Legacy Strut Spacers

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Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:12 pm

First off-long time no see-ive been in the subaru game, but pretty quiet online

I purchased a 1991 wagon and wanted to fit 225/60/16 all terrains
I wanted a spacer for the struts on my 91 legacy
and i came to the realization that no one made these parts for the rear of early legacys, front spacers where availiable for other subarus. but none tailored to the rear of tehse cars.

i had already lifted the car using forester struts, and trailing arms, but needed just a little more to take advantage of the large tires i had.

so i contacted a local machinest and he got started. the prototype set was finished early january , and installed on my car.

it is 1 inch thick high density plastic

i had him machine reliefs in the bottom so that the longer studs could be bolted on, then the spacer installed, this provides a double shear attachment for the studs, and also aids in the installation process

i used 1 inch longer then stock studs, and still had room for my strut tower bar in front

the rusult was a gain in one inch, an no negative affect on camber at all, it was measured at exactly 0* camber front and rear before and after install

these will fit all 1st gen legacy wagons and sedans.

the front pieces will fit all subarus newer then 1989-i think

install took 2 hours with air tools

these will be availiable soon for sale, will include all 4 spacers for front and rear installs, grade 8 mounting hardware, and instructions
The price is kind of up in the air still, but i assure you it will be more then competative with current plastic spacers

i have photos of teh machining process, as well as install and final product-anyone want to tell me how to post pics?

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:20 am

OK- im happy to report that i have driven 500 miles since install of the spacers, and couldnt be happier, on and off road, we have seen a fair amount of snow on the outskirts of portland, and its been awesome.



so heres the deal- I will be marketing and selling these spacers from this point foreward





I am offering and introductory price to USMB and Legacy central members.

I will have in my hands, three complete sets within the month



the set will include-



1 inch front spacer(2)

1 inch rear spacer(2)

extended studs and nuts

instructions



intriductory price of 149.99 to your door, that includes UPS shipping anywhere in the lower 48





after these three sets are sold, the price will go to 179.99-free shipping

discounts will be offered for group buys, multi orders, etc.


paypal +3 % PM if you want a set

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by subie69 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:41 pm

i have a 95 legacy and would like to lift it a tad would this work with my car? instead of buying 4 new struts? if so how can i get a set for my car?!
1995 subaru legacy ls few mods,

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:52 pm

The lift will fit on the front. But the rears are a different spacing. There are spacers available for your rear struts through other companies.

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by subie69 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:08 pm

where would i find a full set of spacers? for all four that i could get?
1995 subaru legacy ls few mods,

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:11 am

I dont know. Mine are for 89-94 legacys.

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by Danny-G » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:32 pm

Would the spacers be a good alternative to outback struts? Are they easy to imstall, like can I install them in the front yard with hand tools?
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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:18 am

anyone with common tools can install them in a few hours. included is detailed instuctions and a tool list

out back struts will lift you a little more, but these are comparable in height, and way cheaper/easier

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:37 am

i have three sets in my hands guys-
one set has a blemish on one spacer, mill error :D

it does not effect the part in any way

i will offer this set only at 120 shipped

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:34 am

two sets left

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:34 pm

just installed a set, have one set left

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:21 pm

we are now selling these like hotcakes, with several dozen installed and running around the world, we have sets in the UK, Argentina, and all over the US!

WE OFFER KITS FOR- first gen legacys-175.00
also have a kit now for newer legacys, foresters, and outbacks-175.00

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:38 pm

Nice!

Do you have a website setup to sell these or just by word of mouth?
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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:44 pm

its all word of mouth, i have sold about a dozen on ebay, but most are going to local hill folk and rally drivers :D

i have kits in europe, argentina, and new zealand

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:52 pm

Good deal.
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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by 07Evolved » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:03 am

have anymore at the moment?
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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:08 am

Place an order, it taks a day or two to ship out

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by 07Evolved » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:15 am

crawlerdan wrote:Place an order, it taks a day or two to ship out

so with stock suspension, it does not wear anymore than normal on tires, axles, sways, etc?

how much "lift" does the kit add with stock suspension? what are the largest tires one can fit with stock 15" wheels?

where and how do i order?
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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:31 am

ok- the largest tire you can run with stock struts is a 195, maybe 205 65, the stock struts dont allow much room, outback struts provide more lift and allow a larger tire

as for wear, you will not see any issues with a 1 nch increase as long as you maintain alignment

this is a one inch lift, it greatly helps with ground clearance

to place an order, send moohlah to crawlerdan@hotmail.com
(paypal address)- include a shipping address and the year of your car

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by Shaggy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:40 am

If i wasnt so broke i would definately buy these to add to my ouback struts. Its awsome that they are sellin so fast. If u want to donate some to the shaggin wagon let me know lol, and ill advertise them with a decal or somethin on my car. :) Crawlerdan liftkits. Congrats on all the sales.
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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:43 am

i actually dont own them, i designed em, and sold 80% of the rights to my machinest. so i no only get a small cut

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:32 am

just sold out of another run!! next run was shipped today, ill have em in my paw soon.
the price will stay the same for legacycentral and USMB members, but ive been forced to up prices otherwise

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by Guttersmash » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:23 am

Are these still readily available? My friend wants to lift his 92 legacy.

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Re: Legacy Strut Spacers

Post by crawlerdan » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:28 am

i have a kit in stock for that car right now

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