Outback on Wheelwell
 

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@traildogck ; You make the CKE sway bar bushings?!?! Haha no wonder, you should of told me that you made them! I would of got them in a heart beat if I knew!

I haven’t changed the sway bar bushings in the front. I still have stock sway in the front. Once I get a job after this pandemic ends, I’ll hit you up!


My Humble Build: Christopher Setter's 2008 Subaru Outback on Wheelwell
 
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