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Default Air piston lift system

I don't know if they sell the piston lift without the coilover but it could be nice, sometimes, to raise our Subarus for more ground clearance or better angles.

https://shop-fortune-auto.com/collec...on-lift-system
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It would be even better if itwas made by hotbits, then you could have the coilovers you want
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Yes, it would ! I like the idea but think it would be more appropiate to have this piston lift on the lower spring seat so there would be no loss of stroke/wheel travel on compression.
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I had a look at these style of kits.
http://www.s2carbonworks.com/coaircupkits1.html
https://www.stanceparts.com/
Price was the main put off for me, but I do like the idea of height adjustment. They increase the gap between the spring and tophat so when they are raised you would likely get spring block on full compression and loose travel. I don't think there is a way of getting height adjustment with out loosing travel in my case as I can't get any more extension and any spacers will eat into compression. Maybe your springs are further from spring block on full compression or you have another idea?
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You're right Red, I have only about 2cm before spring block on full compression so that wouldn't help much for articulation but would still help for ground clearance and angles. It could also be set low (OEM height, better handling) for on road and high for off road.
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Just buy a Landrover discovery. It comes standard. Reliability may be an issue for some but with what I've been reading on this forum about head gaskets on Subarus, maybe the difference is mostly perception.
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Would be handy to temporarily lift the car to a 4" lift for the occasional obstacles and just leave it at 2" lift with full travel for the majority of the time.



Land Rover is another level of unreliable. The height adjustment on my mates Land Rover has failed and been repaired twice now. Not to mention the thousands of other things that have gone wrong with it. Also, a 2006 Forester with new Hotbits and the air cup height adjustment is under half the price of a 2006 Land Rover in Australia anyway.
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Land Rovers are good for those wanting to see the great outdoors. The rest of us plan on returning.
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https://www.kwsuspensions.net/produc...ic_lift_system

This is the design I was thinking of, but air, not hydraulic. I already have an idea, two "U" shapes, the small sliding upside down inside the larger sitting on the spring seat. I will see with a friend how it is possible to make them, probably with billet aluminium and then anodized.
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