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Old 07-07-2018, 02:47 AM   #1
Rtlujan31
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So I recently picked up a 2001 forester. And I was just wondering what the best way of lowering it is? What are some ways you guys have done it? I know 02-07 Impreza struts fit it, but Is that the best option? Or is coilovers a better option?? I donít want to spend a whole lot, but if itís the better option then Iíll consider it!
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:34 AM   #2
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So I recently picked up a 2001 forester. And I was just wondering what the best way of lowering it is? What are some ways you guys have done it? I know 02-07 Impreza struts fit it, but Is that the best option? Or is coilovers a better option?? I donít want to spend a whole lot, but if itís the better option then Iíll consider it!


Get lowering springs if you donít want to spend money. Iíd really suggest coilovers and spend the extra dollar. Lowering springs bad for shocks.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:28 AM   #3
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Get lowering springs if you donít want to spend money. Iíd really suggest coilovers and spend the extra dollar. Lowering springs bad for shocks.


Would coilovers be better than doing Impreza struts?? Wouldnít struts be a more comfortable ride??
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:04 PM   #4
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Would coilovers be better than doing Impreza struts?? Wouldnít struts be a more comfortable ride??
I looked up the difference in weight vs a 2001 Forester and a 2002 Impreza, and its at most 300 lbs stock. I knew a bunch of kids in High School that would swap suspension on their Subarus, they would bolt right in, I don't know about the longevity of it though. My main concern would be that the Forester is heavier, and if you add too much weight to it you could damage the suspension, but that would be determined by what you use the Forester for. Remember that you get what you pay for though. You can find a cheap set of stock suspension on here I'm sure, but it may be worth your while to spend a little extra money to get something that will last. I had lowering springs with stock struts on my WRX when I bought it, and they lasted about 3 years. Now I've got coilovers, and granted they're a bit more money, but they have a 5 year warranty, and they're specifically made for my car. Your car your call, just my $.02.
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The Forester is basically an extra wagony Impreza. The key Suspension differences are the tall struts with springs with a LOT of preload (lifts the body up high), and the subframe has a 1" lift block to tweak the suspension geometry for the stock taller ride height. The simple lowering option is just tossing on Impreza suspension and get the car realigned.
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