Our Top Picks For Best Forester Lift Kit Brands

The Subaru Forester has been around since 1998 and has not slowed down in popularity. In fact, the Forester still sells over 10k units a month in the USA. With its widespread success, a huge demand for lift kit options has developed.

There are options available up to 4.5 and maybe 6 inches. However, a 2″ kit is usually easier to find and offers enough clearance for bigger tires without creating drive-train or suspension geometry issues.

Fortunately for us, there are lift kit options available for each chassis.

Our Top 4 Forester Lift Kit Picks

Primitive Racing

Most Comprehensive Lift Kit (No Butt Sag)

We recommend Primitive Racing kits for those who are looking for:

  • A comprehensive lift kit that includes all necessary hardware for maintaining the best handling possible
  • Proper alignment after installation
  • Excellent handling
  • No rear suspension sag even with lots of camping gear loaded
  • A lift kit that doesn’t reduce the factory safety of the vehicle

The Primitive Forester lift kit includes:

  • Includes heavy duty King springs to eliminate sag
  • Subframe spacer kit
  • Longer brake line spacers to maintain safety
  • Hand brake spacers to avoid cable stretch
  • Longer exhaust hangers

The Primitive kits are the best option for anyone who wants something that is solid and will hold up to off-road driving. Their kit includes all of the components that you’ll need to keep your Forester handling right without prematurely wearing out your suspension.

They produce lift kits for a wide range of Foresters from 1998 to current models. They will have something perfect for your Forester!

Industry Authority With Years Of Research:

Out of beautiful country of Canada, with over 20 years of experience in the off-road and over-landing industry, LP Aventure is a great option for someone looking to lift their Forester. They pride themselves on NHTSA and FMVSS126 motor vehicle safety standards, meaning that their kits allow your Forester to retain full factory safety features while providing extra all terrain capabilities.

We recommend LP Aventure kits for those who are looking for:

  • A comprehensive lift kit that includes all necessary hardware for maintaining the best handling possible
  • Multi link spacers to keep rear wheels in the right spot – allows for biggest tires possible
  • A lift kit that doesn’t degrade the factory safety of the vehicle

The LP Aventure Forester lift kit includes:

  • Longer brake line spacers to maintain safety
  • Hand brake spacers to avoid cable stretch
  • Longer exhaust hangers

The LP Aventure kits may be a little more expensive for those on a strict budget. But their kits are fully equipped for the best possible performance. Keep in mind that they do not produce a kit for the Forester that is larger than 2″.

Check out Justin’s LP Aventure lifted Forester:

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Affordable Lift Kit:

We’ve been seeing a HUGE increase in the number of Subaru’s using ReadyLIFT’s kits. A large number of our Instagram followers have been using them and love them. We recommend them for the following reasons:

  • Easy install
  • Amazing price
  • Can be removed with very little work (Helpful for those leasing a Subaru and may need to go stock quickly.)
  • Kit is designed to compensate for correct camber/caster
  • Creates 11″ of clearance at the rockers
  • Not available for older Foresters
  • Doesn’t include all the additional components needed to restore perfect factory operation

Check out this 2017 Forester on the ReadyLIFT spacers:

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We recommend this kit for anyone who is:

  • Looking for an easy install with very few complications
  • Doesn’t want to do any permanent modifications the other parts of the Forester
  • Wants to spend under $400 for a good lift kit
  • Planning on doing recreational off-roading
  • Leasing a Subaru and might want to return it to stock quickly
  • Planning to do the lift install themselves

Anderson Design and Fabrication

 Extreme Options For All Years And Lift Needs:

Located in the beautiful state of Oregon, ADF has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to all things lifted and Subaru. While most companies focus only on new models and rarely offer much above 2″, they provide lift kits for all years of the Subaru Forester. They even have kits that give a 4.5″ of additional suspension lift. Why we recommend checking out Anderson Design for a lift kit:

  • Available for all years starting from 1998 to current
  • Built with quality and rugged performance in mind
  • They have a track record of producing amazing products
  • Most sizes available on the market of any company that we’re aware of.

Mitchell’s 2nd Gen JDM Forester is running a 2″ and 2.5″ ADF kit with oversized tires:

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Safety Is Priority Number 1

As with any modifications, we highly recommend lengthy research and consulting with a trusted professional prior to installing a lift kit. Never cut corners or install something that you aren’t comfortable with. Check out this article to find out some of the things to keep in mind before lifting your car: Things To Consider Before You Lift.

With that being said, lift the heck out of your Forester and have some fun!

Do you have a lifted Forester? We want to see! Send it to us at [email protected] so we can check it out! 



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