Here's the car as-is now riding on stock Outback suspension.
And here's a quick Photoshop. A bit lower than I have in mind, but damn close. It looks absolutely amazing and has lit a fire under my ass--all these suspension parts gathering dust in my office are finally going on next week. Too excited.
The specs: Tein Comfort Sport coilovers, Legacy GT rear upper/lower control arms, control arm mounts, sway bar mounts and bumpstops. The LGT components help correct both camber and otherwise limited suspension travel issues when lowering an Outback.
The goal: better-than-OEM ride comfort, massively reduced roll, sharper turn-in, more neutral handling balance, altogether more tied-down rear end.
Simultaneously, the car will also be receiving an STI catless up-pipe and Maddad "Shorty" divorced down-pipe. Combined with an ECU reflash from my Cobb Accessport I'll be running what's somewhat loosely defined as "Stage 2"--good in this case for about 370 HP/380 lb. ft. at the crankshaft. Later, a rolling road dyno or "pro-tune" has the potential to further increase these numbers.
Bone stock with 250 HP, this is a 5 second to 60 MPH car. Current Stage 1 (Accessport tune only) feels noticeably quicker. Stage 2 is going to be nutty, especially once I get these electric exhaust cut-outs installed...