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Flatout Suspension GR Lite Flatout Suspension GR Lite

This past weekend I installed the Flatout Suspension’s GR-Lite coil overs and Rallitek spacers. They arrived packaged in the box. There were a couple things that to note for the install. They are longer than stock suspension. They do fit. I had to disconnect the front sway bar links to drop the control arm low…

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Yes! The 09-13 Subaru Forester 2.5XT has bigger front brakes than the non-turbo Forester. So I was unsure if they would fit. Method’s website say they clear 300mm callipers. I checked the owners manual and the Subaru Forester’s are 300mm. Hopeful they would clear the brakes, I nervously placed the order and waited patiently. And today…

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I’d been considering setting up an adventure vehicle to access the backcountry roads for ski touring. A 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT sat stored at our property for a year. It was my folks’ and then my younger brother’s until he got married and moved to the UK. It needed some work so they offered it…

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Often confused and misused – Here is a list of the most common off-road terms and definitions for your reading pleasure. Off-road \ ˈȯf-ˈrōd \ A vehicle being designed to operate away from public roads. First known use of the word off-road was in 1954. [Merriam Webster]   Off-roading \ ˈȯf-ˈrōd′iŋ \ Off-roading is the…

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