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Old 07-23-2019, 08:52 AM   #6
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That's a LOT of lift. Even on a Wrangler, that amount of lift requires component changes. With a Wrangler (I have one), lifting is typically done to fit bigger tires to get over bigger rocks offroading. With a Crosstrek (hey, I have one of those too), with the small wheel openings, there really isn't any room to take advantage of bigger tires because they're going to hit in front of and behind the tire. Or are you planning to cut the fenders to fit 35's or something? With independent suspension, I'd think you're talking at least axle changes. What I'm not sure of is during articulation, how's that work? The high wheel is going to want a shorter axle (or stock length). So perhaps control arm geometry changes are needed?

I think overall, this is a bad idea. If you want to go offroad, get a Wrangler. I say that owning both and soon to replace a Ford Fusion with yet another Crosstrek......but later, replace our 13 Crosstrek probably with a Rubicon or Willys Wheeler.
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