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Greetings ! Any thoughts on this combination ?
I am planning to install these on my 04 Forester XT and wonder if anyone has a similiar setup?
 

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I am using the Swifts/KYB struts on my 04 FXT and am very happy with the results. Even my wife, formerly a Honda fanatic, is highly impressed with the handling.

We use the vehicle regularly as a ski vehicle and really appreciate the improved handling on the twisties. I just installed an 04 STI steering rack to complete the package.

Drop was about 1 inch which has not affected handling in snow.

Dan
 

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2005 Forester X & XT VF39
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I've ran that setup on my 05 XT for 2 years now. No real complaints here.
 

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Thanks, I did read the link to "KYB-GR2's" That's what gave me the idea.
Waiting on the Swift Springs which are on backorder.
Also replacing the Wheel bearings (Timken), the R rear is bad. (Modest grinding noise when someone is in the back seat and I turn to the left at speed) I understand that there have been issues with Forester wheel bearings so I am replacing all of them. Replacing the brake pads with Hawk HPS and Techna-fit steel braid brake lines.
 
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