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Zap,

If you do it, make a thread with info/parts used, etc. There were ppl that did and wanted to lower their 2012-2017 Crosstreks, most of the threads were filled with "difference of opinion" (I'm being nice...) responses. Totally not helpful for people that actually want to go through with lowering their Crosstrek correctly...,...,...meaning not tearing the car up because it's lowered. There is info in the threads, but it's laborious digging through crap posts to find it.
Anyways, I like the lowered Crosstreks and I don't really care what anyone else thinks of it. I wish there were a lot more people that have/want to do it. One of these days (idk when) there's going to be a thread pop up about my lowered Crosstrek and what I did to get it there.
I haven't read up on or know much about the new "global" platform that's now being used, but it may just be a lot easier to do on the 2018+ than it was/is for the people that own 2012-2017s...,...,...more compatibility, etc.
If that's the route you want to go, I say DO IT! Dig around for info, call some places & post up for the community when you do find out what works.

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I've owned some 15-16 lifted Subarus. The only time I've ever "lowered" one of my Subarus is when I put 2001 RS struts/springs under a 2000 L impreza to make it a clone.



I've always done my own thing with my Subarus, I put up with the bs from NASIOC waaaaaay back before it was posh and cool to lift and off road your Subaru. It really doesn't bother me what folks think of what I do with my Subarus.

With that said, I have a list of things I want to do to my vehicles before I spend cash to change the Crosstrek. But I am curious about what is involved in lowering the Crosstrek an inch or so to take away some of that gap. I am completely uninterested in "Offroading" this Crosstrek, it's just too pretty. That and 1 inch of clearance won't buy me much off road.

My Jeep is next in line, I have about 3k worth of plans for her.
 

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Right on. This gives some details. Though that's pretty low... hmm.



How'd you do it? Coilovers or WRX swap?

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Wrx swap. I will eventually get coilovers.

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How negative is your camber because of that? Does it affect performance?

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I am running -1.5 on the front which is intentional for autocross this season. The rear is at -3 which I will get control arms to bring it more into spec.
 

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I was thinking that lowering my car in summer when I'm towing the tent trailer and lifting it in the winter to get over snow would be nifty. I am just not sure that it's possible.
 

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I looked into the opposite once, considering Crosstrek suspension on my Impreza. From looking at online parts diagrams, it looked possible. I reviewed suspension part numbers between the 2 cars until I got to the point of finding common part numbers. I think the knuckles might have also needed changing, but it's been almost a year since I printed out pages and looked.
 

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I did see a lowered Forester, which ended up looking like an Scion xB, but that was dropped to the ground.

With the power options in an Impreza vs Crosstrek, I would have started with an Impreza with lift, rather than Crosstrek lowering. Still, only an inch is not much, and if you don't deal with deep snow, then have fun.

Like everyone else I want to see the results, and progress steps.
 
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