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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering the SK chassis

Hello all! This is my first post on this forum and I did try to search but found nothing so here it goes....

Just purchase a new '19 Forester and I can't leave anything alone. The wife and I want to lower it badly but no one has done it yet! All the coilovers I find are listed up to MY18 but nothing yet for MY19. Visually, the suspension looks to be damn near identical but I have no way of confirming this myself. Has anyone done it yet and can show me what I'm missing or potentially point me towards some dimensions for the coilovers for the MY14-18 generation?

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RS-R is making lowering springs for the SK. I would check with them to see if they are available yet.


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Yea I saw that but I want to go looooow. The springs just don't lower it enough for my taste. But realistically if the springs are the same..... 🤔
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Looks like they're doing coilovers too.
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Looks like they're doing coilovers too.
Isn't that the '18 chassis though? I'm wondering if there are the same or if there is something different. If the suspension is the same as MY18 then my options are wide open!
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Isn't that the '18 chassis though?
I'm not sure of the chassis differences between generations. Regardless, the vehicle displayed appears to me to be a '19.

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I keep finding conflicting photos of the MY18 so I was confused, but I guess you're right! I did find a video of someone with a MY17 doing an install and the suspension looks almost identical... Makes me hopeful I won't have to wait long for more options.
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I'm wondering if there are the same or if there is something different. If the suspension is the same as MY18 then my options are wide open!
The 2019 SK is on the new Global Platform. It shares nothing with the 14-18 SJ. The SJ shares more in common with the 15+ WRX and 16-older Impreza Platform.

At this time, only the 17+ Impreza, 18+ Crosstrek, 19+ Ascent and 19+ Forster are on the Global Platform. 2020 Legacy and Outback will go on the Global Platform and 2021 WRX will go onto the Global Platform. There is not much for the global platform just yet but when the WRX goes onto the Global Platform, there will be tons of stuff coming out and should be compatible with the others.

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