Subaru’s Crosstrek is popular. VERY POPULAR. 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for the sporty wagon and sales don’t look to be slowing anytime soon. This year’s facelift has done wonders for the Subie, giving it a more handsome appearance when compared to the outgoing model. The powertrain has also received quite an overhaul, sporting an engine itself that’s 80% new. Overall, driving dynamics feel familiar, but everything from the steering to the suspension is discernibly more refined. While it still doesn’t quite have the pep we’d like to see (c’mon Subaru, give us a turbo model), the new Crosstrek is a solid, jack-of-all-trades performer. Its bump in gas mileage and ponies, tech features, and its 1,500 lb. towing capacity tick all the boxes for those looking for a well-rounded, versatile vehicle. But a group of us look at this platform and see the potential for something more. With its AWD, reasonable ground-clearance, and manageable size, it’s a perfect template for a capable soft-roading/overlanding vehicle. The folks at ReadyLIFT have recognized this and engineered a 2″ SST Crosstrek lift kit for the 18+ model.
Who wouldn’t want an extra 2-inches?
A growing niche of the population have given their Crosstreks the lifted suspension treatment. And who better to go with than the lifting and leveling pioneers at ReadyLIFT? Taking their expertise from the truck and Jeep market, ReadyLIFT now offers an SST kit that will bump your Subie 2″ in the front and 1.5″ in the rear. This gives you enough clearance to run popular all-terrain applications like the Falken Wildpeak AT3W and Toyo Open Country A/T in 215/75/15, 235/75/15, and 235/60/17 sizes. The kit includes front and rear strut spacers, front sway bar brackets, plus all needed hardware. It’s easy to install and best of all, it maintains the factory camber/caster and front-end link angles for ideal alignment and ride. With 12″ of ground clearance at the rockers, you can tackle on and off-road obstacles with confidence.
- 2.0″ Front/ 1.5″ Rear lift
- Easy bolt-on installation
- Offset spacer design for correct caster/camber.
- Allows for 215/75-15 with no rub – 235/75-15 with minor plastic trimming
- Generates 12″ of ground clearance at the rockers.
- Maintains factory ride