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I'm gonna be lifting my forester this weekend with a Streetrays 2" lift kit. My only concern is that its advertised as a 2" lift but after talking with the company they claim that the 1.5" strut spacers that are in the kit will give me 2" of lift... is this true?
 

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This is the message they sent me today.

"Sorry for the confusion. The thickness of the spacer is proprietary and it has nothing to do with the amount of lift you're gonna get.
The amount of lift depends strictly on the "angle / geometry" of your lower control arm vs the strut overall length. So adding a small amount of spacer (length) to the strut will result in a larger change in suspension
lift."
 

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G'day & Welcome aboard @Brandon_fxt

A 2" lift implies a 2" strut top block, not 1.5"

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Thank you!.....That's what I was thinking too I just wanted to make sure, thank you for clarifying that for me
 

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@Kevin I got a set of whiteline camber bolts but do they replace the original camber bolt up front or do they go on the bottom bolt?

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@Kevin sorry for all the questions, I'm new to lifted foresters but one last question just to confirm. I need camber bolts in the lower hole on the struts in front and then I need camber bolts in the rear in the top hole right?

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I don't remember "exactly" but that sounds correct to have 2 camber bolts in each strut. But - it depends how much correction the strut blocks give and the amount of lift. You won't really know until a wheel alignment is done as to whether it can be aligned within tolerance. My overall lift is fairly extreme with blocks, raised springs and custom struts that have raised spring perches.

Sorry I can't be more definite but only a wheel alignment will tell what's needed unless the lift manufacturer can provide specific details for your vehicle.
 

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Thank you very much! I will be taking it in this week to get an alignment so far everything looks very good. The amount of lift I have is 1.75"

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