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Old 3rd October 2017, 02:19 PM
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If Boynes can make 400mm springs you should take them. Because if you want to change for more ride height it will give you more space between spring seat and housing top (thread length). Spring block is not very good for the spring seats as all the energy on full compression will hammer them instead of the bumpstops.
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Old 6th November 2017, 04:04 PM
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Hey Red ! How is it going with the HotBits ?
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Lengthy process. The boynes springs went in, they gave full flex on ramps and drove nice on road. But the stiffer rates killed traction offroad. Despite being wider and wound down on the ends they still bent in the middle and rub on the strut housing. They also sagged more then expected, apparently they weren't designed for full travel regularly and was over stressing the steel. Which was not an issue I was expecting...

I'm now just going to get the Eibach 16" barrel springs in 27N/mm front and 22N/mm rear.

Do your rear springs rub on the car on full droop?
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Do your rear springs rub on the car on full droop?
Yes, slightly but its not an issue as the Forester is not that often at full droop, its my DD and spends most of the time on road
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Update, after fitting the Eibach springs I also lowered the rear diff 25mm. This gets more droop out of my 300mm stroke Hotbits with out loosing ground clearance as the front is still the lowest point on the car. Anyone else getting Hotbits for an SG that doesn't want to lower any diffs should get 210mm stroke front and 275mm stroke rear. But lowering the rear diff was relatively simple. I'm yet to do a proper offroad test with the Eibach springs, Subaru engine oil leaks need taking care of first.
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If you don't want to lower the diffs, I confirm that the rear shaft length should not exceed 285mm for a given 260mm stroke (25mm are lost in the top hats)

At the front, on an SG, you should be able to go up to 240mm stroke which is the same as OEM with a 2" lift kit (190mm stroke + 2")
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Old 19th December 2017, 12:27 PM
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very cool indeed . an amazing foresters with longer travel. price is not whats amazing. but make it short can somebody tell the real number like OEM shocks vs HotBits. like how much more travel and how much more damping it gives. i see videos tested on dry roads. so what about muds , water crossing and rocks . those things should help on rocks i think.
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All the specs you are asking are in this thread, starts at page 1

For a few videos, have a look on my youtube channel :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7...view=0&sort=dd
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so yours is that green forester ? not that in avatar pic ? or its not your car in videos ?
and are there any videos of long travel one going with stock one and how they flex both ?
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Naaa ! Mine is the standard looking grey Forester, the mods are inside

The green is a friends Forester. I don't think that we have made comparison videos but yes, we should've. We shall meet up next spring, hope I won't forget ! His youtube channel :

https://www.youtube.com/user/subfore...f_id=1&sort=dd
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