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Old 02-11-2014, 12:44 AM   #1
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We are wanting to make our XV higher by using the springs...has anyone done this?

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Old 02-11-2014, 02:43 AM   #2
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When my Crosstrek arrives, I plan to do what I did on my 2003 forester for carrying a small motorcycle. Oreillys auto has heavy rubber spring boosters that increase height and limit sag. You simply jack up one corner at a time, and put two of them in the expanded coils about 45 degrees apart. They are quiet and havent had them come out during driving off road.

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O reillys part #18-1701.
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interesting. Pls post up a before and after if you do it...
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I was looking at the primitive king springs but stumbled on this http://www.subtle-solutions.com/prod...roducts_id=340

I am debating with the cost difference from the 200 to 800 for the primitive spring set-up to go with subtle spacers. It Will mostly be for everyday looks. After all the xv is not a rock crawler or race .car

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Subtle has a 1inch lift. Kit
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:22 PM   #7
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From what I am told, a simple spring swap will not work with our struts. We need a full strut swap. Totally unconfirmed. I have not researched this information.

Locally, there is a bugeye that has done a Forester spring swap AND the Subtle 1" kit, to gain 2" total. Pretty mean looking.
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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.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:56 PM   #9
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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)
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In that case I'm not sure. Most likely you're correct in assuming we can't just toss the forester springs on an XV though.
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