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Old 03-05-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to increase the ride height of a 2004 WRX. We are planning to make regular trips to some heavy snow areas and we were wondering if there are any coilovers or other suspension modifications that will increase the ride height and ground clearance.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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Forester springs? Fozzie kids get WRX springs for the lowering, so the opposite should be ok also, eh? Of the threads I've read, I think it's the way WRX people go for the height-enhancement.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:17 AM   #3
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^^ pretty sure you gotta replace the struts too ^^
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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outback sport springs and struts would work as well.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:51 AM   #5
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^^ pretty sure you gotta replace the struts too ^^
To compliment the springs, matching struts should be used. I second the Outback Sport idea. Just find a guy with a looking to lower. I'm sure the springs would be cheap(or a trade), and GR-2's are availible all over the place.
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Does any know of any after-market modifications, rather than OEM?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:00 AM   #7
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you could buy cheap coilovers and jack them up, but don't expect them to last.

or you could go with real rally coilovers but you're looking at $2k+:
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/shop...on-p-2402.html
http://www.rallyclassified.com/class...p/listing/1422

they will most likely not be comfortable on the street...
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #8
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30" rims

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Old 03-05-2008, 11:21 AM   #9
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you could buy cheap coilovers and jack them up, but don't expect them to last.

or you could go with real rally coilovers but you're looking at $2k+:
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/shop...on-p-2402.html
http://www.rallyclassified.com/class...p/listing/1422

they will most likely not be comfortable on the street...
The Tein HG's still appear to lower the vehicle: http://www.tein.com/price/subaru.html
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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Something like aftermarket struts(AGX's or D'specs) and Ground Control sleeves/springs. Ask ten80 he's got this same type of setup. http://www.ground-control-store.com/...hp/II=83/CA=90
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:22 PM   #11
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You could get an engineer to make some strut spacers up like these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Suzuki-Vitara-...QQcmdZViewItem

Would raise the car up as much as you need, I think 1.5 inches is the maximum you would want to go and you can fit and remove them yourself really easily.
Make sure you get a wheel alignment after your have fitted them, just incase.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:57 PM   #12
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i think buying used forester struts and spring would be your best option.
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I am sorry, but i was drinking orange juice and scrolled across this pictures and now my key board is full of juicze............

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