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We are finally making progress on our latest Subaru. Its been over a year in the making with a ton of headaches. We didnt want to go the standard route of just lifting (that would be too easy) so we decided to make our own long travel 50mm inverted struts. There is still a huge list to get her trail ready but I finally have some pictures to share with you guys.

I have a ton of build pics but just wanted to show off how shes sitting right now. More build pics to come.

















Still working on spring combos to get the full use of the struts

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HOOOLY cow. You know the mod is good when it's hard to see the resemblance to the stock vehicle any more. That's intense!

Those tires are huge! Looks like you need to grind out some of the rear wheel well?

Did you do anything about the CV joint angle?

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holy crap thats awesome, long travel foz would be fun as hell to drive.

are you still using the 5x100 hubs with those wheels/tires?

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HOOOLY cow. You know the mod is good when it's hard to see the resemblance to the stock vehicle any more. That's intense!

Those tires are huge! Looks like you need to grind out some of the rear wheel well?

Did you do anything about the CV joint angle?
Everything was designed to clear all rear sheetmetal for the desired tire size, wheel travel and lift. The front only requires massaging of the pinch weld in the wheelwell. CV angles are happy as can be, well within operating angles.
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holy crap thats awesome, long travel foz would be fun as hell to drive.

are you still using the 5x100 hubs with those wheels/tires?
All components are still Subaru but not 5x100. Hubs are off 05 STI 5x114.3 which converts to 5x4.5 which is a very very popular bolt pattern. So this opened up many wheel size and offset options. Knuckles, control arms, lateral links are all 05 STI and front CVs are 04 STI, rear outboard CVs are 05 STI, rear inboard are 98 Forester and rear half shafts were custom made to run STI hub/CV with r-160 diff.
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Great upgrade and direct install if you have stubs in the trans is 04 STI front axles. The shafts and CVs are quite a bit larger.



Suspension cycling/mock up



New intake piping to work with dropped motor due to lift



Radiator hose extension

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This is so freakin cool, i wanna know everything about this build haha

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holy crap!

Chevy truck + forester had accident = what remained after dust cleared.


Kudos for being (one of) the first to take an SF and do this to it. Never seen anything like it.

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Wow this is pretty intense!!

And the welding work is wow on those lift blocks and under body roll bar!!

Nice way of creating a new beast I love offroad forester and the use of 50mm long strut this is pretty sweet!

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who did you go through for the long travel struts, id like to get something shorter (so i dont have to do crazy body lifting) but with the same end goal of more travel/desert running


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who did you go through for the long travel struts, id like to get something shorter (so i dont have to do crazy body lifting) but with the same end goal of more travel/desert running
They are a Jackson Rally prototype. I have been designing/building these over the last 12 months. Many delays at the machine shop but they should be worth it once we hit the trails. Definitly have a none lift version in the works, but they are not cheap. We still need to put some miles on these on and off road. Im working on some other non inverted also that will be a bit cheaper.

This entire setup will bolt onto an Impreza also. Everything is 100% bolt on and can be returned back to stock unlike lifting a truck where there is usually some cross member cutting or front diff housing trimmin.
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I'm at work and can't look through this in detail but going through the pics quickly... All I can say is DAMN! This is awesome! hahah


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awesome is never cheap. whenever this kit is ready i would definitely be interested, or you know if you ever need someone to test the non-lift version id be willing to bite the bullet haha

whats the story with the undercage?

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looks great , just needs a winch/bumper n a swing away rear tire carrier cant wait to see the videos.

and why did you have to body lift it?

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