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Hello Everyone!! I had my 2015 FXT lifted 2 inches in the front and 2-1/2 inches in the rear over a month ago. Since I've been driving my Subaru at stock height for more than 2 years now, I really noticed the differences in handling and harshness of ride. All that was expected, along with knowing that my lower control arm bushings and axles should probably wear out faster than normal. What I didn't expect was "THE WOBBLE". After interviewing, talking, and chatting with people on social media and in real life, I'm finding out half the people with lifted rides agree that there is wobble. The good news is that ADF and CKE SSP offer a solution to this problem.

Here's my video about lifting my Subaru 2 inches. Because of the places I go, I'm glad I did it! My CV bushings were toast after driving my stock height FXT like a WRX (taking turns faster than I should, or canyon carving). One more thing, I just got back from a trip to Lone Pine, CA. This is basically the "portal" to Mt. Whitney (which I believe is the highest peak in continental America). It's also the home of the Alabama hills (a wondrous alien like rock formation). We also adventure out on a rugged trail (I absolutely needed my 2 inch lift) that leads to a mine that can be driven into, the length is around 1/2 mile. I post a video every 2 to 4 weeks (no spam) so might as well subscribe https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/images/SubaruForester_2014/icons/post_face_wink.png.

 

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Out of my library of 5 Subarus, I've only ever lifted my '14 Crosstrek. It was the 2.5" Primitive Racing kit (fairly prototype back then). All other Subies I've owned (STis and WRXs, and now FXT) were either on lowering springs or coilovers.

That said, my experience with lifting was not bad at all except for my poor application for a DD, heh. I did it just because, I wanted to experiment, not because I SHOULD. It killed it for a DD be creating more highway drag/wind noise and poor MPG. The offroad mudder tires may as well have been vuvuzelas with that horrendous highway rumble heh. And dont get me started about the N/A 2.0 w/ CVT. 0-60 in 3 days with all this work. All the negatives aside, it was still a fun, if not expensive project.

Oh, wobble? Nah, not that I recall. (sry, I'm off subject somewhat....)
 

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Thanks JonDZ. I can't wait to get my lift so my Fozie can be protected.

It is good to remember even it can be like WRZ but can't drive like one in off-road. *wink* especially for newbie who loves speed. (not for off-roader)
 

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Wobbling/Shuddering/Vibration upon acceleration after lifting a CVT Forester and FIX

Hello Everyone! I posted a while back about noticing a shuddering and vibration upon acceleration after I lifted my 2015 Forester XT. It was an issue for me, and I wanted to bring that issue to light. Luckily, shortly after getting my lift installed, ADF and CKE SSP came up with a solution. The transmission insert. I tested it out in my youtube video below. I wanted to let you know that they work!


 
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