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Lifting your Fozzy or install larger tires? Look here for parts available.

This is a gallery but it seems the off road people hang out here so why not have the lifting guide here as well. We can break it down to what is sold in the USA vs elsewhere and where to buy items with photos and reviews.

Please also provide information on what works, what other modifications are required, what tires fit with what mods and so one.


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Lift items for sale in the USA.
SF chassis 1998-2002
1" HDPE Lift Spacers! SF SG SH SJ Foresters!
2" Strut Lift Spacers SF & SG Foresters!
Primitive-Racing lifts in various sizes

SG chassis 2003-2008
1" HDPE Lift Spacers! SF SG SH SJ Foresters!
2" Strut Lift Spacers SF & SG Foresters!
Primitive-Racing lifts in various sizes

SH Chassis 2009-2013
1" HDPE Lift Spacers! SF SG SH SJ Foresters!
2" Strut Lift Spacers SH & SJ Foresters!
Primitive-Racing lifts in various sizes

SJ Chassis 2014+
1" HDPE Lift Spacers! SF SG SH SJ Foresters!
2" Strut Lift Spacers SH & SJ Foresters!


Lift items for sale elsewhere.


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Keep in mind that Primitive also has King springs to achieve lift as well.

One can get anywhere from 3/4" to 2" lift from springs.

They also have rear sub-frame alignment kits to re-center the wheels, since going up in the rear moves the wheel forward.

Good stuff! Thanks for the thread!

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^True. I put a general link to Primitives suspension page up vs specifics. Next up is looking for spring info as well as other companies who make lifts for Foresters.

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This is a gallery but it seems the off road people hang out here so why not have the lifting guide here as well.
I've moved it to the main offroad forum instead and stickied it.

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Good call Silke, I do not know how I overlooked this sub section.

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Paranoid Fabrications has lifts for SF/SG Foresters too. His website is a bit confusing though, you kinda have to hunt and find the proper lift as the "Forester" tab only has the SG rears. If you know when they changed the struts type it easier as he only has Impreza and STI listed.
If you email him with questions, he get back to you PDQ.


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Good info!

Bump for more info. This is a member driven database so share share share!

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http://www.sjrlift.com/
Hardcore body lifts, probably the route I'll go on my next subi.

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As for tire size, I'm running 215/70/16 Cooper CTS and they've been great on dirt, mud and road. I havent had any boulders to test them on so I cant say tell you good or bad.

Due to my spare on the roof and want to carry a kayak I am looking for other options. Heres what I found in 215/65/16:
Toyo Open Country H/T, General Grabber AT-2, Yokohama Geolanders AT-S, Maxxis Barvo AT-771, and Bridgestone Deulers H/T 689.

anyone running a 225/65/16 offroad tire? And do I HAVE to have the same size spare, 60 vs 65?
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Thanks guys and keep the info coming! I will work to update and link this all soon.

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Ironman Lift Springs (60mm)
OBX Adjustable Trailing Arms
20mm Spacers (for inner tire clearance)
SG rear Struts
Rear Camber Bolts
225/70/16 Hankook Dynapros ATM (I will go with 215/70/16s next time)

Swapping this all over to the 05 FXT soon since my old SF HGs toasted.
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you have any rubbing?


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you have any rubbing?
I did have some decent amount of rubbing at first before I got the spacers and some manual labor. I did do some inner front fender and rear strut perch massaging with the mini-sledge hammer for a little more clearance. I have very little rubbing now - only on the front on tight lock-to-lock on the front inner fenders. The OBX adjustable rear trailing arms helped out a lot with re-centering the rear wheels.

Like I said in my first post, I would go with a 215/70/16 AT next go-around for less of a hassle (preferably the BFGs). :)
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