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2000 BMW R1150gs
Many of the other Subie forums have them so I'm starting this thread up to find out what y'all are doing to your 1st generation Subies. STICKY REQUEST
I ordered one today even though they're out of stock from rallitek. I'm hoping I didn't miss out at my shot at a new one because the rep wasn't real optimistic about them getting more.Next up, Rallitek sway-bars! (anyone have a good used set?)
Sorry, forgot to finish that I replaced my drivers side steering rack boot and discovered my axle boot is trashed. Also did an undercarriage look over to see what other damages I did.You have an interesting take on the interpretation of the question "What did you DO to your 1st gen OB today?"
Hi Gotsquat,It came! I installed it in about an hour. The picture shows it mounted in the middle position, but I settled on the softest position (closest to the end) because it didn't overpower the front as much. I can't imagine using the stiffest setting without installing a bigger front sway. Even in the middle position, the front felt too light.
Edit 9/15/11: After getting used to the "soft" setting, I found myself wanting even less roll, so I moved it back to the middle. Now that I think about it, one of the things that surprised me initially with this car was how heavy the front felt in corners. Now I'm embracing the lighter front end feel I was used to in my Accord. I wouldn't be surprised if I go the the stiffest setting on the sway before too long!
Edit to the edit 9/16/11: Yup, it took only one day for me to put it on the 25mm setting. It's amazing how much difference it makes! The whole car feels so much more solid, and it corners likes it's on rails! Best bang-for-your-buck mod for this gen of Outbacks.
I also installed the STi pitch mount, and that makes a nice improvement in acceleration off the line. I'm thinking about installing the matching transmission mount (in an effort to eliminate the lashing in the tranny when letting off the gas), but I think it would add more noise and vibration than I want.
I used KYB GR-2 struts and they work great.Hi Gotsquat,
Is there a recommendation for a good replacement for the struts/ shocks?
Are there any other suppliers for upgraded rear sway bars?
Do you have a lead for replacement bushing suppllies? ive found some polyurethane ones online- havent ordered yet at: Subaru Legacy (1995 - 1999) Urethane Bushings -- PowerflexUSA Online Store
Thanks for any help,
P.S.- gotsquat, watch out that you don't use more amps than your alternator can put out, all those lights, wipers, fan, rear defrost etc really add up. Each 50 watt bulb burns off 5 amps more or less.