2009 JDM XT Forester Auto
I'm getting ready to add 2 1/2" of lift to the 2" I already have and no,no spacers.That's nice.
hmm, I wonder if you use wheel spacers thick enough to clear the tire from the spring perch.
Yes,got 2" of lift on strut tops now and CV's are fine.^ that's a nice and cheap way for the lift itself. How do you do with the driveline then? Lower it...
You make spacers (3") for the cross-members (engine,trans)the rear sub-frame,carrier bearing,front mounts on rear trailing arms and rear mounts on front lower A-arm.how exactly do you drop the entire drive tr. so how many inches higher will u be sitting in comparison to the stock sf not including tires. and what is the total including tires. where did u get the lift kit. im very interested in ur ideas??? got me thinking
Are you going to be able to clear the front of the rear wheel wells and backs of the front wheel wells? Those seem to be the 2 places that fitment of bigger tires will be a bit difficult (it looks like in the link they just fit them and let them rub).In that second pic you can see the engine cross-member spacer.
(and the trailing arm spacers need to be 4.5")
And I made my lift.
Good!At that point of modding I will trim whatever may rub.
(in those pics it looks to me like they didn't drop the fronts of the trailing arms or use longer ones,either would center the rear wheel in the well)
Once I go down the road of what I'm calling "lift part duex" there's no going back to stock as far as I'm concerned.
2nd pic looks like the tire might rub some is that the case?I'm getting ready to add 2 1/2" of lift to the 2" I already have and no,no spacers.
You add lift to the bottom of the strut like this................
Puts the center of the wheel 2 1/5" farther away from the spring perch .
Could just get a 32" tire in that way,would be tight.
I'm gonna run 215/85 15 Interco TSL radials (about 29.4").
I wonder if they put some bracing in the open part of teh strut between the top bolt holes .Well thanks but that's not my lift.
Those pics are from a lift on an Outback I found on another forum that I'm gonna copy for the second stage of my lift.