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Old 04-17-2011, 11:17 PM   #26
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Nothing real crazy here...

2006 WRX TR

Lifted with:

-04 STi OE springs
-06 WRX Struts(soon to be replaced with D-Specs)
-STi Hats
-Jackson Rally Strut Top Spacers, 1"
-OBX Adj. Trailing Arms and Lats(still in a box in the garage)
-Custom RSB mount/spacer
-Custom adjustable FSB endlinks(next week or so)
-205/60/16 Winterforces
-Sport Edition CD 16's 7.5" wide, 48 offset


Other Crap:

-Ported VF43
-EBay TMIC
-Samco hoses/inlet
-Grimmspeed Upipe
-44mm EWG
-Grimmspeed BCS
-HKS DP
-Cutom Catback
-Walboro FP
-SPT Clutch/flywheel
-Kartboy shifter/Knob
-ProCar Seats
-Cage, hydro handbrake, R180, and 6spd swap in progress
-Co driver wiper/washer controls
-DRT Components Flaps

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-Primitive Front Skidplate, 1/8" with "stinger tail"
-Primitive Uparmored Mini Rear Diff guard, 1/4" Total thickness

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Hella 500 foglights on custom light bar, 5k HIDs







RSB bracket spacers(not pretty, but they work. I may make a better looking set when I can TIG them):







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Old 04-27-2011, 01:59 PM   #27
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So basically, Gen 1 outback struts are better than gen 1 forester struts.
yes.

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Most of this seems to apply to using with a Legacy (which I know you have experience with) but since 90-99 Legacies have somewhat-compatible suspension setups with Imprezas, this would apply depending on what struts you can get your hands on.
90-94 legacies are similar to early imprezas (with regard to the rear top hat bolt spacing). 95-99 legacies/96-99 OB rear struts have the same bolt spacing as both gen foresters...

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...and Gen 2 Forester struts are the best of the lot in terms of lift I'm assuming from your experience.
yes, but with the axle angle warning caveat for lifting legacies (non-outback) and I would assume lifting imprezas too.
Putting 2nd gen Fozzie strut assemblies on a legacy "L" would push it up like 3-4 inches, thus higher than the warned 2" > stock... That's when you should consider all the other drive line dropping stuff, which you've given great photos of in here.

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Currently it seems as though its easier to find Gen 2 forester struts than it is to find Gen 1 outback/forester struts, and they are usually in better shape if they are take offs.

Ya, definitely need to compile a list of tophats for this.
NICE THREAD DUDE!!
good compilation!!
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:43 PM   #28
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Any outback gurus that can help with a 2001 Outback lift?
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:38 PM   #29
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Any outback gurus that can help with a 2001 Outback lift?
check here... http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...ack-wagon.html

but in short, King springs from Australia, but they're spendy, strut spacer like Subtle solutions (http://www.subtle-solutions.com/prod...roducts_id=140) or jackson rally (http://www.jacksonrally.com/?page_id=17), or Baja springs in your OB struts...


I hope that helps or gives you direction. . .
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:13 AM   #30
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Nothing real crazy here...

2006 WRX TR

Lifted with:

-04 STi OE springs
-06 WRX Struts(soon to be replaced with D-Specs)
-STi Hats
-Jackson Rally Strut Top Spacers, 1"
-OBX Adj. Trailing Arms and Lats(still in a box in the garage)
-Custom RSB mount/spacer
-Custom adjustable FSB endlinks(next week or so)
-205/60/16 Winterforces
-Sport Edition CD 16's 7.5" wide, 48 offset

Its interesting your car doesn't look that much higher than my car, I'm on 07sti springs with d-specs, 1/4" saggy butt spacers and 15" Audi A3 wheels with 195/65 R15 Dunlop SP60's

I also have about 180lbs weight reduction which has lifted my car ~8mm.

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Old 05-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #31
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the '06-'07 has an issue with the height and length of the front bumper. A few of the guys over at dirty impreza trim the bottom of the bumper off. Previous generation imprezas have a little more approach clearance. That built in lip tends to get folded over a lot.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:03 PM   #32
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Nice information, just bought a 2010 impreza 2.5i hatch
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:36 PM   #33
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Its interesting your car doesn't look that much higher than my car, I'm on 07sti springs with d-specs, 1/4" saggy butt spacers and 15" Audi A3 wheels with 195/65 R15 Dunlop SP60's

I also have about 180lbs weight reduction which has lifted my car ~8mm.
Yeah, I was kinda pissed at how low it stayed, and the fact that the ass sags like it does. I think part of it might have something to do with tire size too, as it fill up the wheel wells quite a bit. I am on a 205/60/16, but i wanted to run something shorter, like a 205/50, but I bought them in spring and didnt have much of a choice because it was what my supplier could get. They were cheap though, so I'll run these until fall. I am REALLY hoping to ditch the lift and go to a Hotbits Rally coilover or an allwheelsdriven coilover before I get the car back on the road.

