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Just lifted my 17’ SJ 2.5 premium 6 speed, used a raceland 2” front 2.5” rear lift and king standard height springs. For wheels and tires I went with sparco terra and toyo open country ATIII 235/75/r15, ill also be running a matching spare mounted to a rigid armor hitch mount tire carrier, I went with full primitive racing slid plates for peace of mind when getting rowdy with it, prob going to be adding ditch lights and a light bar too, but the majority of the mods are complete
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How’s the ride with the King spring? I run RalliTek. Quite happy. Definitely stiffer than stock but not teeth loosenin.
 

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Thanks SLO. It’s been a work in progress. Its in my shop right now awaiting center diff install tomorro.
 

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So far so good definitely stiffer but the bigger tires help, I just got the lift and tires this week and haven’t put manny miles on it yet
 

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Do you carry a lot of weight on the trails? I'm so reluctant to lift since I have the 15 cvt in the xt.

Hows handling with the tent on top?
 

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Do you carry a lot of weight on the trails? I'm so reluctant to lift since I have the 15 cvt in the xt.
Not a lot of weight I’ve only done weekend trips, I usually take ice chest couple bundles of wood and basic cooking step up, 4-5 gal of water, and a roof tent which adds about 110lbs that’s why I went with the king springs
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Hows handling with the tent on top?
It handles pretty well, no noticeable body roll or tippy feeling, the king springs make a big difference in the handling
 

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Great looking Forester. I like how the Sparco's keep the rally look alive plus plenty of tire on it. Do you take the tent off when you're not using it? How long does it take to set up once it's on the rack?
I live in an apartment as well, which is why I'm hesitant with a roof tent. Also didn't want to deal with having to "tear" the tent down if I needed to drive while camping. Glad to hear it's a pretty quick tear down, I may consider it for a future purchase.
 

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Great looking Forester. I like how the Sparco's keep the rally look alive plus plenty of tire on it. Do you take the tent off when you're not using it? How long does it take to set up once it's on the rack?
I don’t keep the tent on all the time I have a storage unit for all my camping gear since I live in an apartment, it takes about 10 min to set the only set up is placing the tension rods in the frame to keep the rain fly up, it opens like a pop up book and it’s basically set up
 

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I live in an apartment as well, which is why I'm hesitant with a roof tent. Also didn't want to deal with having to "tear" the tent down if I needed to drive while camping. Glad to hear it's a pretty quick tear down, I may consider it for a future purchase.
It prob takes about the same time as setting up a regular tent, it takes longer to mount it on the roof than to set up
 
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