ElectricSubaru


Last update: Jun 18 2014

Suspension

Weight Shift

About three hundred pounds of weight moved from the front of the car to the back, bringing the weight distribution to 50/50, with the total a little more than before the conversion.

Total WeightFront WeightRear WeightFront DistRear Dist
Before3192lbs1898lbs1294lbs59.5%40.5%
After3257lbs1640lbs1617lbs50.4%49.6%
Change+65lbs-258lbs+323lbs

This shift caused the front of the car to rise 0.8in and the rear to sag 1.5in.

Before

After adjusting the suspension, the front is 0.8in (20mm) lower than before the conversion and the rear is 0.6in (14mm) lower. This stance is within the service manual specification, at the low end of the range.

After

Down in Front

To lower the front, I installed H&R OE Sport Springs 54457-55. Just the front springs of course.

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Saggy Butt

To raise the rear, 1in thick Saggy Butt Spacers from Paranoid Fabrications were installed on top of the struts.

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