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    1. Member SolbergWRCFan's Avatar
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      04-20-2011 02:48 AM #251
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Don't worry, it won't be too much. Do the wheel bearings yourself and save money for the TB service. Then when all of that is done, you are set for a long time.
      How hard are the bearings to replace if I just get loaded rear hubs? I did the entire suspension on my Civic Si but I am not sure my mechanical knowledge is high enought to do wheel bearings (and I don't have a press).

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      04-20-2011 09:11 AM #252
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I know exactly what you mean......( I think they are just grouped together because it is the same vehicle, just diff suspension). You can run LGT wheels on an Outback and vice versa, it's just that the offset will be odd looking. As far as the LL Bean wheels go.....I know exactly why you want them. They look gooooooood.


      678A0417 by patrikman, on Flickr
      The dealership I get my Outback serviced at has 2 LL Bean Outbacks on the lot ( 1 wagon and the sedan I pictured). I'm tempted just to ask it there is any chance of swapping.

      I've been searching for months and can't find one used set anywhere.
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      04-23-2011 09:10 AM #253
      It looks like I may be leaving the Subaru world pretty soon. My 2002 WRX is for sale, hopefully to be replaced with a car I can pay cash for.


      If you're interested in it, let me know. Asking $8,250 OBO.

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      04-23-2011 02:04 PM #254
      Nice bugeye. GLWS
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      04-27-2011 07:24 AM #255


      I installed a pair of 0.25" 'saggy butt' spacers from Subtle Soutions on the rear struts. I think it looks a bit more level now. I have a more detailed write up and more photos over on the blog.

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      04-27-2011 08:19 AM #256
      Looks good

      Is the saggy-butt issue a forester thing, or do I get to look forwarded to doing this on my Outback?
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      04-27-2011 05:48 PM #257
      This Forester has self-leveling rear suspension, so the hitch or any other added weight doesn't affect the ride height. I bought the Forester used so I don't know if this has always been a problem, but I suspect it has.

      My old 2007 Impreza Outback Sport had similar issues. The cause of the sagging suspension on the Impreza was the weight of the rear skid plate and receiver hitch I installed. I swapped the front springs with a shorter pair off of a WRX with good results. Here's the Impreza moderately loaded on a road trip:


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      04-27-2011 07:32 PM #258
      good to know
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    9. 05-12-2011 10:59 AM #259
      Took the forrie on a short trip.

















      Shame the ORV trail was closed...
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      05-12-2011 11:17 AM #260
      Good 'ol Heritage VW/Subaru. Thats where I bought my old MKV GTI back in '06.

      Nice basket. Custom?
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    11. 05-12-2011 11:24 AM #261
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Heffernan View Post
      Good 'ol Heritage VW/Subaru. Thats where I bought my old MKV GTI back in '06.

      Nice basket. Custom?
      They used to service my GTI here and i actually live in mcdonough township about a minute away.

      The basket is made by "RAGE" and has been very super useful!
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      05-12-2011 11:33 AM #262
      Quote Originally Posted by Fuze911 View Post
      They used to service my GTI here and i actually live in mcdonough township about a minute away.

      The basket is made by "RAGE" and has been very super useful!
      I went to school @ Villa Julie (now Stevenson), so I know that area very well.

      I'm currently looking for a Load Warrior for my Outback, but I'll have to check out that company's products.
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      05-24-2011 07:08 PM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by Fuze911 View Post
      Took the forrie on a short trip.

















      Shame the ORV trail was closed...
      Looks like lots of fun, I have some similar shackles and have already had to use them.

      pm sent about the skid plate.

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      05-24-2011 09:33 PM #264
      I really want to lift up my forester.

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      05-25-2011 11:04 AM #265
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      I really want to lift up my forester.
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      05-25-2011 11:13 AM #266
      Wife wouldn't go for that, it's her daily driver. Once we get her something new in a year or two - all bets are off, man.

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      05-25-2011 01:38 PM #267
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      Wife wouldn't go for that, it's her daily driver. Once we get her something new in a year or two - all bets are off, man.
      Go for something like this

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    18. 05-25-2011 02:19 PM #268
      my wife keeps asking me why she see's some legacy's lifted compared to hers? Was this an option from subaru? Not that I'de want it, but it would be nice not to snow plow in the winter with her car.

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      05-25-2011 02:21 PM #269
      Quote Originally Posted by Blown05GLI View Post
      my wife keeps asking me why she see's some legacy's lifted compared to hers? Was this an option from subaru? Not that I'de want it, but it would be nice not to snow plow in the winter with her car.
      Outback sedan. My wife loves them, I tell her we should get a slightly used one but she won't go for a used car. They don't make em anymore.

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      05-25-2011 04:08 PM #270
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      Outback sedan. My wife loves them, I tell her we should get a slightly used one but she won't go for a used car. They don't make em anymore.
      ^this. Subaru stopped making them in '07. There is a CPO LL Bean model by my house that I'm trying to get my fiance into.
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      06-02-2011 06:46 AM #271
      Quote Originally Posted by whitemore55 View Post
      How funny the pictures are!!!!!! I think angles will save them.

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      06-05-2011 11:37 PM #272
      Quote Originally Posted by whitemore55 View Post
      How funny the pictures are!!!!!! I think angles will save them.
      angles?

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      06-10-2011 09:48 AM #273
      Quote Originally Posted by Heffernan View Post
      Looks good

      Is the saggy-butt issue a forester thing, or do I get to look forwarded to doing this on my Outback?
      As far as I know it's a Forester thing
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      06-10-2011 10:39 AM #274
      Quote Originally Posted by fighters_of_foo View Post
      As far as I know it's a Forester thing
      Outbacks do it too..
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      06-10-2011 11:18 AM #275
      Quote Originally Posted by quazar311 View Post
      Outbacks do it too..
      Oh word? I was unaware. I'm guessing Subaru does it to give the outback/forester slightly more body height compared to legacy/impreza
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