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Old 10th January 2016, 06:25 PM
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Default Lifting a 5th Gen Legacy. Show me some example pictures

I've done quite a bit of research, I know its possible, I know there are combinations that work.

But I can't find that many pictures of 5g Legacies that have actually been lifted.

I'm not asking HOW to do this.
I'm not asking WHY you would do this.

Yes I know these models to the majority of people don't look good lifted, but I personally like the unique look.
It seems like very few people have done this.

I'm just looking for any pictures you can dig up.
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Old 10th January 2016, 06:27 PM
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Also, yes I have seen that the AUSDM and CDM (Chinese domestic market) Legacy/Liberty models come factory lifted.
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Old 10th January 2016, 09:56 PM
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Welcome.
in Australia the factory lifted Legacy is badged as an "Outback". This is a link to Subaru Australia's web

http://www.subaru.com.au/outback/range

Here is Practical Motoring's road test

https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car...-offroad-test/
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IMHO a lifted 5th Gen Legacy would look pretty damn similar to the Outback since there is very little difference to the non-trainspotter. Mainly the bumpers are different but mechanically they are almost (if not) identical so at least it would be an easy swap.

Maybe someone can Photoshop up a pic for you since it appears to be hard to find of a lifted 5th Gen Leggy
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Maybe the sedan version would offer slightly better approach and departure angles?
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in Australia the factory lifted Legacy is badged as an "Outback". This is a link to Subaru Australia's web

http://www.subaru.com.au/outback/range
That is the wagon model though.

I basically want to see someone who has lifted a non-wagon 5th Gen Legacy to look like the sedan outback that we got in the USA for a few generations.

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"In the New England region of the United States, Subaru retailed the Legacy SUS—a similar concept to the Outback, but based on the sedan body variant."




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Not sure if you will find a lifted gen 5 sedan as it would be a very unique car. But good luck, I do like the idea of an offroad sedan.

Here's a 5 minute photoshop to show roughly what it would look like.


How much lift were you looking at getting?
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Old 16th January 2016, 12:40 AM
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Not much lift, I'm not looking to take this off road necessarily.

I'd just like to not bottom out when I go down the rougher back roads, going to fishing spots and such.


2-3 inches at the most.

Strut spacers are probably the ideal solution.
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A 2 inch lift would give you similar ground clearance to 1st and 2nd gen foresters, which is plenty for your average fishing track. The gen 5 Outbacks are a little higher, closer to a 3 inch lift. A 3 inch lift would give you similar clearance to the average stock 4wd, so not really needed unless if you're going down some more serious trails.

The top picture in the post above would probably be about a 2 inch lift, or just under. It would be a noticable difference parked next to another Legacy, a huge difference in offroad capability, but still won't look ridiculous on road.

Strut spacers are probably your cheapest and best option. That's how I got my 1 inch lift in my Forester. I like it because it keeps the original ride comfort due to the original springs. That 1 inch lift made a huge difference offroad and 99% of people wouldn't even pick it had a lift if it wasn't parked next to another forester.

Another possibility would be to source some Outback struts from Australia, but this would be a little trickier to research and source, plus more expensive. People have done this in earlier generations, but I don't know if they have in gen 5's.
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Andrew,
Subtle Solutions in the US make strut top lift kits for the Legacy.
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