2005-09 Subaru Outback Strut & Spring Assembly Pair TRQ SCA57160 - 1ASSP01015

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   Pair

In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 

Loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Includes the matched parts needed. New components over reused parts provide a better ride and save you from having to repair again.

Matched Parts

Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same.  Mixing and matching can result in ride quality issues and decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

Over buying the parts individually, or having to search different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

Item Condition: New

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Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Loosening the Rear Strut (0:32)
    • Remove the trunk flooring
    • Pry up the trunk floor siding
    • Fold down the back seats
    • Remove the two upper strut mount nuts with a 14mm wrench
  2. step : Removing the Wheel (1:38)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  3. step : Removing the Rear Strut and Spring Assembly (2:14)
    • Loosen the 19mm lower strut bolt
    • Support the suspension with a floor jack
    • Punch the 19mm bolt through with a hammer and a punch
    • Remove the strut
  4. step : Installing the Rear Strut and Spring Assembly (4:34)
    • Reinstall the strut into the vehicle
    • Hand-tighten the top nuts
    • Support the lower part of the strut with a floor jack
    • Hold the strut against the frame with a pry bar
    • Tap the lower bolt in with a hammer
    • Tighten the 19mm lower bolt with a wrench and socket and ratchet
    • Torque the bolts to 46 foot-pounds
  5. step : Reattaching the Wheel and Torqueing the Strut (6:55)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Torque the lug nuts in a crossing or star pattern to 90 foot-pounds
    • Torque upper nuts to 22 foot-pounds
    • Raise the seat
    • Replace the side trunk flooring
    • Replace the trunk flooring

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench

5.00/ 5.0
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Great fit!
Perfect replacement for the Outback I was working on. Odd design by Subaru that the shock is loaded and hard to get off because of the pressure. All in all this makes the job much easier.
March 20, 2018
Strut and spring assembly install
These were an exact fit. Came with new nuts for mounts and went in very easy
May 1, 2018
Great price quality parts, delivered precisely when promised.
July 30, 2018
Much easier than I thought
Arrived promptly, easy to install. Customer service was fantastic. Will be doing the front soon. Very happy with overall experience.
August 3, 2018
Fast shipping, good fit, good quality!
Struts for our 2006 Subaru arrived in three days. The fit was very good. No more clunking from rear end.
September 14, 2018
Delivery review
Haven’t installed the parts yet, but the delivery process was extremely fast
December 16, 2018
Subaru Outback rear struts
Having found that a spring was broken on one of the rear struts on my 2008 Subaru Outback and being a guy that says "Ill do it myself". I shopped for new strut assemblies and determined that 1AAuto was the best deal. I ordered the struts and they arrived in two days. The installation went well and quickly. The feel of the car with the new struts is a huge improvement with much better ride and body control. I highly recommend these struts for great value and performance.
January 7, 2019
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Will these fit my 05 subaru outback xt I know the xt have a higher ride height than the normal outbacks?
Mike I July 4, 2017
Yes, these will replace the rear struts on your 2005 Outback XT. They will be built to the same ride height!
Tim K July 6, 2017
Year Make Model Description
2005-2009Subaru Outback Subaru Outback Rear Strut & Spring Assembly Pair TRQ SCA57160
Part #: 1ASSP01015

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