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Old 06-15-2008, 05:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all just thuoght i would open topic with a few different websites that sell forester lift kits.
i have yet to buy one but if anyone out there has a lift kit on the forester post a coment with the web site and how good it is.
also if anyone has heard of any of these brands and lift kits let us know what they are like

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Remove SubaXtreme from the list as they don't do lift kits now- they refer their lift kit enquiries to Scorpoin Subaru.

http://www.scorpionsubaru.com/

SubaXtreme are still great for sump guards, bull bars etc though.
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cherz everyone for the imput
keap it up the more list the better!!!!!!
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Kind of ironic, huh? Maybe our large sunroofs can double as an opening for a turret.
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Just called ScorpionSubaru, they do not have lift kits for year 03 or later Forester.
They only have kits for 2.0 models.
Still waiting for email replies from Hi-Rise and Backyard Boys.
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Just called ScorpionSubaru, they do not have lift kits for year 03 or later Forester.
They only have kits for 2.0 models.
Still waiting for email replies from Hi-Rise and Backyard Boys.
hirise are a little slow in service but a good price!
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I have emailed HiRise multiple times over the last 3 weeks or so and havent had a reply yet
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I have emailed HiRise multiple times over the last 3 weeks or so and havent had a reply yet
Somethings up there, the phone number on the website is disconnected too. And BYB haven't answered my email either : (

Hopefully Scorpion get a kit sorted for the SG soon.
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G'day all,

No email replies yet. I cannot wait any longer. ;-)
Went to a local tyre place and spoke to the owner(I think) about lifting.
He checked his records and he has lifted a Forester for a client that went around Oz.
He will install 4 Pedders springs and advised the rear struts will need to be replaced with KYB and also a wheel alignment.
I asked him about the tyre Yokohama Geolander All Terrain +II 21565R16 and he said they are not rugged enough. He recommended Bridgestone D693 215/65/R16 D693.
I have booked it in 2 weeks, 40mm spring lift and 4 x d693 for A$1700. I welcome any comments/suggestions. Has anyone used the D693 tyres before? I can still change them if I want to.

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I asked him about the tyre Yokohama Geolander All Terrain +II 21565R16 and he said they are not rugged enough.
What about the Geo A/T-S? I believe they replace the Geo AT +IIs.
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What about the Geo A/T-S? I believe they replace the Geo AT +IIs.
Thanks Dale, I will check the Geo A/T-S too. Both the Geo A/T-S and D693 look similar.

I still have my original Yoko tyres after 75,000km. Maybe I will try another tyre company and give the D693 a go.

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I have booked it in 2 weeks, 40mm spring lift and 4 x d693 for A$1700. I welcome any comments/suggestions. Has anyone used the D693 tyres before? I can still change them if I want to.

you getting any lift from the rear strust?????
do u know anyway of doing it cheaper coz i aint got that much money
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you getting any lift from the rear strust?????
do u know anyway of doing it cheaper coz i aint got that much money
I hope so, he told me 40mm lift and it better be for all of them.
That price includes 4 new tyres. The spring lifts and alignment cost me around A$900 and I think it's quite good, considering I am not good working with cars.
If you can put the springs and the rear struts in yourself, I am sure you will save a bit.
I actually wanted strut lifts when I started this 'research' but I haven't heard from 2 of my emails(See posts from last page). The scorpion strut lift kit is not available for 2003 model and costs $825. This doesn't include fitting and alignment. So the price quoted to me is good and I don't get my hands dirty.
The spring lift is the only way I know to lift the Forester at this time.
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I have emailed HiRise multiple times over the last 3 weeks or so and havent had a reply yet
VERY SHADY SHOP! They screwed me out of $600 USD. I still haven't heard a response from them. I filed a legal complaint, but still have not heard anything.

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