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Old 08-06-2013, 03:31 PM
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I must say... not a fan of the lift lol.
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I must say... not a fan of the lift lol.
Guy's from Singapore, they do that there and honestly if the powerband wasn't overly affected I could see myself having one in my stable like that. It's no different as far as what needs to be done than a Dakar Rally Version. Heck, alot of the engineering logic carries over from even JeepSpeed Cherokees, you just gotta figure out your IRS/IRF driveline drop. (Screws up clearance thoh.)

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How adorable, I just love the cute little bumper sticker too....



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Does anyone know if the space from hub to fender is the same in the forester as it is in the widebody wrx?
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by subysteez View Post
Does anyone know if the space from hub to fender is the same in the forester as it is in the widebody wrx?
Not sure, but I am running 18x8.5 with a 245/40 dz101 with no rolled fenders or rubbing on the fenders.
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Not sure, but I am running 18x8.5 with a 245/40 dz101 with no rolled fenders or rubbing on the fenders.
Yeah, I know setups like that are perfectly functional..id love some pics .I wanna push it though, looking to run a little poke and stretch. IMO, lowering a fxt on coils doesn't look good unless the fitment is flush or poking a little. Not everyone's cup of tea, I know, but I'm going for an aggressive look.
I had 18x9.5 et 20 on my wrx, ran those with springs. I want to try the same with the xt.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:34 AM
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When did a forester turn into a 4 runner?


Honestly... I like that forester lifted like that. I'd drive it.




And since we're comparing apples to bananas... you want to play follow the leader?




my buddies truck. he'd be happy to lend it to me.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:39 AM
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What year forester do you have... to get back on topic? It makes a big difference on what size you can fit and how low do you plan on going... or did I miss all this information somewhere?
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What year forester do you have... to get back on topic? It makes a big difference on what size you can fit and how low do you plan on going... or did I miss all this information somewhere?
Probably should have included that info. My forester is an 05 2.5xt. I bought some used stance GR+ coils that I've been waiting to install until I get my wheels.
Full disclosure, the wheels have already been ordered... and I went aggressive. 18x9.5 +20.
I owned an identical setup that I sold with my bugeye, and really liked the poke (not everybody's cup of tea).
Most of my research showed people running et. In the 30's which was nice and flush, but for some reason I'm compelled to see how far I can push it.
In regards to a tire combo, I'm gonna run a 245/40 which should give me a little help without looking super stretched.
Hopefully this will all work without having to ruin my fenders... I'm expecting a good roll and pull.
Oh and I'll be going low: )
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Not trying to be a downer but your not going to be able to run a 9.5 and a 245 easily. Your going to need to run decent amount of camber and some aggressive fender work. That's if your going to lower it on that setup.
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Originally Posted by Blazingbuda40 View Post
Not trying to be a downer but your not going to be able to run a 9.5 and a 245 easily. Your going to need to run decent amount of camber and some aggressive fender work. That's if your going to lower it on that setup.
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What's a "decent" amount of camber? I was planning on running -3ish all around.
Should I run a 225 instead?
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Originally Posted by subysteez View Post

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What's a "decent" amount of camber? I was planning on running -3ish all around.
Should I run a 225 instead?
I was running 245 on a 18x8.5 but they where dz101 so they are a bit smaller of a 245. I personally had no rubbing issues but I also did not have rolled fenders either. Now my new set up is 255/40 federal 595 rsr, which run wider. They are closer to a 265. Those are on a 17x9 and I was rubbing like crazy. I run probably max camber on camber bolts in the rear which is about 3 maybe not quiet sure.
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Originally Posted by Blazingbuda40 View Post

I was running 245 on a 18x8.5 but they where dz101 so they are a bit smaller of a 245. I personally had no rubbing issues but I also did not have rolled fenders either. Now my new set up is 255/40 federal 595 rsr, which run wider. They are closer to a 265. Those are on a 17x9 and I was rubbing like crazy. I run probably max camber on camber bolts in the rear which is about 3 maybe not quiet sure.
Well in that case I guess I'll stretch on a 225. I don't wanna be rubbing, especially on the roads out here.
What is your suspension setup like? how low? If you can post some pics I'd really appreciate it.
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