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Looking for good lift/tire combinations on 1st gen forester

Lift Tires 1st Generation Forester Modifications Suspension Advice

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#1 thewillstokes

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:48 AM

Hello all, new to the forum here. I have recently purchased a 2000 Forester and I am looking for advice on good lift/tire combinations. I really like the look of a lifted forester, but would like somewhere to start. I have looked on other postings but all of the images are no longer available. Any advice would be great! Thanks!



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:13 PM

Check out the Subaru Forester forum, all Fozzy, all the time!

 

My wife has a '99 and we just fitted 215/65/16 tires (stock is 215/60/16, IIRC), and the spare just barely fits in the trunk well, if you deflate the tire completely.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:19 PM

Thanks! I'll check that out

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:51 PM

How high you want to go? I make and sell lift kits for that model 2 and 4 " kits are popular

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:05 PM

I'm not really sure. Do you have images of what a 2 vs 4 inch looks like?

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:07 PM

Really just wanting to be able to fit some bigger tires in there and gain a little ground clearance. Nothing crazy as it will still be my daily driver.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:49 AM

Is recommend a 2" lift. http://www.sjrlift.c...17-18-35-detail

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:31 AM

Looks nice. What kind of wheels and tires do you recommend running on a 2" lift? I've read that you can either go with wheel spacers or offset wheels to clear the strut perch.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:08 AM

Looks nice. What kind of wheels and tires do you recommend running on a 2" lift? I've read that you can either go with wheel spacers or offset wheels to clear the strut perch.

with your Forester you can go upto 29" tires , the spacing is not needed that would be for a Impreza or non outback legacy 215/75-15 is about 27" that's good with a 2" lift





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