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post #16 of 23 Old 01-09-2012, 11:41 AM
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Ken, thanks for sharing those pics. Gives a good comparison of stock and lifted. I think that the subtle solutions would be the way to go for most. Doesnt look like a bad price either. You going to do the install yourself or not? If so good luck with it man.

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Ken, thanks for sharing those pics. Gives a good comparison of stock and lifted. I think that the subtle solutions would be the way to go for most. Doesnt look like a bad price either. You going to do the install yourself or not? If so good luck with it man.
When I get the spacers I will enlist at least one of my friends to help me do it.

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Sounds good. Going to be one different looking ride to those that know what they are looking at. Again, good luck with it.

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heres a pic of my wrx with my sti take off springs and subtle solutions 1" lift and 215/65R16 general grabbers.

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i have a 2012 WRX. i was wondering if a newer forester suspension would fit under my WRX. if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
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[/QUOTE]Now, regarding your lift I don't know if anybody has installed a set of coilovers and run them on the highest setting possible, but that might be your safest bet. I was always under the impression that a set of coilovers would be equivalent to the stock height at full extension OR lower, but not higher. I could be wrong - and if I am, you might be able to get a few extra mm of height out of that setup. I'm completely guessing here, but that might work for you. If anybody else knows, please feel free to chime in, but that's all I can think of right now.[/QUOTE]

I installed a set of Megan Racing 32-way valve coilovers on my 03 WRX Sedan. I was able to adjust them to ride 2" higher than stock, and lower than necessary. +1" has been nice with these Canadian winters.

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How much did you bought the Megan Racing kit Graham?
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I Have A 02 Wrx Wagon, Its A Blast But It Doesnt Have The Ground Clearance I Want. Was Thinking Of Putting A Lift On It And Some Bigger Dirt Tires. Any Suggestions Or Experience Someone Would Like To Share.
Youve got a few options. Your best bet is to get the springs and struts from an 03-08 Forester. The Fozzy XT will be stiffer and I think the JDM STi springs are the stiffest but Im not 100% on that. Then youll need Outback or Forester trailing arm brackets, rear swaybar brackets and STi FRONT endlinks to run in the rear. Some people used to complain about how some CV axles, like generic brand replacements, would leak because of the now steeper angle. Nowadays I think that myth has been bsted but keep an eye out for that. Once you try to get more than 3" or lift then youre going to need to lower the transmission crossmember and I think another subframe or crossmember as well. Oh and you might need rear camber bolts but some people get away with not needing them at all. Lastly with this setup the tallest tire youll be able to run is going to be 27.5" tall. Geolanders and Grabber AT2's are the most popular choices. I hope this clears some stuff up for you. You really need to read up on this over at DI Rally(Dirty Impreza forums) because those guys know this stuff front and back. Thats how I leanred how to do this.

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