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Old 12-03-2010, 12:15 PM   #1576
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:50 PM   #1577
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99 OB struts with 99 FOR rear springs and 03 OB front springs.


With the winter set-up (roof rack for the gear) and skidplate (for the fun)



New general grabber AT2s (27x8.50 14s)

AWESOME snow handling and grip





clearance clearance everywhere:
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #1578
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*waves hand in front of your face*
You want to sell me your front bumber setup.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:53 PM   #1579
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:25 PM   #1580
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Semi- Lifted I guess

215/55/17 tires


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Old 12-05-2010, 06:56 PM   #1581
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99 OB struts with 99 FOR rear springs and 03 OB front springs.

Total awesomeness.

Are you still running swaybars with that lift?
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:04 AM   #1582
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Hello from Western Canada =o)
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:53 PM   #1583
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99 OB struts with 99 FOR rear springs and 03 OB front springs.





did you have to do anything else to get that strut/spring combo to work.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:28 PM   #1584
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Just installed some 1" subtle spacers and some 225/50/17s on my sti (on Tanabe GF210 springs until i pickup another set of stockers)

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Old 12-07-2010, 02:46 AM   #1585
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Just installed some 1" subtle spacers and some 225/50/17s on my sti (on Tanabe GF210 springs until i pickup another set of stockers)
where did you get the spacers? im trying to find some stock suspension as well (i have eibach pro springs) and some spacers would be perfect to lift it back up a bit until i find stock springs/struts
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:09 AM   #1586
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where did you get the spacers? im trying to find some stock suspension as well (i have eibach pro springs) and some spacers would be perfect to lift it back up a bit until i find stock springs/struts
I got them from
http://www.subtle-solutions.com/

Paranoid Fabrications and Jackson Rally (find them on dirtyimpreza.com) also make some, coming in HDPE or aluminum. I plan to add a 3/8" saggy butt spacer to bring the rear up so that the fender gaps match F&R.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:47 AM   #1587
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skunkman, that thing is a best! Super sweet.

boostbaron, I really dig the red flaps!
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:38 PM   #1588
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skunkman, that thing is a best! Super sweet
Thanks!!

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did you have to do anything else to get that strut/spring combo to work.
I used the forester rear top hats with the FOR springs but I don't think it's necessary.
And I did use the 03 OB upper perches and top hats, but also not necessary. When I had them in hand, the upper perches were identical and the top hats were geometrically the same. Although the 03 OB top hats have a sealed bearing whereas the gen 1 OB top hats are not sealed, just the dust cap which fits on top.

The 03 OB front spring is the same coil thickness as the gen 1 OB spring and is less than 1" total height difference, but has 1/4 more coil rotation. I don't know for sure but suspect the gen 2 OB coil has a stiffer rate.

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Total awesomeness.

Are you still running swaybars with that lift?
Actually I am. I'm considering dropping in an OB rear sway to see how that changes rally and dirt road driving characteristics...
But the stock sways on this car are like 18-19 front and 15 rear, so even stock OB sways are a thicker improvement at (i think) 22 and 18.

Here you can see the little rear sway bar in there:


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You want to sell me your front bumber setup.
Hmmmm, not thinking so. But thanks!!
BUT tell John mark sent you:
http://www.oregonoffroadsubaruclub.o...rat_index.html
Good work, poor businessman
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:13 PM   #1589
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I snapped my front sway bar on my OB and it didnt feel a bit different
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:41 PM   #1590
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I threw on a WRX rear sway bar in my OBS on FXT suspension, WOW. Enormous difference. She continues to surprise me with how much better the handling is (I eventually added rear Perrin end links and a front strut bar as well). It's no longer terrifying taking turns suggested at 40mph at 50mph+. This way I can... save gas by keeping a steady speed. You know... go green.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:47 AM   #1591
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Really like this look with the color matched chrome piece. Maybe I'll see you around the Chi sometime
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:42 PM   #1592
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Wow I love that lifted leg. Never liked the wagons but that one is sweet!
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:55 PM   #1593
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:08 PM   #1594
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Really like this look with the color matched chrome piece. Maybe I'll see you around the Chi sometime
That piece is not color matched...they come like that on the 2011's
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:41 PM   #1595
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This is exactly what I want to do with my 03 wagon, what exactly did you do to accomplish this? I just read all 64 pages and if its there I missed it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:18 AM   #1596
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with forester suspension i just picked up 04 ftx struts and springs will i need 04 - 05 wrx tophats or can i use 02-03 ones for my 2005 wrx thanks alot - Brett
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:22 AM   #1597
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they will fit, no new parts needed
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:11 PM   #1598
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you sure about that?
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:21 PM   #1599
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This is exactly what I want to do with my 03 wagon, what exactly did you do to accomplish this? I just read all 64 pages and if its there I missed it.
05 Forester stuts and springs
Subtle Solutions 1" spacers
OBX Adjustable trailing arms
15 x 7 Team Dynamics +45
215/75/15 BFG Mud Terrains
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:08 AM   #1600
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05 Forester stuts and springs
Subtle Solutions 1" spacers
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15 x 7 Team Dynamics +45
215/75/15 BFG Mud Terrains
So will this work for a 2003 wagon as well? Just bolt right up? Also where is the best place to buy used forester suspension? Did you use XT or XS forester susp.? Thanks again!
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