Originally Posted by Subir_roo
You can lift the car (or lower it) using just a spring. The height of the car is set by the distance from the spring perch to the top hat and the distance from the spring perch to the knuckle. An increase, or decrease, in either of those dimensions will effect vehicle height.
The king springs not only provide lift but also a better spring rate. The subtle lift is nothing more than a 1in spacer, it will net a height gain but that's it. If it were my vehicle I would go with the springs, more work/cost but a much better end result.
Sorry, I was a bit vague I think....
Meant I heard that the Forester springs were not compatible with the XV struts. If we wanted to go that route, we would need the full strut as well. Again, unconfirmed. *shrug*
Ive seen a local brick Forester on Kings. MEAN! 8)