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I reckon with the lift and increased rate they will do the job.

I've not be able to find any info for self-leveling in 2016 OBs so seems it doesn't have it; maybe it was dropped when they changed the rear suspension to double wishbone instead of struts?
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Subaru might have dropped the self-leveling rear suspension in recent models.

It clearly indicates in my MY14 Manual that it still has it
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@jmsyd will have to be absolutely sure as it would be a different spring if self-leveling; although Kings have made no mention of it as an option and nor do they say that the KSRS-56 does not suit self-leveling as they have done with other models.
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I don't know -- how can you tell?
The SLS strut looks very different, it is a very large diameter. The non SLS strut has straight sides, the SLS is bulbous. It sounds like it might be non SLS now, if you're not sure post up a photo & we'll be able to tell you.

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Kings responded with this: "Our KSRS-56 will be an approx 15-20mm lift and 20% stiffer in rate when fitted to the 5th gen Outback."
That sounds good. I thought it was more than that but 15-20mm will work well.
20% will stiffen up the rear, let us know what it's like unloaded
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Will these springs work ok with one of your lift kits? Or would you recommend stock springs?

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What does 20% stiffer in rate buy someone in terms of preventing sag under load?
perhaps not surprisingly, 20%.

If the car currently drops 50mm under a given load, it'll drop 40mm with 20% stiffer springs.
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Will these springs work ok with one of your lift kits? Or would you recommend stock springs?
Yes it will work fine with my lift kit, but I would do 2" all round not 2.5" rear. I've had lots of people use HD rear springs in conjunction with a 2" lift, it's very popular for Foresters & I'm sure I've had a few people do it with an Outback too. Both Foresters & Outbacks are known for their bum sag lol

If you're going to regularly load up the rear I would suggest the raised springs. 15-20mm isn't very much & might end up slightly higher unloaded & level when loaded
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