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Pic of trailing arm lift block?

Does anyone have a pic and/or dimensions of the block that is added to the rear trailing arm body attachment point from, say, an SF body lift kit? (I assume there is such a block) I think it just a rectangular block with 2 holes drilled through it - but am not sure.

I would very much appreciate posted here or emailed to me at kevin@subaruforester.org

My car goes in on Monday for some adjustments to the rear suspension.

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I'm not sure but I don't think their is one.
The way to do this right would be a longer/adjustable trailing arms.

Or I could be full of ,just a guess.

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^ I'm not sure that it exists either but it would seem odd to me if there wasn't one as the purpose of the body lift is to lift the body itself and keep the suspension OEM aligned.

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Even if there is I think longer trailing arms would be a better solution.

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The suspension guys are building blocks for me - I should get pics as they make progress. The block needs to be stepped.

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The suspension guys are building blocks for me - I should get pics as they make progress. The block needs to be stepped.
By stepped do you mean shifted towards the rear?

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Pics definitely!

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By stepped do you mean shifted towards the rear?
The connection point for the trailing arm is stepped they tell me - have to wait for the pics to arrive.

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The Wholesale Suspension guys are at it again! Love their work. Here are progress pics:








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if my thinking is right you'll need blocks the same height as you hav elifted it to return it to normal. what i'm part way through doing is, moving the mounting points on the boday back by about 1.5 cm on the two back holes, then on the front hole i'm going to weld some more metal on and make the front hole further forward if that makes sense, should be pretty eays, already made the two holes further back
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now after i've fixed the back, is there any way to fix the front, otherwise i cant get bigger tyres in anyway
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now after i've fixed the back, is there any way to fix the front, otherwise i cant get bigger tyres in anyway
You could either make a new bracket/bushing for the rear of the control arm, or make some sort of spacer, but you would also have to put some blocks in where the stock blocks are on the engine cradle thing. I'm still waiting for someone to do a prerunner style build with long dual A arms in the front and a solid axle in the rear. Expecting it from Kevin in 5-10 years lol.

Kevin, have you had any problems with driveline angles with the stock axles/cv's? I feel like when it starts getting to body lift, the stock axles might be too short?

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if my thinking is right you'll need blocks the same height as you hav elifted it to return it to normal.
That's correct (ignoring pivot angles etc) however I've stayed at 50mm because if they do bring in the new laws re lifts I'm covered. I've got the car back and I'm very pleased with how the strut now sits and the wheel has moved back at least 10mm. The car is sitting about 15mm higher in the rear; I'll measure on the weekend.

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I'm still waiting for someone to do a prerunner style build with long dual A arms in the front and a solid axle in the rear. Expecting it from Kevin in 5-10 years lol.



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Kevin, have you had any problems with driveline angles with the stock axles/cv's? I feel like when it starts getting to body lift, the stock axles might be too short?
So far no problem (fingers crossed!)

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That works.
Think I might have to fab a set of those up.

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