SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by sfeather11 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:20 am

Say, what did you for your sway bar connecting links? Did you use longer ones or just leave them disconnected? If you used longer ones, what type/brand did you use? I've upgraded my '03 to use '05 springs and have added 1" strut spacers all around, and have been looking for a longer connecting link to compensate for the lift...

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by Acro2pilot » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:46 am

The entire subframe is relocated with the lift, so the swaybar moves with the other parts of the suspension. The swaybar stays totally normal in its operation.

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by varam » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:58 am

Dude sick lift I was debating on a 2" lift do you think there's gonna be any complications with lines and what not? I'd get them from sjr as well

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by Acro2pilot » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:50 am

Saw that you asked me that in Feb, sorry I didn't see it. At 2 inches lift you will have no problem, I did not need to lengthen anything at 4 inches, Subaru has lots of extra line in there, in the front there is a double loop that is clamped down in place which gives you allot of extra. In the rear you just re-bend the hardline down a bit.

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by adm_wiskyky » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:48 am

Let me start with saying that you have an awesome baja!

And to follow I was talking with a buddy that runs an impreza and he was saying they use adjustable trailing arms and lateral links (?) to adjust the wheel position and fit bigger tires or correct for a lift. Did you do anything with those to compensate for the lift or did the suspension geometry stay fine? I also read about using a drop bracket for the trailing arm as a cheaper alternative.
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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by Acro2pilot » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:47 am

Sounds like you got some bad or mixed information, geometry was fine with the lift and any proper lift is going to preserve the ability to properly align the vehicle.

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by Kriss45.acp » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:58 am

I need help lifting my Baja. If the original poster or anyone else can answer some questions please let e know on this forum.

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by Acro2pilot » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:14 pm

What would you like to know?

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by ajharl » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:12 pm

If I were to go with SJR 2" spacers, a 1" body lift and go from 03 to 04-06 springs, do I need to worry about additional stress on the axle or any other suspension components? Also if it's difficult to do a body lift on the baja?

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Re: SJR lift in, wheel wells trimmed

Post by Acro2pilot » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:51 pm

I don't mean to sound rude, but you have it all wrong, which I blame on a lack of solid info out there and perhaps because only 4 Bajas are known to be lifted 4" or more. Lets get to what you want done!

So adding up your lift numbers it looks like you want about 4" lift total.

There is no such thing as a body lift on a unibody since the frame is part of the body, a traditional body lift means the body going up over the frame. A suspension lift means making the springs longer, a Subaru is a hybrid of the two but closer to a suspension lift than a body lift.

So to your goal, I would just order a 4 inch lift. It will give a 4" increase to strut height, and drop your crossmembers and rear subframe 3 inches so that your driveline is only 1 inch different and no real issues come up. The rocker panel is now 4 inches higher and your crossmembers are now 1 inch higher from the ground than they are now. That lets you run taller tires to gain say 5" at the rocker pannels and 2" at the driveline.
If you order the SJR 4" lift you are fine with either an automatic or a manual. There is also the new guys that have a 4" lift that I suspect is identical but I have not seen in person.

There is some increased stress on axles and such, but Subarus are tough, I am pumping 420Hp into a 4EAT and big tires and I drive it like I stole it and have yet to break an axle. I might break one but I look at what I am asking, the first version of the truck which is in this thread was only 160Hp into a 5 speed manual. The new truck is here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2973

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