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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:18 pm 
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I know I'm late to the party on this, but as I'm planning on getting a 2" kit from Matt as well, is this a common problem? As in should I be investing in a lift kit AND axels? Or is it just **** luck for Geezer?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:44 pm 
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PedroTheSwift wrote:
I know I'm late to the party on this, but as I'm planning on getting a 2" kit from Matt as well, is this a common problem? As in should I be investing in a lift kit AND axels? Or is it just **** luck for Geezer?


This has kinda been taken out of context a little. Out of around 200x 2" lift kits for SH & SJ Foresters that I've sold & been installed, there have been only 3 issues with the front CVs. All of them due to worn front axles. Only 3 out of 200...

Any modification to any car will highlight pre-existing issues. A read through this forum will show what I mean, eg more boost will show up bad head gaskets & piston rings.

If your Foz is healthy, you won't have any issues. If the axles are worn, you'll need to replace them. Jakey_G was very unlucky with some of the work that was done on the car which was sub-standard & some advice which was relevant only to 4wds not Subarus.

This highlights how important it is to use a good Subaru specialist mechanic who deals with Subarus all day every day. There are a few exceptions but generally not worth the risk

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:47 am 
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An update for this thread. If anyone is experiencing vibrations under heavy load (eg WOT in 1st up a hill) check the engine & transmission mounts. If they are worn, the engine/trans will rock to the side putting more angle on the CV & esp stretching it out. This puts the CV joint in a bad position, causing vibrations & prematurely splits the CV boot. On aftermarket axles it also kills the CV itself. There have been a few people who have had this issue here & in the US and fixed it by replacing the mounts. This should be the first thing to check

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