Hi 2006 Outback 25i owner,

2″ of lift is not too realistic for that car.  We find frequent front CV axle failures for cars lifted 1.5″ or more.  The CV angles become too great and the CV’s are already old.
WHEN you do replace the front CV axles, only get the factory REMANUFACTURED ones from SUBARU (can order from us for a few dollars less typically).  $99 CV axles from Auto Zone tend to fail quickly. (FYI)
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND for a good solid lift on ’05-09 Outbacks:
Our King RAISING SPRING kit for $499 (less $30 automatically if ordered online and shipped in the USA)
and also get our KYB struts featuring a thicker shaft, up-rated rear strut: $318 for the set of 4 (F+R)
I would also get our Heavy Duty Front strut tops (listed under fully assembled parts CATEGORY for $145/pair
You can RE-USE all the other bits (dust boots, bump stops, perches, rear tops, etc).
But to get ALL NEW parts, including those HD front tops and make INSTALL a pretty easy affair for you and a buddy on a weekend, get the STRUTS, the SPRING KIT and the options for FULLY ASSEMBLED FRONTs and FULLY ASSEMBLED REARs (found under FULLY ASSEMBLED PARTS category.
You then get “fully loaded” strut and raised spring assemblies ready to bolt in each corner.  No spring compressors or figuring out how to stack parts.  This ~1.2″ of lift is plenty to fit bigger tires and give you more clearance while keeping the car reliable. HANDLES GREAT on the road, much better than a spacer-only lift for sure.
Most customers report it handles better than when  the car was new, and this is due to that heavy duty King Spring combined with the up-rated rear strut.  Eliminates “ghost walking” and it limits how much the rear goes up and down and therefore keeps from toeing-out in a bump in a corner…

” The setup is fantastic Paul, it feels like a totally different car.  Thanks so much for the guidance and help.      Regards,  -Ben ”

Ben ordered KYB struts (with up-rated rear struts) and paired with the King Raised Springs on his ’06 OBXT and appears to love it.

” Hey, I just wanted to say that I received the kit and got everything installed. Everything was spot-on and fit up perfectly. I loved how each different stage of the install had its own separate set of instructions, parts list, and photos. It was really nice to never second guess which hardware to use or what parts went where. Install was smooth sailing. Thank you so much for putting the extra time and effort to get such a great product on the market! ” -Eli  purchased  2″ Lift Kit  3/19

You can order SKIDPLATES online at: http://www.get-primitive.com
  1. Click on “SHOP” at the top right next to the yellow “PRIMITIVE” logo.
  2. In the blue banner select your YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/SUBMODEL and hit the “GO” button.
  3. Click the plus sign next to the “Protection/Skidplates” category in the gray panel on the left.
  4. Finally click the “Skidplate” sub-category and all the Skidplates that fit year, make, model and submodel that you’ve entered.

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Hi Paul,

Just wanted to let you know how happy we are with the triple armour skid plates and brushbar on our 2012 Outback. Have some Lightforce auxiliary lights on it which makes the driving in our long dark winters up here in the Yukon much safer and enjoyable, definitely have helped spot the wildlife, and it’s nice having the extra protection. This will make the next trip up the Dempster Highway so much more enjoyable this winter.

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Jan 28, 2015:  I’ll send more [pictures] when I change the tires. RIDES AWESOME!!!

2004-08 FXT King-KYB-Lift Spacers 75-1 inch-RTAS -Wayne G

From PRIMITIVE:
Besides a Full Body Armor kit for back roads in his 2004 Forester XT, Wayne got FULLY ASSEMBLED KYB struts with King RAISING SPRINGS and our impact absorbing 3/4″ front and 1″ rear spacer kit. He received our PRIMITIVE RTAS (Rear Trailing Arm Spacers) and some camber bolts to complete the alignment. Big lift and good ride, hope to hear that the handling is top notch too.

 

Oil change access holes in Skidplates are a paradox that we encounter continuously at Primitive Racing.  You’re putting large holes directly under the two most vulnerable places of your engine, the main two places the Skidplate is designed to protect.  So the decision should be clear, but unfortunately not. Continue reading