FWIW, the only interior pieces in the car in those pics is the dash, part of the center counsel, and the Drivers seat.

Diggin the wheels btw!
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:09 PM   #34
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Its interesting your car doesn't look that much higher than my car, I'm on 07sti springs with d-specs, 1/4" saggy butt spacers and 15" Audi A3 wheels with 195/65 R15 Dunlop SP60's
I also have about 180lbs weight reduction which has lifted my car ~8mm.
Is that 1/4" spacers front and rear?
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #35
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I went the cheap route before realizing all of what would be affected.....
Used my KYB AGX wrx struts and switched from Prodrive lowering springs back to stock wrx springs, talked Shane at Paranoid fabrications into making 1" versions of their spacers. 215/75r15 tires on Team Dynamics 15" ProRally wheels (stripped and repainted a nice metallic burnt copper...looks 10x better in person than what I can get in the pics)




This thread has some great info in it though, answers to all the problems I've come across
(rsb, cv joints, back tires just barely clearing the front of the wheel well, etc)

Thanks for all the info!
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:44 AM   #36
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Is that 1/4" spacers front and rear?
just in the rear.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:31 PM   #37
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So, for all you guys with the serious lifts (e.g. Forester suspension), have you had to replace your stock flexible brake lines? Are they too short at full droop?

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:28 AM   #38
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very cool guys, I'd love to take the suby into the wilderness one day, but for now she is a street bitch
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:52 AM   #39
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very cool guys, I'd love to take the suby into the wilderness one day, but for now she is a street bitch
But it doesn't have to be that way.
Go out, out into the wild. . .
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:41 AM   #40
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Hey that's my tire pic. The stock tire was a 205/60-16 IIRC.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:25 AM   #41
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Hey that's my tire pic. The stock tire was a 205/55-16 IIRC.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:23 PM   #42
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:45 PM   #43
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:39 AM   #44
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Ok, so say I get the 215/65r16 grabbers obviously I'll need 16" wheels, but what offset would be the most functional?
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:41 AM   #45
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For a 1997 Impreza L wagon, that is :P.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:43 AM   #46
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With '99 Forrester struts/spring and imp rear tophats...sorry.

Is tired. ;(
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #47
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Its interesting your car doesn't look that much higher than my car, I'm on 07sti springs with d-specs, 1/4" saggy butt spacers and 15" Audi A3 wheels with 195/65 R15 Dunlop SP60's

I also have about 180lbs weight reduction which has lifted my car ~8mm.


the lift looks great i must say. i have been interested in getting a few more inches of clearance for my 06 wrx but i am worried about ride quality and raising the center of gravity... how has the ride handling i.e. cornering changed. or what other pros cons have you experienced... any info would be awesome.. also im sorta new to the forums and this place is great source of info
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:35 AM   #48
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hi i'm kind of new to the Nasioc forum but i wanted to ask some questions cuz i think there are more people here with lifted subarus than anywhere else. So right now i've lifted my car 1" the front and 1.25" the rear. I was thinking of fabricated 1" spacers for the sway bar mounts, trailing arm brackets, F/R subframe braces, and the diff mount spacers out of HDPE. what else would need to be spaced in order to keep the geometry of the car? and would 215/65r16 clear the F/R spring perch? I'm thinking of order bridgestone dueler H/T 689, 684.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:30 AM   #49
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hi i'm kind of new to the Nasioc forum but i wanted to ask some questions cuz i think there are more people here with lifted subarus than anywhere else. So right now i've lifted my car 1" the front and 1.25" the rear. I was thinking of fabricated 1" spacers for the sway bar mounts, trailing arm brackets, F/R subframe braces, and the diff mount spacers out of HDPE. what else would need to be spaced in order to keep the geometry of the car? and would 215/65r16 clear the F/R spring perch? I'm thinking of order bridgestone dueler H/T 689, 684.
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

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