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Old 03-20-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Well I went from having a two finger gap front and rear on the Forester with wrx suspension. I liked the look and how it handled. Decided to try and put a white line roll center adjustment kit on it. I still like how it handles and it did stiffen things up a bit but now I've got a two finger gap in the rear and a four finger gap in the front. I think it looks dumb so debating about taking the roll center kit off. What do you all think? Should I keep it on there or take it off. What are your experiences with these roll center kits?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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When I put mine on, it didn't noticeably effect ride height at all. The balljoints are only about 1cm longer than stock...how small are your fingers?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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roll center adjuster kit has no change on ride height. something got put back together wrong or something (unseated spring for example).
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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How much stiffer is the ride now? Reduce roll a bunch?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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Was this right after you put the car back on the ground? The kit will not affect ride height.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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the roll center kit will not affect stiffness (unless your ball joints and outer tie rods were completely dead) nor will it affect height.

Something else is wonky.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #7
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What everyone said. The Roll Center Kit does not affect height. Something else is wrong.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #8
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What everyone said. The Roll Center Kit does not affect height. Something else is wrong.

Ahh, then my suspicions were correct. Something was installed incorrectly by all pro subaru.

I wear a size large glove. Sometimes a medium glove. there is definitely two finger in the rear and three to four in the front.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #9
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the roll center kit will not affect stiffness (unless your ball joints and outer tie rods were completely dead) nor will it affect height.

Something else is wonky.

I never did understand exactly what the roll center adjustment kit did.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #10
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It corrects your suspension geometry and dynamic alignment when you lower the car from factory height.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #11
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I never did understand exactly what the roll center adjustment kit did.
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It corrects your suspension geometry and dynamic alignment when you lower the car from factory height.
While this explanation is abridged. The main thing to understand is you lowered your car excessively with a WRX suspension on your Forester. While it may look cool to you, you actually worsened some natural attributes of the factory front suspension design.

The kit you installed, helps to bring things back to "normal."
There is a monster thread on the topic you can read up on.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #12
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thanks for calling it abridged and not something bad lol. i tend to over explain things and am trying to do better at summing it up
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #13
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thanks for calling it abridged and not something bad lol. i tend to over explain things and am trying to do better at summing it up
Oh no no no, holy wall 'o text is back road runner
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #14
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Yeah,

After reading several of the 58 pages on the roll center adjustment kit I think I will eventually take it off.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:56 AM   #15
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You still have no idea what the kit does, do you? Or that there is no way it will change ride height, especially on the rear where the kit isn't even installed.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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You still have no idea what the kit does, do you? Or that there is no way it will change ride height, especially on the rear where the kit isn't even installed.

Yeah,


I understand that it does not do much. I understand that it does not change ride height.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #17
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Firstly is this all OEM subaru parts and do you have the alu or steel control arms?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:51 PM   #18
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Extra set of the hardened inserts in the LCA by mistake?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #19
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Extra set of the hardened inserts in the LCA by mistake?
It wouldn't raise the car up. It would just lower the control arm even further. I don't think its even possible to do anyways.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:46 PM   #20
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You still have no idea what the kit does, do you? Or that there is no way it will change ride height, especially on the rear where the kit isn't even installed.
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Yeah,


I understand that it does not do much. I understand that it does not change ride height.
Wow really? You still don't get it, and how it benefits your overly lowered forester.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #21
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How about a pic homeslice...
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:11 PM   #22
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You still have no idea what the kit does, do you? Or that there is no way it will change ride height, especially on the rear where the kit isn't even installed.
Yeah I know what it does now. I think it was the way the car was sitting as it is even all the way around on even ground. The car looked like it was sitting level but apparently the ground was not completely level.
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