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1" Front Lift Springs - Fits 03-08 Subaru Forester

1" Front Lift Springs - Fits 03-08 Subaru Forester


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RalliTEK springs are the most advanced springs available for Subaru vehicles. Our exclusive technology dramatically increases the vehicle's off-road performance while increasing the ability to carry more weight or added accessories.

This unique technology improves off-road handling and predictability while keeping the plush on-road ride quality that comes from the Subaru factory. In addition, our lift springs allow the fitment of larger tires for enhanced stability in inclement weather or tough terrain. In the hills, overlanding, in the snow, or touring the interstates, there's nothing our springs won't dominate.

  • More responsive handling and turn in
  • Estimated Lift: 3/4-1""
  • Extremely improved off-road performance
  • Maintains factory on-road ride quality
  • Increases ability to carry more weight on the vehicle
  • Spring rate: 215 lb/in
  • 20% stiffer than OEM
  • Allows capacity to increase tire size
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Sold in pairs
  • Visit our Tire Sizing Chart 

RalliTEK recommends performing an alignment anytime suspension or other steering components are changed or replaced. Are you local? Give us a call and schedule your alignment with us.

Want an even better ride? Pair our springs with Struts and Shocks for the ultimate off-road package.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Mike M.
2007 FXT: Went from old saggy springs on 2" ADF to these springs with no ADF lift and am liking it

- Car specs -
2007 Forester XT Limited Auto
Struts - KYB Excel-G with low miles
Tires - Yokohama Geolander M/T G003, 225/65r17, under 300 miles so 17/32" tread depth, @ 25 psi
Added vehicle weight - ~200 lbs including Apex 5500lb winch w/ big winch plate, roof basket with spare wheel and hand tools, Pelican case with ~80 lbs of stuff in it, subwoofer, air compressor, another air compressor and battery jumper.

- Lift height -
Before installing the Rallitek springs, I measured my sag/droop at 6" front, 5" rear. I expected the new springs to lift me an inch but it actually lifted me about 2" front and rear. My OEM springs had 198k miles and 17 years on them so they were worn out it seems.

- Ground Clearance -
I measured at several locations on the car before and after but wasn't perfect with my methods. Reminder: I removed the 2" ADF strut-top spacers and added the Rallitek 1" lift springs.
Rear diff (no skid) went from 11.8" to 12.0".
Grimmspeed downpipe and Invidia catback measurements stayed about the same somehow, maybe cuz human error, which was 11.6" at the muffler, 10.2" at the midpipe resonator, and 10.3" at the cat in the downpipe. It's going to continue getting hit as I offroad, sadly. I want to find an OEM catback or get a custom one made with ground clearance in mind.
My camera that is stuck to the bottom of the AT pan seems to have gained 0.5" of lift, now at 10.5".
Primitive front skid plate went from 9.8" to 10.2" at the lowest point. Sorry, no oil pan measurements for you.

- Ride Quality / On-road Performance -
Still soft enough for me to daily it with the family, but noticeably firmer than my worn out OEM springs, as expected. My sway bars are deleted and these springs eliminated a lot of the resulting increased body-roll. Cornering was one big benefit I was looking forward to.

- Off-road Performance -
I barely have 40 miles / 2 hours back-roading with these, but I'm loving the increased firmness. I hit a bit of a jump that I've hit several times before and it handled it much better. I think I can actually catch air and land without worrying about bottoming out super hard.
My alignment was bad at the time, not due to the springs, so I shouldn't judge the way it wandered when I was hitting washboards on the gravel road. It was wandering on the highway, too, with a bunch of toe-in. Still, I was hammering the road pretty hard, drifting a bit in some of the faster corners and slamming big potholes that form in mountain backroads of the Rocky Mountains, and the springs handled it great.

- Cargo Capacity -
I can actually carry stuff in and on my car now without worrying about a big loss of ground clearance or performance. A big upgrade for me that I was looking forward to.

- Installation -
I did it myself with the Harbor Freight spring compressor tool. One tricky part is getting the tool off the rear springs once mounted to the strut. There isn't enough space to get the tool off, so you have to remove the 2 arms of the tool to free it and you might scrape the blue Rallitek coating on the springs (sad face). I had to compress 4 rungs for the rears. For the fronts, only had to do 3 rungs and didn't have to disassemble the spring-compressor tool to free it. The tool says not to torque it past 15 ft/lb, but I had it all oiled up and still needed over 50 ft/lb to compressed the springs far enough to mount on the struts. The tool is kind of a pile but it worked and I didn't die (the safety loop thing they provide doesn't actually fit onto it so it's kinda sketchy to use).

