RalliTEK 1" Front Raised Springs & KYB Excel-G Struts Assembled - Forester 2003-2008
Ever watch a NASCAR pit crew change a tire? This is how you'll feel when you hot swap your old struts for a pre-assembled kit by RalliTEK! Whether you have worn out struts and springs, or you just don't want to deal with a spring compressor, put RalliTEK on your team and know that you'll be taken care of.
Ride Height: +1" LIFT*
KYB Front Struts & Mounts
RalliTEK Front Raised Spring Kit
Subaru Dust Boots & Bump Stops
Pair of completed struts (2)
ASSEMBLED BY RALLITEK!
ORDER SPACERS WITH OUR ASSEMBLIES AND WE'LL INSTALL THEM ON YOUR STRUTS!
The advertized ride height specified for this product is a measurement taken from a completely stock vehicle. Your vehicle's actual ride height after installing these springs may be more or less depending on your vehicle's trim package, addons, or additional modifications.
KYB is the world's largest supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers, and the Excel-G is built on the same assembly lines. It uses the very same high quality components that together work to restore the vehicle's originally designed capabilities such as handling and stability. The Excel-G is a twin-tube gas hydraulic shock that consists of an inner working cylinder and an outer fluid reservoir. The shaft and piston force hydraulic fluid in and out of both, which dampens the vehicle's body movement. Two multi-stage valves in the shock work to provide better handling characteristics during virtually all driving conditions. The working cylinder that the piston works in is also very important, that's why the experts at KYB use extruded tubing which provides a positive seal and consistent performance.
KYB Strut Mounts:
As the name implies, the strut mount is a component that attaches the suspension strut to the vehicle. The strut mount optimizes suspension performance by providing a smooth steering response and reducing vibration. The strut mount includes an insulator and on front struts, a steering pivot bearing. The insulator gets pushed and pulled as many as 1,500 times for every mile driven, and the bearing rotates every time you turn the steering wheel, so it’s easy to see how this part can become worn. To prevent noise and vibration, and preserve smooth steering and proper front end alignment, when you install new KYB struts, install new KYB strut mounts as well. They’re built to meet or exceed OE quality.
If you take your forester off-road like we do, having an extra inch of ground clearance can be the difference between getting stuck on a log or being able to get out of a deep rut in the road. RalliTEK designed these springs for that extra inch of ground clearance. The spring rates are still very reasonable for the street and can be driven with a swaybar on the street and without on the trails for the maximum amount of suspension articulation.
These springs also work well for off-roading setups where a few hundred pounds of equipment and gear are along for the ride. A Curt roof basket with 2 extensions and ARB awning is installed on the lifted RalliTEK Forester. We pull a trailer with a Curt hitch to our track racing events and off-road rally events. These springs take it like a champ. The extra lift makes it easy to fit 235/70R15 off-road tires as well.
During the assembly process, springs tend to receive small scratches/marks from the spring compressor. This does not affect performance and will not cause premature ware of the spring.
Assemblies are built when orders are placed. Please allow 5 additional business days for us to collect parts and get you on our shop's schedule. You will receive an email when you are on our schedule. At this time, it should be about 1-2 days before your order is shipped!
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