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I am new to this and was wondering if a 2.5" lift a decent Lift?
 

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G'day & Welcome @that_sideways_boi

You are fortunate in that an SF can have a "body" and/or "suspension" lift. A body lift is preferable as it keeps all the suspension components aligned nicely. A suspension lift (lift blocks on top of the strut) is easier but you should probably stay at 2" / 50mm (which is also legal down here).

SubieLiftOz is a popular lift kit here
 

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Is there any way of making your own?
Because this is only a paddock basher, so hoping to not spend too much on it.
 

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is a DIY body lift hard?
 

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You could identify all the points of contact with the body, make blocks / tubes, get longer bolts, longer brake hoses, steering extension etc and bolt it all back together. It's a very big job!
 

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just trying to find the cheapest option, as it only a paddock basher
 

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@that_sideways_boi Had another thought - a strut bottom lift:

I wouldn't recommend this for a road-going vehicle and it wouldn't be approved down here.
 

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@that_sideways_boi OK - is that the car in your avatar? If so it looks like you've already lifted to a certain degree with larger wheels and less wheel offset. Are you sure it has not been lifted already?
That avatar pic is from the ADF website lol

 

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I made 2" strut spacers for an old Outback I used to have. If you have access to a welder, metal cutting tools and drill press its doable.
But the cost started to add up with multiple trips to alignment shops that couldn't get the wheels straight, and broken CV axles.

Just my 2 cents but lift companies figured it out so we can spend less time scratching our heads and more time driving our cars.
 

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yeah my camera hasn't been working so can't get a pic of the actual car

no this car won't be road legal
 
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