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Old 02-04-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default 2011 WRX Hatch Lift kit???

Has anyone ever put a lift kit on their car? I want to do roughly a 3 inch lift on mine but I have no clue what I will need or where to get it. This isn't something that would be done in the immediate future but maybe by next fall. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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If you want to go 3", you'll need to lower the rear subframe with spacers.

Check out King Springs, they'll have everything you need.
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:42 AM   #4
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If you want to go 3", you'll need to lower the rear subframe with spacers.

Check out King Springs, they'll have everything you need.
so a king springs 1.5" lift and some spacers so i don't damage the drive train/axel/and cv joints?
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:48 AM   #5
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The springs, plus top hat spacers can net you 3" of lift.

Then spencers to move the rear subframe down from the body.

You'll need to add adjustable rear LCAs to that too.

Even then, 3" is a lot, and you may run into issues.
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:49 AM   #6
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:50 AM   #7
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The springs, plus top hat spacers can net you 3" of lift.

Then spencers to move the rear subframe down from the body.

You'll need to add adjustable rear LCAs to that too.

Even then, 3" is a lot, and you may run into issues.

Thats if i do the subtle solutions spacers and the springs i put the link for?
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:53 AM   #8
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Find the US distributor for King Springs.

You can buy everything you need from them.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:58 PM   #9
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I have a set of 1" strut top spacers for sale if you are interested.

I recently bought them from Paranoid Fabrications to cancel out some higher rate lowering springs, but ended up going with King springs and no spacer instead (I didn't want too much height).

I bought the King Springs from Primitive Engineering if you are interested.

I can even sell you the 2011 hatch strut tops with the extended studs I put in (part of the lift kit from Paranoid Fab.)

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Old 03-06-2015, 11:45 PM   #10
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I just lifted my 08 Wrx Hatch with King Standard height springs and 1/2in Lift spacers Front and 3/4in lift spacer rear. Mine looks good
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:55 AM   #11
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I've been looking for a "stiffer without lower" option and have been seeing everyone mention King springs in similar threads.

Am I looking in the wrong place? It looks like the only King option available for 08+ is a lowering spring. No standard height or lift.

http://www.kingsprings.com/catalogue..._catalogue.pdf

Maybe there's another catalogue I'm not seeing.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:40 AM   #12
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I've been looking for a "stiffer without lower" option and have been seeing everyone mention King springs in similar threads.

Am I looking in the wrong place? It looks like the only King option available for 08+ is a lowering spring. No standard height or lift.

http://www.kingsprings.com/catalogue..._catalogue.pdf

Maybe there's another catalogue I'm not seeing.

That's because Primitive went to King and had them make a custom lift and an "OE height" spring. You have to get it through them.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:42 AM   #13
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That's because Primitive went to King and had them make a custom lift and an "OE height" spring. You have to get it through them.
This.

Though I will say my standard height king springs took a LONG time to settle... I'm used to lowering springs settling in the first few days, the kings took about a full month to fully settle.

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Old 03-08-2015, 01:33 PM   #14
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Acqua, do you have any pictures of your car? I'm very interested in the standard heights, but am a little worried about the "may raise your car" disclaimer.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:14 PM   #15
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I forgot to take my tape measure with me, so I'll get some measurements later tonight.

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Old 03-12-2015, 08:23 PM   #16
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Wow that's "standard height"?

Here's my "raised height":



Kinda looks the same to me. We need to take measurements and compare.
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:49 AM   #17
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holy crap, those standard heights look perfect! thanks for sharing the photos, dave. i don't remember; which strut housings are you using for your koni inserts? wide body or narrow body?
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holy crap, those standard heights look perfect! thanks for sharing the photos, dave. i don't remember; which strut housings are you using for your koni inserts? wide body or narrow body?
I'm using the widebody housings.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:16 AM   #19
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Wow that's "standard height"?

Here's my "raised height":



Kinda looks the same to me. We need to take measurements and compare.
What are the part #s listed on your springs?

Mine are: ksfs-52 and ksrs-53

The raised should be ksfr-52 and ksrr-53

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Old 03-13-2015, 12:44 PM   #20
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What are the part #s listed on your springs?

Mine are: ksfs-52 and ksrs-53

The raised should be ksfr-52 and ksrr-53

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KSFR-52 (front) and KSRR-53 (rear). I guess they just look similar.
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