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Old 01-14-2020, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Will it work? WRX Koni Inserts, Pink Wagon Springs, Forrester Struts

Hello. Calling on the Subaru gurus. I'm trying to gain some ground clearance and maintain some roll stiffness with parts I have on hand. I have a 2006 Saabaru running Koni inserts, pink wagon springs on WRX wagon strut bodies with Com-C front top hats.

Can I swap everything over to Forester strut bodies to gain some ground clearance and maintain my current setup roll stiffness? The point is to make this ride be slightly lifted as I want to do rally cross and more offroad camping.

I know everything should physically fit but devil is in the details. Curious if this moves koni inserts outside of their effective stroke range. Will the camber combination be all out of whack?

Thoughts or should I just go with forester stock suspension and call it a day?

I've done a bunch of searching and can't find this particular combo.

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Old 01-14-2020, 12:34 PM   #2
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no experience with this, but judging by this thread, the strut bodies are nearly identical from the lower clevis hole to the fixed spring perch. so if you're using the strut bodies for inserts, seems like a sideways move for you, though the rear's would give you 15mm of anti-saggy butt. you'd only gain 1mm in the front. looks like most of the suspension travel/ride height differences are in spring length and stroke.

have you considered King springs? I found them to be a great spring paired to Koni's on my old 08 wrx. the Standards raised me about .25" over stock. you can go with a lifted height as well.

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