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Old 04-07-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
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Question Forester suspension on impreza

Do you guys know of any combination (US or JAP) of forester strut and spring (lowering?) that, when installed on a GD impreza, would yield a normal ride height, but offer more droop travel? Thanks
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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Peter, bear in mind that droop travel is all about spring rate. If you go with a stiffer aftermarket spring you'll lose droop travel no matter if you have an impreza or forester strut.

FWIW, Tien softs for a SG Forester are 3k front and 1.8-3.6k progressive in the rear according to this.

Do you know how much your car weighs at each end? It's going to matter as much as the free-length of the springs will.

Stock free-length on SG Forester springs is ~ 16" front and 14" rear. I can't find the rates with a quick google search, but I seem to recall they're really low. 140 lbs/in front and around 110 lbs/in rear maybe?

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Actually, that sounds close -- with 140lbs/in springs a 6" droop requires 1680lbs on the front end. Actually a bit more, as the struts require some force to compress too. [/edit]

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Old 04-08-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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Just buy some ground control coilovers or Teins, that way you can raise and lower.
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thanks, I have wrx springs which are around F160/R120 and they yield about F3"/R4" of sag/droop at ride height. The car has something like 1800 on the front and 1200 on the rear. Without the bump stops, the struts give you 6.5" front travel and 7.5" rear. All of the above numbers are approximations, but are pretty close ones. Thanks for the info.

Another problem is that on the forester struts, I think that the spring perches might be welded higher up on the strut body, so if I started at stock impreza ride height, my bump travel might be reduced. It would be nice to have both more bump and droop travel; but, the same amount in bump and extra droop was what I was initially thinking.
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:07 AM   #5
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Yea Forester suspension actually gives you a rally look.



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Forester suspension on my impreza
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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It works so well Subaru sells em that way

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Well- lifted, of course.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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I think its funny subaru tosses lifted suspension on an impeza and calls it a new car
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