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Old 08-09-2011, 04:51 PM   #51
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Actually the lifted community here is certainly not the mainstay... check out USMB and dirtyimpreza, those populations are ripe with lifts!

*EDIT* but with 83 pages here, http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1228188 I guess it's a growing occult movement within NASIOC

What have you "lifted" you car (1" front and 1.25" rear) with and what car is it? And forgive my memory, but what is HDPE again?

You really don't need to space down the drive line until you get over 2" of lift. The axles will be able to handle the added angle just fine, but once you lift more than 2" you should start considering the subframe spacers (engine mounts, tranny x-member, rear diff hanger, etc. etc. and so on...

keep on keepin' on! and let's see it
I think it's high density polyeurethane (HDPE, that is).
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:14 PM   #52
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Not quite "lifted" in terms of being lifted. But it is slightly higher then stock, and what I've found to be a good height for rough/irregular tarmac, and or mixed tarmac/dirt type of roads.



Front/rear ride height is 393.7mm



Hard to tell due to the dark wheels and pics being in shadow, but it's there haha


This is on AST 4100's ( I know coilovers may be considered somewhat "cheating" for intended purpose of this thread. But figured I'd share what I've found to be a good setting for someone doing something similar.

AST 4100's

Swift 60mm ID 8" springs front
Swift 60mm ID 9" springs rear
1.5kg 19mm (compressed length) helpers
6kg front/5kg rear springs
Group N top mounts front/rear

Other stuff:

Whiteline 22mm adj wagon front bar (set on the 22mm setting)
Whiteline 22mm adjustable rear bar (also on middle or 22mm setting)
Kartboy solid endlinks front/rear.

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Old 09-25-2011, 09:58 AM   #53
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Would it be possible to put Forester struts, 1"-2" lowering springs, and 215/60-16 tires on a 93-01 Impreza without rubbing?
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #54
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i have a 06 STi, would like a setup thats functional for some sort of offroad terrain so i can actually drive my car with all these potholes in NYC, i have a hardtime finding info
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:54 PM   #55
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My simple solution was 04 Outback Sport springs, 3/8" Paranoid Fabrications in the rear and WRX Wagon Struts. I was unstoppable this past winter in New England.

195/65/15 Blizzaks on 15X7 wheels.



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Old 10-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #56
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I have an 04 WRX that i'm looking to lift for this winter. I saw someone used 04 forester xt struts and springs with adj. trailing arms.

Is anything else needed? and since i have an 04 wrx do i need to use and 04 xt parts or will other stuff fit? Also, what other option do i have on a college kid budget for a 2-3" lift?

Thank you in advance for your answers/ help and non flamming
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #57
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I have an 04 WRX that i'm looking to lift for this winter. I saw someone used 04 forester xt struts and springs with adj. trailing arms.

Is anything else needed? and since i have an 04 wrx do i need to use and 04 xt parts or will other stuff fit? Also, what other option do i have on a college kid budget for a 2-3" lift?

Thank you in advance for your answers/ help and non flamming
We did this last weekend on an 02 with just those parts. Clearance gets tight near the strut and the tire, but it fits. It's a fairly aggressive lift, however. Are you going to run larger tires? If not, it will look a bit goofy. For just a seasonal lift I would suggest a spacer and a lifetime alignment deal from somewhere.

before, during, and after pics -
http://www.dirtyimpreza.com/forums/s...520#post309520
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #58
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I have brys 04 outback sport springs and I am about to use them to lift my 03 WRX. I guess I need 04 rear top hats and I can just use regular struts for about a 2" lift? Never lifted a car and this is my second Subaru (but my other was 84 GL hatch)
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:00 AM   #59
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We did this last weekend on an 02 with just those parts. Clearance gets tight near the strut and the tire, but it fits. It's a fairly aggressive lift, however. Are you going to run larger tires? If not, it will look a bit goofy. For just a seasonal lift I would suggest a spacer and a lifetime alignment deal from somewhere.

before, during, and after pics -
http://www.dirtyimpreza.com/forums/s...520#post309520
The only problem I saw with that is I would need a spring compressor to install longer bolts. Is that true?
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:06 PM   #60
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I have brys 04 outback sport springs and I am about to use them to lift my 03 WRX. I guess I need 04 rear top hats and I can just use regular struts for about a 2" lift? Never lifted a car and this is my second Subaru (but my other was 84 GL hatch)
P1LOT, go to Tirerack.com, look up 2004 WRX Wagon, Suspension and they carry KYB 04-07 Rear Top hats.

