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What kind of lifts is everyone running? from ready lift, LP, and the other ones that i am missing. pros cons are the other pnes worth the price it will be going on a 23 crosstrek sport

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Ready lift is half of a lift kit. It's missing the rear subframe spacers. I also see issues with quality of welds and rust.

I would advise not going cheap. Check out Rallitek, LP Aventure, Anderson Design Fab, and Subtle Solutions. I'm very happy with my Rallitek 2" spacer lift.

Some places offer a spring lift with stiffer springs. I didn't go that route because I don't want the stiffer ride on rough roads, nor the decrease in traction.
 

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What kind of lifts is everyone running? from ready lift, LP, and the other ones that i am missing. pros cons are the other pnes worth the price it will be going on a 23 crosstrek sport

Thanks in advance and pictures would be helpful
I installed the LP Aventure 2鈥 was a smooth install, the only鈥 issue鈥 I had is the tool list left off an 18mm socket needed to Install the 180mm chassis bolts.

Took the crosstrek to mechanic after for a all wheel alignment only minor adjustments were required.

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^I went with Ironman 4x4 2".
 

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Ready lift is half of a lift kit. It's missing the rear subframe spacers. I also see issues with quality of welds and rust.

I would advise not going cheap. Check out Rallitek, LP Aventure, Anderson Design Fab, and Subtle Solutions. I'm very happy with my Rallitek 2" spacer lift.

Some places offer a spring lift with stiffer springs. I didn't go that route because I don't want the stiffer ride on rough roads, not the decrease in traction.
I am running the ReadyLift on my rig. I was able to align the wheels without dropping the rear subframe by following ReadyLift's video on YouTube. My only complaint was the excessive angle on the front control arms will cause the car to "float" a bit during heavy braking and understeer on hard turn when not accelerating. I fixed the behavior by swapping in the WRX/STI control arms in the front.

I have not noticed any rust issues but I do live in Southern California where rain is rare and the roads are not salted in the winter.
 

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Highly recommend Ironman 4x4 2鈥 suspension lift.
I just installed that Ironman lift kit on my 2019 Crosstrek. It took me a while, and I just finished it today. I'll post a review when I have some experience with it.

I do have one related question: How can I remove the rear swaybar? For some reason, that swaybar gave me bar far the most trouble of anything in the lift installation, and at one point I decided it would be simpler just to remove the swaybar entirely. But, I couldn't figure out how to get it out, as it seemed like a lot of parts would have to be removed. I did eventually get the swaybar spacers installed, and it's now attached as per the Ironman instructions. However, the more I look at it, the more I think I'd still like to simply remove the rear swaybar. Is there some easy way to slide it out, or is it a complicated process to remove it? I couldn't seem to find much useful info online...
 

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+1 for Ironman as well since i did not want any spacers and i think at the time I was limited to Ironman and it had good reviews....No issues since it was installed in 2021.

I would have considered FlatOut but came to know about it after i had already bought Ironman. It looks like it comes with a 3 inch lift based on eigenvector's post.
 

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Sorry for the delay. Just got back to Texas from Colorado.
Nice! What is the bumper that you have installed? Colorado is perfect for Crosstrek. I have also driven the Crosstrek on mountain trails in Colorado .. at the time it was without the lift.

I see you have a 3inch lift. I believe i had read somewhere that a lift more than 2 inches is not recommended for our Crosstrek?
 

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Nice! What is the bumper that you have installed? Colorado is perfect for Crosstrek. I have also driven the Crosstrek on mountain trails in Colorado .. at the time it was without the lift.

I see you have a 3inch lift. I believe i had read somewhere that a lift more than 2 inches is not recommended for our Crosstrek?
The bumper is Body Armor with an Axiom 5500 winch. The flat out suspension is fully adjustable from -.5 to +3 the way I recall. Plus adjustable dampening. (Not Cheap) This allowed me to put the weight on the car (bumper, spare, rotopax etc) and then dial in the lift/leveling. I think they recommend 1.5 inches or less but I went with 3 because it looks better (half shafts are relatively cheap). Right now I've got 19K miles on it with no issues after 11 months. I'm still on the free oil change schedule and so far the dealership hasn't said anything about the lift.

Yep, the BLA stuff is really cool in S. Colorado. Done it twice so far and just got back from a TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA road trip. Averaging about 27 mpg on the highway. Way better than my truck.
 

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The bumper is Body Armor with an Axiom 5500 winch. The flat out suspension is fully adjustable from -.5 to +3 the way I recall. Plus adjustable dampening. (Not Cheap) This allowed me to put the weight on the car (bumper, spare, rotopax etc) and then dial in the lift/leveling. I think they recommend 1.5 inches or less but I went with 3 because it looks better (half shafts are relatively cheap). Right now I've got 19K miles on it with no issues after 11 months. I'm still on the free oil change schedule and so far the dealership hasn't said anything about the lift.

Yep, the BLA stuff is really cool in S. Colorado. Done it twice so far and just got back from a TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA road trip. Averaging about 27 mpg on the highway. Way better than my truck.
I have the Lpadventure full bumper guard + Hitchgate solo for the spare tire carrier. What are you using for the spare tire carrier? I am considering the Body armor bumper as i would like to include a winch if i ever decide to upgrade.

How easy is the adjustment of the lift from 1.5" to 3"? I will reach out to you if i ever decide to do an upgrade...3" definitely sounds better! i think i get about 13" inches of clearance with my setup and having 14" would be quite useful in Colorado!
 

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I have the Lpadventure full bumper guard + Hitchgate solo for the spare tire carrier. What are you using for the spare tire carrier? I am considering the Body armor bumper as i would like to include a winch if i ever decide to upgrade.

How easy is the adjustment of the lift from 1.5" to 3"? I will reach out to you if i ever decide to do an upgrade...3" definitely sounds better! i think i get about 13" inches of clearance with my setup and having 14" would be quite useful in Colorado!
I made my own spare tire carrier since I wanted to incorporate the rotopax carriers. Also I was able to get the rim in the right spot to get the rear camera to shoot thru the rim window (no camera relocation)


The proper way to change the lift is to set the spring pre load and then adjust the length of the strut which would involve detaching the bottom strut attachment from the a-arm.

I guess one could change the preload with the spanner wrench, which would change the ride height but would reduce the travel.
 
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