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Old 04-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Sport Impreza - Back end is saggy...

Love my sport limited, but does anyone feel like the backend of the vehicle looks "sagged"?

Ie, when I look at the clearance above my rear wheels in comparison to the front, there is a noticable difference that makes the car look like its jacked up in the front...not the best look IMO.

Has anyone done anything to adress this? Pics to share? Would this change the handling of the car significantly to raise the back and lower the front end just a tad to make it look more balanced?
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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Yes i put coil spacers in the back. no pics, but it improved it. Not a long term solution because they are made out of rubber
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Can't read today - No comment.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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Yes, I noticed that also on my 13... how thick a spacer did you use and whose ? have not been under it yet, do these have bump stops inside the coils ?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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The front wheel arch is larger than the rear one to accommodate the wheel when you turn. This kind of makes the rear look saggy
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Checked a few hatchbacks and they all seem to be setup that way in terms of height relative to rear
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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Checked a few hatchbacks and they all seem to be setup that way in terms of height relative to rear

And here I thought it was due to the added weight of my new 19mm sway bar.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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you got some junk in the trunk
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:33 AM   #9
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Has anyone raised the back end with a long-ish term solution that has picks and instructions/guidance?
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:03 AM   #10
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Holy bumping old thread batman!

Use these: http://www.paranoidfabrications.com/...za-08-11-hdpe/

They install on top of the strut (essentially a lift kit). Install is straight forward, remove strut, reinstall.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:40 AM   #11
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The front wheel arch is larger than the rear one to accommodate the wheel when you turn. This kind of makes the rear look saggy
This.

The car is level. The "sag" is all in the design of the fenders.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:53 AM   #12
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Welcome to owning a Subaru. Just call the butt hella flush around the ricers and you'll be good. You just haven't gotten around to dropping the front yet
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:56 AM   #13
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Welcome to owning a Subaru. Just call the butt hella flush around the ricers and you'll be good. You just haven't gotten around to dropping the front yet
Should we just start telling people to cut their front springs?
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:03 AM   #14
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I was looking at this last night and the car itself is level, the fenders are cut at different heights. I found about 1-1/4" gap in the back and a 2-1/4" gap in the front. It's almost an optical illusion. I suppose if you did raise the back end a bit it wouldn't look too bad with a little front rake.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:10 AM   #15
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I'm all for raising the car. It's just funny to see people so worried about their rear suspension, like something's wrong with it.

I've seen a couple people on here say that they took their car to the dealership because of it...

Of course I'm sure nothing was changed.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:50 AM   #16
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here is mine on winter wheels with 3/4" spacers on the rear. there is a little rake now but not really noticeable unless you look for it. been like this for 2 years now on my homemade hdpe spacers

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Old 07-10-2015, 10:58 AM   #17
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Still has slightly noticeable negative rake. But looking at your side skirts, it's very apparent that the rear of the car is actually higher than the front.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:13 AM   #18
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Still has slightly noticeable negative rake. But looking at your side skirts, it's very apparent that the rear of the car is actually higher than the front.
i had stuff in the hatch too. can't remember what it was all posted several years back now. i even had measurements and the wheel gaps are w/in 1/4" IIRC. not going to try searching for all that info as it is burried in the gigantic thread.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:21 AM   #19
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i had stuff in the hatch too. can't remember what it was all posted several years back now. i even had measurements and the wheel gaps are w/in 1/4" IIRC. not going to try searching for all that info as it is burried in the gigantic thread.
Gotcha. No biggie. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with your setup.

I have a 1/4" spacer in the rear at the moment. It's hardly noticeable but it's mostly just peace of mind for me. A little extra clearance can go a long way.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #20
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I was looking at this last night and the car itself is level, the fenders are cut at different heights. I found about 1-1/4" gap in the back and a 2-1/4" gap in the front. It's almost an optical illusion. I suppose if you did raise the back end a bit it wouldn't look too bad with a little front rake.
This is how you scuff your bumper.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:49 PM   #21
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Should we just start telling people to cut their front springs?
Nah, we should tell them to chain them
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:10 PM   #22
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Gotcha. No biggie. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with your setup.

I have a 1/4" spacer in the rear at the moment. It's hardly noticeable but it's mostly just peace of mind for me. A little extra clearance can go a long way.
3/4" min IMHO. 1" would have been nice, but trying to find 1" material was $$$$$, 2 pieces of 3/8" stacked together was like 15.00
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