Price: $51.00 (each)
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Manufacturer Part #: SM5422
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:47 PM   #61
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Thanks, will do.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #62
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For anyone that's interested, I just started offering King springs. They lift your car roughly 1.5" inches depending on model. The nice thing with the King springs is they also have a increased spring rate of about 20-30% over stock. Something that has been an issue in the past (for me at least) with the fozzy take off stuff was that even though you went up drastically in height, spring rates are relatively low.

I have multiple options for uprated dampers as well to work out with those increased spring rates, as the factory bits don't quite slice it. If you guys are interested, check out the web store: www.vaughnperformance.com I offer BRAID wheels and some other cool things as well that help to make Subies more fun in the dirt.

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Old 10-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #63
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The only problem I saw with that is I would need a spring compressor to install longer bolts. Is that true?
You're asking about installing longer studs for the spacers? I think you just hammer them out with the strut fully assembled.

here's a freshly done writeup of the install on a newer car, showing that process:
http://www.dirtyimpreza.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=23389
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:04 PM   #64
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Subaru tech said I go with forester suspension instead because its the same chassis as the impreza, whereas outback is a legacy chassis. Of course then I need longer radiator hoses, and different mounts I think because drive shaft doesn't line up the same
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #65
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When I upgrade to coils on WRX I'll be taking off a set off KYB AGX struts. I'm thinking about putting these on my GC with the GC top hats. Can I simply use a set of fozzy or obs springs with a AGX and get a lifted stance?
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:58 PM   #66
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P1LOT check your PMs, you are still confused...

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #67
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Oh I didn't realize OBS was an Impreza chassis. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:08 PM   #68
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Haha I asked for 04 top hats and they gave me 03s anyway. I just can't win. I sent them back though and they are sending me 04. They new my car was an 03 so maybe they just didn't understand what I was trying to do and sent me 03s anyway. Oh well fronts look great got 1"of the springs and 1" off the spacers. The rear will probably be higher still.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:49 PM   #69
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We did this last weekend on an 02 with just those parts. Clearance gets tight near the strut and the tire, but it fits. It's a fairly aggressive lift, however. Are you going to run larger tires? If not, it will look a bit goofy. For just a seasonal lift I would suggest a spacer and a lifetime alignment deal from somewhere.

How much did that cost? I have the same model color year and I just look at the pics and that's exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #70
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How much did that cost? I have the same model color year and I just look at the pics and that's exactly what I'm looking for.
So since the color is the same it will cost the same? I pmed you back on DI, but this is nasioc so here's my attempt to be unclescottylike:

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sorry, I couldn't resist. Once you've looked into those tutorials a bit if you have any specific questions I'm happy to help. Might not be a bad idea to find someone local with experience if your worried about ripping out your suspension by yourself.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:43 AM   #71
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For forester struts and springs on an 04 wrx sedan, What trailing arms will work?
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:56 PM   #72
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Hello all, I have an 04 wrx wagon and have been pondering lifting it for the winter, I plan to eventually buy coilovers. So what is the cheapest dirtiest way to lift it. Half of my struts are blown so I'm not worried about strut life. Thank you!
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:26 PM   #73
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In my opinion, some sort of lift plate like the ones from Jackson Rally.
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From what I saw with lifting mine with OBS springs, WRX struts, and 1" spacers... anything more than 2-3" is going to need longer arms.
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We used OBX (ebay) adj trailing arms on the wagon we lifted. I've heard forester arms work too which I'm sure is the cheaper way to go, but you still get a taco arm. I've never been a promoter of ebay parts, but I couldn't see anything wrong with the OBX units. Just as heavy as oem, but tubular and you get a bearing instead of a bushing up front. I'm curious to hear long term feedback from the owner of the wagon. He did say it took the shop a long time to align it, which you should expect if you go the adjustable route.
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