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Struts comparison height and tire Clearence

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Outback and forester struts give more Clearence for larger tires , I've searched and can't find a comparison between forester and outback struts, I would like to know what strut gives the most Clearence for larger tires, what years and model? This would be for the 90-99 legacy platform ,also what's available in the aftermarket maybe some rally coil overs , thanks guys. Scott

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03-08 Forester, and 96-99 Outback give the most, and are about the same. It's the rear spring perch that causes the most restrictions, but both of those have higher rear spring perches than the 98-02 Forester rear struts.

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hi, just joined. im needing info on lifting my 2000 impreza wagon( for offroad). like a step by step from guys who have done it. i want it drivable on streets too. thanks  

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Read up on the thread bratman18 shared. PM me if you'd like for any additional info. Did this lift on my old 97 Impreza and had a great trail vehicle. About a 4 hour job if the car isn't too rusty.

 

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/125873-adventure-subaru-lifted-1997-impreza-outback-lots-of-pics/?hl=%2B1997+%2Blifted+%2Bimpreza

 

there;s my build thread to get some more before and after perspective. You can go bigger with a body lift but the time, cost and hassle get much bigger.

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Bratman is spot on. 98-02 forester struts have a lower rear spring perch than the 03-08 forester. But the 98-02 are .75" taller than the 03-08. The newer 03-08 forester struts offset that difference in the slightly larger tire/rear spring perch.

 

Rally coil overs arnt worth the price tag... 1500+ a set.. Worth more than most older Subsrus. Lol.

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That I haven't found out yet.. My theory is yes the SF has more travel I didn't have SF strut apart to compare to the SG to know for sure.

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