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post #1 of 6 Old 12-10-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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New wrx owner and new to forum

Just wanted to say hello, I just bought an 08 wrx that is all stock. I see there is a ton of useful information on these forums so I figured it is a good place to hang out. I don't really plan on changing a lot on my car for some time but when I do I plan to start with suspension and brakes. Is is possible to add ground clearance so I can have some fun back in the old mountain logging roads here in Montana but still maintain decent street handling?
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It's one or the other. Forester suspension will help a bit at the sacrifice of road handling.

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Thanks that was about what I thought. Would an aftermarket suspension with the same ride height and some aluminum under body armor allow me to be safe ripping up the back roads? there is a chance of bottoming out in some sections around were I live.
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That sounds like a decent plan for some fun.
The forester swap is pretty common tho, ya might wanna look into that a tad more as long as you don't wanna hit the paved turns too hard
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Building it more towards off road seems like the right thing to do but it is my daily driver so I am still undecided on what to do. Either way it is going to be a slow process. just a pic from the dealership i only have a side and front pic and this one looks better.
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Thanks that was about what I thought. Would an aftermarket suspension with the same ride height and some aluminum under body armor allow me to be safe ripping up the back roads? there is a chance of bottoming out in some sections around were I live.
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It's set up the same as here.... easy peezy to navigate. You can find your parts there.

It will raise it a bit (not sure on the dpecs though).

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