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Default am i getting most of my 2'' lift ?

so its outback 2001. front shocks normal. rear ones are self levelling.
put 2'' strut spacers only front and rear .just strut spacers. so am i getting most of my lift in terms of flex , or something maybe stopping my lift to work fully ?
do i need rear trailing arm spacers or its just optional ?
front sway bar endlinks looks like always on tension and on some angle. so they
getting used not evenly and i need change them more often . can that be fixed or its just normal thing with lift ?
i disconnected rear sway bar. i tested it with it and without and i like how car feels for me without it. is that safe to drive without rear sway bar ? or is some other parts maybe gets more used and will brake faster or something ?
if i can do something else to my lift , like add something or change something what it would be ?
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Your 2" strut spacers lift gives you 2" lift. And because you kept the oem springs, you don't loose any flex.

The front sway bar endlinks shouldn't be more stressed with the lift, I don't understand where the problem comes from, maybe cheap aftermarket endlinks ?

If the shocks are in good condition and if you drive carefully, it should be fine to drive with the rear (and the front) sway bar disconnected but its maybe illegal in your country.
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Unread 8th December 2017, 01:35 PM
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good to know if lift really don't stress anything more then normal.
if its illegal whos gonna check me ? spacers kinda illegal too here. so what .
but i wouldnt risk to go front sway bar disconnected too. or should i ? with just rear gone i found no problem at 120km/h speeds. i even like it more.
i saw some posts about how much flex you gain with and without sway bars for forester. i wonder how much i gain.
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Always remember that the engineers who designed the car know a LOT more about it than any of us know ... Worth keeping in mind.
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Sure they did and im happy for subaru engineers but now im driving it daily and i can feel how car does and what.
Safety first as allways.
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Remember that antisway bars are how the car avoids hitting the tipping point. It's just one of the reasons why it is far more difficult to roll modern cars.
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I've removed my rear swaybar, doesn't handle quite as well but there's not much difference. It does improve the articulation a lot

I also disconnected the front swaybar once but hated the handling & steering so reconnected it again. It also clunks on suspension/steering when disconnected so not good to leave it like that.

Rear trailing arm spacers are needed for a 2" lift to keep the rear wheels centred so they don't rub as the wheel travels up & down. Will be more of a problem with bigger than stock tyres
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Yh i thought i will have problem without rear arm spacers but im not. They just little closer to one side not close enough to rub for my 215/65 R16 ko2. Maybe when i will change tired if i would thinking of putting larger ones it could become problem.
Other thing that im afraid try to remove those bolts if they rust much and wont go off what i would do then. That rear part of my car is kinda rusty.
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Other thing is it max that outback this gen can be lifted without droping diffs down? Like foresters have lift 2.5" . can i go extra half inch too or better not do it. Not that i need that but would be good to know if someones knows or done this?
I guess if they dont make 2.5" lift for this year outbacks means they cant go that far.

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I think best to leave at 2.0" if you don't need it.
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