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Crosstrek with outback springs/struts?!?

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Came across this today and wondered if anyone here has tried this mod? Outback struts and coils on a crosstrek?
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Never heard of that. I'm not sure I'd go for that. Springs and struts need to be designed for the weight and travel that they'll encounter. Using springs for something else would have unpredictable results. I'm really not even confident if it would result in a lift.

All that said, it's at a dealership so that's probably just BS.
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What Sarang said. 馃憜

I don't care what suspension experiment it claims to have. CDN$25K for a 4-year-old, 160K+ Crosstrek Touring?!

O'really, O'regans! Lay off the legalized weed when pricing your used vehicles.
Hmm. You won't know until you try it. Get under both and make some measurements. I had the first lifted impreza in the US because I figured out way back that you could use the suspension from a 96-99 OB and make it taller.

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An easier suspension upgrade is Hybrid springs and struts on a non-Hybrid. They are slightly stiffer and are drop in.
Actually, since it is a 2018+ model, it will have the global platform suspension and most of the parts are the same. I can see the springs being stiffer to handle the extra weight of the Outback, causing the car to ride higher. Only problem with that is it will ride rougher and have a lot less drop.
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I looked up the Bilstein upgrade package and was blown away by the price of around $2800 for the full front/rear set.
I remembered adding Bilstein 鈥済reen鈥 shocks to my 1970 BMW 1602 that were around $80-$100 a shock, a lot of $$ 44 years ago. Thousands of dollars plus tax and maybe shipping is just crazy.
Interesting. I have not heard of this and certainly would not recommend it.

I also am shocked at the pricing for bilsteins - I bought a full set of 5100鈥檚 for under $500 for my Tacoma.
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I didn鈥檛 look around for absolute lowest price, just checked a couple of sites.
Any discount would still be pretty pricey!
Not sure current price, the fronts were about 250 each and rear shocks were about a 100.00 when I looked last year.
Stock on hand was bigger problem then. RockAuto had them then.
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Just looked. Complete set would be a little over 500.090 with tax and shipping. But one of the front struts is out of stock.
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Just looked. Complete set would be a little over 500.090 with tax and shipping. But one of the front struts is out of stock.
I鈥檓 talking about the Bilstein Terrasport package which gives a 1.5 or 2鈥 lift and is a complete strut assembly using Oem springs.
Seems to be a fairly new package and tonight I鈥檓 going in circles with Bilstein just trying to find it for the Subaru. Anyway $2800 was a price I saw at several sites yesterday! At this point I鈥檓 just curious.
The Crosstrek is my wife鈥檚 car!
I drive a mercedes 2 seater sports car and my BMW bike.
Did a lot of hard core offroading in various jeeps, my early bronco and a 4runner many years ago. Probably the stock limited will be just fine for me to get to some dark spots with all my astronomy gear! maybe get some protection for underneath and thats it! Thousands of dollars is way out of my ballpark plus too old n lazy to do the work that fast!

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I鈥檓 talking about the Bilstein Terrasport package which gives a 1.5 or 2鈥 lift and is a complete strut assembly using Oem springs.
Seems to be a fairly new package and tonight I鈥檓 going in circles with Bilstein just trying to find it for the Subaru. Anyway $2800 was a price I saw at several sites yesterday! At this point I鈥檓 just curious.
The Crosstrek is my wife鈥檚 car!
I drive a mercedes 2 seater sports car and my BMW bike.
Did a lot of hard core offroading in various jeeps, my early bronco and a 4runner many years ago. Probably the stock limited will be just fine for me to get to some dark spots with all my astronomy gear! maybe get some protection for underneath and thats it! Thousands of dollars is way out of my ballpark plus too old n lazy to do the work that fast!

Ross
If you鈥檝e already got years of off-roading under your belt, you should be fine with the stock crosstrek. The ground clearance is plenty to get up some pretty gnarly trails if you are smart about your lines. A skid plate is nice though just in case you misjudge the height of a rock.
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If you鈥檝e already got years of off-roading under your belt, you should be fine with the stock crosstrek. The ground clearance is plenty to get up some pretty gnarly trails if you are smart about your lines. A skid plate is nice though just in case you misjudge the height of a rock.
You could've left out the word if :)
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I don't care what suspension experiment it claims to have. CDN$25K for a 4-year-old, 160K+ Crosstrek Touring?!

O'really, O'regans! Lay off the legalized weed when pricing your used vehicles.
Look at the prices for used 2019 Crossies around the US. Around CDN$25K/$18,300 US is not out of line at all. I'm seeing a 2019 premium with 53,000 miles for $23,000 US. Here's another with 61,000 miles for $23,200 US. And in Pennsylvania, here's a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Premium with 106,625 miles for $21,380.
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