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I will agree with most of the people here and say that doing a whole suspension swap isn't worth it. The older Impreza before the multilink suspension is much easier to lift. People would just replace the struts.

I would say most of the people responding to this thread either have not lifted their car nor have they performed the suspension swap. All the people who have done the swap don't even post anymore, and I'm one of the few lifted Impreza people that post much. I would say this is the wrong post to sticky as it's most people saying, "Why didn't you get a Crosstrek then?" This post is way better in answering lift questions:


Lots of answers regarding wheel and tire size, issues, etc. Or even better there should just be a general "Lifted Impreza" sticky post with links to a bunch of the Lifted Impreza posts including this one.
 

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I agree, there are lots of other threads with good inputs from those that have installed lifts. I am 100% satisfied with my lift. It was a minor change to the car's center of gravity and didn't result in the suspension magically getting softer. Adding a lift to a Sport trim, for example, doesn't result in a Crosstrek. It results in a Sport with more ground clearance.
 

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The dream....
 

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Yeah, unfortunately, what works for Colin McCrae probably would not work as a daily driver. I used to rally, and my old car, while street legal, would be a pain to live with every day. I remember the time I had to take it to the supermarket, because my Volvo was up on blocks. Finding places to stow grocery bags around a full-perimeter roll cage was an experience.....
 

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I actually kind of miss the pronounced wheel arches on the 5th gen
I'm hoping there is a WRX STI on this 5th gen platform when I'm in the market again in another 5 years... and that it comes in world rally blue. It would be getting a lift done to it.
 

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As the title shows I've been wishing I got a Crosstrek. I've seen a lot of threads on here that go over this topic but none have ever actually explained what they needed to go though with this swap. I have had people say just get Crosstrek struts and springs then get them alligned and thats it, but I have also had people saying that I need new Crosstrek control arms, end links, and all this other stuff. I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of what I actually need to get this job done? Thank you.
I think I have the answer you seek. I recently installed the 2/2.5in lift kit from Subieliftoz. I asked the owner Matt Chaplin about a conversion and this is what I got.

CROSSTREK suspension conversion:

You will need:

Front & rear strut assemblies

Engine crossmember spacers & bolts,

LCA rear bush plate & studs,

Transmission crossmember (complete) & bolts,

Rear subframe spacers,

Rear subframe front support arm

Rear subframe rear support bracket (only some models),

Engine pitching stopper

Steering shaft

Tailshaft centre bearing spacer kit ($50 shipped)

I trust Matt since all he works only on Subarus. I'm going to start collecting parts and post when it's eventually done.
 
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