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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Saggy butt..perky boobs?

Sooo. Saggy butt spacers to lift the rear to even out the space from front and rear.

Are there anything to decrease ..perky boobs? rather than lifting the rear? i wana drop the front that tiny bit.

I have stock suspension, beefed up the tires at 28". Perrrfect fit tire to wheel well in the rear, front is slightly higher. Any way to drop that front that 3/8"?


I tried placing weights up front to give that drop.. haha just kidding.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 08:46 AM
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Hmmm...a breast reduction if you will? I knew a girl who had that done once upon a time ;) I don't think there are any options out there to lower the front by that small an increment, with the exception of a coilover setup. I believe all the off the shelf spring options start at about 1" lower.

You could probably go the hillbilly route and lop off a bit of the front springs if you are into that. Not sure how this would affect the ride, if at all, but it may be difficult to get exactly the same drop on both sides.

The other option could be to replace all of the springs and hope to get a more uniform gap that way.

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yea, thats what i thought.

not wanting the hillbilly route and cutting the spring. guess it would be more shaving off.

I did already purchase the spacers for the rear, but while pending installation, i keep looking at the car and im just loving the saggy butt side.


thanks for your input
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How about fitting a lowering kit to reduce height by an inch or so , then talking to @Anderson Design & Fab for a custom 1/2" lift kit or whatever amount you are after? As far as I can tell, they make everything in house, so knocking out a custom kit shouldn't be too crazy, surely?

The saggy rear end are the shocks failing - Your road holding is less than it should be, throw some rain or less than perfect condition into the mix and it could get exciting if you don't fix the rear end.

Please don't cut the springs, they didn't do anything to hurt you :P
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The saggy rear end are the shocks failing...
The springs are what support the weight of the vehicle. If the back end is sagging compared to original, with no load in the vehicle, it's likely due to metal fatigue of the springs. It's possible the springs are in this condition due to being overworked by worn out dampers. However, just replacing the dampers would likely have zero effect on ride height unless there's a difference in spring perch specifications compared to what's currently installed. But that's just my opinion.

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@coregrind What you say might be true for a car with conventional rear suspension, however the SG XT has self levelling shocks and so has a direct impact on rear end height and road handling.

Not to go too far off topic, but it is fairly common to rip out the springs, which are specced for the SLS and the shocks and throwing on a Pedders conversion kit or KYB shocks and springs specced for non SLS to fix the problem far cheaper than using Subaru SLS shocks.

Does your non turbo 2019 model have a SLS or non-SLS setup ?
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the SG XT has self levelling shocks...
Oh damn, in that case, replace everything to be rid of it. That's my NEW opinion on the situation. HA!
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I have a SG XT.. didn't notice anything, self leveling about mine, when I went with Koni inserts and ground control setup..

What about some DMS caster/camber plates? (I guess they are Moore, now?)
They are the lowering type..
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