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New Subie!! 2010 Outback 3.6R limited

Me and the wife decided we should replace her mazda 3 hatch with something a bit larger and a bit more pep. We wanted and auto 2006-2007 WRX wagon but unfortunately there aren't any with low miles....in the country. So then I thought Legacy GT wagon and began convincing the wife that she wanted one of those.

We were out mountain biking a saw a 07 outback next to a similar year legacy wagon and realized the outback looks alot better with the fender flares compared to the plain jane legacy. Test drove the only Outback XT in 150miles a 2008 with 40k miles and it was beat to crap (bearings, engine noise, scratches dings).

So after alot of searching and being disappointed we ended up with a 2010 Outback 3.6R. It had the options we wanted even though a bit slower, bigger and less agile than the previous generation.





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Congrats! I've had my Legacy 3.6R for over a year now and I love it. The 3.6 is a very nice motor. It gets surprisingly good MPG's all things considered. Best of luck with it!

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Yeah i've been surprised how good the gas milage is on this. My last tank we got 27mpg and thats with a little "lets see what this thing can do" driving.

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Now i'm trying to find the best way to get it to handle a bit better. I've seen a few people on the outback forum put on an STI sway bar, but with a whole bunch of research it seems that no one has lowered a 2010 outback yet. So I guess i'll be the first to try. I found a guy not far from me on the Legacy forum who is going to sell me a set of 2010 LGT springs and i'm going to try to fit them to the Outback struts.

I spent a little time in paint and came up with this concept for what I'd like the Outback to look like. Its a big more aggresive than the factory set up.


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I put a whiteline RSB on mine and it helped make it feel better in the corners.

Whiteline Rear Sway bar and Kartboy links

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thats a damn fine automobile! I like the new rims idea. Looks mean.

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thats a damn fine automobile! I like the new rims idea. Looks mean.
Thanks, now I just need to find a set of 18" rota grids in my budget

And maybe a light tint on the taillights

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Congrats...she's a fine looking Outback. Did you test the steering wheel for shaking at highway speeds? I know of a lot of members on the Outback forum that complained about their current generation models alot. Quite a few have ditched them for something else because of the frustration with multiple trips back to the dealer for a correct fix. Here's hoping you got a non-shaker :D.

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Congrats...she's a fine looking Outback. Did you test the steering wheel for shaking at highway speeds? I know of a lot of members on the Outback forum that complained about their current generation models alot. Quite a few have ditched them for something else because of the frustration with multiple trips back to the dealer for a correct fix. Here's hoping you got a non-shaker :D.

Yeah it shakes a little around 60, not there at slow or higher speeds. I read a bit and it seems like new wheels fix the problem for a few people. I haven't decided if i want to persue having the dealer try to fix it yet. I'm a mechanic so i'll probably give it a whirl myself.

I had read about that issue before I purchased it so I wasn't surprised or pissed when it was there

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did you find out if the LGT springs fit on the outback 3.6r?

i am looking to go down 3/4"-1" all around however i cannot find a coil over suspension kit that fits this car or a set of springs that wont make this car feel like an automotive pogo stick.
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Now i'm trying to find the best way to get it to handle a bit better. I've seen a few people on the outback forum put on an STI sway bar, but with a whole bunch of research it seems that no one has lowered a 2010 outback yet. So I guess i'll be the first to try. I found a guy not far from me on the Legacy forum who is going to sell me a set of 2010 LGT springs and i'm going to try to fit them to the Outback struts.

I spent a little time in paint and came up with this concept for what I'd like the Outback to look like. Its a big more aggresive than the factory set up.

That looks more like one of the previous gen. outbacks! Love it!
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did you find out if the LGT springs fit on the outback 3.6r?

i am looking to go down 3/4"-1" all around however i cannot find a coil over suspension kit that fits this car or a set of springs that wont make this car feel like an automotive pogo stick.

I have a set of LGT springs that I bought a few months back, I tried to install them back then and found that the shape of the springs are different on the front. the bottom of the springs fits fine on the strut seat, but the top of the spring is too small, it seems it will requre LGT strut mounts as well. I've been meaning to buy a set of strut mounts and try again, but I'm a pretty big slacker. When I get around to trying again I'll post here and let you know.

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Outback is now lowered

Installed LGT springs of a 2010. LGT front strut mounts were also required to get the springs to fit. the rubber insulators would not fit either. I measured how far it lowered it, but I forget. I think it was 1 1/2" front and 1/2" rear.
Feels more stable around corners now, I still need to get a rear sway bar for it.
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Get the blacked out rims on it asap. Is there a way to black out or "black chrome" the chrome trim around the windows, too? Or do you already have the trim black chromed in the Paint rendering... can't tell for sure, I'm basing off the photos in the lot that show the chrome window trim. How is the 3.6 on power?

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