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.

From: “Chris”

Re: King STD height springs and Koni Shocks – 2008 WRX

HOLY CRAP! I am so unbelievably impressed with them. They feel great for the 4 days worth of driving I have on them now. The suspension feels more articulate and I am fully pleased with the front and rear spring rate. The ride is sporty yet supple and comfortable with a softer Koni setting, but can still feel tight and aggressive if I crank the Koni’s up. Granted, I couldn’t care less about that! Best of all, my wife is willing to ride in the WRX again! Continue reading

From Hamish in Australia with a 2009 Forester!

Hey again,

Just wanted to give some feedback after taking the kit out for some offroading.

First of all the lift looks awesome, and really makes the vehicle stand out. The ride is better than stock with much less body roll, and it handles charging over speed humps a lot better.

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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

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.