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Old 28th March 2018, 04:26 AM
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Sure as most lifted subarus do have. It would habe now more then no lifted grand sherokee or nissan patrol. I would too. Like new 4runner have 9.6" gc. So that forester should have 10" easy. I have little over 10" about 26cm
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Put some clear combo filters on the 240s. and went for a drive last night..
Bloody awesome. Enough spread so that I don't feel the need for any more forward lighting and hasn't reduced the throw significantly.

Still not sure if they would be as good as the Super Oscar, but their a fraction of the weight.

Must take some pics, could do a comparison of the 'combo cover', 'spot cover', High and Low beams.

I should have taken some last night, but it was just too nice a night driving to stop and take pictures with a s&*tty phone
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Old 6th April 2018, 07:52 AM
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Sure as most lifted subarus do have. It would habe now more then no lifted grand sherokee or nissan patrol. I would too. Like new 4runner have 9.6" gc. So that forester should have 10" easy. I have little over 10" about 26cm
About 30cm (almost 12")

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Old 6th April 2018, 08:16 AM
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Cool. My highest part is rear diff about 28cm there. Front akid plate maybe 26cm. Your should be different too front and rear no?
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About 30cm (almost 12")
That should keep you out of trouble
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And how much clearance front at lowest point ? 10" (25cm) ?
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Yes you'll have excellent clearance!
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Old 7th April 2018, 12:59 AM
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10" of real life clearance is great. Forget all those 8.7, 9.6, 10.0 numbers from marketing materials. They only apply on the dealer's lot--if that.

On all the models with 8.7" of clearance (all 2010+ utility Subarus) you get about 8.5" of real life ground clearance to the front and transmission skid plates with 1" total lift and you get 10" with the excellent SLOz 2" lift kit and 0.5" from 1" oversize tires. Skid plates lose you at least 0.5" and all tires lose diameter quickly. Hence PR numbers are irrelevant.

In my experience, there is a big difference between 8.5 and 10.

Due to the exhaust, the clearance in front of the edge of the front wheels is the same as between the wheels which is a big drawback with any Subaru skid plates.

Ironically, I am now back to 8.5" of real life clearance on the 4Runner (9.6" nominal with stock plates but even that is not true; the lowest point of the engine stock skid was at 9.25" on a vehicle with 12 miles). The difference in that respect is that I have 10.5" in front of the wheels and the skids are 3/16" steel and I can jack the truck off the engine skid plate, even between crossmembers. By contrast, the SUbaru skid plates cannot take hard hits. And, of course, compared to my OB with a 2.5" total lift, I have 10 more degrees of AA, 6 more degrees of DA, and 5" more clearance at rocker panel without any lift. I also have stock size AT tires, I did not go up after ditching the stock tires at 1 week (right, Rally?).

The rear differential ground clearance is only 8.5" to skid plate with a 2" lift/2" drop and a 1" larger tire but that never was an issue.
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