“I bought this car in november of 2018. It was completely stock and previously owned by an elderly lady that kept up on maintenance regularly. This is my first Subaru and I’m super happy with how well it runs for how old it is.”
The lift that is currently on the car is stock 2005 forester struts. I swapped the trailing arms with forester ones because I heard they can help with caster but they were the same size unfortunately, but I plan to buy a 2 inch lift and 3 inch trailing arm spacer kit from Anderson Design and Fabrications soon.
So far I haven’t done very much crazy stuff but I was on a trail called Hamlin Gulch in Idaho Springs Colorado and about 1 mile into the trail was a super off camber rocky section, 1 side was a hill going up and the other side was a steep rocky hill that ended about 300 feet down, I slowly made my way over it sticking as close as I could to the safer side and luckily everything went smooth.
In the future I plan to lift it more, thinking around 2 inches will be enough but i know after that I’ll want more after I lift it more. After i purchase another car that i can daily instead of the battle wagon i plan to rebuild the engine and swap the transmission with a manual 5 speed instead of my automatic 4 speed, hopefully I can find lower gearing differentials and put torque lockers in the front and rear. I also plan to get custom front and rear bumpers with a 3000 lb winch on the front.
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