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Old 14th June 2009, 22:02   #1
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Default Subaru WRX Suspension in a Forester

I just fitted WRX Springs, Shocks and Anti roll bars to my Forester.

It lowers the car by about 2 inches and obviously it makes the setup a little stiffer and you lose the self adjusting rear ride height.

Not yet gone for a proper drive, so will update when done.

I have got new 17 inch wheels and tires but yet to fix them.

EDIT: Will upload some pics soon.

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PICS PICS!! this is one very very interesting build!!
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What about the weight difference?
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Interesting modifications.
@Mura, is turbocharging or engine swap on cards as well? What about drum brakes in the rear? I am curious if that can be changed to disks.
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I infact have a EJ25 Turbo with a Auto box with me but too busy with other cars to swap.

I also have 4 Pot Brembo front and 2 Pot Rear brakes.

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Car is such a great shape! Looks almost new. Can you post some interior pictures as well?
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@iceman91, Both the WRX and the Forester are about the same weight.

@Guna, You can change the rear Drums to discs, but at the stock power levels they are more than enough.

And yes it looks new , it has just covered 19k.
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Hey a very neatly maintained Forester!!Congrats, a great ride!!

Btw how is the ride quality after the change and the handling?has the GC decreased?
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Just went for a short drive, corners very flat and feels much more stable. i like it.

It is a little stiff but i can manage.

@carfreak , yes GC is lower by 2 inches.
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@carfreak , yes GC is lower by 2 inches.
Which means it is down to just 150 mm now! There goes one of the advantage of having the Forester?
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A super underrated car that hardly sold. However its a hoot to drive and being a Subie, incredibly well built and reliable. Enjoy your ride!

Your car needs better tyres than those crappy bridgestone H/Ts.
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A super underrated car that hardly sold. However its a hoot to drive and being a Subie, incredibly well built and reliable. Enjoy your ride!

Your car needs better tyres than those crappy bridgestone H/Ts.
As is said in my earlier post, i have new 17 inch wheels and Toyo Proxes T1R tires.

Will fit them this week.

@Guna, i don't need any more ground clearence as i use it only on-road.

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very intresting thread there mura.i am not takin off my eyes.17" wheels??wow!!what tyres are you going to run with it?wrx suspension?did you source it from some other country?how did you even fix the roll bars?please give us the detailed review of the modifications.most intresting is the engine swap.if you can explain it here in detail we will have the wikipedia for forester engine swaps.
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As is said in my earlier post, i have new 17 inch wheels and Toyo Proxes T1R tires.
Wow! Where from, how much?

You're building an enviable garage.
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why there is a chevy symbol on the grill and the wheels?
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