- Camber / Alignment -
I have front and rear camber bolts. All 4 were set to their maximum negative (lowest?) camber. I took the car to the local Subaru dealer to get it aligned. Here were the results:
Camber front: -0.2° | -0.9° after -0.3° | -0.3°
Camber rear: +0.4° | -0.1° after +0.4° | -0.1°
I forgot to tell them I added rear camber bolts. I might play with the left rear since it's +0.4°.
Toe Front: +0.96° | +1.49° after +0.01° | +0.02°
Toe Rear: +0.07° | -0.42° after +0.02° | -0.05°
Steer Ahead: -0.27° after 0.00°
Thrust angle: +0.24° after +0.03°

- Thoughts about adding strut-top spacers to go higher -
If you have good OEM axles, especially with those extended-travel boots, you could probably add 1" in front and 1.5" in the back. I don't think my current axles can handle it, which are old OEM rears and new Napa fronts. Eventually I will do subframe spacers front and rear and put my 2" ADF strut-top spacers back on. I've already dumped $14k into this rig, what's another $1k (or $60 in hockey pucks)?

- Concerns or issues thus far -
The only thing that kinda concerns me is how hard it clunks when the rears top-out, like when going over speed bumps quickly. I'm not sure why that happens and need to research it still.

Sorry for the novel. Hope you enjoyed it.

Juan A.

1" Front Lift Springs - Fits 03-08 Subaru Forester

Aaron S.
Great improvement!

I bought 3/4 loft springs for my Subaru Outback as I do some towing. I installed them 6 months ago and I’ve found the ride stiffer but that was what I wanted. The stock springs were wallowing. I towed a trailer 1000 miles since then and they make all the difference with the extra weight.

David S.

RalliTEK 0.75" Front Lift Springs - Fits Subaru Outback 3.6R 2015-2019

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What's in the Box

2 x RalliTEK front lift springs
2 x Spring Isolators

Warranty Information


RalliTEK branded products are warranted to the original owner against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.

If a RalliTEK branded product covered by this warranty fails due to a manufacturing defect we will repair the product, without charge, or replace it at our discretion. This policy covers only original, unaltered, and unmodified materials and workmanship. This warranty does not cover damage caused by incorrect installation, accident, improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of colors and materials over extended time and use. Damage not covered under warranty may be repaired for a reasonable rate and a fee will be charged for return shipping.

No payment or reimbursement shall be made for installation, removal, transportation, or other charges. The remedies outlined in this instrument are exclusive and the liability of RalliTEK with respect to any sale shall not exceed the price of the product on which the liability is based.

For warranty evaluation, please contact RalliTEK Customer Service at (503) 619.0055 or to obtain a return authorization. Once this step has been completed, your product must be returned directly to the RalliTEK Warranty Department, 13339 NE Airport Way, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97230. All shipping to the Warranty Department must be pre-paid and insured. RalliTEK will not be liable for damaged or lost inbound packages.

      NOTE: This warranty is only available within the United States or Canada

  • This warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.
  • This warranty does not cover products sold by RalliTEK that are not RalliTEK branded products.

The RalliTEK website sells discontinued, special markup, and slightly blemished products at significant discounts as 'factory seconds' products. This warranty does not automatically cover products purchased as factory seconds. RalliTEK reserves the right to determine if any warranty applies on a case-by-case basis for factory second parts. If approved, the RalliTEK Warranty Department may repair factory second products for a reasonable charge and applicable shipping charges.


Non-RalliTEK branded products do not have any written or implied warranties. Products on are sold with the warranty applied directly from the manufacturer. The customer must contact the product brand manufacturer for any warranty details. All products sold by RalliTEK are intended for off-road and/or race use only, as suggested by the manufacturer, and should be installed and set up by professional service centers only. RalliTEK is not responsible for any product failure or failure due to installation. Should a warranty claim arise, the customer and the manufacturer will handle all warranty issues directly.

There is no warranty on high-performance or race-related parts due to the nature of usage.

No payment or reimbursement shall be made for installation, removal, transportation, or other charges. The remedies outlined in this instrument are exclusive and the liability of RalliTEK with respect to any sale shall not exceed the price of the product on which the liability is based.


Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. RalliTEK shall not, in any case, be liable for special, incidental, consequential, indirect, or other similar damages arising from any breach of these warranties even if RalliTEK or its agent has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon.

Installation Instructions

Refer to OEM installation procedure.


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