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…

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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From Ron B (in Canada, ‘eh)

I got a set of lift springs, new struts, and skid plates for my ’05 OBXT from you recently, and I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying them! They are amazing and really transform the handling of my [outback] wagon – how it should have come from the factory. No more “saggy butt” and it goes with more confidence through any conditions without being too harsh. Continue reading

We put King Springs on KYB Struts in our car (GC Body Impreza -turbo) last Spring. [standard height springs/GR2 struts]  ..First event was ice cross , second overall , next Trail of the Gnu rally (real fast) 2nd overall , finished the season with a third at Totem rally , good enough for 2 nd overall in the BCRally Championship . The 1st place car was running the same suspension …   I am over 70 so not as quick as I use to be but this set up makes me look good .. It has no vices , very predictable.   GC Impreza on King and KYBGC Impreza on King and KYB in TSD

 

Totem Winter Rally Nov 2014,

Merritt, BC

 

 

 

No Alibi  Brisk Gravel TSD, June 2014
Central Washington

 

 

GC Impreza on King and KYB ice rallycross

Ice RallyCross, Barnes Lake, BC

We are real pleased with the guidance we got from Paul with this set up . The car has lots of other Primitive parts as a result and all are top shelf ..

Jim-B
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A lot of our customers are new to Subaru ownership having switched from bigger SUV’s or Trucks to Subaru’s because they have better fuel economy and are just simply more comfortable to drive but still have off road capability.  Subaru has built its brand around their symmetrical All Wheel Drive system which performs very well in most conditions, it’s perfectly suited for snow, gravel, mud or sand but when trails get deeper and the rocks get taller Subaru’s just don’t have the clearance needed to make it through that washout or water crossing.  We don’t want you to have to cut your adventure short or feel like you’re going to do damage to your vehicle so by popular demand we’ve worked continuously to develop products to lift your car without degrading the on road performance. Continue reading