2011 XT Touring 4EAT
^^^didnt think so...was hoping he had a full set and had tested.
Oh gotcha.^^^didnt think so...was hoping he had a full set and had tested.
Be mindful of the drive shaft geometry before you pull the spacersI have 2011 wrx suspension with Koni yellow struts on my 2009 forester sh and love it. I used a 3/8" spacer and in my opinion needs a tiny bit more. Spring rates feel perfect for comfort and improved street handling when car isn't loaded down but the rear sags a bit too much when loaded with several passengers or heavy stuff in back. With that said, I live in the high Rockies and have zero issues bottoming out or having any suspension travel issues. I have been experimenting with strut adjustments and currently have it at 1/4 turn from full soft and the Koni yellows still fully control the motion. Feels firm but smooth. I want to remove the subframe spacers to get geometry just how the wrx is, but haven't seen anyone document doing it completely and successfully. This spring I will get under there and figure it out when I have time.
That's true. The differenential is bolted up to the subframe, so removing the spacers does effect the drive shaft geometry. My non-pro eye seems thinks it "looks" alright but that's not really something you'd want to bank on. I'll see about posting some pictures to my thread later this week.Be mindful of the drive shaft geometry before you pull the spacers
Only removing spacers on the tranny mount would change the driveline angle coming out of the trans. That isn't good, so I think if this spacer is removed, one also needs to remove engine mount crossmember spacers to keep the trans in correct parallel with the diffId imagine the tranny mount/cross member would need to be examined as well, as that is likely spaced down in the SH foz too. Might need to remove something there or replace with an impreza part.
Im starting to think this subframe spacer removal project on the SH may be very similar (in concept) to the SG Foz...
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It doesnt matter whether its sedan or hatch. Ive read posts that the hatch had a barely higher rear spring rate...but then seen others that said they were the same fwiw.