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Just wondering if anyone installed a set of both King lifting springs and ADF spacer kit. I have an '06 2.5X. I'm putting geolanders (217/70r16s) on, in the next few days, and a primitive triple armor kit, next week (NYC has some really crappy snow conditions).

I'm just wondering if the stock shocks/struts will have enough travel with the springs, tires, and spacers, or is there a different set of shocks and struts I need to look into?

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I too have been in the market for this and have been asking that same question. From what I gather after sending some messages off to ADF, the maximum that you want to see the front raised for some of the newer subies is 2" in the front, but I think that only really affects the 09+. If you send him a message, he is usually pretty awesome about getting back to you quickly. The standard height OE springs still have a .25" lift, which is similar to other OE springs like Rallytek's.

Guess my two cents is most folks it seems are perfectly happy with just the ADF lift and keeping stock. Primitive Racing has been manufacturing their lift kit that is designed with the king springs in mind for awhile now, and worth looking into if that's the route you are going.
 

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I am running lift springs in the back and am about to place an order for spacers. I am ordering an ADF 2inch kit with trailing arms. I am having them custom make a 1.5 inch spacer in the rear to add with my rallitek lift springs for 2.5 in the rear, while running the 2 in spacer in the front. You can also just run springs all around and a 1 inch strut top kit with trailing arm spacers. I didn't want stiff springs up front to try and preserve some ride quality.
 

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@Gigatron

Looks like I missed this thread initially! I have 2" strut top blocks, raised heavy duty King springs AND raised spring perches on custom struts with replaceable Koni adjustable dampener shocks. Many $ in this setup of course! https://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=953

The spacers won't make any difference to the stroke of the strut but you should hear it if the struts are bottoming or topping out.

My original non-oem setup used KYB struts.
 
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