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Hey everyone,

Finally getting around to lifting my '12 OB 3.6r

I have narrowed my search down to either the subtle aluminum spacers or the primitive polyethylene spacers.

Can anyone shed any light on the differences between these two materials? Is durability an issue with the polyethylene ones? Will the ride be compromised by the aluminum ones?

Subtle spacers: Subtle Solutions

Primitive Racing spacers: Primitive: Wheels, Brakes, Suspension

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Six of one, a half-dozen of the other. Either one will work without issues.

I had a 3" Performance Accessories body lift on my 94 Sonoma and the last I heard from the guy that bought it from me after I owned it for 8-1/2 year and 96k miles, the truck had over 230k miles on it.
 

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If you live in the Rust Belt or any northern state that uses lots of salt and deicers, the aluminum ones are a poor choice.

BTW, if you fill out your Profile - location and car info - it will help in future posts.

John Davies
Spokane WA USA
 

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SUBTLE spacers all the way! They are much safer, stronger, tested, proven, and made in the USA.

1" 6061 aluminum spacers with machined threads and 10.9 grade metric zinc plated hardware is the way to go. We would only recommend using HDPE if you are looking to "shim" your suspension and use your stock top hat studs.

As for assembly...all you have to do is knock out your stock top hat studs and replace them with our supplied hardware that "threads" into the 1" aluminum spacer blocks.

The plastic spacers you are referring to DO NOT have threads and require you to bolt them to the top hat plate and then fasten a secondary nut to the sheet metal shock tower body to hold them in place. This method will loosen and rattle over time.
 

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SUBTLE spacers all the way! They are much safer, stronger, tested, proven, and made in the USA.

1" 6061 aluminum spacers with machined threads and 10.9 grade metric zinc plated hardware is the way to go. We would only recommend using HDPE if you are looking to "shim" your suspension and use your stock top hat studs.

As for assembly...all you have to do is knock out your stock top hat studs and replace them with our supplied hardware that "threads" into the 1" aluminum spacer blocks.

The plastic spacers you are referring to DO NOT have threads and require you to bolt them to the top hat plate and then fasten a secondary nut to the sheet metal shock tower body to hold them in place. This method will loosen and rattle over time.
I'm looking to add a little height to my Wife's 2012 Impreza base model. It looks like strut spacers are going to be the easiest route. Is these anything else I'll need for this (besides an alignment afterwards)?

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I'm looking to add a little height to my Wife's 2012 Impreza base model. It looks like strut spacers are going to be the easiest route. Is these anything else I'll need for this (besides an alignment afterwards)?

Thanks!

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