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Old 12th November 2015, 09:57 PM
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If I can get 16" wheels and something with 5-10mm rolling RADIUS bigger than stock that would be nice. Bit extra clearance, should clear everything still ( particularly the front of the rear tyre) and will get my speedo closer to accurate. Until I can sell my Rodeo not much is gonna happen though.
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Old 12th November 2015, 10:37 PM
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What's the current size Greg?
And does the XV get +48 offset wheels like the Fozz or +55 of the Impreza?
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That looks great, not too obvious for that sleeper look.

Yes, the kits are still being developed, Greg has been great with his feedback, he's been extremely helpful. Much appreciated!

RB, let me know when you want me to fit yours...
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Gidday NL

^ I'll give you a call in the next few days. Have to pick up a lot of stuff in the city for SWMBO today/tomorrow. Cannot have the cargo barrier installed for that!

My current suspension height F:R is ~425/430 mm with tools and other crap in the car (parked slightly nose down in our driveway).

With 75 Kgs of salt in the back the rear was ~410 mm. I didn't measure the front.
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I do not think you can 2" lift the XV without some serious attention to the front brake line. The 1" has not quite too much tension when the wheels are turned with the back outside at the bottom of the suspension stroke.
If I want higher at the front think you would have to get it from wheel diameter increase. The problem with that is the front of the rear tyre only has about 18mm clearance to the moulding. Maybe moulding could be removed?
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Gidday Greg

Do you notice any difference/s at all in the handling, braking, steering versus your un-lifted XV?
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Funnily enough with the car lifted and the alignment not yet done it avtually feels BETTER cornering on the road....That doesn't make sense with the increase in the positive camber in the front???? Maybe something else was out? It has always felt vague and unsettled before.
I don't know std. offset for the XV yet. haven't got that far. I would like to go as far outward as possible.
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Thanks for that info. Interesting.

AFAIK, all Subies are incredibly sensitive to alignment. Roo2 went from handling like a canal barge to being spot on the money after a proper 4 wheel alignment.

Prior to this, all 4 wheels were within spec, but all pointing in slightly different directions.

RonnyRoo's handling tightened up very considerably after having the same done.

I will have Roo2's wheels realigned after NL has fitted the 1" lift blocks for me. They should put its heights at around 450:455 F:R. Stock front:rear suspension height is 437:440 mm +12/-24 for my model; i.e. Front: ~413 to 449; Rear = ~416 to 452 mm. So after the lift, Roo2 will still be (very approximately ... ) within the OEM stock range .

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With the full alignment done it is a different car. Steers around corners like it isn't complaining about having to change direction. In a straight line at speed the bumps no longer make it feel like it is swinging slightly from side to side. Straight and comfortable. This is how it should be. NL believes it is because the lift increases the caster just enough to get rid of the sloppy feel ( by increasing the trail).
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That's great, Greg .

All sounds very familiar to me ... .
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