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#1 anchoricex

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

Was considering the SJR 4" Lift kit for my 1999 Legacy Outback and I was
wondering if anyone who's used this kit has had to tinker with the
camber. If so, did you guys use camber bolts or something else? Read
someone used WRX control arms to help with camber but not sure about the
rest of his lift and was wondering if this was a necessary expense.



#2 Prwa101

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:42 PM

Personnly it would be more cost affective to run king springs and a spacer on top of the strut. Most lift kits on the market won't affect camber if there done correctly. But I would highly suggest reinforcing SJR's block so try don't end up dent and broken.

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#3 monstaru

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

I have seen a couple of bent lifts from Scott. If you are going to rock it on the road almost ALL of the time.Then go with it.
If not, and you feel more inclined to move around off the road and deep into the woods to grandmothers house we go, then build it. Or see Dan at High Guys lifts.
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#4 anchoricex

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:02 PM

Could you link anything that shows bent lifts from SJR? This car will primarily be highway and occasional off the pavement just for fun, certainly won't be jumping the thing and certainly won't be trying to crawl over obscure rocks and stuff. From what I've gathered I can't find a single bent component online anywhere from SJR. 

I'm concerned that 215/75/15 Dynapro MT's won't clear the spring perch with my stock Outback suspension now, I'm wondering if I'm going to have to get Forester struts in order to run these tires with this lift. 

 

King Springs & Spacer don't do any lowering of the other components, unless there is a kit like the SJR one that comes with components to do this ? Curious how this route is more cost effective given the kit alone is 750$ for an EJ


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:14 AM

There you go. This is just one I had on my phone. The crossmember blocks were bent amd twisted as well. And if you haven't heard of any other people with bent blocks you prolly haven't read enough. I do believe there two imprezas in Washington that had sjr lifts until they went wheeling once and destroyed them. All his block are like [ and given enough force there going to twist and bend. Compared to [] being twice as strong.

Doing king spring and spacers will give you, 1.5" spring rating, and another 1" on the strut. That's 2.5" more clearance because you won't be dropping the subframe because you don't have to. Sjr lift will drop your subframe 3" and strut at 4" only give your one inch of clearance over stock. Able to run larger tires BUT your already limited on what size tire you can run with the purch issue. THE LESS YOU LOWER THE MORE CLEARENCE YOULL HAVE. And if people say the Cvs wont Handle that I've been running it for several months now with no problem. The spring higth vary depending on load capacity also.

Cheaper, better ride, Easyer install, more clearance, weight cap goes up ect ect ect.
419$ shipped on springs.
200$ 1" lift
619.

Or 750. Kit doesn't improve ride ability or weight capacity.

And yes forester struts 98-02 can run that size tire. Might have to bash the rear purch a little though.

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#6 bratman18

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:53 AM

If you haven't seen anything about sjr lifts being bent or twisted, search more.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

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#8 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

 
 

thank You everyone for sharing ,  This is Scott owner and builder at SJR, and yes I used to make lift blocks in the C shaped lazer cut and bent parts, but I have since changed my design around 2 years ago, I have sent out literally Hundreds of parts and have only had a hand full of complaints , most of the issues were with the EJ  front A-arm blocks ,also the first gen EJ 6" lift, those parts have been redesigned

 
Heres a link of how the parts look now.
 
 some of the pictures on my site are the old style, as they have not been updated, I guarentee all my stuff , and have updated  the design as time has gone by , this is a real narrow nitch market which I am attempting to fill, thank you everyone for helping me improve the products as time goes by, I need your support and imput  
 


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:15 PM

The two pics I posted are the old style EJ components.  I eliminated the trailing arm block and opted for for a longer trailing arm as that was a consistent catch point while off-roading.  The second pic is the old style a-arm block.  Scott sent me the new style block as a replacement and it has held up well.

 

As far as tire size and struts go... I run a 235 on stock OB struts and springs so you will be fine with the 215s.  Only reason I would change to Forester struts is to use the Ironman springs which are half the cost of the Kings and have a better spring rate.

 

Camber has never really been an issue and neither have axles even running 2" over stock (7" strut block and 5" body blocks).

 

If I started all over from scratch I would make my own 4" lift and use the Forester/Ironman combo or stick with the OB strut set up.  If I was only running 215's I would nix the blocks and use 1" spacers.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:19 AM

a few sjr ea lift blocks bent on me for a 4 inch lift and when itried to comunicate with sjri got one reply then non . wasnt satisfied with the servixe whatsoever.......just my .02

#11 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

a few sjr ea lift blocks bent on me for a 4 inch lift and when itried to comunicate with sjri got one reply then non . wasnt satisfied with the servixe whatsoever.......just my .02

 

if you send me the parts Ill send you some new ones



#12 92loyale59

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

can i get a adress so i can get them sent please

#13 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:00 AM

email me at sjrwa@yahoo.com






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