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Looking to add some height for stock 13" 2.5x couldnt find these answers on thread search.

Looking at subtle or primitive spacers. 1.5 in front and 1.75 in back.
Here is my question... Is all i need is these spacers? Do i need sway bar? If so what do i need?

What is the compression and extended length of shocks? Do i need king springs for this amount of height? Will this cause rubbing on back wheel well with geolander at 225 60 17s?
Trying to keep in budget due to needing skidplates tranny cooler and mud flaps.

All help is necessary!!! Newb!!
 

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There are a couple lifted '13s on the boards that will have a lot more information than I can offer, but my 2 pennies:
1.5/1.75" may not seem like much, but that is a substantial lift for the Fozzie and will likely require a few extra components. I'm sure lifting the rear 1.75" is going to pull the wheel forward in the wheel well, so you may need an alignment kit (~$250)...and speaking of alignments, I'm not certain the OEM components have the range to bring that much lift back into alignment. You're likely to end up with camber issues in the rear and caster issues up front. I'm not certain about strut compatibility with that much lift.
 

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There are a couple lifted '13s on the boards that will have a lot more information than I can offer, but my 2 pennies:
1.5/1.75" may not seem like much, but that is a substantial lift for the Fozzie and will likely require a few extra components. I'm sure lifting the rear 1.75" is going to pull the wheel forward in the wheel well, so you may need an alignment kit (~$250)...and speaking of alignments, I'm not certain the OEM components have the range to bring that much lift back into alignment. You're likely to end up with camber issues in the rear and caster issues up front. I'm not certain about strut compatibility with that much lift.
Okay thanks. What about 1.25 in rear and 1 in front? Will that cause issuses down the rd ?
 

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Okay thanks. What about 1.25 in rear and 1 in front? Will that cause issuses down the rd ?
Oh, man...I'm really hoping a '13 owner will jump in here and offer some solid help. :icon_redface: I'm learning as I go on my '14 and know next to nothing about the '13s. I can tell you that with the 1" spacer lift on my '14, I needed the rear alignment kit from Primitive to re-center my rear axle in the wheel well and avoid rubbing. I've had my alignment adjusted twice since install and the last shop finally managed to get her to track straight. She's not quite back to OEM specs, but its close enough to make me happy.
I hope this helps :shrug:
 

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I'm running 1 and 3/8 inch all round with prim rear sub frame spacers no issues.
 

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All of the 2013 and 2014 Subaru customers of ours have been ordering the following:

1" full lift kit w/ hardware
3/8" rear saggy butt spacers

Front Lift = 1.00"
Rear Lift = 1.375"

Adding longer/stiffer springs will raise the car an additional 30mm, but will bring the rear wheel forward a good amount.

Hopefully that helps ya out. Email us at: [email protected]e-solutions.com if you have any other questions.

Thanks!
 
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