Subaru frequently goes to Bilstein for suspension on their special edition models, like the Spec-B Legacy (guess what the "B" stands for). These offer a better ride and handling performance than the standard suspension, and since Bilstein had already made the strut and shock housings for the Legacy, they decided to release them as an aftermarket product as well. Now everyone can have spec-b suspension on their non-spec-b Legacy.
Up front, these Bilsteins are inverted. An inverted strut places the damper upside-down and provides a number of benefits. First, less unsprung weight. Second, a stronger, more rigid part. Instead of having the damper piston itself support the side loads, a much larger 40mm diameter shaft rides on bushings in the lower housing. The damper rod and piston themselves then see no side loading like with a conventional strut. In the rear, an inverted shock is not needed as no side loads are introduced.
The valving of these Bilstein HD struts is appropropriate for stock springs, but are best paired with spec-b or slightly stiffer aftermarket springs.
note: Spec B front top mounts are required with these struts. OEM part number is 20320AG000
Fits all 05-09 Legacy models when used with spec b front mounts. May also fit 00-04 Legacy.
35-118305 - Front left strut
35-118312 - Front right strut
24-118323 x2 - rear shocks
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Manufacturer Bilstein Part # bil-b6-leg Made in Germany MSRP $1,079.40