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All went well. The cleaned CV axles with new boots and grease work perfectly, we have towed a trailer to and from Tahoe and made Bay Area to LA trips... axles are silent and smooth.

The through bolt I used to replace the sheared spindle pinch bolt seems to work 99% of the time, but sadly the rust ate too much of the cup surface. The result is that despite using a grade 12.9 bolt at a very tight setting (tightened with two 24" ratchets) the connection still clicks under heavy breaking down steep hills (you hear the click... that's about it). Clearly replacing the spindle is the right thing to do... I am thinking that I might get away with a tiny circular shim made from very thin aluminum flashing, or probably something between aluminum foil and flashing in size.

Aside from this all works perfectly. The car is super smooth at very high speeds and drives really nicely. We had a local Subaru dealer (Walnut Creek CA) do the alignment after the suspension was installed.
 

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what struts did you use?
KYB. Not Subaru branded, but I believe they are the OEM manufacturer. A lot of non-OEM parts, but they seem decent (with the exception of the detriot axle front links... those are clearly trash).

struts $292
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FXYL8S/ $134 ($67 each)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C9MQYG/ $79
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DAEWP0/$79

Other suspension and brake parts $636
boots https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZAVUC6/ $29
rear links https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FV6S3HC/ $32
rear pads https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016E76NDU/ $19
tie rod ends https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005545JGQ/ $60 ($30 each)
control arms https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CDB1BM2/ $104 ($52 each)
sway bushings https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CDB1BM2/ $23
strut mounts https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I798IFU/ $80 (40 each)
front brake EBC kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YAZLYM4/ $259
front links https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077V81WK6/ $30
 
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