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2002 outback ltd. Piston slap happy 2.5l sohc. (gotta off road in style ya know) either want to be gentle and get a 2inch lift so its only strut spacers and a tad bigger tire. OR go for the 4 inch lift and make myself really happy. I don't mind the work involved with the subframe spacers , steering extension, since ill be building it myself. Im up in canada the $$$$ for SJR (usd to cad + border crap) adds $400+. but i do have a question. Ive read that for every 25mm of lift you go in 7mm for the camber offset. Now is that for the total 4 inch or do you subtract the subframe drop? Thanks
 

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Camber offset is for the entire block, as the whole thing is mounted on an angle, but you want the mounts to go straight down.

With a 2" lift, the strut becomes the biggest tire size restriction. That doesn't change with a larger lift unless you go coilovers, or lift between the strut and knuckle. So, IMHO a 4" kit is a waste.
 

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FWIW, I've been looking into lifting my '04 OB limited, and my plan is the Baja springs and a slightly larger tire (225/65r16 rather than the standard 225/60r16). I think this should give me around an inch and a half to 2 inches. I also wanted to put some AT tires on there but there sadly aren't any in that size, so normal 4 seasons will have to do. If you're thinking about a 4" lift what kind of tires are you going to run??
 

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Thanks Numbchux. I have thought about making a lower strut bracket lift. but I have only seen That Anderson company do it for the Foresters. Not many 2nd Gen OB with much of a lift around. And Rob. With the 4" you can run a bigger tire if you have proper offset rims / hub spacers. And yes with the lower strut lift you can run bigger tire as well. but the 2" is just easier and probably what ill need. But for tires I was thinkin the 28"x8" . so that's 215 70 r16. which is 27.9'' x 8.7''. not sure if I want to keep the Subaru rims or not thou.. its all a what can I afford thing..
 

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Has anyone attempted to build a lower bracket lift. using 1/4 in plate and some knowledge?
 
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