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Old 10-01-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Winter is coming and I'm looking into a winter set up for my 17 Sport hatch. My new job will require me to be on time reguarless if weather. I'm thinking of going for a bit more ground clearance.

My thought is a 1" lift and run a 215-55-17 tire which should give me another 1/2", 1.5" more clearance.

I see a few companies including the 17 in their strut spacers but see no cars with them. Just looking to see if anyone has come across anyone doing this to see if there are issues with the new body?
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:43 PM   #2
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How much snow do you get a year? My 12' Impreza has snows that are actually smaller than stock so it lowers it slightly. I have never had any issues through 8-12"

I'm betting the 17 has pretty similar ground clearance so a larger tire should be plenty.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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How much snow do you get a year? My 12' Impreza has snows that are actually smaller than stock so it lowers it slightly. I have never had any issues through 8-12"

I'm betting the 17 has pretty similar ground clearance so a larger tire should be plenty.
I've used my DSM's for the last 13-14 years. I live in CT and work in NY. With the snow we had last year my DSM in winter mode had some struggles and that would sit higher then my Sport. On our bigger storms we were over 12"

I'm gonna order some spacers, source a tire for mock up and go from there.

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Old 10-02-2017, 06:31 AM   #4
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For the few times it doesn't snow more than 12" I would try your best to make it.

I don't think adding a lift for the few times would be worth the cost or time to do the lift. And it will affect mpg.

I would personally take a day off if I was required to be there through a snow storm with that much snow haha
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:19 AM   #5
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For the few times it doesn't snow more than 12" I would try your best to make it.

I don't think adding a lift for the few times would be worth the cost or time to do the lift. And it will affect mpg.

I would personally take a day off if I was required to be there through a snow storm with that much snow haha
Can't take days off that easy at my new job. Plus I put in 16 hour days a couple times a week, don't want to get snowed in there.

Cost is $170, if I don't like them I'll sell. Alignment is free. Just figure I try it. Going to see how the taller tire will look before and after as well. Friend is grabbing a used tire this week just so I can mock it up on stock suspension.

I just didn't know if subaru was using a different strut hat over the earlier years as the lift spacers are '12-17.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:40 PM   #6
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I saw a photo of a lowered Crosstrek on Instagram, the car looked really amazing but I couldn't help wondering what the point was? Why not just buy an Impreza?
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:44 PM   #7
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I saw a photo of a lowered Crosstrek on Instagram, the car looked really amazing but I couldn't help wondering what the point was? Why not just buy an Impreza?
To be different. There are actually quite a handful of people with lowered crosstreks on IG. IMO they look sick, and would love to see more of those.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:29 PM   #8
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I saw a photo of a lowered Crosstrek on Instagram, the car looked really amazing but I couldn't help wondering what the point was? Why not just buy an Impreza?
To be honest, I looked into a crosstrek for just winter use. But I don't need a 4th car. Rather the money go to my house/garage projects.
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