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2004 Forester XT 6MT DCCD (helical)
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I don't know max and min drop of the Feals. Highest, figure 2-3" lower than stock Foz height and lowest... way lower than you'd want/should go.

Somewhere in the middle is where most coilovers should be set to retain decent suspension arm geometry. Coilovers are for performance and to allow corner-balancing/spring preload of a vehicle to optimize handling performance.
Only relatively recently has their primary focus been incorrectly seen as a way to "slam your ride".
Constantly raising and lowering them is a pain and could wear parts out a bit faster.
I wouldn't run coilovers through harsh winters.

For roughly the same time/effort of thoroughly cleaning body threads and adjusting coils up and down twice a year, you can bolt-in your stock suspension (maybe add some strut spacers for height fun), and swap in the coilovers in the nice weather months.
This also has the added benefit of reducing wear-and-tare on nice performance items...
Either way, whether you adjust height of coils or swap to stock for winter, you would require an alignment each time anyway.

Whatever you decide on, be sure to apply anti-seize to all assembly bolts. This will make your life and car muuuuuch happier.
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