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Old 04-14-2019, 05:46 PM   #626
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:47 PM   #627
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Yes the tire clearance at top is tight. But not as bad as I was shown how close they were at the tire shop I don't think they had the lift all the way down as I just went under my car and double check and it is closer to what to mentioned.

As far as the fronts yes Iím rubbing hella bad at full lock. But I knew that was going to happen with 27Ē tires. But if thereís a way to lessen or even better solving the issue all together Iím all ears.
I noticed some wheels sit further in than others. I had some 03 forester wheels that were within 2mm of rubbing; while the wheels on my 12 forester had no clearance issues. The camber bolts also brought the wheel in even closer. Turns out I grabbed the wrong struts from the junkyard but I was thinking some 5mm hub spacers would fix the rubbing.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:47 PM   #628
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Later today, I have a pair of 1.75+/-į camber bolts arriving for my Forester XT strut swap into my '07 2.5i. I'm pretty sure I have everything I need for a basic install (struts f/r, TA spacers, camber bolts), but am unsure about alignment specs. I've heard that aligning to XT specs would work, but I want to do it right. Anyone with a strut lift, how did you align your setup? Anything else you needed (aside from swaybar endlinks) for a smooth and reliable install? Any drastic change in ride/handling behavior?

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Old 05-14-2019, 10:03 PM   #629
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Is it true that if you use spacers that are the same size on the front and back, the front will end up being lifted more than the rear?
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:14 PM   #630
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Is it true that if you use spacers that are the same size on the front and back, the front will end up being lifted more than the rear?
Not necessarily. If your struts are older, yes, but that's how it was sitting before the spacers anyway. So far as I can tell, the "saggy butt" spacers are meant as a remedy for sagging struts if newer ones aren't used.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:12 PM   #631
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Not necessarily. If your struts are older, yes, but that's how it was sitting before the spacers anyway. So far as I can tell, the "saggy butt" spacers are meant as a remedy for sagging struts if newer ones aren't used.
Yeah, I ended up putting in new struts and 3/4" spacers all around and the height difference is pretty even now.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:38 PM   #632
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Iíve been trying to lift my 06 sti with 2000 Forester suspension. The rears installed nicely (forester struts and springs with 99 outback trailing arms) but the fronts wonít fit to my larger sti steering knuckles. Before I start cutting and welding the strut mounts to make them work, are there Forester struts that will fit to my knuckles?
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:44 AM   #633
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I've got a 2012 Impreza Sport/Prem Hatch, with a Crosstrek 2" hitch installed. I scrape the occasional driveway apron when exiting, so I do need something lifted up. I was planning on going the easy route with a 1" spacer lift, but am concerned that the rear suspension is sagging lower than the front, and the lift wont be the proper solution.

The rear sits visibly lower than the front. What height should the arches be from the ground? Should I swap to new struts/springs and spacers, or is there a better strut/spring combo to get me a little higher?
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