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Old 09-10-2019, 02:47 PM   #131
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What model was the exhaust off? You seem to have so many more part available up there than down in melbourne..

You might have some rubbing issues on the front with those tyres, even my 225/50r17s will rub under hard cornering. Not too bad though. My front might be a fraction lower than yours too.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:18 PM   #132
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What model was the exhaust off? You seem to have so many more part available up there than down in melbourne..
It was off a Gen 3 B4 but I suspect that it had a custom dump pipe. Also because I'm using a GD dump pipe the length may vary.
Don't worry I've been struggling to find parts. You just have to find the right people. For example I got the exhaust off the same person I swapped the Kings springs for the GT ones. I got the sway bar of the same guy I got the bonnet off. If you're after anything in particular I can always try and get it for you and send it down.
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You might have some rubbing issues on the front with those tyres, even my 225/50r17s will rub under hard cornering. Not too bad though. My front might be a fraction lower than yours too.
Thanks for the warning. A 235/45R17 ends up being about 20mm less in diameter than a 225/50R17 so it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:15 AM   #133
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Interesting rear suspension. I assumed abroad has the same struts as us.

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Interesting rear suspension. I assumed abroad has the same struts as us.

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I'm pretty sure they are the same world wide. The Gen 3's Liberty's were the first Subaru to use multi-link suspension in the rear, followed by the Gen 4 Liberty's and then the Gen 3 WRX/Impreza with it now being standard in all Subaru's.

The Bump stop is part of the factory lift which I'm planning on removing, with this being the first step.
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Hmm my 1999 was a strut. I think ours ran off the Impreza platform?
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Big fan of that grill!
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Hmm my 1999 was a strut. I think ours ran off the Impreza platform?
Was it USDM? If so that's 2nd gen.

Of course the 'outback sport' is an Impreza with some mods...
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Hey LYH45 are you able to measure the diameter of that B4 exhaust? I just measured mine and its only like 2" for most of the way. I replaced it a while and thought it was 60mm at the least, shattered to find out its smaller... The turbo want enjoy that!

EDIT: Pretty certain yours will be about 60.5mm OD.. Just found some info via partsouq and the middle donut gasket. (part# 44022AA123 or 44022AA122)

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Big fan of that grill!
Cheers man. It's gonna look way better than the stock one.
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Was it USDM? If so that's 2nd gen.

Of course the 'outback sport' is an Impreza with some mods...
All 1st and 2nd gen 90's Subaru's used McPherson struts on the front and rear. The MY98 was a Gen 2 in Australia which means that a MY99 is a Gen 2 in the US as you guys are a year behind compared to AUDM and JDM cars.
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Hey LYH45 are you able to measure the diameter of that B4 exhaust? I just measured mine and its only like 2" for most of the way. I replaced it a while and thought it was 60mm at the least, shattered to find out its smaller... The turbo want enjoy that!

EDIT: Pretty certain yours will be about 60.5mm OD.. Just found some info via partsouq and the middle donut gasket. (part# 44022AA123 or 44022AA122)
Yeah the stock XT flange and cat is 2.45 inches so I'm pretty sure the rest of it is 2.5 inches as it was very slightly larger.

So in other news the Advan RGI's have arrived today. They've had a hard life and have a few scratches and a bit of gutter rash but they'll clean up alright. And its not exactly going on a show car. I also just ordered some Bridgestone RE003's in 235/45R17 for a total fitted and balanced price of $576 AUD ($400 USD) which is super cheap. Sadly they wont be fitted until Monday so no drive this weekend.

I wasn't aiming for RE003's or even considering getting new tyres but they are the tyre of choice for Subaru's in Australia and given how cheap they are I'd be stupid not to.

But gent's, 9 months in we are getting close to a drive around the block. Of course with no alignment or tune or anything because that would be logical. When it gets to that I'll try and get some videos.

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