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RalliTEK 2019 Crosstrek

Hey everyone, most of you have probably seen our latest R&D project when it was unveiled at SEMA in Warn Industries’ booth. We purchased the car to collaborate with Warn on their latest product, a Semi-Hidden Winch mount for the 2018 and newer Crosstreks but we kept it under wraps until the show so I wanted to go over the build details.  Our initial plan was to have this car stand out enough to be noticed but keeping everything functional and transform it into an off-road machine. We installed our 2” Steel Top Hat Spacer lift kit, 1” Raised RalliTEK springs, Engine Skid Plate and Transmission Skid Plate, and our Ditch Light Brackets that were originally developed for the 2015-2018 Outbacks. Accessories from other vendors are Method MR701 wheels, 235/75-15 Kumho RoadVenture MT51 tires, Curt Roof Basket, TorkLift EcoHitch and VisionX LED lights for various places on the car. We are very proud of the final product and love every aspect of the car, here are some pictures of it on the trail where it is most at home:

When it was a fresh build, so clean!
We tried to drive on this stump to try the rock sliders out, ended up getting stuck and needed to winch
A little 3 wheel motion, the WARN AXON 55-S pulls this car around with ease
Sitting on the rock sliders, they worked perfectly!
On a photoshoot for Trails Magazine, looking good in the sand!
This Crosstrek does great in the snow too!

 

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions about this car or would like to know anything about it, we would love to hear from you! Give us a call, 503-619-0055, or shoot us an email to support@rallitek.com!

 

Scott

RalliTEK vs. King Springs

The distinction between RalliTEK and King has appeared to be sitting on a fine line for quite some time so the purpose of this article is to help separate the two based on their design, quality and support. With this knowledge, we hope the community will be able to make a decision between the two that will best fit their goals, intentions and lifestyle.

Before designing its first sets of springs, RalliTEK’s staff examined King’s products thoroughly. It was reported that King springs were not designed for daily commuters and off-road adventurers but instead catered towards rally inspired enthusiasts who needed a stiff enough spring rate to absorb massive potholes and heavy impacts at high speeds. Thus, in order to develop a spring better suited for the overland (off-road) demographic that RalliTEK aims for, RalliTEK designed a spring with a spring rate between King and OEM. Stiff enough for towing and street stability, but soft enough for off-road flexibility. A spring with a healthy spring rate which maintains the longevity of OEM and aftermarket struts, like KYB, without premature blowouts of dampening seals.

RalliTEK’s purpose for their springs as a result is to provide an everyday solution for individuals who commute daily with their vehicle but also enjoy adventures up to the mountain or country trail for winter sports or summer shenanigans. Springs that would not only solve relevant issues but also improve the vehicle’s ability to perform in different climates around North America.

RalliTEK springs are also designed, built, tested and supported in the USA (specifically Portland, Oregon). RalliTEK offers guarantees of satisfaction, manufacture warranty and faster customer support than other off-road spring brands on the market. Each spring made by RalliTEK is tailored for the vehicle it was designed for. RalliTEK has moved to include a zinc primer coat to their powder coating process to ensure maximum corrosion resistance in all environments.

Do not be mistaken though, RalliTEK appreciates the King brand (which is why RalliTEK offers them online), and often suggests them to customers who would benefit. However, RalliTEK will point customers who have King related issues or questions to King themselves in Australia since RalliTEK is simply a retailer and King will know their product better than anyone else.

TLDR

RalliTEK

  • Designed for off-road, street, and towing.
  • Stiffer than OEM, but softer than King.
  • Safe on OEM and KYB strut seals.
  • Built, tested, and supported in the USA.
  • Guarantees and manufacture warranties.
  • Custom designed springs per vehicle.

King

  • Designed for high speed rally racing.
  • Stiffer than OEM and RalliTEK.
  • A little stiff for OEM and KYB strut seals.
  • Built, tested, and supported in AUS.
  • Unknown guarantees and warranties
  • One spring fits many design style.