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Old 05-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default 2013 WRX Lifting options

Im tired of my WRX sitting low, I want to get it up off the ground and have it back as a rally car. Curious about some options. Looking to do regular (probably weekly) offroad Subaruing. Nothing crazy like rally although I might hit up an event or 2. Im looking for something thatll hold up as its my DD but also not super expensive. I also dont want to tear into my car too much for custom mounting. Have 3 options in mind:
1) Feal 440 gravel coilovers- $1550
2) D2 Gravel Coilovers- $2350
3) STI struts w/ King Lift Springs and Spacers- ?

My main question is which year STI struts (if any) will direct onto my 13 WRX and if anyone has this set up, how does it perform/ feel?

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Old 05-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #2
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subtle solution lift kits
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:17 AM   #3
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You can use struts and then add adjustable trailing arms to center the rear wheels.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:51 AM   #4
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It all depends how much you want to lift it, I'm running 1/2in strut spacers until I get the money for new tires just because I got tired of catching my bumper on everything. Spacers are really easy to install and imo anything less than an inch thats the best option. You also can use stock fozzy struts IIRC, I know for earlier ones they work but for '13 I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:36 AM   #5
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No STI front strut will bolt to your car.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:54 PM   #6
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Im tired of my WRX sitting low, I want to get it up off the ground and have it back as a rally car. Curious about some options. Looking to do regular (probably weekly) offroad Subaruing. Nothing crazy like rally although I might hit up an event or 2. Im looking for something thatll hold up as its my DD but also not super expensive. I also dont want to tear into my car too much for custom mounting. Have 3 options in mind:
1) Feal 440 gravel coilovers- $1550
2) D2 Gravel Coilovers- $2350
3) STI struts w/ King Lift Springs and Spacers- ?

My main question is which year STI struts (if any) will direct onto my 13 WRX and if anyone has this set up, how does it perform/ feel?

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hey did you ever lift your wrx? I'm looking to do the same, but nothing really out there in the way of help
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:54 PM   #7
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3) STI struts w/ King Lift Springs and Spacers-
You don't need the spacers if you get the King lift springs.... and probably better without the spacers.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:03 AM   #8
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Get forester shocks/Springs and some small spacers.

Designed for more weight than your WRX(rugged), gives height, OEM reliability, cheap to replace if one blows due to a hard hit.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:46 PM   #9
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Bringing this post back as Im still looking for good reliable information. I want to lift mine as well! please let me know!!!!
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:01 PM   #10
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You can use struts and then add adjustable trailing arms to center the rear wheels.
I know its old post, but***8230;
http://iscsuspension-na.com/store/#!...-V2/p/28352614

Just got a pair of these to go with my king lift springs
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:24 AM   #11
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Check out DI for info too, lifting is a bit more common there.
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Old 10-10-2021, 02:11 PM   #12
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Get forester shocks/Springs and some small spacers.

Designed for more weight than your WRX(rugged), gives height, OEM reliability, cheap to replace if one blows due to a hard hit.
Hey, what year Forester shocks/springs will fit a 13 wrx hatch? Trying to do the same thing
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:40 PM   #13
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09-13 Foresters will fit. I believe the SJ model which is 14-18 also fit.
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