2019 Forester Sport
I was calling around to nearby places yesterday. Got a ballpark quote of $750 over the phone from one place, pending the inspection of the paint.
That is a fair price. What brand coating do they use? It shoudl take a day and a half to complete. If they say it is less, then I would be suspicious. I would expect less time on a brand new car with fresh paint and no blemishes. Any driven car will require a full prep with clay bar treatment.I was calling around to nearby places yesterday. Got a ballpark quote of $750 over the phone from one place, pending the inspection of the paint.
I'm curious to what "geometry" concerns you had with not going with the 2" lift kit? I want to get the LP 2" lift kit and their spec sheets say the way their lift kit is designed with the spacers, you're able to keep the original alignment specs and camber specs.I have been waiting a long time to install a lift kit. The time has come. I decided to purchase the Primitive Racing 1.25" lift kit with King springs. I am going with the stealth black color, of course.
What I liked most about this kit is that the springs add performance for handling and towing capacity by preventing rear end sag.
I really wanted a 2" lift, but the techs at Primitive recommend sticking at the 1.25" lift and not adding additional lift spacers. This will keep the geometry correct.
As for wheels and tires, I am going with my winter wheels, 17" black Drag wheels. Using a smaller wheel will allow me to have more tire sidewall, which is better for rocky terrain. For tires, no doubt I love the look of the BFG KO2 tires. I am hoping that my local tire shop can help me out on this project. I really want to add the 245/65/R17. This will have a diameter of 1.9" larger than the stock setup, 225/55/R18. This is about 1" on each side of the tire and it looks like I have about 3" of room right now. So, this should fit and allow plenty of room for travel.
I already have a set of H&R 30mm wheel spacers, so I should have plenty of clearance when turning. I am most concerned on the clearance between front and rear of the tire when straight and under load. If these do not work out, then I know the 225/65/R17 will fit. These tires provide an increase of .8" diameter which is about .5" on each side of the tire under the fender.
The kit looks pretty simple to install compared to the LP Adventure kit, but it does require swapping springs, which I am finding to be quite intimidating. I plan to rent the spring compressors for this project, so we shall see how these work out.
I will post an update with lots of photos and project notes in a couple weeks.
The LP kit is a great kit. My reason for not choosing that one was based on getting a set of performance springs, not because of the geometry. The Primitive kit includes King springs. I am still trying these out and have a few known roads to hit this week, but I wanted more performance and less rear end sag when towing. This is the only kit that offers a performance upgrade. The others are for lift only which permits for bigger tires and higher stance.I'm curious to what "geometry" concerns you had with not going with the 2" lift kit? I want to get the LP 2" lift kit and their spec sheets say the way their lift kit is designed with the spacers, you're able to keep the original alignment specs and camber specs.
Thanks for the response. Longer screws needed for gas and brake? Gas = Screws with nuts, Brake and Dead Pedal = Sheet Metal Screws only?I love the pedals. I am really glad I stayed with the large dead pedal. Everything is solid and nothing has loosened. A little more effort to install, but for $20 and 1 hour of time, this was one of my favorite best bang for the buck modz.