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Postby jjbehren on Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:45 pm

Vedderman23 wrote:That's a sharp Outback!


Thanks. Loving that 4Runner, too.

If anyone's thinking about an Outback, the 3.6R upgrade is absolutely worth it.

Also, I found the wheel/tire combo while perusing this site: https://lpaventure.com/blogs/projects-outback.
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Postby piper27 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:09 pm

That's such a nice combo with those aggressive tires on that Subaru :drool:
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Postby Mapman on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm

Wish I could convince my wife to do that to our outback. I don't see it ever happening though! LOL
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Postby IndyDMBFan on Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:49 pm

Same here Mapman

My wife drives a 2011 Outback with a 6 speed manual......but I don't think she'd go for the lift and oversized wheel/tire combo
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Postby jjbehren on Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:19 pm

IndyDMBFan wrote:Same here Mapman

My wife drives a 2011 Outback with a 6 speed manual......but I don't think she'd go for the lift and oversized wheel/tire combo


Well, technically you don't have to lift it. Mine isn't lifted. The main reason why I passed on the lift (besides the fact that it's a bit ridiculous to lift a Subaru Outback) is because you don't really gain overall ground clearance. You do in the front, but the rear suspension arm has to stay the same or it'll mess up the rear castor, so instead you add a spacer between it and the frame of the car. The result is that the ground clearance in the rear remains the same.

And thanks for the compliments, guys. I really love this car.
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Postby bubbie on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:28 am

I guess the best thread to ask.
Tell me what's better and why Rancho or Bilstein shocks/struts. If you had experience with both, even better.
It appears that it is time to replace the shocks/struts in my 2008 4Runner and I was debating between the two. I am going to be pulling the XREAS out and might give it a modest lift (nothing fancy, just spacers), probably leaving the stock springs in, if I can; yet I might just leave it at stock height.
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Postby shoeless on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:46 am

bubbie wrote:I guess the best thread to ask.
Tell me what's better and why Rancho or Bilstein shocks/struts. If you had experience with both, even better.
It appears that it is time to replace the shocks/struts in my 2008 4Runner and I was debating between the two. I am going to be pulling the XREAS out and might give it a modest lift (nothing fancy, just spacers), probably leaving the stock springs in, if I can; yet I might just leave it at stock height.


My 2005 V8.
Ive had Bilstein f/r with OME/Toytec springs for a couple years now....about 50k miles.
With my setup, I gained maybe 2.5-3".
Depending on how worn your stock shocks are, I believe it'll be about stock height with factory springs.
They've been perfect for my needs.

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Postby bubbie on Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:59 pm

Thanks. Nice looking vehicle.
Yes, I am thinking Bilstein. I will have to look into springs though. I was sure there would be some lift even with the original springs. I am not really looking for more than a couple of inches.
Any thoughts on the bushings: rubber vs. polyurethane? I need the stabilizer bushings, maybe some others as well once I get inside and see.
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Postby kansasbbq on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:34 pm

jjbehren wrote:I've got KO2s on my Outback. Love 'em:

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Postby electrachrome on Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:57 pm

Vedderman23 wrote:That's a sharp Outback!

lookin all set for winter
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Postby Codeblue on Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:30 pm

bubbie wrote:I am not really looking for more than a couple of inches.

That's what she said?
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Postby IndyDMBFan on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:41 am

bubbie wrote:I guess the best thread to ask.
Tell me what's better and why Rancho or Bilstein shocks/struts. If you had experience with both, even better.
It appears that it is time to replace the shocks/struts in my 2008 4Runner and I was debating between the two. I am going to be pulling the XREAS out and might give it a modest lift (nothing fancy, just spacers), probably leaving the stock springs in, if I can; yet I might just leave it at stock height.


I went with Bilstein 5100’s and HD Springs on my Nissan Titan. With the adjustable Bilstein’s I was able to get about a 2” gain without spacers. I did the tie rod, sway bar end links, ball joints, camber bolts and full front brake job at the same time. Made a huge difference on my 2006 Titan
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Postby rubberneck on Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:31 pm

Ferrari, Cobra worth $4 million found in condemned NC garage

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Postby bubbie on Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:13 am

IndyDMBFan wrote:
bubbie wrote:I guess the best thread to ask.
Tell me what's better and why Rancho or Bilstein shocks/struts. If you had experience with both, even better.
It appears that it is time to replace the shocks/struts in my 2008 4Runner and I was debating between the two. I am going to be pulling the XREAS out and might give it a modest lift (nothing fancy, just spacers), probably leaving the stock springs in, if I can; yet I might just leave it at stock height.


I went with Bilstein 5100’s and HD Springs on my Nissan Titan. With the adjustable Bilstein’s I was able to get about a 2” gain without spacers. I did the tie rod, sway bar end links, ball joints, camber bolts and full front brake job at the same time. Made a huge difference on my 2006 Titan

Thanks, man. I think I am going to settle on Bilstein 4600 and no lift. I don't think I am going to replace anything else but some bushings since everything else seems fine.
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