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Can anyone recommend a place here in Southern California that can and will install the LP Aventure 2” lift kit to an ascent. I only know of 2 Subaru dealerships here and also shoreline motoring in Huntington Beach. Would anyone recommend any other shop, whether I buy the kit and have them install or have them purchase the kit and complete the install, does not matter to me. Thanks for all your help. Enjoy your ascent.
 

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I posted the above question without an answer lol. But wanted to return to update this post for maybe others who may have the same question in the future. After looking at pros and cons between adf 1.5” lift kit and lp aventure 2”, I decided for my application that adf 1.5” was best suited for me and not based on whether one was better than the other. Let’s get straight to the point now and post some pics. Shout out to Patrick at Anderson design and fabrication for the kit, and here in so cal thanks for Nathan up in Crestline at Jim’s auto shop for the install. I can not speak highly enough of Nathan. Hands down honest and a stand up guy! Don’t be fooled by the look of the shop, pay attention to the detail Nathan puts in. This guy absolutely knows what he is doing. He has done more than enough Subaru’s and specifically more than enough ascents. Without a doubt if you want excellent quality work with fair honest prices and your in Southern California contact Nathan. He invited me the entire time to be in the garage bag with him to watch and take pictures and videos of every step. Confident and humble.
 

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Looks sweet. If I ever do a lift, the more local ADF will get my $$$.
Yes, not as commercialized but the quality and customer service is there. Being an amateur, Patrick the owner and designer literally sat on the phone with me like he had all the time in the world and explained into detail everything I asked. I’m sure I asked some virgin questions but he never made me feel or answered them as though I was an idiot. Big ups. I would do it again most definitely. I’ll take some better outdoor pics when I get the chance.
 

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Don’t be fooled by the look of the shop, pay attention to the detail Nathan puts in.
I used to run a little service out of my apartment garage, and I have more things hanging on the wall, mostly Subi parts. I know a "facillity" like that might scare many folks off, but ... I like it.
 

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Yes, not as commercialized but the quality and customer service is there. Being an amateur, Patrick the owner and designer literally sat on the phone with me like he had all the time in the world and explained into detail everything I asked. I’m sure I asked some virgin questions but he never made me feel or answered them as though I was an idiot. Big ups. I would do it again most definitely. I’ll take some better outdoor pics when I get the chance.
Patrick is a trade partner of mine, more like a mentor. Hopefully, we will be at Rocky Mountain Subaru Fest together this year. He's been an enormous help and mentor to me. That's how he is, you can tell the level of service. When you have a passion for something and you are proud of your work. You WANT people to understand. The more they understand, the more informed decision people make. When you are confident in you work, taking all of that time is what you love to do.



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Yes, not as commercialized but the quality and customer service is there. Being an amateur, Patrick the owner and designer literally sat on the phone with me like he had all the time in the world and explained into detail everything I asked. I’m sure I asked some virgin questions but he never made me feel or answered them as though I was an idiot. Big ups. I would do it again most definitely. I’ll take some better outdoor pics when I get the chance.
Patrick is a trade partner of mine, more like a mentor. Hopefully, we will be at Rocky Mountain Subaru Fest together this year. He's been an enormous help and mentor to me. That's how he is, you can tell the level of service. When you have a passion for something and you are proud of your work. You WANT people to understand. The more they understand, the more informed decision people make. When you are confident in you work, talking all of that time is what you love to do.



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Looks Great!

Do you still have a warranty on the car? Did you check to see if this would void anything? Curious because I have a warranty and I am worried the dealer would see this and tell me they cant work on it. It seems like there are a few dealers that do the install which I would hope they would still warranty the car but I havnt found one close to Orange County that would do it.

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Looks Great!

Do you still have a warranty on the car? Did you check to see if this would void anything? Curious because I have a warranty and I am worried the dealer would see this and tell me they cant work on it. It seems like there are a few dealers that do the install which I would hope they would still warranty the car but I havnt found one close to Orange County that would do it.

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Adam
Adam yes I am still under warranty. Without getting too deep into specifics I held out as long as I did because I was looking into that. I chose the 1.5” because I am truly not going off roading (aesthetics) which voids your warranty as well, even at stock height, see warranty specifics. 2” to them was pushing the envelope, I took their advice and went from there. If you truly want a warranty without any hassle, Subaru of the pacific and Franks Subaru in Chula Vista will do your install with lp aventures 2” kit for roughly 2200.
 

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I posted the above question without an answer lol. But wanted to return to update this post for maybe others who may have the same question in the future. After looking at pros and cons between adf 1.5” lift kit and lp aventure 2”, I decided for my application that adf 1.5” was best suited for me and not based on whether one was better than the other. Let’s get straight to the point now and post some pics. Shout out to Patrick at Anderson design and fabrication for the kit, and here in so cal thanks for Nathan up in Crestline at Jim’s auto shop for the install. I can not speak highly enough of Nathan. Hands down honest and a stand up guy! Don’t be fooled by the look of the shop, pay attention to the detail Nathan puts in. This guy absolutely knows what he is doing. He has done more than enough Subaru’s and specifically more than enough ascents. Without a doubt if you want excellent quality work with fair honest prices and your in Southern California contact Nathan. He invited me the entire time to be in the garage bag with him to watch and take pictures and videos of every step. Confident and humble.
what tire and size are they?
 

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If you decide on 1", lemme know. I have a brand new ADF 1" kit that I will never use.
 

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Offroading?!?!

Adam yes I am still under warranty. Without getting too deep into specifics I held out as long as I did because I was looking into that. I chose the 1.5” because I am truly not going off roading (aesthetics) which voids your warranty as well, even at stock height, see warranty specifics. 2” to them was pushing the envelope, I took their advice and went from there. If you truly want a warranty without any hassle, Subaru of the pacific and Franks Subaru in Chula Vista will do your install with lp aventures 2” kit for roughly 2200.
Offroading voids the warranty?!?! thats really lame.

2200 isnt terrible, just sucks that i could do the work myself for half the price. Oh well. Ill see what I decide to do.
 
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