There have been some hairy situations we've got into with our Subarus. If we didn't have the proper recovery gear, we would most likely be hiking out of the back country without our vehicle. For Subaru off-roaders, having winching and towing equipment, as well as tire pressure adjustments, is essential. Among the items in our personal recovery kits are portable air compressors, a Warn winch, tow straps, traction boards, tire deflators, and tire repair kits. If you're going on an adventure in your Subaru, make sure you're prepared.
I installed the 1/2” overload rear springs in my 21 Outback TouringXT. The ride is a tad stiffer in back, but, it handles better and the ride is still excellent. The only drawback is that my headlights are now in need of an adjustment up.
I purchased the springs because every time I’d make a big trip to Home Depot, or camping, any big bump would bottom out the rear suspension of our Subaru 2020 outback. After installing the springs, the problem is completely gone. no more sagging so low that the wheels almost touch the top of the wheel wells. and surprisingly, the ride is still perfect on roads and freeways. I can’t really tell the difference. The only change is when going over big bumps or speed bumps in a parking lot. It’s stiffer now, but well worth The load carrying capacity.
Exceptional, can’t describe it any other way. Steering is sharp, ride is supers and the travel, the real point, is great considering all other points mentioned. We know every inch counts (that’s what she said) so make it happen
Rally Armor Basic Universal Mud Flaps
Overland Vehicle Systems Tire Repair Kit 53 Piece Set
To start, no, it not cheap, but that being said you absolutely get what you pay for here. I didn’t want coilovers as it’s my daily and didn’t want to tune my suspension do be “decent” on road and great off road and vise versa. These assembled kits from RalliTEK are just so good I’m still impressed a month after testing. I did have to use a porta power for the rear but other than that assembly wasn’t bad at all. Handles way better than factory and definitely added at least 1” of clearance. I unfortunately didn’t take a “before and after” but here are some photos. Highly recommend, RalliTEK put some work in on these kits and it shows.
Awesome struts. Can't wait to install them with RalliTek springs on my crosstrek. Thanks, RalliTek. Quick delivery even that struts were backordered. Took about 10 days.
After you drill out all the rivets to remove the old one, this bolts right on. Took me about a half hour to remove the old and 5 min to install this.
This is my second purchase, this one for my '23 Onyx XT, and it offers overload ability and an additional 1/2" of lift combined with the 2" lift kit. I can haul my motorcycle on my bike carrier. Ensure that you have a hitch that can carry enough of a tongue weight and consider the forces it must withstand when under load and coping with dips and acute vertical weight transfers and stay well within critical loads, or suffer untimely catastrophic failures, which I've seen.
These springs work well and look great, but do expect to lose the plush factory ride. Railroad tracks require a decent slow, planned crossing, or teeth chatter can occur.
Hope this helps.
Paired with Bilstein B6s these firmed up the ride on our 2013 outback. Not a sportscar but definitely nicer ride.
The lift was fairly easy to install using the video they have on their YouTube channel.
Rallitek is our go to for our Subaru builds. You can tell the quality just by looking at the parts, and nothing is forgotten in their kits. If you want to lift your Subaru once, the right way, use a Rallitek kit. With the correct wheel sizing you can fit 265/60R18 easily with some minor fender liner mods.
Bought this lift back in the fall. Finally got around to installing it. Looks so much better now. Eliminated saggy rear end and give it some nice ground clearance without being crazy. Handles well and had no problems getting the alignment within spec. Wheel wells look a little empty with the winter tires on it but I have oversized tires for summer that should fill it nicely.
Just had these installed. Not a whole lot of difference in the ride considering the lift kit and K02’s on it. No more saggy rear end when loaded up for an adventure. Not old enough for a saggy rear end anyway.
These springs feel amazing on the road! The Outback now feels like a rally car as opposed to a boat! Extremely happy with the amount of lift combined with a half inch spacer!